Obamacare hits milestone, but detours...

Obamacare hits milestone, but detours ahead for U.S. health law

There are 56 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 30, 2014, titled Obamacare hits milestone, but detours ahead for U.S. health law. In it, Reuters reports that:

President Barack Obama's embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with the administration likely to come close to its goal of signing up 7 million people in private health insurance.

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Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#1 Mar 30, 2014
What makes you think the Government has come anywhere near it's goal of 7,000,000 enrollees. Because they say so? Really? They lie about everything else, why would they tell the truth about their numbers? This whole thing is a scam. They admitted last week only about 80% of their enrollees have paid their premiums. That means their enrollment is closer to 4.4,000,000. This whole thing is an unmitigated disaster.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#3 Mar 30, 2014
boner's teahadist house voted over 50 times to stop rebates, from insurers to 8.5 million consumers, receiving over $500 million dollars, due to the ACA's 80/20 rule.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#4 Mar 30, 2014
Lets just see how many pay! LOL
ObamaCare FUBAR

Bohemia, NY

#5 Mar 30, 2014
People who have tried unsuccessfully to sign up for ObamaCare are calling themselves detourists.
spoko

Oakland, CA

#7 Mar 30, 2014
In defense of Obamacare.

Alf Landon, a Republican nominee for president in 1936, called the Social Security program a "cruel hoax" and a "fraud on the workingman" that could never live up to its own promises. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?!

Website problems have plagued the rollout of Obamacare, imperiling the promise of new health insurance policies for millions of Americans.

Big problems are not unusual for new programs of such enormous scope; in fact they are to be expected. The technology involved may be different, but previous expansions of the safety net have all suffered glitches. Social Security, the first and arguably the most successful federal social program, faced serious challenges before the first monthly retirement checks went out in 1940.

"There was a lot of doubt about whether it was the right thing to do and whether they could do it, as expected, republicans fell all over each other denouncing it (they still do). It wasn't easy. After Congress passed the Social Security Act in 1935, a nascent Social Security Board faced a daunting task: enrolling 26 million industrial workers in less than a year, and another 2.5 million each year after that. One major problem: A lot of people had the same name.

There were, according to board calculations, hundreds of thousands of workers with the surnames Smith, Jones, Brown, Miller, and dozens of other common family names, all of whose records would have to be kept straight, their wage histories following them through all geographical and job moves. They, of course, had no computers, and no precedent for creating such a system. Board Chairman Arthur Altmeyer, a republican, studied the problem for months before delivering the sad news that “it would not be possible.” He recommended that the board notify Congress that the government could not run the Social Security program, after all."
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#8 Mar 30, 2014
ObamaCare FUBAR wrote:
People who have tried unsuccessfully to sign up for ObamaCare are calling themselves detourists.
And the ones who took the time, the effort - and yes the frustration - and have successfully signed up are calling themselves democrats.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#9 Mar 30, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Because they say so?
Catboy, I would bet these facts are more reliable than your rag the Enquirer?!
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#10 Mar 30, 2014
Unfortunately, 99% of the media, television, newspapers, magazines, news organizations, hollywood and so much more mimic the enquirer. The elitists have done well.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#11 Mar 30, 2014
serfs up wrote:
. The elitists have done well.
Are you saying that the elitests want to mimic the enquirer/ Now that is a high watermark! NOT. Very funny!
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#12 Mar 30, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Are you saying that the elitests want to mimic the enquirer/ Now that is a high watermark! NOT. Very funny!
The elitists removed sense a long time ago. People are used. All of us. We get what we want to hear except for Christianity and personal emasculation if you do agree with the system that is being set up. Most politicians follow their edicts or direction. So mixing and making things up and tearing down proven good institutions and watering down responsible behaviors has achieved their goal. World government is our future. and when it arrives a totalitarian state will be our everyday living with the removal of much of the payouts to people. Traditional families will be put back together and be put top of the pecking order only with the elitists educated dogma the rule over everything else including religion. Life will be much harder and there will be little tolerance for dissent. The state will rule and much of what we experience the last half century will be changed out of necessity. As it is to expensive with the need of massive taxation to keep anything that will fall by the wayside without it.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#13 Mar 30, 2014
I laugh at you silly tea-baggers as you continually have to come crashing down to reality… never bet against Black, LOL… OBAMACARE is a complete success, and if you like OBAMACARE you can keep OBAMACARE.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#14 Mar 30, 2014
And they are purchasing the guns....You just can't keep warning the habitual parasite. Our children are spoiled and slightly sociopathic from decades of progressive doctrine. Remove the grease of opulence and they will turn nasty. You see it everyday and deny. Never bet against the nature of man. For it end in death and carnage before it resets to sanity.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#15 Mar 30, 2014
see the light wrote:
Lets just see how many pay! LOL
85% have paid. LOL
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#16 Mar 30, 2014
Actually only 80% have paid, and they haven't paid an annual premium. What do you think will happen if they don't pay, and just opt out after they get a taste of the whole plan? Nothing
foster

Ashburn, VA

#17 Mar 30, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
What makes you think the Government has come anywhere near it's goal of 7,000,000 enrollees. Because they say so? Really? They lie about everything else, why would they tell the truth about their numbers? This whole thing is a scam. They admitted last week only about 80% of their enrollees have paid their premiums. That means their enrollment is closer to 4.4,000,000. This whole thing is an unmitigated disaster.
80% of 7 Million is 5.6 'illion Paid
foster

Ashburn, VA

#18 Mar 30, 2014
serfs up wrote:
And they are purchasing the guns....You just can't keep warning the habitual parasite. Our children are spoiled and slightly sociopathic from decades of progressive doctrine. Remove the grease of opulence and they will turn nasty. You see it everyday and deny. Never bet against the nature of man. For it end in death and carnage before it resets to sanity.
Guns keep America Free !!
foster

Ashburn, VA

#19 Mar 30, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Actually only 80% have paid, and they haven't paid an annual premium. What do you think will happen if they don't pay, and just opt out after they get a taste of the whole plan? Nothing
5.6 Million of the 7 Million sign ups paid. There is still time to sign up
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#20 Mar 30, 2014
foster wrote:
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Guns keep America Free !!
We ain't that free. But for defense as the nation gets poorer, the crimes will increase.
spoko

Oakland, CA

#21 Mar 30, 2014
foster wrote:
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Guns keep America Free !!
Huh? Free of what ...?
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#22 Mar 30, 2014
It is closer to 4.6 million. At any rate it is a long way from 7,000,000 paying enrollees. And there is no guarantee this will go anywhere in 9 months. It will all look very different at that time.

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