Another ObamaCare screw-up

Thomas Lifson
Who could have predicted that people would have babies and want to add them to their health insurance? Not the geniuses who are so smart that they could take over and redesign one sixth of the American economy.  Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar of the AP reports:

There's another quirk in the Obama administration's new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes.

With regular private insurance, parents just notify the health plan. Insurers will still cover new babies, the administration says, but parents will also have to contact the government at some point later on.

Right now the HealthCare.gov website can't handle such updates.

It's a reminder that the new coverage for many uninsured Americans comes with a third party in the mix: the feds. And the system's wiring for some vital federal functions isn't yet fully connected.

But rest assured, they will make the right decisions on what health care you are eligible to receive, because they are so very, very smart. Just ask them.

 

Who could have predicted that people would have babies and want to add them to their health insurance? Not the geniuses who are so smart that they could take over and redesign one sixth of the American economy.  Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar of the AP reports:

There's another quirk in the Obama administration's new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes.

With regular private insurance, parents just notify the health plan. Insurers will still cover new babies, the administration says, but parents will also have to contact the government at some point later on.

Right now the HealthCare.gov website can't handle such updates.

It's a reminder that the new coverage for many uninsured Americans comes with a third party in the mix: the feds. And the system's wiring for some vital federal functions isn't yet fully connected.

But rest assured, they will make the right decisions on what health care you are eligible to receive, because they are so very, very smart. Just ask them.