Turns out the genius designers of the Obamacare website forgot to include a protocol for updating your coverage to reflect basic life changes like, for example, having a baby. Maybe they figured after taking in Pajamaboy, no one would ever want to have kids again, or, equally likely given liberal ideology today, they think everyone will choose the contraception and abortion options from their menu. From the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
It’s not just having a new baby that could create bureaucratic hassles, but other life changes affecting a consumer’s taxpayer-subsidized premiums. The list includes marriage and divorce, a death in the family, a new job or a change in income, even moving to a different community.