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Health-care enrollment
on Web plagued by bugs

Washington Post, by Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/2/2013 10:26:28 PM

The enrollment records for a significant portion of the Americans who have chosen health plans through the online federal insurance marketplace contain errors — generated by the computer system — that mean they might not get the coverage they’re expecting next month. The errors affect roughly one-third of the people who have signed up for health plans, according to two government and health-care industry officials. The White House disputed the figure but declined to provide its own. The mistakes include failure to notify insurers about new customers, duplicate enrollments or cancellation notices for the same person, incorrect information about family

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/2/2013 11:29:33 PM     (No. 9637591)

What´s going to happen when someone who ´enrolled´ for insurance finds out on the operating table that they have no coverage at all? I guess the White House will pass this off as only affecting a small percentage of the entire US population - nothing to see here.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/3/2013 1:28:10 AM     (No. 9637652)

The Dems have criminally trifled with the coverage of over 5 million folks in the individual market who now have their insurance cancelled. Now they have an insecure, sketchy website to try and deal with successfully before Dec 23. And hope their application and payment results in actual insurance, likely more expensive insurance with benefits the do not want. Else, the regime´s response to these unlucky souls will be......
´´Oops, sorry about that. Our intentions were good though and if you were a lib, you´d appreciate that fact. Good luck with those bills!´´

Words fail me in describing the arrogance and recklessness of these Dems who shoved this entire fraud down our throats! Getting voted out of office is far too mild for these criminals.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/3/2013 3:54:20 AM     (No. 9637693)

Whenever Obama makes an announcement,simply believe the opposite and you won´t be surprised.These people are beyond lipstick on a pig and are now slapping it on feral hogs with a paintbrush.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/3/2013 4:39:22 AM     (No. 9637712)

The article mentions that Healthcare.gov had 800,000 unique visitors and 18,000 enrollments. That means, 782,000 people didn´t like the product.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sagman, 12/3/2013 6:54:39 AM     (No. 9637801)

Obama War Room: My Site is Broken and It Can’t Get Up

OBAMA: Who’re they?
KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: Jennifer and Buffy sir. Just came in yesterday with an IT team from Santa Clara. They’ll troubleshoot billing transactions and premium calculations on the back end.
JENNIFER: Omygawd! I can’t believe, like, I’m talking to the president! The job’s a beatch, sir, way bad, but we are so like totally turned on by the challenge. Right, Buff?
BUFFY: Well, duh, gag me with a spoon--we didn’t come like 3000 miles to play games. Start tomorrow, though. Jen. I’m gonna barf if I don’t get to a mall today.
OBAMA: What . . .?
SEBELIUS: They work for Silicon ValleyGirls, Inc., a new tech startup by Sean Penn’s group, Spicoli Enterprises. [whispers] I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel, sir.
OBAMA: Like, we are so screwed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: EnsignO, 12/3/2013 7:19:54 AM     (No. 9637833)

...but, but it works for 80%-90% of those who try to get coverage, according to Dear Leader.

According to this article, even working for 80-90 percent seems a tad high. Actually I´m in shocked that WAPO allowed this article to be published) - is this a random act of journalism?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/3/2013 7:50:34 AM     (No. 9637870)

Like, you know, that was so totally awesome, Sagman!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: steveW, 12/3/2013 7:59:44 AM     (No. 9637888)

Lightbringer extends His Beneficent Fairness to even the lowly bug.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/3/2013 8:09:24 AM     (No. 9637915)

Sagman´s parody is closer to the truth than we´d like to believe. Well done.

The only explanation in this whole debacle that makes sense is that the website wasn´t meant to work smoothly. It was designed to create chaos and ultimately, fear. People have been programmed to look to the government when disaster strikes. Even though this is a man made disaster, it is no different. Fear will drive people to demand a solution and Obama will be right there smiling reassuringly and offering his first choice, nationalized health care.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: strike3, 12/3/2013 8:26:44 AM     (No. 9637950)

But it only fails for 10% of the population of the most advanced country on the planet, what´s the big deal?

I´m going to underpay my income taxes by 10% next April. Will that be acceptable?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: geronimo, 12/3/2013 9:48:18 AM     (No. 9638086)

Good news! The captain reports that our plane has 90% of the fuel it needs to reach our destination.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mizzmac, 12/3/2013 9:53:45 AM     (No. 9638101)

The average look-to-buy ratio for online retailing is roughly 1 to 3. This story says that healthcare.gov is logging 18,000 buyers for every 800,000 lookers. That´s about 2 percent for the government vs. 33 percent for industry, right? I´m sure we´ll be told that´s a smashing success, and 47% of the population will probably believe it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: maryc, 12/3/2013 9:56:11 AM     (No. 9638109)

If the website is this bad can you imagine what hospitals will look like in a short time ? If they can´t set up the sign-in then actually working out how to pay doctors and hospitals that might actually accept the plans will be impossible for them to figure out. Roach motels may be a better place to go to die than the hospital. At least there you might be able to purchase some black market ´medicine´

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/3/2013 10:45:13 AM     (No. 9638205)

I´m especially taken by the claim that some errors are caused by the users clicking twice or using the back button.

In my case the dog ate my laptop.




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Reply 15 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 12/3/2013 11:46:51 AM     (No. 9638349)

And just wait until everyone is jammed into the cogs of the machine and then need medical care.

Too much focus on this web site. Too easily distracted from the endgame, socialized medicine, sub-par, below the standards we have known, and which will deteriorate rapidly.
AND monitored, controlled, threatened, punished, penalized... by the IRS.

Two great physicians of mine at a major Boston hospital are very concerned... very, very concerned.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Oregonboomergirl, 12/3/2013 12:36:07 PM     (No. 9638443)

Isn´t it about time for a class action suit against the entire Democrat Party?

I can´t believe the populace will stand for single payer at this point.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ken M., 12/3/2013 1:33:46 PM     (No. 9638524)

My personal experience with the Medicare site is somewhat akin to what we´re seeing about the healthcare site.

Every year, I shop around the Part D plans, comparing prices, etc. But I have NEVER had any success doing it ON the Medicare site.

I use Medicare only at the top level, to get the list of available Part D plans. From that, I pick out a few to check out further, then go directly to each insurer´s site.

After making a final choice, signing up is a snap -- fill out a form and done. If it´s a new insurer, the current year´s insurer gets cancelled automatically.

Again, have never been able to get anywhere on the Medicare site itself, but going directly to the insurer´s site works quite well.

My guess is a similar thing is going on with the healthcare.gov site ... except that they want to remain in control, and they won´t allow you to go to an insurer directly on your own. Based on what we´ve seen from this crew, it wouldn´t surprise me to hear that it´s illegal to contact an insurer directly ...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/3/2013 9:18:33 PM     (No. 9639112)

Obamacare doesn´t cover Obamacare.

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