Skip to comments.Not National News: Mass. Obamacare Exchange Requires Everyone to Re-enroll, Again May Not Work
Posted on 08/18/2014 3:55:08 PM PDT by Nachum
Recent news about Obamacare hasn't exactly been good, but the press has been pretty effective in keeping it quiet. To name just a few items, Enrollment is shrinking, because perhaps as many as 20 percent of enrollees aren't keeping up with their premiums. Rising costs have moved insurers to beg for bailouts, which appear to be forthcoming.
Then there's this: Just last week in Massachusetts, where the state-run health insurance got its start under Republican Governor Mitt Romney eight years ago, the state's exchange announced that everyone currently enrolled in 2014 or who should have enrolled and didn't is going to have to apply for 2015 coverage this fall. Oh, and the system it plans to employe may not even be working by mid-November.
The Boston Globe had a significant story on the situation on Friday (bolds are mine):
About 400,000 in Mass. must seek new health plan
Nearly 400,000 people in Massachusetts will need to reapply for health insurance before the end of the year, and many of them probably do not even know it.
They are people who do not have employer-sponsored health insurance and who instead sought insurance through the state. After the Massachusetts insurance website failed last year, most of them were enrolled in temporary coverage that ends Dec. 31, which is why they must select a new plan.
This is the newest challenge facing the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state agency that provides an online place to shop for insurance, as it struggles to emerge from the disastrous rollout of its website last year. Now that state and federal officials have said that Massachusetts has software that will work, Connector leaders want to get people to log on and choose a plan, starting Nov. 15.
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Aetna enrollment “shrinkage” is running at 30% and they’re expecting other companies to be about the same, so 20% is probably low.
"Huge Healthcare SNAFU Under REPUBLICAN Created HealthCare Site"
Bwahahahahaha. I hope those who voted LIB/DIM especially have problems.
And they already are having problems with people paying premiums. The whole freakin thing is a mess. The only people who its working for are the lazy layabouts who signed up and got a huge subsidy so they don’t have to pay. The people who will have to pay a huge premium increase aren’t doing it, or are doing it and not paying.
400,000 will need to re-enroll, so that means about 399,900 will be Lib/Dim. :)
Cloward-Piven working at all levels from border saturation to medical service collapse. Obama’s mentors knew their stuff.
I think that every month that goes by more and more people will drop of the Obamacare exchange. I think this was predicted by a number us here on FR.
“...but the press has been pretty effective in keeping it quiet.”
That pretty much sums things up from 2007 (when Dipsh*t was running) until TODAY!
812 days to go! Will America survive?
When is failure of Obamacare going to be obvious yo Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner?
Until then I’ll call it Boehner-funded Obamacare.