22 Oct Dr. Aaron Carroll Says Obamacare Rollout A Disaster
In today’s CNN Opinion, Dr. Aaron Carroll states that the Obamacare rollout has been a disaster and that there is no excuse for it. Dr. Carroll checked out the website by reviewing exchange coverage available to him. He says problems at front end of the process make it hard to get even through the first step. But that’s not all as the back end has issues with insurance firms getting garbled data. This means that automatic processing of the insurance plans being ordered is impossible.
Dr. Carroll surmises that if it’s really, really hard to complete an application, then only truly ill people may have the perseverance to do so. That could lead to problems in the pool of people signing up for insurance. The administration needs healthy people to buy insurance, too, for the exchanges to function optimally. Ultimately, these will cause problems political and real in nature. Read Dr. Carroll’s article.
Dr. Aaron E. Carroll is a frequent keynote speaker on healthcare reform, professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the director of its Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. For more information on his speaking, click here.