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December 05, 2013

Healthcare.gov Is Totally Fixed You Guys But You Need to Send a Check to Your Insurer Directly

Right. "Fixed."

This happens all the time with Amazon. I "select" a book online, and then they send me an email instructing me I should write a check and send it to the publisher, and complete the transaction with him.

In the podcast last night (which will be available tomorrow), we talked a lot about the coming Crisis. We tried to figure out exactly what the hell was going to happen on January 1st, given that Obamacare kicked five million people off their insurance, and would certainly not manage to sign up that many by the deadline.

Especially given that payments must be made by mail.

And that premiums are now very high.

And that one-third of all 834's sent to insurers are riddled with errors.

And that the whole system is in chaos.

What will happen January 1 when thousands of people have car crashes or other need for insurance, but don't have it, due to Obama's incompetence and stubborness?

John Ekdahl suggested that Obama will just order hospitals and doctors to treat anyone who says he has insurance, whether he does or not. I believe Ekdahl's term was that Obama will order everyone to be "deemed" as covered by insurance.

Is that inconceivable? I don't think so. That's what Allah's thinking, too.

The shocking new news in Allah's post is that only 20% of people who have "enrolled" in insurance have sent a payment yet -- and the hour is growing late for January 1st coverage. And furthermore, that if payment is not received by the start of the term (actually, a week before it-- they need to make sure the check clears), the policy is considered void and the customer will have to go through the nightmare of signing up for Obamacare again.

So is it actually inconceivable that Obama will simply issue a Kingly Edict and instruct insurers to insure people whether they actually are insured or not? Or that hospitals and doctors must, through this "transition period" which may contain "some disruptions," must provide care without actual promise of payment?

Unfortunately, we'll be discovering the answers to these frightening questions very soon.


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