Desperate much? HHS fills out Obamacare applications for people in advance

Karen of the Lonely Conservative pointed her readers to an article by Javier Manjarres of the Shark Tank today, which revealed that “the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was mailing out letters notifying certain Americans that they had already started a healthcare coverage application on their behalf.”

Karen explains,

“Before the Obamacare enrollment deadline the people at the Department of Health and Human Services took it upon themselves to obtain individuals’ personal information and start their applications for insurance. Then they mailed the individuals letters informing them that their applications were pending and to go to healthcare.gov to confirm the information and complete the process.”

So, in the desperation to get as many people signed on as humanly possible, the Obama administration actually pre-populated applications for people who previously attempted to access Medicaid or CHIP. The creepy letter says in part, ” Your state sent your information in a secure transaction to the Health Insurance Marketplace, because you or someone on your application does not qualify for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP).”

The letter, posted at the Shark Tank, reads:

“You submitted an application for healthcare coverage, or made a change to your eligibility information. Your state sent your information in a secure transaction to the Health Insurance Marketplace, because you or someone on your application does not qualify for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP). You or someone on your application will likely be able to get coverage through the Marketplace, and get help paying for health coverage…We used the information from the state agency to start an application for you on Healthcare.gov. You’ll need to complete and submit this application to see if you qualify for Marketplace coverage. To do this, you can log into your Healthcare.gov account, or if you don’t already have an account, you can create one on Healthcare.gov.”

If I received one of those letters, I would be totally creeped out. How about you?


Renee Nal

Renee Nal

Renee Nal is a co-founder of TavernKeepers.com, a news and political commentary site founded by former Glenn Beck interns. She is also the National Conservative Examiner. Renee is an associate producer for Trevor Loudon's political documentary, 'The Enemies Within.'

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