Precisely how and where that mistake was made is still being investigated. Whether it was a coding error or greater technological flaw, it’s only the latest sign that HealthCare.gov still has deep troubles despite a second enrollment season that went far more smoothly than the first.
The major glitch, which officials announced Friday, is yet another embarrassment for the Obama administration — and another obstacle for people trying to work their way through the confusing first tax season under the Affordable Care Act.
Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers will have to wait for at least a few weeks to get corrected versions of the form, called the 1095-A. And up to a few million Americans probably have to log onto HealthCare.gov to find out if their form was among the botched many.