March 19, 2014
Larry Basich is what you would call an upstanding citizen. He is not some young invincible, fecklessly refusing to sign up for Obamacare despite the looming March 31 deadline.
No, Basich, a 62-year-old who lives in Las Vegas, did as the White House said and tried to sign up for Obamacare on October 1, the day the insurance exchanges went live. It was mid-November before he was able to get all the way through the sign-up process, because of site glitches. He picked a plan, UnitedHealthcare’s MyHPNSilver1, and paid his premium. His insurance coverage was scheduled to start on January 1, according to this Las Vegas Review-Journal account. In short, he was the very model of the modern Obamacare enrollee.
And then … silence. No insurance card in the mail. No “Welcome to UnitedHealthcare” packet adorned with pictures of vegetables and joggers. The state insurance exchange, Nevada Health Link, “kept telling him he was enrolled, but UnitedHealthcare said he wasn’t in their system,” the Review-Journal notes.
Then things went from bad to worse.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:40 am