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post #271 of 739
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

I am having to change my health insurance, yay.


Reporting racist undertones in this post.
post #272 of 739
Poll: No good news in Obama approval ratings

http://fox2now.com/2013/11/09/poll-no-good-news-in-obama-approval-ratings/

I had predicted that Obama, like GWB, would be toxic by the end of his second term. That prediction stands.

Say what you may, BO is no Bill C, nor a Ronald R.

While BO doesn't have the shortcomings ( nor the strengths ) of GWB, he sure has similarities to Jimmy Carter!

And it's many things that are dragging him down, not just Obamacare.
post #273 of 739
^^^^^^


But .... the New York Times thinks he's innocent.

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post #274 of 739
Liberals were calling Republicans complete monsters for wanting to delay the implementation of Obamacare until the new year. Now here we are 7 weeks from the end of the year and Obamacare is nowhere near being implemented.
post #275 of 739
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Liberals were calling Republicans complete monsters for wanting to delay the implementation of Obamacare until the new year. Now here we are 7 weeks from the end of the year and Obamacare is nowhere near being implemented.

I think leading with "defund it entirely or we shut down the government" make asking for a year delay look like a transparent attempt to just get more time to kill it entirely.

There was a reason that the mainstream branch of the party wanted to withhold the showdown until the debt ceiling. Would have given them a chance to show that the rollout of Obamacare wasn't working and given them more effective leverage.
post #276 of 739
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I think leading with "defund it entirely or we shut down the government" make asking for a year delay look like a transparent attempt to just get more time to kill it entirely.

There was a reason that the mainstream branch of the party wanted to withhold the showdown until the debt ceiling. Would have given them a chance to show that the rollout of Obamacare wasn't working and given them more effective leverage.

True Dat

You know how much I support BO and BOcare, but the GOP has done a terrible job in opposition to it. The Ted Cruz factions, et al are divisive and will hurt rather than help come election time 2014.

Hence, I predict that the GOP will hold the House in 2014 but not take the Senate. So, we the people, will be stuck with 2 more years of same ole, same ole.
post #277 of 739
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Tucked inside nearly 11,000 pages of the Affordable Care Act is a little-known provision that doles out three months of free health care to individuals who choose to default on their premiums.

People who receive the federal subsidy to be part of Obamacare will be allowed to incur a three-month “grace period” if they can’t pay their premiums and then simply cancel their policies, stiffing the doctors and hospitals.

Their only repercussion is that they have to wait until the following year’s open enrollment if they want coverage on the exchange.

“It will help break the system,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, one of a core group of Republicans who oppose Obamacare. “This is a huge piece of evidence to show this can’t work, you will break the system and bankrupt people involved.

“The hospitals, doctors and insurance companies will be left holding the bag. There will be disagreements over who will pay for what. Lawyers will get involved because we are talking about a lot of money,” he said.

Under Section 156.270 of the Affordable Care Act, the insured needs to pay a premium for just one month before qualifying for the three-month grace period. The insurance company must pay the claims during the first month of the grace period; during the second and third month doctors and hospitals are left to collect unpaid bills.

This loophole wasn’t lost on some unnamed individuals who queried the Department of Health and Human Services during an open comment period for the new law in 2011.

While officials at HHS did not respond to requests for comment on this story, they did offer a glimpse into their thinking in a March 27, 2012, report contained in the Federal Register.

“HHS will continue to explore options for incentivizing appropriate use of the grace period,” the register said. “HHS will monitor this issue moving forward and will continue to work on the development of policies to prevent misuse of the grace period.”

Experts say the federal government has given people the green light to commit fraud.

“In a sense, it legalizes fraud,” said Wesley J. Smith, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute of Human Exceptionalism and a frequent critic of the Affordable Care Act. “It legalizes putting your burdens on the insurance companies’ shoulders and never paying your premiums. The government wants people to be irresponsible and apparently they want the whole system to descend into chaos.”

In Massachusetts, where a variation of Obamacare already exists, the problem already has emerged, said Devon Herrick, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis.

“People are signing up and getting care and bailing out,” Herrick said. “I was talking to an insurance agent a few years ago (in Massachusetts). She said once a week she would get a call from a college girl who discovers she’s pregnant and wants health insurance. That’s an example of a condition that you can schedule.”

Some medical professionals are bracing themselves for the worst.

The Texas Medical Association is educating its members about the loophole and receiving feedback from worried doctors. Many in that state operate on a shoestring budget, sometimes taking out loans to stay in business.

Lol, I thought this dumb fucking law was supposed to prevent exactly this? Grace period? Go fuck yourself.
post #278 of 739
Bill Clinton has to be one of the greatest political minds ever. Here he is setting up Hillary to run against...Obama in 2016.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/12/clinton-obama-should-honor-commitment-on-keeping-health-plans/?hpt=hp_t2
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"I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got," Clinton said during an interview with the website OZY.com.
post #279 of 739
http://benswann.com/three-20-year-olds-make-their-own-working-obamacare-site-in-just-three-days/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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The Obama Administration has spent multiple years and over $634 million to build the Obamacare website, HealthCare.gov. Despite all of the time and money poured into the site, it still remains broken and glitchy.

Meanwhile in San Francisco, three 20-year-olds were able to build their own Obamacare website that actually works — and they did it in just three days.

Ning Liang, George Kalogeropoulos and Michael Wasser built HealthSherpa.com, which presents the Obamacare marketplace in a much simpler, more effective manner than HealthCare.gov does.

Currently, users must enter all of their personal information into the HealthCare.gov system before even getting a quote. On HealthSherpa.com, however, users only need to enter their zip code to see all of the plans available pricing.

Liang said, “[The government] got it completely backwards in terms of what people want up front. They want prices and benefits, so that they could make the decision.”

http://www.thehealthsherpa.com/

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Sherpa = dog whistle.
post #281 of 739
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



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Washington, DC — More bad news for ObamaCare as users of its website Healthcare.gov report finding Obscene material on ObamaCare website material on a number of its signup pages. CGI Federal, the IT contractor responsible for the site said the obscene content was uploaded by a disgruntled employee.
Ken Renynolds who is a spokesman for CGI Federal told CNN the problem with the site has been resolved. “This is an isolated incident,” Reynolds said. “The employee responsible for the obscene material has since been terminated. One bad apple does not speak for an entire company. I assure the American people that their privacy and information is safe and secure as always.”
The graphic material was viewable Friday evening between 8PM – 9PM PST. Users reported the images to customer support which then had the content removed from the server.
- See more at: http://nationalreport.net/obscene-material-found-obamacare-website/#sthash.wed5O0E9.dpuf

post #282 of 739
Ning Liang, George Kalogeropoulos and Michael Wasser VS Government bureaucratic efforts.

The 3 kids win. Where is there any surprise!
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Obamacare, it's for sluts!
post #285 of 739
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post


Obamacare, it's for sluts!

The numbers don't lie. Young Female [sic] with Pricey Tastes

Except..... when you read the article....
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Kentucky's exchange had enrolled a total of 40,572 people in new health coverage as of last Friday morning, with 33,561 of them enrolled in Medicaid, the joint federal-state insurance program for the poor. A total of 7,011 had enrolled in privately sold insurance through Kynect.

Ok. So who is paying for all of these new enrollees given it is almost all Medicaid.
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