Illinois officials are emailing and calling thousands of people, advising them to start over on their health insurance applications if they believe the federal government mistakenly referred them to Medicaid.
The latest wrinkle in the troubled enrollment process for the nation’s new health insurance system was announced Wednesday, just days ahead of a key enrollment deadline.
The federal HealthCare.gov website received more than 30,000 applications from Illinoisans who may be eligible for Medicaid, the government health program for the poor. That federal site has been plagued by glitches that now are mostly fixed.
Oh, mostly fixed? Really? Well, except for where it’s not. But hey, you boobs in Illinois voted for this schmuck, so you have only yourself to blame. So stop what you’re doing and Get Covered!
Illinois officials said anyone who believes they were referred to Medicaid by mistake should start again at the Get Covered Illinois online screening tool. That’s a state-run website that asks simple questions and sends users either to Medicaid or the health insurance marketplace.
Officials say if the screener sends them to HealthCare.gov, they should create a new account with a different email address and submit a new application. If the screener refers them to the state’s Medicaid site, they can submit an application there.
Sounds so easy. Get back online and create an entirely new account. What could go wrong? As for Obama, he hasn’t signed up yet and is leaving for Hawaii tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend!