Data errors in sign-up process threaten coverage for 1 in 4 O-care enrollees

Data errors in sign-up process threaten coverage for 1 in 4 O-care enrollees

[Ed. – Probably.  We still don’t even know how many enrollees there actually are.]

More than 2 million people who signed up for health insurance under Barack Obama’s law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows.

About 1 in 4 of those who signed up have discrepancies, which could expose them to repayment demands or even loss of coverage if they received too generous a subsidy. …

A seven-page slide presentation from the Health and Human Services department was provided to Associated Press as several congressional committees investigated the discrepancies.

[M]ost of the issues revolve around details about income, citizenship and immigration status. …

Responding to the document, administration officials expressed confidence that most of the discrepancies can be resolved over the summer.

Nonetheless, HHS has set up a system to ‘turn off’ benefits for anyone who is found to be ineligible.  [Boy, is that an accident waiting to happen. – Ed.] 

Julie Bataille, communications coordinator for the health care roll out, said most of the discrepancies appear to be due to outdated information in government files.  [Eh?  People enrolled on or after 1 October 2013.  What kind of “outdated information” are we talking about?  Why should anything that changed since 1 October affect your health insurance coverage under Obamacare?]

The document provided to AP suggested that 2.1 million people enrolled through the new health insurance exchanges were ‘affected by one or more inconsistency’ as of the end of April.

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