The Healthglitch.gov web site creators, along with others who gave us the joys of ObamaSnare, can take comfort in the hope that circus clowns may still be in demand. But their hopes may have to change, so they had better hurry.
HHS has “requested” insurance companies to take several additional steps, noted in the article, to help make things easier. There is also a requirement, which does not seem to be a mere “request.” However,
It’s unclear if insurers will comply with HHS’s new requests, which will further complicate an enrollment period that has bordered on dysfunctional due to computer problems with HealthCare.gov.
Bordered on dysfunctional? True, but on the wrong side of the border.
Let us be thankful that HHS et al are not in charge of our foreign policy. What? They are? That explains a lot.
Updated 7:14 p.m.
In a sign of how seriously website enrollment problems have hampered implementation of the new health care reform law, federal officials announced a raft of December deadline extensions Thursday, just weeks before new coverage under the law is set to begin.
“The steps we’re taking today will help ensure that Americans seeking quality, affordable health coverage can do so with even more peace of mind and with even more confidence that it will be there when they want and need it,” Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said on a conference call with reporters.
But altering deadlines just 19 days before new health insurance compliant with the Affordable Care Act is set to begin seems unlikely to give Americans struggling to sign up much peace of mind, even if they do now have slightly more time to get coverage and pay premiums.
Federally-run high-risk pools funded by…
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