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  •  expect complaints from the Ins. companies in (0+ / 0-)

    3...2...1...

    •  Of course -- and they would have a point. (1+ / 0-)
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      TJ

      If millions of people signed up between November 30 and December 15, it was going to be extremely difficult to get all of that processed in time to start coverage on January 1.

      I cannot see how it possibly happens in the five working days between December 23 and January 1.  Especially when the database behind the website is still having issues in how it reports to insurers.  

      I suspect that a lot of people will show up at doctor's offices in January without their doctors being able to verify that they are covered.  

      •  i hope that this was at least (0+ / 0-)

        done in consultation with the companies. It would seem prudent to get their buy-in before making the announcement.

        •  He did have a meeting with (1+ / 0-)
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          clubbing guy

          with insurance co. CEO's last Friday and then insurance regulators this week.

          And then yesterday CA announced they wouldn't allow the canceled policies to be reinstated but they were going to extend the enrollment deadline.

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