If You Like The Plan You Buy On HealthCare.gov You Might Not Be Able To Keep It

December 3, 2013

Surprise. HealthCare.gov still does not work.

Despite the White House’s promises to the contrary, HealthCare.gov is still not able to effectively enroll those who sign up. The 834 forms, which health care companies receive from the website after consumers sign up, are full of errors, meaning that the few people who have “successfully” signed up on the website may not actually get the plan they expected.

So not only can you not keep your plan if you like it, but if you buy your insurance on healthcare.gov you may still not get it.

From ABC News:

Obama administration officials acknowledged today that some of the roughly 126,000 Americans who completed the torturous online enrollment process in October and November might not be officially signed up with their selected issuer, even if the website has told them they are.

Technical problems surrounding the transfer of an applicant’s personal information from the federal marketplace to the selected insurance company have plagued the system since its launch, making it difficult for insurers to finalize some enrollments. The 834 forms that issuers receive from the system have been riddled with errors, including often duplicate or incomplete information.