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THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014, 9:30 A.M.

Affordable Care Act data discrepancies may affect 2 million

WASHINGTON – A huge, new paperwork headache for the government also could be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law.

A government document provided to the Associated Press indicates that at least 2 million people enrolled for taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance have data discrepancies in their applications that, if unresolved, could affect what they pay for coverage, or even their legal right to benefits.

The final number affected could well be higher. According to the administration, the 2 million figure reflects only consumers who signed up through the federally administered HealthCare.gov website and call centers. The government signed up about 5.4 million people, while state-run websites signed up another 2.6 million.

If you signed up for this how confident are you that you are covered?

 




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.







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