Saturday, December 14, 2013

Zero, Zilch, Nada Obamacare Signups in Massachusetts So Far

With three weeks left in the year, not one of the thousands of Massachusetts residents who need to enroll in new health insurance plans by Jan. 1 has been able to do so through the state insurance marketplace that was revamped to comply with the national Affordable Care Act. 
About 126,000 people enrolled in health plans subsidized by the state have until March to choose a new plan and can keep their current coverage until then. But thousands of others are depending on a new plan to start on the first of the year, and some worry that their coverage will not be ready in time. Their anxiety has only been heightened by stubborn technical problems, such as a snag this week that blocked many people from signing in to the website.
Gina Kamentsky of Somerville has been trying to enroll through the Massachusetts Health Connector for weeks. Her insurance plan, bought through her partner’s former employer, expires this month. Because of expensive medications and a doctor’s appointment she cannot miss, the 54-year-old artist from Somerville said she needs coverage in January. Plus, the landmark 2006 state health insurance law, the model for the national law, requires her and most others to have coverage.
Kamentsky was first stymied by the widespread technological problems. At the end of October, she filed a paper application. She has been stuck since then in a shuffle of documents and on long calls with customer support staff, but she feels no closer to being enrolled. 
“There’s no feedback,” she said. “There’s no way to tell if anything has been processed. Time is ticking away.”
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Anonymous said...

Evidently those well educated in MA aren't foolish enough to post their most sensitive data on Obama's unsecured site, easy access for global terrorists, enemies domestic and foreign, and an invasion of identity thieves.

Anonymous said...

... not to mention nosey neighbors.

BOSMAN said...

Until the MASS Health Connector was updated to OBAMACARE, it was known for it's efficiency...i.e., NO PROBLEMS for those who used it.

THAT ENDED with the introduction of OBAMACARE.

RomneyMan said...

lol, probably because they've already had Obamacare in MA for a good few years.