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Obamacare Website has no working payment system


“We still need to build the payments systems to make the payments” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Chief Information Officer Henry Chao told an Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee hearing today.

The revelation, first reported by Politico’s Jessica Meyers,  comes less than a month before consumers must make payments on Obamacare policies which go into effect at the beginning of next year. Since, according to Healthcare.gov, the first payment for plans beginning on January 1st, 2014 must be made by December 15th, 2013 that leaves a mere 26 days for Obama administration to create and roll out a working payment system.

Despite this narrow time frame the administration has given no indication that they will delay the payment deadline. In fact, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated the December 15th payment deadline in a conference call just last week. “By the 15th of December, we’ll be able to tell you how many people have actually paid for the first month of coverage,” she said.

The payment system was not the only part of the government run health insurance exchanges that remained incomplete according to Chao. He claimed that “60 to 70 percent” of the system still needed to be developed.


Stephen Gutowski

5 comments

  • aPLWBinAK

    It is nearly impossible to exaggerate just how inept and incompetent our Government is….

    • chuckinva

      It is because our government is far too big and involved in way too many areas, like healthcare and education where either local and state governments and free markets are more suitable to serve. Untangle government and put them back on track to serve the people, not the other way around.

  • Tusense96761

    This is absurd , or Obama is up to something? How could this be his signature legislation when they have had three years and a ton of money to set this up and they have done nothing. The only thing they have done is cost the entire economy to tank, because no one is hiring for fear health care costs will rise for employers. People are being cut hours to part time so employers won’t have to pay the cost of insurance with the increases under Obummercare. The entire medical community is being destroyed because of uncertainty for doctors and future doctors. Obama is destroying our country and he isn’t even a legal president. He needs to be taken out and thrown in jail for the fraud he is. God bless America and help us dear Lord get Obama out of our White House.

  • Kevin

    Yes it does, send all payments to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC, we prefer cash, signed King BO

  • savagenation

    It is no wonder these appointed Bureaucrats don’t want to testify in front of Congress and TV cameras. The public will discover the real truth about the Federal Government: it is literally run by utterly incompetent morons.


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