Skip to comments.Maryland welcomes wrong people to Medicaid
Posted on 01/19/2014 6:13:01 PM PST by markomalley
As many as 383 Medicaid enrollees in Maryland received welcome packets in the mail this month that contained the names and birth dates of strangers, health officials announced Sunday evening. They blamed the mix-up on a programming error caused by the chief IT contractor hired to build a health-insurance marketplace for the state.
Officials at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said they learned of the problem Friday after a customer contacted a Medicaid enrollment broker and reported receiving the wrong packet in the mail.
The enrollment packets are automatically assembled by pulling names, addresses and other information from a database of Medicaid enrollees, said Dori Henry, a spokeswoman for the Maryland health exchange. Often the problematic packets had the correct name of the policyholder, but the incorrect names of dependents.
The packets contained names, dates of birth and Medicaid ID numbers, officials said, but not Social Security numbers, financial information or medical information. An initial investigation found that the error affected up to 383 households with 1,078 individuals.
More than 120,000 Marylanders have newly enrolled in Medicaid for this year, many more than the state had projected. About 93,500 of those people were automatically enrolled when Medicaid was expanded in Maryland and the rest went through the exchange.
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It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. A bunch of immature college kids running the national healthcare system. What a joke. And the joke is on us.
I know number are difficult to come by, but has anyone seen how many new additions there are to the Medicaid rolls nationally?
A side note: or the number of people who were already on Medicaid but were counted as NEW Obamacare enrollees.
You have seen the ads? Worse than immature.
Pretty simple question: If amazon.com, facebook.com, ebay.com, etc., can establish web sites that have millions of visitors and operate correctly virtually 100% of the time, why can’t the Federal Government and some of the states do the same?
My admittedly Conservative answer: The web sites have been designed to fail. Not by the contractors, but by the gvt employees directing the contractors. Why would the gvt do this?
Simple answer: to allow this hugh mess to be magically solved by implementing single payer.
There have been several congressional hearings about the IT failures within nobamacare. Can any of you recall any of our Congressmen asking the simple question from above?
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Lil Marty must be so proud.