Monday, June 9, 2014

Obamacare Website ( to get a Major Overhaul

The Obama administration is revamping and scrapping significant parts of the federal health-insurance marketplace in an effort to avoid the problems that plagued the site's launch last fall, according to presentations to health insurers and interviews with government officials and contractors.
But the makeover—and the tight timeline to accomplish it—are raising concerns that consumers could face another rocky rollout this fall when they return to the site to choose health plans. Some key back-end functions, including a system to automate payments to insurers, are running behind schedule, according to a presentation federal officials made to health insurers.
Adding to the pressure, is still in the midst of transitioning to new government contractors to manage basic functions. 
Among the changes in the new version of a revamp of the site's consumer-facing portion including the application for coverage most people will use, as well as the comparison tool that lets them shop for plans, according to slides from a May 20 meeting for insurers held by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees
Officials are also replacing separate software that people use to create accounts and log in to Glitches in that system, known as EIDM, locked many users out of the site altogether last fall. 
Federal officials told health plans the new versions of some of these functions will need to be tested with insurers before open enrollment begins Nov. 15. 
But officials are still grappling with problems from the first enrollments. Contractors are working through a backlog of 2 million consumers whose applications have discrepancies, CMS officials confirmed this week. Those consumers are getting tax credits toward the cost of coverage, but made income projections or statements about their immigration status that didn't match federal data. 
Such snarls are drawing fire from Republicans. "This system was unworkable from the start," said Rep. Fred Upton (R., Mich.), who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "As we've said all along, this is much more than a website problem."
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...




You did NOT made the HARD CHOICE
to PROTECT your FRIEND Brooksley Born:


What are you trying to PROTECT ?


BROOKSLEY BORN, CFTC Chair, 1996 - 1999:
We're trying to PROTECT the MONEY of the American public.


Long before the Economic MELTDOWN, the story of
one WOMAN who tried to WARN about
the THREAT to the FINANCIAL System.

Before the TOXIC assets POISONED the Economy,
she WARNED of their DANGER.


Derivatives, in essence, are INSURANCE policies
that various players on Wall Street enter into
to protect themselves from unforeseen calamities.

It was a $27 Trillion-Market happening out of sight,
inside a black box.

BROOKSLEY BORN: We didn't truly know the dangers
in the market because it was a dark market.
There was no transparency.

And that's what frightened Born more than anything,

TRILLIONS of dollars and the biggest banks
in the country OPERATING in SECRET.

If something went terribly wrong, the
high-stakes DERIVATIVES Market


As the market grew and morphed,
Born felt her agency would have to get involved,

but that would mean confronting Alan Greenspan, BOB RUBIN and Summers.


Brooksley Born was contemplating
the regulation of O-T-C DERIVATIVES.

The pushback is visceral and immediate, and
that's one of the striking things about this.

BANKERS just fall over themselves CALLING Larry Summers and
Bob Rubin and Alan Greenspan and everybody, saying,

"Get this LADY off our backs."

But the harder they pushed, the more interested Born became.


They were totally opposed to it. That puzzled me.

You know, what was it that was in this market
that had to be HIDDEN ?

Why did it have to be a completely DARK MARKET ?

So it made me very SUSPICIOUS and TROUBLED.

Born was taking the first steps toward REGULATING

designing a document known as a "concept release."

Born told her staff to publish the concept release.

In response, Bob Rubin acted, calling an emergency
meeting of the working group. The response of
the working group was immediate and unprecedented.


Bob Rubin and Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers.

They beat up Brooksley Born and kick her out from her job;

and they build up a FRANKENSTEIN Wall Street.

ECONOMIC CRASH & FINANCIAL CRISIS of 2008 was inevitable.





The inside story of the global financial crisis.

Alan Greenspan, Brooksley Born, and The Warning.