An Oklahoma man is distressed over the lack of identity safety of Obamacare and is alerting others about it after he received a suspicious piece of mail from the Department of Health and Human Services, KWTV reports.
A letter from the Health Insurance Marketplace, the division of government where Americans can enroll in Obamacare, was sent to Kini Kay last week. The letter listed his address and an application ID (similar to an eight digit number), and asked him to confirm his information and visit healthcare.gov.
The letter also claimed that he submitted an application for health coverage. But Kay never signed up for Obamacare and says he has "never been anywhere near that website."
The letter warned of the March 31 enrollment deadline and threatened to deny Kay’s tax credits should he not make contact with the division within 45 days of the letter being issued. The letter is dated April 1. Kay did not receive the letter until April 14.
Kay expressed his frustration with the Obamacare letter: "Sentence after sentence- it's bizarrely contradictory and confusing. And it's dishonest. I never started an application."
A spokesperson with the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed they’ve been sending letters, but it is impossible for Kay to have received a letter if he did not apply at the Marketplace. They claim that this is the first instance in which a non-applicant has received such a letter. They explained the April 1 issue date of the letter, saying that a newly issued order granted an extension until April 15 to those attempting to enroll in Obamacare.