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.

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