State's ObamaCare overcharges 13K

State's ObamaCare overcharges 13K
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The Washington state ObamaCare exchange says that it withdrew the incorrect amount of money from the bank accounts of 13,000 people.


Some of the people say that more than three times the correct amount was withdrawn for their monthly premium for health insurance. 

Richard Onizuka, the CEO of the exchange, told KIRO 7 TV in Seattle that it was working with its contractor, Deloitte, to fix the error affecting people who set up automatic payments and that they would be refunded within 48 hours.

"We apologize to our impacted customers and are working to correct the problem to minimize any further inconvenience they may have already experienced," he said.

Separately, the Obama administration is dealing with an error that gave 800,000 people who signed up for ObamaCare the wrong tax information.

The Treasury Department said Tuesday that people who owe extra in taxes because of the error can keep the money.

Republicans have jumped at the chance to argue that the error shows the law is a burden on the public.

"ObamaCare has consistently lived up to the warnings Republicans have raised: taxes, canceled plans, disruptions, higher costs, etc. Today’s double news dump is just another in a long line of ObamaCare consequences," Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Trump asks court to block release of tax returns to Congress | Private sector adds 330K jobs in July, well short of expectations Senate panel advances first three spending bills McConnell lays out GOP demands for government-funding deal MORE (R-Ky.) said when that error was revealed.