Dec
12
2013

Washington State #obamacare exchange raids enrollees’ bank accounts.

Heck of a job there, Governor Jay Inslee (Democrat).  Heck of a job.

Shot, December 10, 2013 (all bolding mine):

Four of the states with their own exchanges – Connecticut, Kentucky, Rhode Island and Washington – have sites that have run especially smoothly, becoming models for states such as Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois and New Mexico that are planning to launch their own sites in 2014.

Chaser, December 10, 2013:

For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it’s causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts.

Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative.

[snip]

The Bruners enrolled for insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder website, last October. They say they selected the bill pay date to be December 24th. Instead the Washington Healthplanfinder drafted the 835 dollar premium Monday.

But don’t worry: the Washington state exchange is on the case! …If you define that as ‘the website’s down, the helpline is down, and the only way to get in touch with Healthplanfinder is via Facebook.’ Which is apparently how you have to define that, given that USA Today seems to think that Washington State has an Obamacare exchange that’s running ‘especially smoothly.’

[pause]

Look, I understand that back seat drivers are the worst thing ever and all, but: why does Washington State have a Obamacare exchange website where you can’t access their plans, but they can access your bank account just fine? Or am I answering my own question, simply by asking it?  I think that I might be answering my own question.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

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