Skip to comments.Obamacare ‘tech surge’ fails to fix wrong prices, plans
Posted on 01/09/2014 4:04:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
The latest Obamacare glitch makes it difficult for consumers to know what theyve getting.
Wisconsin insurance department officials are warning customers that HealthCare.gov is displaying incorrect prices for some exchange plans. Summaries for several Wisconsin insurance plans on HealthCare.gov indicate that the plan has no deductible, when customers will actually be on the hook for out-of-pocket costs.
Other plans detailed summaries of costs and services provided have been switched around, preventing Wisconsin customers from actually knowing what product theyre purchasing at what price.
The federal government is aware of the problem and working on a solution, according to Wisconsin insurance department spokesman J.P. Wieske, but at least several thousand people in Wisconsin have been affected by the errors.
Another signature glitch was uncovered in Maryland this week. HealthCare.govs search feature to find in-person assistance for picking out a coverage plan is sending consumers with a state-run exchange across state lines to HealthCare.gov for personal help.
The error, noticed by Republican gubernatorial candidate David Craigs campaign staff, has been confirmed by state officials. Maryland exchange spokeswoman Dori Henry said the state is aware of the problem and has asked HHS to get it fixed as expeditiously as possible.
If I can enter a zip code for a Radio Shack and have the nearest store listed, then the government should be able to direct people to the nearest in-person assistance, said Paul Ellington, Craigs campaign manager, in a statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
And while simpler glitches are still keeping consumers from getting the right information from HealthCare.gov, the website is still having its own problems getting the correct data from customers to their insurers.
For Medicaid and Childrens Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) consumers, new errors are emerging. HealthCare.gov has sent incomplete files on 100,000 Americans that attempted to sign up for Medicaid or CHIP via the federal exchange, according to a recent report by the Washington Post.
The Obama administration confirmed software defects on the federal website had caused the misstep.
Federal officials are issuing robocalls to consumers in 21 states, directing them to reapply for coverage via state agencies. State officials are sending letters with specific directions to their affected residents.
Jeremiah Samples, assistant secretary for the West Virginia Health and Human Resources department, revealed that many West Virginians would have to reapply due to the federal exchanges software glitch.
For our consumers, Samples said, when the system doesnt work for them, it just adds unease.
What does a tech surge accomplish, when the General and Detail design stink.? Just askin.
I’ve just spent 2 weeks trying to get cable and Internet hooked up, without being able to get past the call center in India. There is seemingly nothing I can do to make them respond.
Can’t wait until I’m having this experience with a broken bone or cancer.
Lying, stealing and murder by blacks and terrorists
is now A-OK in the USA where crime is driven by the DO”J”.
I thought ObumblesCare was going to be as easy and efficient as ordering from Amazon. He didn’t lie about that, did he?
Anyone who believes that the federal government can run anything after the last 50 years of Leftist Big Government programs, every one of which spent trillions and every one that has failed, is an idiot.
——the government should be able to direct people to the nearest in-person assistance,——
That is, unless the redirect was on purpose—— sabotage
Yeah, but the media is distracted by the weather and Gates new book. Now they will focus on Christie.
I haven’t heard any mention of this today.
If you haven’t guessed by now; there is no insurance or healthcare except for who they call the elite.
Just another case of " OVER REACH " by the Federal Govt. ?
Not Hardly !!
It sets a tone , and the GOPe are complicit in their s-i-l-e-n-c-e- !!.
A RAT to vote out in 2014, ya think?
The funding for it was was awarded to Obama cronies in an inflated no bid contract.
All the cronies expected ObamaCare to be declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court which would have caused the web site to be scrapped.
So instead of actually building the web site, they assembled a non functional front end out of stolen and public domain software assembled by Democrat political operatives and political campaign web site programmers.
The hardware was either old cheap junk or never even purchased.
The 600 million dollars spent was largely stolen or diverted to the Obama Presidential Campaign or other political uses
A free cruse to Antarctica.