#1 Cupcake shop besieged by Obamacare calls
10-30-2013, 05:17 PM
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- Jun 2008
From The New York Post
ObamaCare screw up sends callers to cupcake shop
...In yet another bungle for the botched government insurance rollout, the state Health Department has mistakenly listed numerous non-health-related business as enrollment sites — including a Brooklyn cupcake shop that has been besieged by callers.
“I have nothing to do with this,” said Carmen Rodriguez owner of Brooklyn Cupcake in Williamsburg. “I run a very busy establishment, and I’m like, what is going on?”
Because of the mistake, her bakery has gotten 150 calls from people seeking medical-insurance information....
....In nearby Red Hook, the dispatcher for a limo company was equally puzzled at finding his company to be among those listed as enrollment sites.
“If you want me to get you a car, I can help you out,” said Allen Amor of Apex Car & Limo. But ObamaCare? Sorry, wrong number.
Marco Abad, of Zambrand Auto Repair in Sunset Park, said he didn’t even realize his business was among those listed.
“That’s something crazy, because we fix cars over here,” he said.
Amar Git, owner of Desi Deli in Hell’s Kitchen, said he couldn’t possibly help navigate ObamaCare because he doesn’t have insurance himself.
“How can it be? How can I help?” he asked rhetorically.
A receptionist at a supposed navigator site that is actually Crystal Skin Care on Mott Street hung up on a Post reporter.
A clerk at the nearby Dragonland Bakery, another listed site, said no one there spoke English.....
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