Skip to comments.22,000 Americans Filed Site Error Appeals On Healthcare.gov
Posted on 02/03/2014 3:26:50 AM PST by LD Jackson
Last night's interview of President Obama by Bill O'Reilly stuck out to me for one main reason. Obama refused to answer the questions and lied through his teeth in the process. He refused to acknowledge there was a "smidgen" of corruption present in the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. He refused to acknowledge any failure in Benghazi. He refused to admit what was really happening with the ObamaCare website. He went so far as to say it was finally working the way it was supposed to work. That one lie is the easiest to prove.
Fox News - Thousands of people who tried to sign up for a health plan via the federal healthcare exchange website, Healthcare.gov, have seen their appeals to fix site issues go unanswered.At the risk of sounding like a broken record, are we seriously supposed to just accept Obama's word that Healthcare.gov is working the way it is supposed to work? When so much evidence, easily obtainable, is available to show just how wrong that statement is? Are we supposed to believe President Obama didn't know about these 22,000 appeals to fix errors on Healthcare.gov? Is his staff not alerting him to the problems the website is having? Or does he know and is just refusing to admit, ie. lying about, the problems his signature legislation is having during the implementation process?
The Washington Post, citing internal government data, reports that approximately 22,000 Americans have filed appeals to try and get site errors corrected. The complaints range from being denied coverage altogether to being overcharged for coverage to being steered into the wrong program.
So far, months after the site launched October 1, the appeals have been untouched. What's more, the Post reports, people who have tried to call the marketplace directly for assistance, have been told that the Healthcare.gov computer system is not yet allowing workers to correct enrollment records.
In theory, error appeals can be filed through the site itself, by phone, or by mail. However, only the mail appeal is currently available. But according to the Post, the appeal by mail process only goes as far as scanning the seven-page forms and transferring them to a computer system, where they currently sit unread and uncorrected.
A CMS spokesman told the Post "We are working to fully implement the appeals system." In the meantime, the paper reported, applicants are being told to go back to Healthcare.gov and start over, thought it is not clear how many of the 22,000 who complained of errors have done so.
What are we supposed to conclude from this information? Either the President is the most uninformed President in modern history or he is lying to the American public. It's possible it is a little of both. At any rate, one would think he would pick a topic to lie about that is not so easy to disprove. This information is out in the public domain, easily available to anyone who cares to look. How much more will it take to prove to the American people how dishonest President Obama has been?
Where they are conveniently parked until the hackers get on the job.
Just competing with the VA on backlogged claims.
hes pretty stupid and prefers it that way.
The President is the most uninformed President in modern history or he is lying.
Both are true.