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Medicare chief apologizes for HealthCare.gov problems

There are 191 comments on the CBS News story from Oct 29, 2013, titled Medicare chief apologizes for HealthCare.gov problems. In it, CBS News reports that:

Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, to testify before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#74 Oct 30, 2013
So the unions get grandfathered on the ACA. Is this true? Perhaps everyone can be.
CZars_R_US

Orlando, FL

#75 Oct 30, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
You may have a point, what function does tort reform, the restrictions on compensation to patients who suffer injuries from a physician's mistakes have on Health Care Insurance Companies?
How is limiting your aware a benefit to the Health Care Insurance company that writes your health care policy? I hear a lot about Tort Reform, but what are the benefits to the consumer how is the consumer protected by having his awards from a court case limited?
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The point is to actually try to address the issues and waste that has caused the increase in the Healthcare cost. This plan does not change any of the factors that caused the costs to rise.
It is just another way for the insurance companies to get paid; just with the goverment taking part for others or mismanagement fees. Just get rid of the waste like the fact that a lot of un-needed test are ordered etc for defense purposes.

The main reason it is so expensive is it is just another give-a-way program. Does it really make sense for 50+ years olds to have to cover birth and abortion expences.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#76 Oct 30, 2013
So I have to gather by this response you don't actually have any idea how Tort Reform is a benefit in protecting Consumers and put it out as a possible solution because of what exactly?

if you've not been trained as a physician how are you so sure what medical test are necessary to reaching a diagnosis for a patient before treatment and management?

The factors that caused increases in the escalation of Health Care has been a drive to increase profit margins by the Health Care insurance companies that deliver no medical treatments and act as the buffer between patients and their physicians.

We know that the drivers of price increases in America's profit driven health care system have been over the last 15 years. Were you paying attention to the debate?



CZars_R_US wrote:
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The point is to actually try to address the issues and waste that has caused the increase in the Healthcare cost. This plan does not change any of the factors that caused the costs to rise.
It is just another way for the insurance companies to get paid; just with the goverment taking part for others or mismanagement fees. Just get rid of the waste like the fact that a lot of un-needed test are ordered etc for defense purposes.
The main reason it is so expensive is it is just another give-a-way program. Does it really make sense for 50+ years olds to have to cover birth and abortion expences.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#77 Oct 30, 2013
serfs up wrote:
So the unions get grandfathered on the ACA. Is this true? Perhaps everyone can be.
The unions and anyone else who has employer based health care are exempt from ACA it was never intended for individuals who already have coverage in employer or association group plans that provide "Comprehensive Coverage"........
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#78 Oct 30, 2013
Clef Hanger wrote:
Woman after woman apologizes after the democrats throw them out to the lions.
Is this the democrats secret war on woman?
It certainly looks that way. Odumma must really hate women.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#79 Oct 30, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
So I have to gather by this response you don't actually have any idea how Tort Reform is a benefit in protecting Consumers and put it out as a possible solution because of what exactly?
if you've not been trained as a physician how are you so sure what medical test are necessary to reaching a diagnosis for a patient before treatment and management?
The factors that caused increases in the escalation of Health Care has been a drive to increase profit margins by the Health Care insurance companies that deliver no medical treatments and act as the buffer between patients and their physicians.
We know that the drivers of price increases in America's profit driven health care system have been over the last 15 years. Were you paying attention to the debate?
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Why don't we take the profit from every business? Why just healthcare?
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#80 Oct 30, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't we take the profit from every business? Why just healthcare?
What profits are being taken by the government via Health Care Insurance companies?
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#81 Oct 30, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>It certainly looks that way. Odumma must really hate women.
I don't think Obama hates women as much at Women have proven they Hate the Republicans and their policies aimed at restricting women's rights as free citizens in America
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#82 Oct 30, 2013
Women definitely hate oscumma, trust me!!!!



Even the brothers hate oscuma.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#83 Oct 30, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
The unions and anyone else who has employer based health care are exempt from ACA it was never intended for individuals who already have coverage in employer or association group plans that provide "Comprehensive Coverage"........
Of course. What bullchitt!...fencewalkers....p urchase your weapons......Saul Alinsky lives!
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#84 Oct 30, 2013
Well if you say so, and it's on the internet it has to be true.....the voter's polls is never right..... we can tell by the margin of victory Romney enjoyed in Nov 2012 in the Presidential Elections........ Yahoo!
incredulous wrote:
Women definitely hate oscumma, trust me!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dF0cKPsFuksXX
Even the brothers hate oscuma.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Sendai, Japan

#85 Oct 30, 2013
American-stock-prices must crash now!
S&P must be 300. Dow must be $3,000.
The U.S. must tighten its monetary-policy now!
The U.S. must contract its domestic-demands now!
Economic-bubble of the U.S. must crash now!
Economic-growth-rate of the U.S. must be lower than Japan's, Germany's, China's, Taiwan's, and South-Korea's economic-growth-rates!
American-bond-prices must crash now!

Occupy Wall-Street!
We need "Occupy Wall-Street"!

When we consider these-years,
high-prices of American-stock-prices (high-prices of Dow and S&P) have only bad effects for our America!

Nikkei-225 must be 150,000-Yen now!
When Japan raises its consumption-trax-rate, then Nikkei-225 must be 300,000-Yen in order to cancel out the effect of Japan's rising consumption-tax-rate!

Economic-bubbles must occur in Japan, Germany, China, South-Korea and Taiwan now!
Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan, and South-Korea must make a shift from manufacturing to the service-industry in Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan, and South-Korea.
Japan's, Germany's, China's, Taiwan's, and South-Korea's economies must move from manufacturing-bases more towards service-bases.
Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan and South-Korea must loosen their monetary-policies now!
Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan and South-Korea must expand their domestic-demands now!
Japan's, Germany's, China's, Taiwan's, and South-Korea's stock-prices must be 10-times as high as their current-prices now!
Japan's, China's, Taiwan's, Germany's, and South-Korea's societies must be competitive-societies now!

The U.S. must have Universal-Health-Care-System in the U.S. now!
The U.S. must revive Labor-Unions only in the U.S. only for Americans now!
The U.S. must revive antitrust-law only in the U.S. only for Americans now!
The U.S. must decrease the gap between the rich and the poor only in the U.S. only among Americans now!
The jobless-rate of the U.S. must be 2%!
The minimum-wages of Americans must be $70,000 per person per year!

The U.S. must revive Heavy-Industry and Manufacturing-Industry only in the U.S. now!
The U.S. must be the largest-creditor-nation in the world ever in world-history now!
The U.S. and American-makers must monopolize all the markets all over the world now!
The U.S. must be the world's factory now!
The U.S. must fill the world with made-in-U.S.A.-products now!
The U.S. must have 5-Trillion-dollar-current-acco unt-surplus per year and 5-Trillion-dollar-trade-surplu s per year!

The U.S. must take Monroe-Doctrine now!
The U.S. must withdraw her American-Forces from Europe, from Japan, from South-Korea, from Asia, from Singapore, from Afghanistan, and from Pakistan now!
The U.S. must withdraw her American-Forces now from all the wars in which the U.S. now involves!
The U.S. must decrease its military-budget to 100-billion-dollar per year now.
Or, the U.S. must decrease its military-budget to 1% of its GDP now.

Chechen Independence war, South Ossetia war, Xinjiang (Uyghur) Independence war, Tibetan Independence war,
Asian war, Korean war, Japan-Russia war, Japan-China war, Japan-N.Korea war, Japan-S.Korea war,
Indo-Pakistani war, Sino-Indian war, Sino-Russia border conflict, Sino-Vietnamese war, China-Malaysia war, China-Indonesia war,
European war, Germany-Russia war, British-Russia war, Balkan war, Falklands war,
must begin now!

The U.S. must not be involved these wars!
The U.S. must make weapons, ships, steel, airplanes, PCs, cars, and home-electric-appliances in the U.S.,
and the U.S. must export those weapons, ships, steel, airplane, PCs, cars, and home-electric-appliances from the U.S. to the world!
(This can be called a Monroe Doctrine.)
Shinichiro Takizawa

Sendai, Japan

#86 Oct 30, 2013
Remember Pearl Harbor!
Finally, Japan will be destroyed!
We are Americans!
I love the U.S.! I love Americans!
Wars, natural-disasters, earth-quakes and Nuclewar-power-plants accidents must occur in Germany, China, Taiwan, South-Korea and Japan now!
Then, reconstruction-demands will occur in Germany, China, Taiwan, South-Korea and Japan!
Wars, natural-disasters, earth-quakes and Nuclewar-power-plant-disasters in Germany, China, Taiwan, South-Korea and Japan
can increase Germany's, China's, Taiwan's, South-Korea's and Japan's domestic-demands!

Germany, Taiwan, South-Korea, Japan, British and Italy must protect Germany, Taiwan, South-Korea, Japan, British and Italy by themselves!
Germany, Taiwan, South-Korea and Japan must increase their military-budgets and their military-forces now!
CZars_R_US

Orlando, FL

#88 Oct 31, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
So I have to gather by this response you don't actually have any idea how Tort Reform is a benefit in protecting Consumers and put it out as a possible solution because of what exactly?
if you've not been trained as a physician how are you so sure what medical test are necessary to reaching a diagnosis for a patient before treatment and management?
The factors that caused increases in the escalation of Health Care has been a drive to increase profit margins by the Health Care insurance companies that deliver no medical treatments and act as the buffer between patients and their physicians.
We know that the drivers of price increases in America's profit driven health care system have been over the last 15 years. Were you paying attention to the debate?
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And Obamacare fixes the Insurance mess How??? By giving them access to more people!!! It was just a payoff to the Insurance companies who helped write the bill. And who were the only waivers given to, and why, to pass the mess!!!
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#89 Oct 31, 2013
Actually the bill was written by the Republican Think Tank the Heritage Foundation.

The Bill has lingered around Washington since before Bob Dole ran against Bill Clinton, how long have you been republican that you don't know your own inspiration for the nation?

This was the Republican alternative to Single Payer.

in 1969 Ted Kennedy rejected this proposal when offered up by Richard Nixon.

Why don't republicans who profess to love America and claim to be patriots not know much about America's history?
CZars_R_US wrote:
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And Obamacare fixes the Insurance mess How??? By giving them access to more people!!! It was just a payoff to the Insurance companies who helped write the bill. And who were the only waivers given to, and why, to pass the mess!!!
CBOW

Dover, PA

#90 Oct 31, 2013
Want mustard on that healthcare plan.....Some small business owners in New York say they have been besieged with calls from people seeking health care help after their numbers were mistakenly listed under a directory for ObamaCare enrollment sites.

The New York Post reports the state health department erroneously listed the numbers as belonging to locations for the so-called ObamaCare “navigators,” who are supposed to help people sign up for health insurance.

Instead, they are reaching businesses such as Brooklyn Cupcake. The cupcake shop’s owner, Carmen Rodriguez, tells the Post she has received over 100 calls from people seeking information on health insurance.

“I have nothing to do with this,” Rodriguez said.“I run a very busy establishment, and I’m like, what is going on?”

Rodriguez tells the Post her phone has been ringing off the hook and she is at wits’ end.

“There has to be somebody who can help with ObamaCare; that’s their own mess,” she said.

She’s not alone. A limo company, a deli and a skin product company were all also mistakenly listed as ObamaCare enrollment sites, according to the Post.
Stupid Liberals

Omaha, NE

#91 Oct 31, 2013
Remember when Nancy Pelosi said "We have to pass it to find out what's in it" A physician called into a radio show and said: "that's the definition of a stool sample". That pretty well sums it up.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#92 Oct 31, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Actually the bill was written by the Republican Think Tank the Heritage Foundation.
The Bill has lingered around Washington since before Bob Dole ran against Bill Clinton, how long have you been republican that you don't know your own inspiration for the nation?
This was the Republican alternative to Single Payer.
in 1969 Ted Kennedy rejected this proposal when offered up by Richard Nixon. Why don't republicans who profess to love America and claim to be patriots not know much about America's history?
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Real history has to fit the present agenda, if not it is a need for revisionist history.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Doylestown, PA

#93 Oct 31, 2013
Once republicrat baucus took the public option off the table any meaningful reform was impossible! Glad he's retiring!!
CZars_R_US

Orlando, FL

#94 Oct 31, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Actually the bill was written by the Republican Think Tank the Heritage Foundation.
The Bill has lingered around Washington since before Bob Dole ran against Bill Clinton, how long have you been republican that you don't know your own inspiration for the nation?
This was the Republican alternative to Single Payer.
in 1969 Ted Kennedy rejected this proposal when offered up by Richard Nixon.
Why don't republicans who profess to love America and claim to be patriots not know much about America's history?
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Totally different bill and you know it. It was dreamed up behind closed doors etc. Maybe a similar idea back then but nothing like this mess. Besides we still don't know all thats in it or what the true costs will be.

Why don't Democrats keeps their hands in their own pants and out of everyone elses. Talk about keeping government out of personal lives.!!!! Guess that only counts for what liberals want; they just want someone else to pay for it.

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