Obamacare exchanges providing insurers with wrong data

The technology problems afflicting the roll-out of health-insurance exchanges seem to be even worse than thought, with insurers saying that the marketplaces are generating incorrect information.

"Errors include duplicate enrollments, spouses reported as children, missing data fields and suspect eligibility determinations," the WSJ writes.

The problems are damaging the ability of insurers to process even the small numbers of people who have signed up. "The longer this takes to resolve...the harder it will be to get people to (come back and) sign up," said Aetna (AET) CEO Mark Bertolini.

Other firms that could be affected include UnitedHealth (UNH), WellPoint (WLP), Humana (HUM) and Molina Healthcare (MOH).

The IT contractors involved include IBM (IBM), Infosys (INFY) and CGI Group (GIB).


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  • nemonemo
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    By product of lord Obama. Shame on you liberals for ruining this great country.
    18 Oct 2013, 04:46 AM Reply Like
  • stockpicker99
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    Go and lick hands of Ted Crazy Cruz!
    21 Oct 2013, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • Storm Warning
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    Well, I'm sure Obama has little to do with the functioning of the exchanges, but perhaps the worst part is, I suspect, an unending stream of unauthorized disclosures of personally-identifying privacy information.


    Hopefully they at least manage to notify those persons whose private information is inappropriately disclosed, but my guess based on early reports of the operation is they won't have a clue who those individuals are.


    Since this seems to be a dysfunctional disaster in every other way, I would expect the information is leaking all over the place, too, though I'm not in a position to verify.
    18 Oct 2013, 05:25 AM Reply Like
  • coelacanth10
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    When the finger pointing stops, only one person is responsible for this disaster, and that is our fearless leader at the top. His laziness, lack of preparation, inattention to detail, and inability to take responsibility for his actions continue to cause enormous and lasting damage to this country. He belongs on late night talk shows and intramural basketball courts, not in the Presidency.
    18 Oct 2013, 06:40 AM Reply Like
  • Tom Armistead
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    Sounds like sabotage to me. Databases and websites on insurance aren't rocket science.
    18 Oct 2013, 08:42 AM Reply Like
  • PeakOiler
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    Seems that some of these commenters expect Obama to do the computer programming, for cripes sakes. Check out the glitches that Romney had when rolling out a simplified version in MA years ago. It took 6 months for the system to settle down, it will take that long in this case too.
    18 Oct 2013, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • User 11777831
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    @PeakOiler - it is every CEO's responsibility to ensure that major product roll-outs are not an embarrassment to both himself and his corporation.


    Why is Obama any different?
    18 Oct 2013, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • Gary Jakacky
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    Wonderful: obamacare has the efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, and the operating system of Windows 8.


    As in....how do we START?
    18 Oct 2013, 02:37 PM Reply Like
  • FleetUSA3226
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    From what I've read is seems that the Administration and Sebelius made several classic IT errors.




    And they are praying it turns out OK by Thanksgiving.
    18 Oct 2013, 06:09 PM Reply Like
  • sjonski
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    The fraud in this program will be huge. How could they possibly think adding a new entitlement would be a good idea when we can't pay for the ones we already have. The "Rise and FALL of America is almost complete. Thank you politicians of all stripes.
    20 Oct 2013, 11:10 AM Reply Like
  • Momintn
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    I think you are wrong about the contractors.
    Top 6 according to CNN:
    CGI Federal Inc., the U.S. unit of a Canadian firm CGI Group
    Quality Software Services Inc.
    National Government Services Inc. a unit of WellPoint
    The MITRE Corp
    Genova Technology
    Terremark Federal Group, a unit of Verizon
    22 Oct 2013, 12:09 AM Reply Like
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