CBS Uncovers 'Serious', 'Incredibly Misleading' Obamacare Website Price Quotes

October 23, 2013 - 11:37 AM
CBS Uncovers 'Serious', 'Incredibly Misleading' Obamacare Website Price Quotes

President Obama likened HealthCare.gov to Kayak.com on the day the ObamaCare website went live, but the travel company wouldn't stay in business very long if it gave "useless" price quotes, as the 23 October 2013 edition of CBS This Morning revealed about the federal health care website. Jan Crawford detailed how "in some cases, people could end up paying nearly double what they see on the website".

Crawford zeroed in on how the "shop and browse" feature on HealthCare.gov drastically underestimated the price of a plan for older citizens, in particular, and cited unnamed health care industry executives' appalled reaction to this latest problem:

JAN CRAWFORD: The numbers for older Americans are even more striking. A 62-year-old in Charlotte, looking for the same basic plan, would get a price estimate on the government website of $394. The actual price is $634....industry executives we talked to literally could not believe the government is providing these estimates, which they said were useless, and could easily mislead consumers.