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Obamacare insurance subscriptions are so shaky that Senators are warning staffers that even though they have registered, their insurers may not get the message. That is pathetic and lame.

Don’t you think that the government has some liability in this matter? For instance, if you went through the hoops to sign up, hopefully you saved the receipt as evidence. If you did this and have to go to the doctor in January when your insurance is supposed to activate, and the doctor’s office informs you that your insurance isn’t active or valid, who are you going to call?

First of all, you should contact your insurance carrier. In fact, if there is any doubt about that your insurance carrier having received your order, drop them an email or send to them a letter. Either way, keep a record of the communication.

Just by inquiring early, you may avert an unwanted surprise.

If you are so unfortunate to have the awkward experience of being told you have no coverage when you believe that you do, then part of your recourse should be to notify healthcare.gov along with a copy to your Congressional Representative. That way, the heat will remain on the source of the problem while you work through the wickets.

Hopefully, you are not so sick that your condition is worsened by the experience. If it is, there are sure to be lawyers soliciting your business to file a claim. The question is, who is on the hook for liability if the error is the government’s mistake or broken system?

You see, that circumstance is precedent setting for everything about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act that puts government on the critical path.

The American Enterprise Institute is on the case. Check out this story.

“BREAKING: Senate staff warned they may not be covered on Jan. 1
Marc Thiessen | December 11, 2013, 1:13 pm

In Monday’s Washington Post, I wrote about how many Americans think they have signed up for Obamacare when they really have not — because the federal and state websites are sending erroneous information to insurers.

Well, it turns out that those who may mistakenly believe they have enrolled in Obamacare include US senators and their staffs.

Just a few moments ago, the senate disbursing office sent out an urgent mass email to all senate staff warning them not to trust any confirmation they received from the DC health exchange (DCHL).

“Do NOT rely on your ‘My Account’ page or other correspondence from DCHL” for confirmation that you are covered, the email warns staffers. They are advised to come to the disbursing office immediately to see if they have a physical confirmation letter. “If we do NOT have a Confirmation Letter for you, YOU ARE NOT ENROLLED and will not have health insurance next year,” the email explains.”

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/12/breaking-senate-staff-warned-they-may-not-be-covered-on-jan-1/

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