As detailed in previous articles on this site, about 2 million enrollees have inaccurate data in the system for The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare.
It could be worse, it turns out.
That is hardly a surprise based on the performance of Obamacare in every aspect. That includes the way it was passed, as also reported on in another article on this site. What has surfaced now is that 1.7 million Americans still do not have their Medicaid applications processed.
That is as a direct result of The Affordable Care Act.
In an article in The Washington Post by Phil Galewitz, “Long Wait Persists for those applying for Medicaid Coverage in Many States,” it was reported that, “…more than 1.7 million more are still waiting for their applications to be processed — with some stuck in limbo for as long as eight months, according to officials in 15 large states. The scope of the problem varies widely. California accounts for a lion’s share of the backlog with 900,000 applications pending as of early June. The next-biggest pileup is in Illinois, with 283,000 cases…”
Stan Dorn, a senior fellow with the nonpartisan Urban Institute, stated that, ““It’s a serious problem that people are waiting a long time, and the process of getting covered is more cumbersome than it should be.”
This will most likely only get worse. The second phase is coming up in November. Applications have to be corrected by hand for HealthCare.Gov, it has been reported. There are several state exchanges that are still not functioning, so those will have to be corrected, too. That will most likely only add to the millions already in a jam or with incorrect data on their applications.
Dorn also warned that there could be a negative effect in that, ““You will have impaired access to care . . . because often the provider will not see you if you do not have a Medicaid card.”