There’s another quirk in the Obama administration’s new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes.
With regular private insurance, parents just notify the health plan. Insurers will still cover new babies, the administration says, but parents will also have to contact the government at some point later on.
Right now the HealthCare.gov website can’t handle such updates.
Why do I have the feeling that whoever wrote this doesn’t have kids? – Because the problem here is that changes in family or income status will have an immediate (in government terms) effect on federal Obamacare subsidies; which should behoove the administration to have made sure that they were prepared for any problems. Because there will be problems, and people will not be amused if the government keeps billing and crediting their accounts out of nowhere.