Feds Vow Improved, But Not Perfect, Healthcare.gov
Officials running the federal health insurance website hope to resolve glitches before open enrollment begins Nov. 15, but warn consumers not to expect a seamless experience. Meanwhile, the unusually low enrollment in Obamacare plans in Iowa and South Dakota stemmed from one insurer's business decisions.
USA Today: Don't Expect 'Perfection' On Health Care Site
The federal health insurance website is trying to resolve glitches and security questions raised by the Government Accountability Office, so people can safely and successfully sign up for insurance at [the start of] open enrollment Nov. 15. Much of the Obama administration's success in enrolling 8.1 million people in health insurance over the past year was overshadowed by the momentous problems with HealthCare.gov and several state exchanges. As administration officials prepare to test the site with insurers Oct. 7, they're trying to manage expectations while portraying some confidence (O’Donnell, 9/21).
Kaiser Health News: A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare Fate In Two States
Here’s a health law pop quiz: Which two states have the least successful Obamacare health insurance exchanges? You may guess a state in the Deep South where political opposition to the law is fierce. Or maybe Missouri? It passed a state law saying consumer advisors funded by the Affordable Care Act aren’t allowed to advise consumers. In fact, Iowa and South Dakota are the two states where the ACA insurance marketplaces struggled the most (Bartolone, 9/22).