Obamacare does not provide any easy way for a family to add a new baby to their insurance plan.

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Finding out what’s not in it: Obamacare does not provide any easy way for a family to add a new baby to their insurance plan.

There’s another quirk in the Obama administration’s new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes. With regular private insurance, parents just notify the health plan. Insurers will still cover new babies, the administration says, but parents will also have to contact the government at some point later on. Right now the HealthCare.gov website can’t handle such updates.

It’s a reminder that the new coverage for many uninsured Americans comes with a third party in the mix: the feds. And the system’s wiring for some vital federal functions isn’t yet fully connected. [emphasis mine]

To paraphrase something George Will once said, the law is a blunt instrument, not designed to do many complex things. But with Obamacare the Democrats have asked it to do something incredibly complex, run the health insurance business. It can’t do it, and because of this it is now causing a great deal of heartache and misery for many people, a large number of whom are sick and vulnerable.

But we all know that the Democrats care about the sick and vulnerable, which is why they insisted that Obamacare be enforced now without delay.



  • Patrick

    The progressives are not programmed to think of live babies, they are more concerned with killing babies.

  • Don

    We need far less feds in our lives, far less.

  • Edward

    Incompetence is a phenomenon of government.

    One would think that the basic operations of healthcare insurance would have been considered. This is what happens when we let government take care of things. They think that they are so smart that they don’t have to talk to those who know, the insurance companies, the patients, the doctors, etc. The insurance companies would have told them things such as how to sign up customers (a new task for government), the patients would have told them what we need — and what we don’t — and the doctors would have told them something about how to treat patients and make them well.

    The government is sticking its nose into *EVERY* aspect of our lives. Where and when does it end?

    When do we get our freedoms back? More important: what government agency do we have to go to in order to get our freedoms back?

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