Jessica Sanford, one of @BarackObama’s #obamacare ‘success stories,’ will have no insurance.
Oh dear God but the Democrats have not done right by this woman. OLYMPIA, Nov. 17.—Jessica Sanford, the Federal Way woman who got a shout-out from President Obama last month with her fan letter for the Affordable Care Act, got a rather rude awakening last week. Turns out she doesn’t qualify for a tax credit after all. At least that’s what the letter said that | Read More »
The three interlocking gears of the #Obamacare #FAIL.
Originally, I was going to use the step-stool analogy, only the problem here is that in order for Obamacare to work all three problems need to be resolved. At the moment the administration is more or less working on one full time, and desultorily working on another. The third has yet to be addressed. So… consider a set of gears, with three obstructions. All three | Read More »
NBC: up to 10.5 million on track to have @BarackObama/Democratic party take away their health insurance.
Actually, before I get started on that… please watch this related ad on Terry McAuliffe, and his uncritical – not to say, slavish – devotion to one of the greatest American civic disasters since Prohibition. I refer, of course, to Obamacare: Got that? Good. Go help Ken Cuccinelli.
#Obamacare chat line personnel starting to seriously lose it.
I know that this video from the GOP on the Obamacare exchange’s help chat SOUNDS like an exaggeration… …but it’s actually not.
White House bringing in “*Top* Men” to ‘fix’ #Obamacare exchanges.
A couple of things about this report: The Obama administration Sunday said it’s called on “the best and brightest” tech experts from both government and the private sector to help fix the troubled website at the root of the Obamacare enrollment problems. The unusual Sunday 600-word blog post from HHS was the first update in more than a week on the many failings of an | Read More »
Spanish-language version of #Obamacare delayed, yet again.
September 27, 2013: In another delay for the Affordable Care Act, White House officials quietly told Hispanic groups on Wednesday that the Spanish-language version of the healthcare.gov website will not be ready to handle online enrollments until mid-October. Mid-October:
Aetna CEO: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up for a Quick Fix to Obamacare
The various glitches and bugs (some might say features) that have popped up in the Obamacare rollout have been well enough documented that I shouldn’t have to run through them here. Most people, however, don’t understand the extent of the issues or just how long it could take to fix them. CEO Mark Bertolini of insurance company Aetna is probably one of the few people | Read More »
#Obamacare exchanges: June myth versus October reality.
Here’s a fun game: see how far you can get in this Atlantic Obamacare puff piece from June 2013 before you erupt in involuntary laughter! As the first website to be demonstrated by a sitting President of the United States, Healthcare.gov already occupies an unusual place in history. In October, it will take on an even more important historic role, guiding millions of Americans through | Read More »
Quote of the Day, This Is Why We Fight #Obamacare edition.
Never mind partisan maneuvering: when it comes to stopping Obamacare, it is in the best interests of the country that we win. Because the waves of pain are just going to keep on coming. The first two weeks of healthcare.gov have passed, with no progress toward a usable website on which to enroll. The public is being told that they can also enroll via paper | Read More »
#Obamacare exchange design priorities: insurance is nice, but your SSN is ESSENTIAL.
This passage from the latest round of Dear God, but these Obamacare exchanges are horribly designed articles leaped out at me: It appears that a major reason why the federal exchange has borne the brunt of the problems is that the website asks you to set up an account, inclusive of your Social Security number, before shopping for prices on the exchange. This is in | Read More »
Sticker Shock: Californians suddenly discover why all the Republican shouting over #Obamacare.
And BOOM goes the dynamite. Meet Tom Waschura, Californian, father of two – oh, and right: Obama supporter. Just got a letter from his healthcare provider telling him that his private health insurance just went up by ten grand a year: “I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today,” Waschura said, referring to House Speaker John Boehner, who is leading the Republican | Read More »
Annnd that is the sound of the California #Obamacare exchange going down in flames.
Via RNC Research comes this oopsie: That’s a clip on KNTV. Basically, it reports that the California Obamacare exchanges will be taken offline this evening so that Covered California can fix the problem that’s keeping people from… enrolling in the California Obamacare exchanges. Mind you, they’re claiming that the site will be ready again on October 3rd… then again, they also claimed that it’d be | Read More »
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R, Kansas) rashly promises to sign up for #obamacare exchanges.
I say rashly because he’s making a BIG assumption, here: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), an opponent of ObamaCare, said he will try to sign up for the healthcare exchange when it opens Tuesday. “I’m going to try to enroll tomorrow morning, October 1,” Pompeo vowed. “I wish everyone [signing up for ObamaCare] good luck. …which is to say, Pompeo is assuming that it will be | Read More »
Small businesses must …fax… their #obamacare exchange applications in.
Yes, faxes are still a thing, apparently. You can even do them from your computer. And if you’re a small business owner wanting to get Obamacare coverage, you’re going to have to! Administration officials are quietly telling key interest groups to expect initial glitches signing up online for coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Two sources tell The Associated Press that small businesses | Read More »
Twitchy is aggregating “Hey! Your health care plan got cancelled!” letters. #obamacare
They’re getting quite the collection. Some things to remember: Starting January 1st, 2014, people WILL be required to get health care. Or pay a fine. Starting January 1st, 2014, employers will NOT be required to offer people health care. Barack Obama gave them one year extensions, not individuals. A common theme of these letters seems to be that the plans are getting cancelled as of | Read More »