Skip to comments.California extends payment deadline for Obamacare policies to Jan. 15
Posted on 01/05/2014 9:04:33 AM PST by artichokegrower
LOS ANGELES Amid deepening consumer frustration, California's health exchange extended the payment deadline to Jan. 15 for insurance coverage starting Jan. 1 under the federal health care law.
The state's move late Saturday comes as many enrollees continue to report problems getting an invoice from their insurance company or paying their first month's premium so coverage is retroactive to Jan. 1.
Consumers say they have encountered website glitches trying to pay online and jammed phone lines when attempting to get help from their insurer or the Covered California exchange.
A last-minute surge of applicants wanting policies that started Jan. 1 has created bottlenecks and delays at government-run exchanges and insurers nationwide trying to implement the Affordable Care Act.
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"New laws always seem like a good idea until the first time they have to be enforced." - Unknown
I don’t think that new deadline is just for CA. Barry tweeted something a few days ago generically about Jan. 15.
If they keep extending the deadline, pretty soon they’ll go beyond the great Global Warming Apocalypse Date and it won’t matter anymore.
So that’s the plan.
today after church, a programmer with Oracle skills, told me one of the features of the obambicare law is that the gov will pay hospitals or doctors if patient is 30 dyas late on premium payments - but after 60 days they must get money from patient, but they don’t know insurance status of payment at time of delivery of service. This is going to be very bad.
Then there is Section 1342, the risk corridor provision that mandates a major taxpayer payout covering up to 80 percent of insurance-company losses.
Never heard of these? Thats the beauty of passing a bill of such monstrous length. You can insert a chicken soup recipe and no one will notice.
yea, this looks like another example of big business being in the pockets of tax payers at the hands of a helpful government...government is not the solution - government is the problem. who said that?
So insurance companies in California who are depending on these January premiums to pay for salaries, expenses, and healthcare payouts for the first two weeks of January now have to reach into their cash reserves to fund these costs? and on top of that, they will be required to provide for medical costs to enrollees who haven’t yet committed to coverage by paying any premium? This sounds like something Hugo Chavez would do.