North Carolina’s Third-World Obamacare Experience


In the weeks since the of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul website, there hasn’t been a great deal of good news for the Administration. Most news stories have been about crashing webpages, errant code, lack of interest and broken promises. But the story of the single successful user of in North Carolina is so ridiculous that it’s almost unbelievable.

Internal Blue Cross Blue Shield emails obtained recently obtained by WNCN revealed that in the month since the Obamacare exchanges opened in the State, just one of the insurance provider’s 3.7 million North Carolina customers successfully enrolled for health insurance through the exchange — but that customer hasn’t paid.

From the WNCN:

Without payment, enrollment means nothing because the customer is still not officially in the system.

Part of that payment issue may come from the government’s technical problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield emails indicate the “payment re-direct option” on the government servers isn’t working.

In fact, the government’s whole system is so plagued that emails say BCBS made a “business decision to refrain from uploading data” to prevent false data from entering its system.

Meanwhile, people are not embracing BCBS’s marketplace. According to those emails, less than 1,000 people even filled out applications as of Oct. 25.

Even worse, according to reports, is that the unpaid Obamacare enrollee has likely already been targeted by identity thieves in the State.

Via CBS Charlotte:

Blue Cross Blue Shield found the entire system is so filled with glitches that the company decided not to upload data because it was afraid false information might enter its computer system.

And the emails reveal a scammer was using the insurer’s name to try to obtain personal information.

A person was making phone calls claiming to be with the “National Health Care Registry,” and falsely claim it was taking over healthcare reform contracts from the Blue Cross.

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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • ProfElwood

    “A person was making phone calls claiming to be with the “National Health
    Care Registry,” and falsely claim it was taking over healthcare reform
    contracts from the Blue Cross.”

    But with only one potential victim, it’s a sure money-loser for the hackers.

    See, the lack of users isn’t a glitch (don’t use words like “crash”, “error” or “problem”, they might offend someone) it’s a security feature!

    • Clint McInnes


      Normally I don’t use that trite sort of expression, but in this case it’s accurate. Your final sentence DID make me laugh!

      You know, at my place of work we are not allowed to call problems “problems”. Problems are “opportunities”. Gotta love Newspeak.

      • Robert Messmer

        Please let us know when a young lady shows up and you get to go in to your boss and tell him “you now have the opportunity to be a father.” Wonder if that would be a problem?

  • terryk

    More failure examples of OBAMACARE It was a failure from inception just like its namesake

  • FreedomTrainUSA

    The courts will be OVER LOADED with Lawsuits concering the “Little Boy Dictator” and the D****RAT’S Death Care Train Wreck…..If the system does not collapse from its own weight….the Massive number of Lawsuits that hit the Courts will Collaspes this Disasterous Train Wreck…..AND IT CAN’T HAPPEN FAST ENOUGH….

  • elevenoclock

    Perhaps the 50,000,000 uninsured people were healthy people who rarely went to the doctor and didn’t want to pay $500.00 per month. Not everyone gets seriously ill, only about 7% of the population.

    If you want an issue to fight for why not ban cars, they kill more people than disease in the US. How about banning alcohol again it kills and ruins more families than illegal drugs.

    And… Where did the $650,000,000.00 ($650 million dollars) paid for the web-site to nowhere go? Why are our representatives not asking for receipts, pay stubs, software purchases to show who received the $money.

    The website utilizes freeware and old source codes available for free so where did the money go?