Saturday, August 11, 2007

Mass. Uninsured face health plan delays

The Boston Globe reports:
The number of people seeking state-subsidized health insurance has overwhelmed the offices processing applications, forcing some of the uninsured to wait months to get coverage, according to state officials and healthcare advocates.

Applicants routinely have to submit the same paperwork twice or even three times, because it is getting lost in state offices, advocates say, and many are getting confusing or contradictory information about whether they qualify.

The loss of paperwork "happens to over 50 percent of our clients," said Camila De Oliveira, program director of the Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, which helps people apply. "The clients are getting frustrated. It was supposed to be a fast turnaround."
That's socialism for you.No word yet from the statists on this consumer satisfaction story.