Will The Health Insurance Exchanges Be Ready On Time?

Here are the results of a recent poll of senior health insurance executives:

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  1. Patel says:

    Well I am not surprised by this. This is a major large scale project taken on by the public sector, and going from stereotypes, I am guessing this is going to be a slow process.

  2. Cornelius Sutton says:

    I would HATE to be a beaurecrat working in the HHS! Did the CBO include a cost estimate for the additional stress of people involved in the health care industry?

  3. Studebaker says:

    This graphic is telling! I liked James Capretta’s analysis of how much esurance.com spent on startup costs compared to the hundreds of millions of federal dollars given to states to setup an exchange. The fact that states are having a hard time meeting deadlines is evidence how cumbersome the regulations are.

  4. Kyle says:

    Patel, your assumption would be correct.

  5. Harley says:

    This has all been done before. Federal software development and integration attempts are nearly comical.

    The VA has been working with efficiency based tech projects since the early 80’s, and still aren’t able to process a benefit claim end to end using any of their prize horse programs like VBMS.

  6. Anthony S says:

    Yeah…I really doubt it.

  7. Roger G says:

    Even with the best intentions, I don’t see how efficiently and timely the fed can come up with this, which further illustrates political gains at the cost of efficiency.

  8. Bernanrd Wolsh says:

    Excellent closing line. “At this point, what we do know is that there are big questions, being expressed by people a lot closer to the situation than I am. Hopefully, the administration will start providing some answers, and some details, instead of vague assurances that everything’s fine.” If they provide accurate responses, instead of avoid them, then perhaps everyone would have a much clearer idea of what to expect.

  9. Ronald G. says:

    From what we have seen in the past, they probably won’t be ready. Their own regulations and constraints are keeping them from executing their own plans…Ironic much?

  10. Sharon Phils says:

    What a big scam! Only a small percentage of existing policies actually abide by government regulations. With so much corruption, why would anybody expect health insurance exchanges to ever be ready?

  11. Peterson says:

    The Fed Govt is the most burdensome and unproductive bureaucratic fixture of American institutions. No one has confidence in their efficiency.