The much-maligned Healthcare.gov website has run into yet another problem. Reports have shown that the website is unable to update a consumer's plan in the event of a new baby. This isn't just the case of babies, but also divorces, deaths or even emigration. While this is purely technological and does not mean babies will not be covered, parents will find it difficult to know how much they will be paying given the discounts they could be eligible for.
"We are currently working with insurers to find ways to make changing coverage easier while we develop an automated way for conumers to update their coverage directly," said White House spokesman Aaron Albright. Unfortunately this has been just one problem out of the many: software problems have left 100,000 consumers without coverage. It seems the teething will never quite end for the government website.