Skip to comments.Obamacare won't even let policy holders update their health insurance to include a new BABY
Posted on 01/03/2014 5:15:05 PM PST by matt04
There's another quirk in the Obama administration's new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes.
With regular private insurance, parents just notify the health plan. Insurers will still cover new babies, the administration says, but parents will also have to contact the government at some point later on.
Right now the HealthCare.gov website can't handle such updates.
It's a reminder that the new coverage for many uninsured Americans comes with a third party in the mix: the feds. And the system's wiring for some vital federal functions isn't yet fully connected.
It's not just having a new baby that could create bureaucratic hassles, but other life changes affecting a consumer's taxpayer-subsidized premiums. The list includes marriage and divorce, a death in the family, a new job or a change in income, even moving to a different community.
Such changes affect financial assistance available under the law, so the government has to be brought into the loop.
At least 2 million people have signed up for private health policies through new government markets under President Barack Obama's overhaul. Coverage started Wednesday, and so far things appear to be running fairly smoothly, although it may take time for problems to bubble up. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calls it 'a new day in health care' for millions of Americans.
Insurers say computerized 'change in circumstance' updates to deal with family and life developments were supposed to have been part of the federal system from the start.
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A new day, where you pay nearly 10K out of pocked before insurance begins to cover you.
he doesn’t believe they should be punished with a baby.
Real Title: American Pravda (”MSM”) Refuses to Inform
Public of ObamaCARE’s failures.
Instead, the MSM focuses on weather.
Last year’s weather.
Next week’s possible weather.
Climate change hoax.
They don’t have to add the baby to insurance. Killing the baby is free, thanks to the HHS mandate.
New baby: no.
Who wants these zombies to have babies, anyway?
All by design, folks. All by design.
That is one giant hole. I will leave it there.
I go back and forth in my own mind trying to figure out if they are evil geniuses or evil idiots.
If you love your baby can you keep your baby?
I was thinking the same thing. :-)
You like that baby, well then apply to CommieCare to see if you can keep that baby....if it meets the standards arbitrarily set and administered under the CommieCare Death Panels.
what if this plan was a republican act, passed solely by repulicans and it failed and sucked as bad as this mess? imagine the democrat responses.
imagine the liberal msm coverage. we’d have a deathcount. we’d have a ‘dropped coverage’ count. we’d have a ‘signe up’ count. we’d have outage counts of the site. we’d have daily live attempts on air by media not being able to register, or showing others’ private info, the delay screens, etc.
Those in Congress who voted for Traitorobamacare need to be indicted, tried, convicted, and sentence to be publicly hanged for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
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