While we are all waiting with bated breath for Tuesday, October 1 when we can find out how much “free stuff” we will get under Obamacare, some of us may have to wait a bit longer.
Yesterday we learned that, in the District of Columbia, the insurance exchange, well, isn’t exactly ready for prime time.
In an unexpected setback, officials at the District of Columbia’s health insurance marketplace announced Wednesday that a computer glitch won’t allow consumers to get their federal tax credits that are key to helping them buy health coverage on Oct. 1 when the marketplace officially opens for business. [emphasis supplied]
Don’t you just hate those unexpected computer glitches?
But, there is good news…we are assured that all will be well with the D.C. exchange by November 1.
On another note, the President gave a speech today before students at a community college in Maryland. He explained how wonderous Obamacare will be, but cautioned that there will be some glitches, and that some (I assume he is referring to those dastardly Republicans), will be quick to jump on any problems.
While the President was giving said speech, the administration announced that there was an unexpected glitch in the implementation of the small business exchange. Apparently, for some unspecified period of time, small business enrollment can only be done by mail or fax.
The government is now heavily involved in your health insurance. What could possibly go wrong?