Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 3 years 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. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

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

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years 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.

  4. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, almost 3 years 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.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

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

  6. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years 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.

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago

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

  8. grh9447

    grh9447 said, almost 3 years 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!!!

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    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

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    ’Fox news lying was easily found by googling it. :) You missed it, it was all over the news. You finished complaining about name calling, by calling TrustedMechanic a name by the way…hypocrite!

  11. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    They had to start applications and give out personal private information just to check out pricing and details on plans.

    You have to be kidding to claim 476,000 applications means anything substantial. The administration will get around to telling us how many have actuall signed up when the information favors them (just like everything else transparent that they do).

  12. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    You are right. The prices of the policies in most cases don’t look that out of line, but the devil is in the details. The coverage, copays and deductibles are so poor they will destroy many hard working families.

    They got what they wanted though. More people will be clamoring for single payer.

  13. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The complications and contraindication are the presence of GOP bacteria….

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The Feds spent $500,000,000 (that is $500 million) on this web site.

    Your source is an idiot. The $500 million included many contracts for other systems needed to implement the ACA, not Healthcare.gov. The cost of the website was ~ $100 million, according to Glen Beck’s own website, The Blaze.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/10/rumor-check-obamacare-website-might-be-glitchy-but-it-didnt-cost-634-million/

    And yet I, as a citizen, am supposed to have faith in our government to actually do this whole health care thing correctly and properly?

    You’re in healthcare. How many people do you see, who are on Medicare?

    My own employer’s health care plan is horrendous – and it meets the standard of ACA.

    Conservatives have argued that giving people health insurance would result in them flooding doctors’ offices with terminal hypochondria, causing massive costs & doctor shortages. All plans allow for regular checkups, but people will think twice if they have to cover deductibles & co-pays. This isn’t anything new in the insurance industry.

    As far as your plan being crappy, most of us have been dealing with this for decades. Premiums up, benefits down. Employers going from paying the whole premium, to half, to none, to saying, “Sorry, we don’t have insurance.”

    Still, it’s nice knowing I won’t have to sell the house if I wind up in the hospital for a few days.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @SpicyNacho

    They had to start applications and give out personal private information just to check out pricing and details on plans.

    I suspect that most of the merely curious didn’t bother. You can look at plans & premiums without creating an account here:

    https://www.healthcare.gov/find-premium-estimates/

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