Well of course this was to be expected with the way the web site was rolled out as any technologist knows this comes around later to clean up when there’s not an organized system and again I think you would have had a better process of having people using a paper enrollment method temporarily and then have the data input properly from the start but that’s dead wood now and we all could hash that forever.
Obamacare - One Big “Attack of the Killer Algorithms” No Matter Which Direction You Turn, Compounded With a Lot of Government and Consumer “Algo Duping”….
What is so odd anymore is that everyone demands “perfection” from consumers, yet companies, banks, you name it toss flawed data around today like it’s going out of style. With everything connected today you do not have any sense of control like you did in the old days with silos but there’s no going back so this is what we live with and all the more reason for consumers to be skeptics at all times if something doesn’t look right. Might as well get used to this as a consumer as you are going to be battling flawed data every where you turn anymore as this issue is on the rise. You will scored on flawed data everywhere you turn or I should say you will encounter this possibility so keep your eyes open as that’s our new battle as consumers with having to constantly validate ourselves as companies and government mess it up. Of course I should say at this point that’s a good reason to cut down on the data selling for profit as that adds even more fuel to the fire as bad data sells as good as good date.
World Privacy Forum Report - The Scoring of America: How Secret Consumer Scores Threaten Your Privacy and Your Future - One Big Element that Fuels the Continued Attack of Killer Algorithms & Demise of the Middle Class Creating Profiteering And/Or Denial of Access
This is now a manual process to go back and fix the errors and there’s money attached as well. In some states like Nevada, people applying for insurance were shown to have criminal records which were not the case and got denied and then there are other cases where maybe people qualified with data who should not have.
Las Vegas Resident Get Bit By a $407,000 Killer Algorithm When Signing Up for Obamacare , Algos Didn’t Talk To Each Other, Had Heart Attack And He’s On the Hook For the Cost, He Signed Had Signed Up With United…
On top of this flawed data we have the narrow network killer algorithms that are shifting people and doctors around and heck it’s another data exercise to figure who can go where and see who. It’s not all so lovely out there having to shift gears as “the data says” but that’s what’s going on out there with analytics and scoring people.
Pre-Existing Conditions With Health Insurance May Be Gone But Narrow Networks Are Providing The Same End Result For Many Ill Patients With Not Being Able To Get Care - Extreme Cases Of New Killer Algorithms Popping Up With Insurance Business Models…
We wanted information to improve things and in many areas of course it is but the fall out with “flawed data” will be growing and it’s something companies and government should model for and be prepared as this is a given and in order not to discriminate against consumers, that is happening already, perhaps very specific departments to handle correcting data need to be created. Put it in the model from the start and don’t sit there surprised when flaws arrive I would think. BD
Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage.
A government watchdog said Tuesday the Obama administration faces a huge task resolving these "inconsistencies" and in some cases didn't follow its own procedures for verifying eligibility.
Two reports from the Health and Human Services inspector general marked the first independent look at a festering behind-the-scenes issue that could turn into another health law headache for the White House.
At the time, the administration had limited technical capability that would have let officials resolve roughly 330,000 of those cases. Only about 10,000 were actually cleared up within the period. Albright said the situation is much improved.
The inspector general said several states running their own insurance markets were having similar problems.
The federal insurance exchange didn't always verify Social Security numbers through the Social Security Administration, as required by its own internal safeguards. The California marketplace didn't always verify citizenship and legal presence through Homeland Security.