What Could Go Wrong? ObamaCare Exchanges in 36 States Can’t Calculate How Much People Will Pay

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 at 7:41 am

Well, things sure are going smoothly with this ObamaCare scam, huh?

Less than two weeks before the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the federal health overhaul, the government’s software can’t reliably determine how much people need to pay for coverage, according to insurance executives and people familiar with the program.

Government officials and insurers were scrambling to iron out the pricing quirks quickly, according to the people, to avoid alienating the initial wave of consumers.

A failure by consumers to sign up online in the hotly anticipated early days of the “exchanges” is worrisome to insurers, which are counting on enrollees for growth, and to the Obama administration, which made the exchanges a centerpiece of its sweeping health-care legislation.

If not resolved by the Oct. 1 launch date, the problems could affect consumers in 36 states where the federal government is running all or part of the exchanges. About 32 million uninsured people live in those states, but only a fraction of them are expected to sign up in the next year.

Really crazy of the zany Republicans to try and defund this trainwreck, right? This is already the biggest mess of a program in American history and two weeks out they can’t get their act together. How’s that Hopenchange working out?

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3 Responses to “What Could Go Wrong? ObamaCare Exchanges in 36 States Can’t Calculate How Much People Will Pay”

  1. Les Hardie on 20/20/13 at 11:18 am

    The gummit has no idea what a debacle this will be. The few lofos who try to sign up will find it impossible to navigate–they are used to quick n easy websites–and will then text, tweet and Facebook all their friends about what a mess it is. Just like they do on opening nite of a new film, the Textverse will be flooded with negative comments, which will discourage all the rest from even trying. It will be fun to see how the MSM spins this story!

  2. Advo on 20/20/13 at 11:55 am

    “The gummit has no idea what a debacle this will be.”

    yes they do. Democrat advocates were all over the media even while the law was being debated, talking about how this was just the precursor to single-payer. This will wreck private insurance, and the amount of the bill that comes due will crowd out anyone without access to the “unlimited” funds of the U.S. Government.

    This program was supposed to fail, and spectacularly. It was just supposed to get far enough off the ground that the legislators who voted for it could get out from under it.