Obamacare Data Flaws Jeopardize Coverage For 1 in 4 Sign-ups

by Sarah Hurtubise, The Daily Caller  |  published on June 5, 2014

Discrepancies in federal health care sign-up data for over 2 million people could put their health coverage in jeopardy, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

A seven-page federal document obtained by the AP reveals that 2.1 million policies — 1 in 4 sign-ups — have data discrepancies in their applications.

1.2 million have income-related discrepancies; 505,000 have immigration data problems; and another 461,00 have citizenship information flaws. Problems with immigration and citizenship could also spark premium subsidy flaws, as only citizens and legal immigrants are eligible for the premium payouts.

“Currently system access and functionality…limits the ability to resolve outstanding inconsistencies,” the document reads. “A phased approach is proposed, initially leveraging manual processes.”

The Obama administration delayed creating a verification program for 2014 last July. The federal government is currently accepting consumer testimonies regarding income at face value and issuing premium subsidies accordingly.

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