December 4, 2013
IT’S TRAIN WRECKS ALL THE WAY DOWN: Insurers wary of Obama admin claims about back-end website fixes.
Insurers still don’t know the full extent of the problems associated with back-end issues on healthcare.gov and are wary of Obama administration officials’ claims they are fixing the problem quickly and fully.
President Obama and other White House officials spent Monday and Tuesday trumpeting fixes to the healthcare.gov website, saying it met a self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline to deliver a smooth user experience to the vast majority of Americans trying to enroll in the federal exchanges online.
But they are providing few details about computer-generated errors that have affected roughly one-third of consumers who have signed up on exchanges over the last few months, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Whenever they clam up, it’s because the news is even worse than you think.