At least 2.9 million Americans who signed up for Medicaid coverage as part of the health care overhaul have not had their applications processed, with some paperwork sitting in queues since last fall, according to a 50-state survey by CQ Roll Call.
Those delays — due to technological snags with enrollment websites, bureaucratic tangles at state Medicaid programs and a surge of applicants — betray Barack Obama’s promise to expand access to health care for some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
As a result, some low-income people are being prevented from accessing benefits they are legally entitled to receive. Those who face delays may instead put off doctors appointments and lose access to their medicines….
This is insane. A little while ago, I had a conversation with the clerk in a grocery store in my neighborhood. This man informed me that he completed his application through the healthcare exchange last November. As of the end of April, he was still waiting. Even worse, this fellow has diagnosed a year ago with stomach cancer.
To hear Progressives tell it, Obamacare is working just fine. Yeah right. H/t Weasel Zippers.