Skip to comments.15,000 applicants ‘stuck’ in state’s insurance exchange [WA]
Posted on 03/02/2014 7:45:17 PM PST by steve86
Five months since the launch of the Washington Healthplanfinder insurance exchange, officials say many of the website problems consumers experienced in the early weeks have been fully resolved. At the same time, they acknowledge there are still thorny issues they are working to fix.
At the top of the list are more than 15,000 insurance applications that are stuck.
About 5,000 to 6,000 of them have problems because the data entered by consumers isnt matching up with state databases that track which benefits, including Medicaid, applicants are eligible to receive. An applicant, for example, may name a different head of household or street address than is contained in the states other eligibility databases.
An additional 5,000 or so applications have tax-filing related issues, and the remaining 5,000 require more information from the applicant.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...
They’re in limbo. Do the limbo rock.
Is a simple translation of the story: ‘WAIT! We aren’t supposed to catch our people who are committing fraud’?
also, when I called Swedish/PolyClinic to see if a plan I was planning to purchase was in network the first question out of the agent’s mouth was “did you select this from the Exchange?”.
apparently plans on the exchange are less desirable that those from employers or purchased online from non-Obamacare websites. why would that be?
its Seattle, they’re all true believers, and yet... My docs here in Sea are the best. God love them, libs though they be. they save my life.
Harry Reid said all 15,000 of these people are lying! ALL of them!
They’ve been absorbed by the entity. Escape is impossible.
Maybe it's true that this thing will kill itself before long.
No, comrade, the daily Truth is that they don’t even exist!
15,000 would be about 25% of their enrollees. Ouch!
Crafty Washingtonians are trying to game the system to maximized their subsidy rather than just key in the correct data! Who could anticipate such a thing? /s
“One of the most serious occurs when users find themselves locked out of their accounts, leaving them unable to complete their applications.
“This can happen for one of two reasons: a system error, or the user has made too many changes in application data.
“With respect to the latter condition, Kwak says it was intentionally designed to work that way. It was to protect customers from owing money at tax time if the application was being tweaked to qualify for more financial help than allowed under the law, Kwak said.
“He said the tech staff noticed consumers were using the site as a calculator, entering different scenarios and different data to see if they could maximize the tax credit they would receive.”
Ha....Adam Smith's invisible hand is alive and well.
“Applicants” should read “Obamacare victims”
Score one for the government. How about this? "The exchange also tracked 100 women giving birth on Feb. 14 and found that only five involved the staff dropping the baby on the floor".
One item that most are unaware of is that the IRS is matching not only dependents but also addresses, phone numbers and reported jobs, to see whom is trying to beat the system.
For some reason, I only see the letters from the IRS, asking for more info, from Anglos ...
However, there will not be any problems in deducting the fees from bank accounts.