Sen. Rand Paul Is Infected with Obamacare Bug
Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) son was enrolled in Medicaid, which was not the goal when the Congressman tried to sign his family up for health insurance using Kentucky’s state-based exchange, Kynect. Paul appeared on ABC‘s “This Week,” during which he explained the difficulties he experienced.
“The other day I actually tried to get my son signed up through the Kentucky exchange, you know, that the Democrats have said is so good. And I have here my son’s Medicaid card,” Paul said. “We didn’t try to get him Medicaid. I’m trying to pay for his insurance. But they automatically enrolled him in Medicaid.”
Prior to his son’s accidental enrollment in Medicaid, Paul says the people running the exchange refused to talk to the family for a month because they doubted his son’s existence. “He had to go down to the welfare office, prove his existence — then the next thing we know, we get a Medicaid card,” Paul said on ABC.
In addition to his son’s issues, Paul has not been able to pay using the website. “I’m trying to pay for insurance and can’t pay for it, and I’m uncertain now whether I’m enrolled in D.C. and/or Kentucky.” He is also unsure if his family is covered. “I keep getting an error code every time I go in. It will not let me edit my policy to try to make sure that my family is covered. … This is an unfolding disaster that I don’t think gets better anytime soon,” he told the hosts of “This Week.”