Another ObamaCare Success Story: ‘I did go to the state navigation system and they have no record of me’

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

Maybe she should call Magic Johnson. Apparently he’s the only idiot left who thinks ObamaCare is wonderful.

With all the focus on the federal health care exchange, some of the problems in state exchanges have gotten less attention. But they may offer a glimpse of future problems in the federal system.

Vicki Rapoport is the face of the breakdown in state exchanges — in her case, Maryland.

“To me it’s very personal,” she says, “and it’s very frustrating because the system has failed me.”

Rapoport, who is self- employed, starting trying to sign up in early October. She eventually went to an official navigator for Howard county, called Healthy Howard, which signed her up, gave her a confirmation number and a printout of the plan she chose.

But then she hit a brick wall.

“I was told by the insurance company I selected that they have no record of me. I did go to the state navigation system and they have no record of me,” she said.

That is the same problem the federal government experienced with the so-called back end of the system, which tells state officials and insurance companies who has enrolled.

Doug Holtz-Eakin, former head of the Congressional Budget Office, is blunt. “The back end’s not working,” he says. “There’s no way to effectively match policies and people.”

Heartwarming, isn’t it?


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