Obamacare Transmission Error Rate: 25 Percent

That's not very comforting at all


HealthCare.gov botched as many as one in four enrollment transmissions to insurance companies in the months of October and November, a top ObamaCare official said Friday.

The disclosure from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) came after weeks of pressure from journalists and reflects the first officially released error rate for so-called 834 forms.

The problem creates the need for federal health officials to reconcile individual enrollment records with a long list of insurers in a process an official described as "very intensive."

"We need to have these conversations at a very individualized level with plans directly so that we can reconcile our records … and identify any consumers that fall into this category," said CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille.