Private Sector Velocity and Effectiveness

This is courtesy of Grace-Marie Turner:

…[bildeY]ou can add the much-daunted California exchange to the list of problems. At least 30,000 paper applications have been filled out by insurance brokers and agents, and they are now being told they must re-enter the information into the sputtering California exchange website. Each one of the 32-page applications takes 90 minutes to enter if everything goes well. There are not enough hours in the day to get them completed before Dec. 23. (LA Times)

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    Each one of the 32-page applications takes 90 minutes to enter if everything goes well.

    It’s hard to avoid the need for detailed information. But the problem is that healthy people are far less apt to dedicate the effort to fill out this form. Insurers cannot survive if only the sick applicants make the effort.

  2. Jimbino says:

    I think the author means “highly vaunted.”

  3. James says:

    Sounds like a nightmare to me.

  4. Trent says:

    “California’s health exchange is struggling to keep pace with a surge of applicants who are encountering long waits and website problems as they try to meet a Dec. 23 deadline.”

    I believe that this blog just recently covered what a joke the “successes” in California were.

  5. Wally says:

    “The demand is more than we projected. But the bottom line is folks will be able to get themselves enrolled for Jan. 1.”

    This just means that you are horrible at planning. Any 3rd grader could do the simple math necessary to seek the average signups needed.

    • Trent says:

      That’s because all that is required of the job is a high school diploma, which we have dumbed down to that of a 3rd grade level.