Whoopsie Daisy! Thousands Of Obamacare Sign-Ups Failed To Reach Insurers

So, the new health care website was somewhat relaunched and is now a success, right? Nope. Apparently, thousands of sign-ups through Healthcare.gov never made it to insurers.

Sarah Kliff at the Washington Post: wrote today that:

Enrollment records for close to 15,000 HealthCare.gov shoppers were not initially transmitted to the insurance plans they selected, according to a preliminary federal estimate to be released Saturday.

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The preliminary estimate that fewer than 15,000 enrollments failed to reach carriers comes from a recently completed federal analysis that compared the number of shoppers who clicked “enroll” with the number of digital files HealthCare.gov fired off to health-insurance plans.

That analysis does not generate a list of specific shoppers whose enrollment files were never sent, but rather provides a ballpark estimate of the discrepancy between enrollments finished and reports generated. The federal government does not have a list of people whose sign-up forms were never sent to their insurer.

Still, the figure is one of the more concrete measures of the data errors that have plagued the back-end of HealthCare.gov and challenged the Web site’s ability to notify health-insurance providers when a new member enrolls in their products.

Last month, Henry Chao, a senior: government IT official, dropped a bombshell when he mentioned that 30-40% of Healthcare.gov still needed to be built, including the payments system that’s used to pay insurers. : Additionally, it seems that no security was ever built into the site.

Now, we have sign-ups that aren’t getting through.

Matt Vespa

Matt Vespa is a conservative blogger based in Virginia. Besides contributing to Right Wing News, Vespa writes for RedState, PJ Media, Independent Journal Review, and his personal blog Noodle Pundit. He's also the 2013 recipient of American for Prosperity Foundation's Andrew Breitbart Award For Excellence In Online Activism and Investigative Reporting

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