Insurance Exchanges Facing Scrutiny

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Tuesday is going to be a major day for the White House because the Affordable Care Act and its insurance exchanges are going to become available to the public. People will be able to determine what insurance they want to buy and will find out if they are going to be able to qualify for the new subsidies that will help them to afford the cost of those options. It’s going to be a day that’s going to be the subject of scrutiny and confusion.

A lot of people are going to be logging on to the exchange websites just to see what is going on and how much money they can expect to pay for coverage. Some people are going to go to the website out of curiosity even though they are already insured. A few may check out the sites because they want to see how the prices vary from state to state or region to region. However, most people are going to be logging on because they want to find out how much it’s going to cost them to get the insurance coverage that they have been waiting on for years.

One of the biggest concerns has been whether or not the amount of people who are going to be going to the websites is going to be enough to crash the site entirely. Although it’s not completely expected to happen, there’s always room for glitches during the first day of releasing a new program. Everyone has worked very hard to ensure that the program is fool-proof and that nothing too bad can happen during the launch of the insurance exchanges, but there is always a possibility.

There are also a lot of people who are going to log on to the site because they want to find out if the technology designed for the exchanges is actually going to work. A lot of what is going to be seen and experienced with the exchanges is a reflection of hard work and technology that didn’t exist previously. There has been a lot of dedication and time devoted to creating something that couldn’t be used for fraudulent purposes. Testing can only go so far, however; the true test is going to be on Tuesday when the program goes public and everyone logs in to an insurance exchange.

Outside of all this, some hope that there will be no errors or glitches with the insurance exchange itself because they don’t want to deal with further criticism from those who are opponents of the insurance law. If the insurance exchanges are a complete success and there’s no serious problems or failures on the day of launch, then it will reflect to the opponents that there is a positive chance that ObamaCare may be successful, even this early into the release. Ultimately, there is no way of knowing everything that the program has in store until its launch on Tuesday.