WNCN reports that Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina has seen only 1 person in NC sign up for insurance through the healthcare exchange website, and that person hasn’t even paid yet. The report also documents other problems BCBSNC has been struggling with.
Blue Cross Blue Shield has more than 3.7 million customers in our state, but internal emails obtained by WNCN show that as of last Friday, only one person had enrolled for health insurance through the Exchange and that person hasn’t paid.
Without payment, enrollment means nothing because the customer is still not officially in the system.
Part of that payment issue may come from the government’s technical problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield emails indicate the “payment re-direct option” on the government servers isn’t working.
In fact, the government’s whole system is so plagued that emails say BCBS made a “business decision to refrain from uploading data” to prevent false data from entering its system.
Meanwhile, people are not embracing BCBS’s marketplace. According to those emails, less than 1,000 people even filled out applications as of Oct. 25.
In related news, yesterday President Obama blatantly lied when he comically tried to deny repeatedly lying to citizens over the last few years with the claim “if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep it, period.”
It should come as no surprise that an unpopular piece of legislation was sold to the public with lies. It should come as no further surprise that the inept federal government has completely bungled the rollout. So who will be surprised when all of the negative impacts of Obamacare predicted by critics (i.e. higher costs, fewer choices, less access, gov’t rationing) come to full fruition over the next few years?