A scathing new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General reveals that Obamacare is still riddled with unresolve data discrepancies, threatening coverage for millions of Americans who purchased health insurance on the federal exchange HealthCare.gov.
The HHS Inspector General report is the first independent investigation into the massive data issues the feds are having effectively fact-checking the information applicants submit into the system.
According to the report, out of a total of 2.9 million, the Obama administration was unable to resolve 2.6 million so-called data “inconsistencies.” And that is just the total number of such issues from October through December 2013.
The data applicants enter into the system is used to determine if they are, in fact, eligibility to enroll or receive government subsidies. And as long as the system isn’t working, with millions of data “inconsistencies” highlighted in the inspector general report, millions could go without receiving coverage at all.
The report also said that individuals who “submitted appropriate documentation” may not receive coverage because of consistent data discrepancies.
“The federal marketplace was generally incapable of resolving most inconsistencies,” the report said, claiming the government could not resolve 89 percent of the problems.
And as far as the nearly 330,000 individual cases that were processed, the administration admits that only about 10,000 were resolved during the period of the inspector general’s audit. That’s less than 1 percent of the total.
The report also said a majority of the issues were with citizenship and income information supplied by consumers. The information submitted conflicted with what the federal government had on record.
Though it has faded from the headlines, Obamacare is still a huge albatross around our necks.
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