Yesterday, Secretary Kathleen Sibelius bragged that 365,000 Americans have “enrolled” at healthcare.gov by selecting a plan. She cold not give a number of how many actually have received coverage.
I am one of the 365,000 who enrolled, BUT I DON’T HAVE COVERAGE. I worked at getting a plan for 62 days, almost every day. Finally on December 1 I was able to finally get all the way through healthcare.gov and select a plan, and “enroll”. The success message told me that I would be contacted within a couple of days by the insurance company to arrange for payment.
That was 12 days ago. Since that time, I have not received ANY CONFIRMATION from the insurance company that they have received my information. I have also not been asked to provide payment.
I called the insurance company. But since I did not provide my social security number to healthcare.gov (which is insecure, and SS# was listed as optional information), the insurance company could not look me up in the system. They told me that IF they got my information, I would be invoiced by mail. That was a week ago.
As of today, I do not have coverage.