November 8, 2013
North Carolina’s largest insurer is having its share of problems with the Obamacare website. As CBS Charlotte reports, internal emails obtained by WNCN-TV show that Blue Cross Blue Shield show that only 1,000 people had filled out applications as of October 15th. But perhaps most stunningly…only one person was able to successfully use Healthcare.gov to enroll in the new exchange. What is worse, they note that even that single person has not paid, which means the enrollment is not complete.
Blue Cross Blue Shield found the entire system is so filled with glitches that the company decided not to upload data because it was afraid false information might enter its computer system.
And the emails reveal a scammer was using the insurer’s name to try to obtain personal information.
A person was making phone calls claiming to be with the “National Health Care Registry,” and falsely claim it was taking over healthcare reform contracts from the Blue Cross.
BCBS spokesman Lew Borman told WNCN-TV the company is working with the government to solve these problems.
“We’re hopeful that the issues can be resolved quickly so the Exchange will work seamlessly for our customers,” he said.
This article was posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm