As a supporter of the health care act explains:
“This lengthy draft application will take a considerable amount of time to fill out and will be difficult for many people to be able to complete,” said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group supporting the health care law. “It does not get you to the selection of a plan.”
“When you combine those two processes, it is enormously time consuming and complex,”
Check out the full Associated Press article: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jtfD5wmiNc7sUfvQzES7vHJZpcWQ?docId=f3f34515dbd940aead0c117e6444f677
And this is how the CEO of the CT Health Insurance Exchange described the process:
“What should happen, if everything works right, is that if I’m coming in as Kevin Counihan, and I put in my information and my residency and my family status and my income and the other types of information, and I press a button, this
information shoots in real time to these variety of different interfaces [an information hub that connects federal agencies]. Those interfaces in real time are going to match my income up. They’re going to match my residency, my
incarceration status, my family size, get that verified, shoot that back and say, ‘Kevin, you’re not eligible for Medicaid, you’re not eligible for subsidized insurance. However, you’re eligible for unsubsidized
“What should happen”…”if everything works right”… This does not sound like confidence. And all that information that “shoots in real time” to a variety of federal agencies… Does anyone really think all those
agencies will have accurate, complete information and act promptly on it?
While the private sector health insurance has its faults it should not be scrapped in favor of ghe government take-over of health insurance and health care that continues to be a slow-motion train wreck.
Maybe the chart below will help: