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Article posted: 12/12/2013 4:40 AM

Impeachment result of health care mess?

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Impeachment result of health care mess?

Many low-income people who think they secured insurance using the HealthCare.gov website may not be insured. While the president is out stumping for Affordable Care Act benefits, applicants are being victimized. Those who accessed the site, learning that they were eligible for Medicaid and submitted applications, actually are not covered.

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Due to a technical glitch the feds have another item on their website "to do" list. The website fix is for Medicaid applicants, so full Medicaid applications can be transferred. During the first month alone over 183,000 applicants have been impacted and probably think they are covered.

The federal site is incorrectly indicating that applicants are eligible when they are not because their income is too high or applicants do not meet residency requirements. In many cases the issue is just incomplete data being transferred.

To overcome incomplete data the feds are proposing to send partial files as an interim arrangement. Many states who administer the Medicaid program are unwilling to expand their Medicaid roles with partial information knowing how difficult the process can be to purge Medicaid participants once added to their state programs. Illinois has been trying for years to clean up their blotted Medicaid roles.

A consulting firm tracking major federal IT projects reported around the end of the first quarter that the ACA project was at a "high risk" of failure. The director for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid received the report as did the Secretary for Health and Human Services and the White House Chief Technology Officer.

The president claims he never had a clue then and continues to behave like he is clueless.

As America's health care system is sabotaged, how long does it take before termination and impeachment processes commence?

Mike Tennis

Sleepy Hollow

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