Obamacare Web site improving but problems still remain

The government's HealthCare.gov Web site for Obamacare was failing to accurately transmit around 10% of applications to insurers - as of Friday - although that represents a vast improvement on the error rate in October.

Still, up to 25% of the enrollment records for people who bought coverage in October and November could contain mistakes, raising doubts about whether those customers would be insured if the policies take effect from January 1, as scheduled.

Meanwhile, insurers are working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on a short-term back-up system that will enable the government to pay the firms for the income-based subsidies that many consumers qualify for under Obamacare.

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  • GaltMachine
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    Only in the field of government would a 10% error rate be considered an "improvement".


    Sadly for those victims of the error they have no clue that they actually don't have the insurance they thought they purchased.


    8 Dec 2013, 12:51 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    The most disturbing part of the Obamacare story is that the snake oil salesman who sold it to us under the premise "you can keep your doctor/insurance" has essentially admitted he lied, and yet his supporters remain unfazed.


    It doesn't say much about a populace who allows its leaders to blatantly lie with no repercussions..
    8 Dec 2013, 04:48 PM Reply Like
  • PeteCal
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    I was at a meeting of website developers.
    It was widely known that people were being paid to break the security of the site to gain confidential information.


    This is different then a kid in his parent's bedroom hacking away.


    This is professional hackers on a payroll with nothing to risk, paid by the hour, and maybe in for a big bonus if they succeed.


    If the site has bugs in the user interface, how can there not be bugs in security?
    9 Dec 2013, 09:45 AM Reply Like
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