Will This Problem Go Away If No One Talks About It?

404-error-550x3341Insurance companies receive daily uploads of data about new enrollees. Despite progress since ObamaCare marketplaces launched on Oct. 1, as many as one-third of enrollments submitted through the federal system contain errors, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

The administration says that error rate isn’t accurate, but won’t reveal how many of the submissions ― called 834 forms ― are incorrect. (Huffington Post)

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  1. Tommy says:

    It’s to be expected. Where’s the incentive to provide purely truthful information? Where’s the disincentive to sloppy work while filling out a voluminous amount of forms?

  2. Brier says:

    Another headache for a slow bureaucracy to sort thru.

  3. Martha says:

    Goodness, most people barely understand the complications of their own personal condition.

  4. Steven says:

    Jesus. How’re insurers supposed to work with that kind of inconsistency?

  5. Greg says:

    This is why we need to provide a call-in help service.

  6. Bob Hertz says:

    The 8 commenters so far may have missed the point of this posting.

    The errors may have nothing to do with an applicant missing a form or not completing a question.

    Instead the whole computer process may be corrupted. For all we know, the applications for enrollment were perfect.

  7. Billy says:

    “as many as one-third of enrollments submitted through the federal system contain errors”

    Not surprising.

  8. Tom G. says:

    “The administration says that error rate isn’t accurate, but won’t reveal how many of the submissions ― called 834 forms ― are incorrect.”

    In other words, it’s accurate, but they’re embarrassed by it.

  9. Brett says:

    No idea why these health forms can’t be done with a follow-up check from a professional.