Thursday, January 23, 2014

America - Now with even more hope and change...

...enters the Obamacare death spiral.

Minnesota panel recommends scrapping state Obamacare systems.

Oregon and Maryland have attracted most of the attention for failures within state-based ObamaCare web portals, but Minnesota may challenge for the bronze medal at the very least. Despite repeated assurances from Governor Mark Dayton on down, the MNSure system is failing, its management structure is “non-existent” according to an independent panel, and the best option might be trashing the whole mess:
An independent consultant has issued a damning report of the state’s troubled online insurance marketplace.
MNsure’s management structure is “non-existent” according to Optum, a subsidiary of Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, which recently performed a week-long analysis of the more than $100 million website.
MNsure executives have been making decisions in a “crisis mode,” the report states.
MNsure’s board members called for the end-to-end review after the website continued to experience major technological issues three months after it launched.
The report found the agency’s ambitious enrollment goals will suffer as a result.
“While MNsure will fall short of achieving its original enrollment goals and consumer satisfaction levels, continuous improvements can be made in both the short-term and long-term,” the report states.
Those problems, however, won’t be fixed quickly and the state should consider scrapping the system altogether and starting over, the report said.
The MNSure target was 70,000 enrolled in private plans by April 1, according to the metrics laid out by the state. Only 28,000 have done so at this time, even though nearly 50,000 have enrolled in public assistance programs through the MNSure portal, and they have less than two months left to make up the remaining 60% of the goal (April 1 enrollments have to be registered by mid-March). And the website won’t be fixed in time to allow for that kind of boost, KARE 11 reports:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is anyone surprised?

 
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