Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 1 year ago

    Dream on, Obamanation. Only you could take something that started out as screwed up as Obamanationcare was at the outset and screw it up even worse.

  2. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    - Half a million already signed up, the website can be fixed.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76

    “Half a million already ‘signed up’”
    Link?
    Or do you mean signed up for the Obammy Care Newsletter?

  4. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    ““Half a million already ‘signed up’”
    Link?”
    .
    - There ya go.

  5. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    476,000 have started applications. Link:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/20/we-know-476000-obamacare-applications-have-started-we-dont-know-how-many-will-finish/

    The problems with the website don’t mean the law is bad, or that the problems shouldn’t be fixed.

    In the meantime, have fun. Obama’s team messed up on the website. This would have been bigger news for the last few weeks, if the Tea Party hadn’t been trying to cause a default.

    The deadline for avoiding the penalty isn’t till next March. I suspect the end number of people signing up is going to be much, much larger than 500,000.

  6. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, about 1 year ago

    Everybody cooperated so well. Note that in states like Texas where they built their own system and had a smaller group of people to process things worked out really well.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76

    The CNN link says the numbers are unofficial estimates by unnamed officials, the official numbers won’t be out until November. Of the state exchanges that agreed to answer the CNN reporter, they said more than 250,000 had signed up, and, added to the states that refused to answer and the Federal system numbers, half a million sounds roughly right.


    A few people have complained about the price. CNN and the New York Times both say that those who went on Fox and said, when they tried to enrol, the price was very high were all liars, the real prices are just as Obama said in his 1 Oct press conference, most will pay a total out-of-pocket cost of less than $100 a month for full coverage.


    Mr Rall has reported much higher prices on his blog, and I was told I am not eligible for any of the plans in Texas (it was very easy to get on the Texas e-health site and be told that no plan would accept me), but one must not believe one’s own eyes, CNN, the president of the US, and the New York Times are right: for the 90% of Americans totally unaffected by the ACA, the price is very reasonable.


    Meanwhile, the Tea Party types say it will cost the US government more than $3 trillion a year. Which is even less believable than the $100 a month total out-of-pocket cost claim.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Unfortunately the parrot died in the process…
    .
    (reference the Monty Python skit)

  9. kpeverley

    kpeverley said, about 1 year ago

    save 10 percent at obamacoffins.com

  10. mskemple

    mskemple said, about 1 year ago

    The numbers I saw this morning were a little different. Yes around 500,000 have accessed the site and began their sign ups , but it was estimated only 37,000 had already signed up. The total number needed to sign up in the first six months was 7,000,000 , this number was the figure needed to keep the program solvent. CNN/FOX these are estimates as no one knows the actual numbers.

  11. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    Showcasing the few who had success on Obamacare’s website is like diving into a porta-potty, emerging covered in poop, and showing the dime you found.

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    The numbers I saw this morning were a little different. Yes around 500,000 have accessed the site and began their sign ups , but it was estimated only 37,000 had already signed up. The total number needed to sign up in the first six months was 7,000,000 , this number was the figure needed to keep the program solvent. CNN/FOX these are estimates as no one knows the actual numbers.———————————————————————
    EXACTLY!
    That’s why when Libs say 500K have “signed up” that’s like saying GoComics “signed up” 100k people to Go Pro because that’s how many clicked on the link to see how much it costs.
    Just because 500k have decided to hand over all their medical records to some newly hired gov. Customer service rep. that does not mean they actually SIGNED UP.
    I don’t think the Dems really care how many sign up because huge deficits and higher taxes never bothered them anyway.

  13. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76

    Another lie from the left. That article reports half a million applications; not half a million signed up. This is still disaster.

  14. grh9447

    grh9447 said, about 1 year ago

    Read the Wall St Journal Law Blog of 10/21/13: There is a another legal flaw in this POS legislation.

    Persons who are enrolled thru the Federally managed State Exchanges (i.e. like Missouri, did not set up a state excahnge so Feds are doing it). These persons ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for Federal Subsidies!!!

    Read the article… there is NOTHING in legislative intent for courts to let it be otherwise!!!

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @churchillwasright

    Wow, Church! That really raised the level of discourse…not. You usually post at a higher level. The New England Journal of Medicine, October 17th,2013 described problems,as well as effective methods to improve the ACA. "The ACA and High-Deductable Insurance-Strategies for Sharpening a Blunt Instrument by J.F. Wharam et.a., in the Perspective section. www.nejm.org

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