Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services released yet another version(s) of the forms you must fill out to obtain insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.
The original versions, “released” in January, only became available in March. (I have absolutely no explanation for this.) In any event, your mission in tackling the forms is now far easier.
The January versions were a svelte 21 pages should you be single, and over 60 pages long if you had a family. And both included a “helpful” 12 minute video to guide you through the process. That has all changed, at least for the moment.
If you are single, the application is now only 5 pages long, and a mere 12 pages should you have a family. No word yet on either the fate of said video in the new versions of the application, or what it cost you, the taxpayer, to create it.
Two thing did strike me though. Both applications contain the following language:
If you want to register to vote, you can complete a voter registration form at xxxxx.gov.
First, are we creating a new “.gov” just to register people to vote?
And second, what is this language doing in an application for health insurance?