…because I was one of the people that reported on their recent advice to delay signing up for Obamacare; and this followup comment of theirs…
— consumerreports (@consumerreports) October 21, 2013
…is simply untrue. The fact of it is that Consumer Reports (CR) is giving bad advice; delaying even trying to sign up for another month simply makes it almost certain that the people using that tactic will have a gap in their coverage. It was irresponsible of CR to assume that insurance policies will be properly processed in six weeks, particularly if there’s anything resembling a backlog or line. The Obama administration is calling for people to phone, face-to-face, or blessed well mail in their applications for a reason, after all. And that reason is that the administration knows that they’re under a serious time constraint, even if CR does not*. That CR continues to inexplicably argue that the exchanges are clearly a consumer’s best bet for new insurance is kind of irrelevant to everyone’s original point.
The funny part? I was joking about CR facing an IRS audit, by the way. I am now ever so slightly less convinced that I was only joking.
*Come right down to it, neither Breitbart nor The Hill (the two examples complained about by the CR followup) particularly distorted the original story.