Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Perfect Storm?

1. 14 million people will be receiving health insurance cancellation letters over the next month.
2. They have to use the Obamacare website to get their health insurance renewed. Otherwise, they won't know if they are entitled to a subsidy.
3. If the website is not fixed until sometime after December then all of those people will not have health insurance. They will have to make the decision to go directly to the insurance company and pay the asking price. Which will be much more than what they are currently paying.
4. Sebelius said, “We knew if we had another six months, we’d probably test further”. Therefore, we know that they will be cramming 6 months of work into 1 month.
5. As expected, a "Tech Surge" is not possible. The people who were doing the work are the people who will continue to do the work. There is simply not enough time to train new people. QSSI will be doing the work.

“We knew if we had another six months, we’d probably test further,” Sebelius added.

On Thursday, several contractors, including QSSI, told a House committee that the site wasn’t tested “end to end” until just two weeks before launch. They said they’d have preferred to have had months to test it.
Business Insider:
"If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." This was one of President Obama's key talking points when selling the Affordable Care Act, and it was never true — as many of the 14 million Americans currently covered by individually-purchased health plans are now learning.