#312 Nov 7, 2013
Deleware reported they have 4 enrollments in the insurance exchanges in the first month since Obamacare was launched...meanwhile...
250,000 people will have their existing plans cancelled in Colorado
This law is sooooooooooo awwwwwwessssssssooooooooommmmm mmeeeeeeee!!!!!!
#313 Nov 7, 2013
Since the Obama administration feels it's ok to listen to our phone conversation shouldn't we be able to listen to anyones conversations too? I would like to listen to Obama and Sebelius on the phone 'No Mr. President the web site glitches should be fixed by 2019. Let's go play some hoops.'.
#314 Nov 7, 2013
It's just great you can't go back and remember how fast premiums for coverage rose before reform.
I suppose it was always cheap and never was a problem in the first place right factless!
Everyone's coverage was rising much faster than wages for years and years. We were paying more and more for less and less!
Of course i don't expect you to ever remember the past or anything relevant to WHY we needed healthcare reform at all since you can't even admit to things you said yesterday!!
#315 Nov 7, 2013
Don't need background checks to purchase assualt weapons either!!!
#316 Nov 7, 2013
Don't need to know what's in a Health Care Bill either. If you want to know you have to pass it first. That's called transparency.
Since: Nov 09
#317 Nov 7, 2013
All should give thanks for all in their life to Barack Obama. He has always been with man in spirit before his birth. And now he is here, in the flesh, a GOD on Earth come to save man from man, woman from woman. Barack Obama shall bring man to peace and rewrite our laws into his laws and remake the World into a better place and end death and suffering and disease and pain. All Praise and Glory be unto he that gave us life and purpose: Barack Obama.
#318 Nov 7, 2013
Recent Republican complaints about the Affordable Care Acts website are not without irony. Its odd, for example, to hear GOP lawmakers complain about Americans struggling to sign up for benefits that GOP lawmakers dont want Americans to have.
For that matter, Republicans appear outraged by consumers limited access to enrollment in health care marketplaces, but these same policymakers have spent months trying to sabotage the navigators program.
On the Senate floor yesterday, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) took this to an almost comical level.
Weve already heard anecdotal reports about Obamacare navigators, including a woman who had an outstanding arrest warrant at the time she was hired along with former members of an organization known as ACORN, thats had its own share of problems with corruption and lawbreaking.
As I said a moment ago, these people will be allowed to collect some of the most sensitive personal information that we have as Americans.
Oh, good. We havent heard Republicans complain about ACORN in months. Its good to know the group that permanently closed its doors years ago is still on GOP lawmakers minds.
But even putting this aside, does Cornyns substantive point have merit? Actually no.
The Obama administration has partnered with organizations nationwide to hire navigators whove been tasked with helping American consumers navigate the new system and sign up for benefits theyre legally entitled to. Unsure if youre eligible for your states exchange marketplace? A navigator can help. Confused about how to choose the coverage plan thats best for you? A navigator can guide you through it.
Republican officials have determined that cracking down on navigators may help keep the uninsured from signing up for coverage, so theyve gone to remarkable lengths to sabotage the program, with GOP policymakers blocking navigators from helping consumers who need a hand.
How is this any less offensive than a dysfunctional website? Its not. Indeed, in some ways its worse the Obama administration didnt break the website on purpose, but Republicans are deliberately trying to make it harder for the uninsured to receive health care benefits.
And Cornyn is making matters worse. Navigators arent criminals; there is no ACORN plot; and those involved in the program arent collecting sensitive personal information on anyone. This is all just made up by a noise machine that cant stop itself from trying to undermine the new system.
And so is rthe sabotage the country Republican noise machine!!!!
#319 Nov 7, 2013
Sabotage is not Governence!
"on Republican efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, including the recent focus on navigators. Leave it to Florida to take this to a new level.
Republican officials have determined that cracking down on navigators may help keep the uninsured from signing up for coverage. But Florida is taking this to levels unseen elsewhere.
Florida has issued an order that will prevent residents from finding out how they can sign up for expanded subsidized health insurance at county health departments.
The directive bans the outreach activities of navigators, or counselors hired under the Affordable Care Act to help low-income, uninsured residents sign up for the states expanded insurance program.
This is another blatant and shameful attempt to intimidate groups who will be working to inform Americans about their new health insurance options and help them enroll in coverage, just like Medicare counselors have been doing for years, said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Fabien Levy.
Yes, actually, it is blatant and shameful, though Gov. Rick Scotts (R) administration doesnt seem to care.
A former county health director in the state added that the policy is cruel and irresponsible, and will significantly compromise a multitude of needy Floridians from getting critical health care. Thats also true, and I imagine, its the point.
Consider this in practical terms. A struggling family, lacking insurance, may go to a county health center seeking assistance. While there, a trained navigator is available to help that family sign up for coverage they can afford. According to Floridas HHS, this is strictly prohibited because, well, because the Scott administration says so.
I recognize that the right gets a little hysterical when Obamacare comes up, but is anyone prepared to defend the Florida policy as sensible?
Incidentally, the Obama administration is getting a little tired of congressional Republicans trying to harass and intimidate navigators, too.
Sarah Kliff reported this week:
Republican lawmakers have questions for the groups signing up the uninsured for Obamacare. They have, in fact, lots of questions. Their questions were detailed in a three-page letter sent earlier this month to more than 100 navigator groups, which had received federal funding for health law enrollment.
Health and Human Services stepped in Monday morning with a response on behalf of the groups and a retort.
We are concerned about the timing of your inquiry given its potential to interfere with the Navigators ability to carry out their crucial efforts in assisting Americans who lack health insurance, Jim Esquea, assistant secretary for legislaton at HHS, writes in a response to Congress.
#320 Nov 7, 2013
More drivel from MSNBC, them most slanted news source. Keep effing that chicken Sonny.
#321 Nov 7, 2013
and further in the Obamacare debacle...
maybe someone should tell Obama it's time to stop lying to everybody...he really looks like an idiot saying the same bullshit when his website and the law he is defending says he is lying.
Can't expect much from a guy that calls to congratulate a newly elected mayor, and calls the wrong guy...gotta wonder how this idiot got to be President.
#322 Nov 7, 2013
If by drivel you mean exposing the sabotage effort, yep!!!
You calling the reporting of that effort drivel, doesn't change the fact that the sabotage is happening!!!
#323 Nov 7, 2013
How about USATODAY drivel?
"Navigators are considered crucial to the success of Obamacare because they're supposed to help consumers sort through a maze of insurance options and figure out whether they're eligible for federal subsidies or perhaps free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid. Polls show many people know very little about these options.
This is not the first time the federal government has paid organizations to help people make insurance choices. For nearly a decade and without controversy the Department of Health and Human Services has funded non-profit groups to help educate seniors about enrolling in private Medicare drug plans.
Oklahoma is among at least 17 Republican-controlled states that have taken steps to restrict navigators, a special category of workers created under the health law to help consumers learn about their options in the new online insurance marketplaces. Proponents of the law fear that actions will dampen enrollment.
Sabotage in 17 Red states!
You calling it drivel doesn't mean it isn't happening, it is.
#324 Nov 7, 2013
#325 Nov 7, 2013
Business week drivel!
In so many ways, geography is destiny when it comes to Obamacare. The cost of health plans offered on the new insurance marketplaces varies widely from state to state. Access to the expanded Medicaid program depends on where you live because many GOP-led states opted out of the expansion.
And for those who need some help figuring out how the new insurance exchanges work, theres also a geographic divide. In most states, so-called navigators are available to assist the uninsured in enrolling either via the online sites or on paper. But in some states, these helpers are scarce.
Heres why: Roughly a dozen Republican-led states have enacted laws that make it harder to become a navigator by either forcing them to complete more than the 20-to-30 hours of training the federal government requires or by making them apply for special licenses and charging annual fees to keep the paperwork current. There are exams to pass, too, and hefty $1,000 fines for violating the rules. Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee passed broad legislation that prevents navigators from offering advice about health plans.
Kinda seems like it's really happening huh asswipes!
#326 Nov 7, 2013
Was 'Factless is a liar' spotted in Cleveland?
#327 Nov 7, 2013
Welcome to the need for ObamaCare.
#328 Nov 7, 2013
Again Leominster idiot, really?
Was Leominster idiot spotted outside the white house?
#329 Nov 7, 2013
Og please, the terms disgraceful and idiot have already been taken!!!!!!!!!!
"George W. Bush
only man alive to make Forest Gump look smart"
"A political puppet of large companies whose main goals in life are getting rich and destroying the planet in the process.
That's not a president, that's a prostitute!"
"George W Bush is America's greatest village idiot."
"Perhaps the worst, most hypocritical, idiotic president the U.S. has ever had in office (and anyone who supports him and his war effort in the Middle East needs a foot broken up into his/her ass and his/her facts straightened out)."
"I can't take four more years of dingus ruining our country"
"He's our current president. I am a very Christian person and I hate the man. Yes, he's Christian but he doesn't seem to get separation of church and state. And I don't get how you could say abortions are a sensless waste of life yet send innocent people off to war and blow up people in an underdeveloped country for shady reasons. And I'm sick of the conservatives calling themselves 'normal people' and 'patriots'. I have a normal, boring life and I love my country, but I could never love GWB."
"Shrub never had, nor will ever have, the backbone."
"Disgraceful: In 8 Years, George W. Bush Never Greeted Fallen Troops"
"More than half the country now considers Bush dishonest and untrustworthy, and a decisive plurality consider him less trustworthy than his predecessor, Bill Clinton"
#330 Nov 7, 2013
Yes, heaven forbid that we should ask people that are assisting others with making insurance choices to actually learn something about what they will be doing. Insurance companies hire CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS to assist people with making these choices, but you obviously advocate that we just let ACORN come in and assist people without knowing what the fuck they're doing...you are the typical stupid kind of Democrat.
No wonder Obama likes you...stupid is as stupid does.
#331 Nov 7, 2013
Look on the bright side everyone. We can all have faith in the number 2 man in charge.
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