You know Obamacare has become a nightmare when even the President’s hometown paper is slamming the law as a disaster. Some excerpts from the Chicago Tribune’s stinging article: (click the link to read the whole article, its well worth it)
For weeks, the government’s HealthCare.gov website repelled customers with the brutal efficiency of a nightclub bouncer. Even if you thought you completed the process, chances were good that your application information wasn’t accurately sent to insurers.
Last week, federal officials piled on more confusion when they urged insurers to relax coverage rules. The feds asked companies to cover people even if they miss the Jan. 1 deadline to pay their premium. On Wednesday, most insurers agreed to grant customers a grace period until Jan. 10 to pay premiums. The feds also pushed insurers to refill prescriptions in January, even if those pills aren’t covered under the new plan. And they prodded insurers to treat out-of-network doctors as in-network under some emergency circumstances. Our analysis: Huh?
You think the Obamacare run-up to Jan. 1 has been a train wreck? Now it gets worse.
You’ll soon be hearing more stories of people who thought they’d signed up for coverage, only to find that their paperwork was gobbled by computer gremlins …. One thing is certain: Most states lag behind in their Obamacare sign-up goals. The National Review Online reported this week that 45 states haven’t yet hit 10 percent — 10! — of their enrollment goals. In Illinois, a paltry 7,043 people have signed up, hardly a dent in the state’s goal of 300,000 by the end of March.