Californians who applied for health insurance on the state’s Obamacare exchange are uncertain if they actually have insurance plans as the new year begins. Others have still not even been able to successfully submit their applications because of website problems.
News broadcasts across California documented these stories of Californians in the new year despite the best efforts of the Obama administration to spin Obamacare as a success.
A report from KUSI in California detailed the Californians who have signed up on Covered California but are not certain they have coverage because health networks have to approve the applications. Because of the website malfunctions, insurance companies have often received applications with incomplete or faulty data, which has made it impossible for them to enroll some Californians in their plans. Insurance brokers are being swamped with phone calls from nervous Californians, but they have been unable to provide answers.
The director of Covered California claimed that everything is going well for the “vast majority” of Californians, but KUSI reported that the numbers prove otherwise, as a million Californians have accessed the website but only 400,000 have signed up.
In a KMAX news broadcast, one Californian who has been unable to access the website to finish his health insurance application, Stacy Clark, expressed his frustration. “I can’t do anything until they call me,” Clark said, adding that he could not finish his application because he could not access the website. He said he has been unable to get help from the various hotlines. He is now “stuck” without health insurance and a finished application.
Management experts have said that Obama’s lack of executive experience has been primarily responsible for the disastrous Obamacare rollout.