#56951 Mar 31, 2014
Making up good news about Obamacare
The Obama administration is celebrating that it has achieved its (downwardly revised) goal of signing up more than 6 million Americans for Obamacare by 11:59 p.m. March 31. Mission accomplished!
Not quite. The administration has not revealed how many of those 6 million people have paid their premiums. If you have not paid, you have not actually “enrolled.” It’s like putting merchandise in your Amazon cart but never clicking “buy.”
Besides, the number that matters is not how many Americans signed up for Obamacare but rather how many previously uninsured Americans signed up for Obamacare. By that standard, Obamacare may be headed for an epic failure.
Recall that between 5 million and 6 million Americans lost their health plans because of Obamacare last fall. If the administration now succeeds in signing up 5 million to 6 million previously insured Americans, it will have achieved . . . nothing. Breaking even is no great accomplishment.
Those who sign up and do not pay are not actually enrolled.
Goldman Sachs is projecting that only 1 million Obamacare sign-ups will come from previously uninsured Americans. Indeed, it estimates that the number of total signups will be just 4 million — not 6 million, as the administration claims — because “HHS figures . . . count all persons who selected an ACA exchange plan regardless of whether or not they have actually completed the enrollment process by paying their premium.”
Goldman Sachs also anticipates that fully 75 percent of all the Obamacare sign-ups will be from people who already had insurance.
#56952 Mar 31, 2014
#56953 Mar 31, 2014
LMAO ! First off, Fox news and the Daily Caller said they'll be lucky to get 2 million to sign up by the deadline , now that we met almost 7 million ( figures to come out later this month ) now they go after" Did these people really pay"? Now if it turns out they paid, then it will be ,"Well, they wont continue to pay" and if they continue to pay, then the teabaggers will say, "They can cancel their healthcare in a year to two and pay the fine .." then if they have Obamacare for years to come, then it will be back to Benghazi and the NSA spying scandal once Obamacare is finally working and covering 20 million people by the end of 2020 who had no healthcare before Obamacare....... But Hillary will be President by then !!
And now back to Fox news !!!!!!
#56954 Mar 31, 2014
Obamacare Enrollment Surging With Last-Minute Sign-Ups !!!!!!
On the last day to sign up for Obamacare, evidence appears to be mounting that what started as a disaster may turn out a success.
Monday is the deadline to enroll in health insurance for 2014 via the health insurance exchanges created by President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, and it's clear that many waited until the last minute. The looming deadline and fear of the penalty for not getting covered has driven millions of people to the exchange websites, enrollment events and health insurance companies over the past few days.
HealthCare.gov and some state-run health insurance exchanges suffered software glitches and buckled under heavy demand Monday.
The final rush could push the total number of private insurance enrollments well past the 6 million figure touted by the Obama administration last week. Obamacare sign-ups may wind up closer to the 7 million originally predicted for the first year.
"It's kind of the lead-up to Christmas right now, and all the last-minute shoppers are out," said Brian Lobley, senior vice president for marketing and consumer business at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.
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#56955 Mar 31, 2014
Officials at healthcare.gov reported on Sunday that there were so many telephone calls, that consumers were being told to leave their information so they could be contacted later; 270,000 people called in for help on Saturday, plus 1.2 million people visited healthcare.gov , a record in terms of volume.
The spike in interest wasn't only noticed by those who support the health law.
"Thousands packed the Cashman Center for a free healthcare enrollment event Saturday," reported KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, detailing a rush of late applicants in the Silver State.
"Thousands lined up Friday outside the El Paso County Coliseum, scrambling to enroll for health care," read a story in the El Paso Times newspaper about signup efforts in Texas
At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have signed up for or obtained coverage. There will be a bit of number shuffling afterward, when we find out how many people have paid their premiums. That's the last hope of Republicans, that millions won't actually be insured because they haven't paid, and probably what they're going to point to with their accusations that the White House is "cooking the books."
Let me repeat that. The last, great hope of Republicans is that millions of people don't get health insurance.
Given that, so far, 83 percent of enrollees have qualified for the subsidies to get help paying that first premium, and every premium after it, that's a really slim hope.
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#56956 Mar 31, 2014
Obamacare enrollment season ends with massive surge !!!!!
The first open enrollment season of Obamacare ended at midnight Monday, a day that saw millions of Americans click onto Obamacare sign-up portals, dial into call centers and stand in long lines at assistance sites nationwide. The huge surge made it increasingly likely that enrollment would hit 7 million, the finish line that seemed out of reach during much of the often rocky six-month period.
Shortly after 10 p.m., the Associated Press cited two sources that said sign-ups were “on track” to hit 7 million. Administration officials wouldn’t confirm the number but said that signs were pointing in that direction.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/healthc...
#56957 Mar 31, 2014
Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare !!!!!!!!
I happened to turn on the Hannity show on Fox News last Friday evening.“Average Americans are feeling the pain of Obamacare and the healthcare overhaul train wreck,” Hannity announced,“and six of them are here tonight to tell us their stories.” Three married couples were neatly arranged in his studio, the wives seated and the men standing behind them, like game show contestants.
As Hannity called on each of them, the guests recounted their “Obamacare” horror stories: canceled policies, premium hikes, restrictions on the freedom to see a doctor of their choice, financial burdens upon their small businesses and so on.
“These are the stories that the media refuses to cover,” Hannity interjected.
But none of it smelled right to me. Nothing these folks were saying jibed with the basic facts of the Affordable Care Act as I understand them. I understand them fairly well; I have worked as a senior adviser to a governor and helped him deal with the new federal rules.
I decided to hit the pavement. I tracked down Hannity’s guests, one by one, and did my own telephone interviews with them.
It was all staged and they all lied !!
Read more here to find out the truth !!!!!
And now back to FOX news for the most trusted, unbiased,late breaking news !!
#56958 Apr 1, 2014
You will. Give it time. The employer mandate is'nt in place yet.
#56959 Apr 1, 2014
CIA officer confirmed no protests before misleading Benghazi account given
March 31, 2014
Information on ground rejects protest account
Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA’s station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show.
The attack was “not an escalation of protests,” the station chief wrote to then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell in an email dated Sept. 15, 2012 — a full day before the White House sent Susan E. Rice to several Sunday talk shows to disseminate talking points claiming that the Benghazi attack began as a protest over an anti-Islam video.
U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack.
Since: Oct 12
#56960 Apr 1, 2014
If that is all you've got....Might i remind you of the Senate Investigation, which found that Christopher Stevens had twice turned down additional security from our Commanding General in Africa.....Save all your BS for the next general election....it worked so well for you lastime.....
#56961 Apr 1, 2014
You Pennsyltuckians are all still living in 2010. WTF is wrong with you hicks?
#56962 Apr 1, 2014
Roger it seems to me you cant run with the big dogs in here, go play outside today it will be raining.
Take your Fox love juice and swig on it to keep you from dehydrating. LMAO!
#56963 Apr 1, 2014
Love this state
#56964 Apr 1, 2014
Fox News has become a comforting safe haven for degenerated politicians, hacks, sycophants, rasputins, demagogues, poseurs, avowed and closet racists, and first rate ventriloquists.
Sean Hannity is the demagogue in chief who profited a great deal from white-skin privilege. A closet racist with a thin resume and poor intellect who is challenged by the rigorous demands of real journalism.
The blowhard in chief, realizing that he lacks the intellectual heft and world knowledge to be considered a bona fide anchor-political commentator, dupes his employer and his audience offering a daily dose of Obama bashing, which he, Hannity shamelessly calls news.
But to his credit, the expendable vermin knows that there are a bunch of avowed and closet racists out there who religiously listen to him seating in their meth labs having a fix, enjoying cold beers, and relishing his fiery rants that carry a streak of racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and ethnocentrism.
It is sad to know that his model has been successful thus far. He made a fortune selling one of the most desired commodities for today's conservatives--racism. If only the walls in the homes of many people who call themselves conservatives could speak, you would be amazed to discover the large number of former and active klansmen that exist among them.
Sean Hannity knows that he is loosing ground. The daily dose of Obama bashing is long in the tooth. And Sean himself is becoming so annoying and boring as to put a cup of coffee to sleep.
He has to cheat to survive. His has a limited intellect. Go easy on the poor guy. Give him some room to grasp the ethos of journalism.
#56965 Apr 1, 2014
#56966 Apr 1, 2014
It's all good
#56967 Apr 1, 2014
On the fence
#56968 Apr 1, 2014
It all sucks
#56969 Apr 1, 2014
Not too shanny
#56970 Apr 1, 2014
Chickens come home to roost for Obama
March 30, 2014
Today’s quiz: What do Vladimir Putin’s aggression and ObamaCare’s troubles have in common? OK, that was too easy.
It is impossible to dismiss as mere coincidence the Russian Bear’s invasion of Ukraine and the continuing mayhem of the Affordable Care Act. In their own ways, each reflects the full flowering of the policies of Barack Obama.
His chickens are coming home to roost, and what a mess they are making.
Obama’s sixth year in the White House is shaping up as his worst, and that’s saying something. He’s been in the Oval Office so long that it is obscene to blame his problems on George W. Bush, the weather or racism.
Obama owns the world he made, or more accurately, the world he tried to remake.
Nothing important has worked as promised, and there is every reason to believe the worst is yet to come. The president’s casual remark the other day that he worries about “a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan” inadvertently reflected the fear millions of Americans have about his leadership. Not necessarily about a bomb, but about where he is taking the country.
We are racing downhill and he is stepping on the gas. Will he stop before the nation crashes?
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