And this “glitch” conveniently gets people to enroll, I’m no conspiracy theorist but that seems a little fishy especially when you consider how desperate they are to get people to enroll in this mess.
Via The Hill:
About 8,000 Washington state residents were told they qualified for more generous tax subsidies than they will actually receive when they enrolled for ObamaCare via their state’s online marketplace.
A technical glitch meant the Washington website sent the applicants’ monthly income to a federal hub instead of their yearly income, according to a report in The Seattle Times.
Based on that incorrect information, consumers were told they qualified for higher tax credits and would pay less for their health insurance.
That led many enrollees in the Washington exchange to select generous insurance plans they likely won’t be able to afford once their subsidies are reduced.
Those 8,000 individuals likely will need to go through the entire application process again to see what plans at what prices they qualify for under the correct tax subsidy.
“We are still trying to figure out how this happened,” exchange CEO Richard Onizuka told the paper.
The revelation is the latest in a string of technical mishaps to plague early enrollment in the ObamaCare exchanges. The federal website — which processes applications for residents of the 38 states who do not run their own portals, like Washington does — is still reporting errors and glitches. HealthCare.gov czar Jeffrey Zients told reporters on Friday the website was a “long way from where it needs to be.”