Covered CA failing

Covered CA failing

Obamacare, VA, May 26, 2014Just like the Veterans Administration, Covered California — the state’s implementation of Obamacare — is failing its patients. That’s what happens under socialized medicine. The Los Angeles Times reported:

Nearly 1,500 Californians have complained to state regulators in the last four months about their Obamacare coverage purchased through California’s insurance exchange.

New data reveal the biggest category of complaints centers on getting confirmation of health plan enrollment and basic issues such as getting an identification card to obtain care.

Many consumers have also encountered difficulty finding a doctor who accepts their new coverage, as well as frustration with inaccurate provider lists, according to the California Department of Managed Health Care.

“If you have a medical condition and can’t get care that is a very serious issue,” said Marta Green, spokeswoman for the managed healthcare agency. “We are still working to resolve many of these cases.”

Well, what do you expect from a government program that has the efficiency of the post office and the bedside manner of the DMV?

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  1. Donkey
    Donkey 26 May, 2014, 09:49

    The healthcare scheme was never a choice between integrity and getting big government “obamacare”, it was always a road map to justify more government and higher taxes.

    The RAGWUS is hopping up and down just waiting to unionize the new batch of feeders. 🙂

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  2. RT
    RT 26 May, 2014, 11:26

    You left out that now because of changes to Medi-Cal which makes all those receiving Cal-Fresh(Food Stamps) eligible for Medi-Cal which will increase the burden on a the already costly(as well as inefficient)Medi-Cal program.
    Those eligible for Medi-Cal are not eligible for the federal subsidies and must pay the entire cost of Covered California.

    But here is the sad truth, so many of California’s social programs simply do not work and are inefficient(such as CalWORKs {California’s welfare program})but no one in power really cares. Covered California is just another example of how things work in California’s government.

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  3. Robb
    Robb 26 May, 2014, 11:59

    I am a bid fan of this site but the problems detailed in this article are similar to any large organization changing health care providers. Having worked in several large organizations with more than 10K employees each as a benefit’s administrator, I have seen it personally the problems detailed in this article.

    Getting id cards, confirmation of coverage, change of providers are all problems that appear just after the change of health care provider.

    From what I recall, there was a late surge of applications which exacerbated the problem of incomplete health care documentation. Some of these new enrollees probably hadn’t health coverage for a period of time and the insurance companies were waiting for the enrollees to make their premium payments before issuing cards to complete their enrollment. One of the problems with OBAMACARE is that individuals can pay for care for a period of time and then stop paying the premium and then during the following year’s open enrollment get care again without penalty.

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  4. JPR11
    JPR11 26 May, 2014, 12:07

    Once fully up and running expect the biggest fiscal disaster at all levels of government. All should expect another major tax increase to pay for your decline quality. Over the last 5 years Obama Failed to focus on the medical staff needed to support his program. All should expect rationing over the next hill, if not sooner. If this is Obama’s sterling accomplishment, one wonders what his worst is!

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  5. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 26 May, 2014, 13:46

    LOL CWD announces Obamacare (TM) is a failure……

    ground hog day Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  6. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 26 May, 2014, 20:01

    It is Teddy Steals FAULT, little loser.

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  7. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 26 May, 2014, 20:04

    Attention– PLEASE don’t feed “teddy the troll™”

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  8. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 26 May, 2014, 21:25

    Teddy is so fair and balanced…..a magnet for those seeking truth!

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  9. Curtis Walker
    Curtis Walker 27 May, 2014, 04:48

    Ohhhhhh, you silly folks. Had trouble figgerin’ outh what your comments in article and comments, then it hit me, you are talking about this REPUBLICGAN PLAN developed by the Heritage Foundation, and adopted by the Democrats. That dog don”t hunt. Must really be about something else And nothing to do with Obama?

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  10. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 27 May, 2014, 07:54

    Republicans the party of Simon, Carleeeeee, Rubio, Cantor, McCain…….ah….what talent….genius!

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  11. Shaggy
    Shaggy 27 May, 2014, 12:48

    Well, cant wait for the quality health care . I know it will be top notch and with no long lines and plenty of doctors to choose form too. Well, better stop hitting the water bong and yes that mendo bud makes me think too positive lately .

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  12. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 27 May, 2014, 20:49

    Shaggy– Do you have Obamacare(tm)?

    turn down the Rush little buddy!

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  13. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 27 May, 2014, 22:52

    Haven’t heard any health horror stories…..finding a doctor is an issue due to increased patient demand, but the system will adjust, it always does.

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