The enrollment records for a significant portion of the Americans who have chosen health plans through the online federal insurance marketplace contain errors — generated by the computer system — that mean they might not get the coverage they’re expecting next month.
The errors cumulatively have affected roughly one-third of the people who have signed up for health plans since Oct. 1, according to two government and health-care industry officials. The White House disputed the figure but declined to provide its own.
Bolding mine. Yeah, at some point the administration really should get through its collective head the unfortunate truth that, when you’ve messed something up as badly as the Democratic party leadership has messed up health care, you don’t get to have the luxury of stonewalling. Taking the administration’s word on things… well, that ship has, as they say, sailed*.
PS: Let me take this opportunity to thank the Washington Post for all its hard work in getting elected the very Democrats who have gotten us into this health care mess. I have a radical suggestion for the paper: how about they sit out the next election cycle? – As in, not have an opinion on who should win. Because I don’t trust the WaPo’s judgement any more, either.
*It’s not that people don’t trust Barack Obama. To be honest about it, by 2006 people largely didn’t trust George W. Bush, either, and he went on to stabilize Iraq. No, it’s that people are perfectly justified in mistrusting Barack Obama. Bush had reserves of determination and administrative competence that Obama simply lacks.