Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bad News and Good News, Enrollment edition

As we've noted previously, the Marketplace seems to have a problem keeping out the riff-raff:

"[F]ederal watchdog office did set up 10 phony insurance coverage accounts with no pushback from those overseeing the applications."

That was a year ago, and we're happy to report that there's been a 50% improvement in those numbers:

"Investigators got coverage approval for 15 out of 15 fake people this year"

Okay, I suppose that depends on one's definition of "improvement."

The GAO was apparently unable to make premium payments for three of these "people," which I suppose is reason for celebration, although where those funds would have come from (and where they did originate for the 80% of those who successfully ponied up) remains a mystery.

On the gripping hand, I am pleased to report that none of these "insureds" racked up more than $10,000 in medical expenses.

That we're aware of.
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