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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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incredulous

Carmel, IN

#180 Nov 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Dems my behind, this spending the bulk is from policies and priorities that Bush with a Republican congress tied around the throats of America, obligating America's finances for decades beyond Bush leaving the White House... It's to late to complain now because when Bush was chipping away at the future of America and the Republicans were dancing naked around the Capital as it burned, some of you GOP Supporters were toasting and celebrating the eventual demise of America as a Superpower and World Leader.
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Oh please, your lying is simply outrageous. Democrats have been behind the spending even when there is a Republican president. We have had increasing numbers of mooches ever since the New Deal. This population has been growing which is why we ended up with oscumma....twice. These same leaches vote democrat which is why they have held the purse strings far longer than Republicans. Many people want to put an end to spending....they want to reduce govt and yet you want to prattle on with a fictitious blame game. It's the same game sheeple libs have been playing for decades. Unfortunately, govt. educated people have been dumbed down to the level of mindlessness. They believe the talking heads and never learned how to think for themselves.

The scumbag has been in office for how long now? That's right, and we are sinking faster than a turd in the toilet. The scumbag has spent more money in a shorter period of time than any president in history including those who served TWO terms! Don't forget the Republicans helped him cover up some of his dirty deeds by making him stop spending enough to move numbers in his favor and make his enemies hold his bag of sht. The oscummacare debacle hasn't even registered since there are so many hidden costs, the impact to our society has yet to experience the devastating impact. This is just the beginning and it isn't pretty. If he were Republican, he would have been impeached soon after his first election. This lying dirt bag has had free 'reign' and it is a crying shame.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#181 Nov 3, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Wow, you guys are nuts with your nonsensical propaganda!
No doubt the truth hurts but you really must be honest. Forcing a free people on the govt. plantation IS slavery except without the physical evidence of chains and whips. It is social manipulation in order to empower the liberal elites who grow rich at the expense of the stupid. Don't be so coy. People are just beginning to see what libs really are.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#183 Nov 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Obamacare was never crafted to accommodate business, of which only businesses with greater than 50 employee are mandated to provide healthcare for their employees. The mandate on Business leaves more than 80% of Businesses with employees in America unaffected by the new ACA mandate.
Which shows anyone reading this how aware you are of the business environment in America.
Remember you are only speaking the rejected ideology and vision of America that represents 1 in every 5 Americans, who by the way are considered as the extreme ideology.
4 in every 5 Americans hates your party politics, ideas and vision for America. That's not a pretend scenario but a genuine fact in and outside the GOP echo chamber. Your fight is in your bubble not outside with the multitude of Americans who disagree with your basic theories on Government and Society in America.
Your party has a 22% approval rating, what you want doesn't matter with favorability ratings that low.... More people have a greater appreciation for a bad case of hemorrhoids than your politics and social beliefs for America
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Where did you get the figure that 80% of the business are unaffected? It just goes to show you how unaware YOU are! Let's pretend that your figure is correct and when you apply the 80/20 principle, then you would know that oscumma care will have a devastating impact on business and our economy. Additionally, additional taxes on all business as well as non business owners has created a horrific mess that is just beginning to unfold. As people are getting dropped from their policies, they are now going to their employers for coverage. These are people who never used employer provided healthcare before. This will create an even greater burden.

There will be a health insurance tax on premiums although few really understand the impact yet. We will soon find out how far reaching these tentacles will go. Medical device tax is just the beginning and something that will grow like warts on a witch nose.

So don't pretend this isn't going to have an impact on this country....it will, it has and it is going to continue to get worse.

You only know enough about business based on what your liberal rags tell you about it.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#184 Nov 3, 2013
Did you not assume I'm on the dole with some off the wall comment? Why should I not assume you're in Indiana? That's what is under your avatar and Indiana is a red State full of wanna be low income conservatives.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Please don't assume Indiana is my state although I was under the impression it has a history of being more conservative. On the other hand, the state has been infiltrated by liberals which must explain why there are so many....as you claim....with their hand out to the govt. It is ironic that you would look upon these govt leaches with as much disdain as I do which speaks volumes. Your stats are a little screwy because the vast majority who don't pay taxes are the mooches living on the dole.....foodstamps, ADFC, Chip,Medicaid, umemployment, etc. Let's not forget all of those who are unable to educate their brats on their own and rely on the govt to do so.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#185 Nov 3, 2013
There are 5.9 Million Firms in America with paid employees, Firms with 20 to 99 employees there are 526,307, So it is more like 90% as of the 2010 Census.

You not knowing those basic facts about American businesses is not surprising, rarely do Republicans have a clue what's going on in America.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Where did you get the figure that 80% of the business are unaffected? It just goes to show you how unaware YOU are! Let's pretend that your figure is correct and when you apply the 80/20 principle, then you would know that oscumma care will have a devastating impact on business and our economy. Additionally, additional taxes on all business as well as non business owners has created a horrific mess that is just beginning to unfold. As people are getting dropped from their policies, they are now going to their employers for coverage. These are people who never used employer provided healthcare before. This will create an even greater burden.
There will be a health insurance tax on premiums although few really understand the impact yet. We will soon find out how far reaching these tentacles will go. Medical device tax is just the beginning and something that will grow like warts on a witch nose.
So don't pretend this isn't going to have an impact on this country....it will, it has and it is going to continue to get worse.
You only know enough about business based on what your liberal rags tell you about it.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#186 Nov 3, 2013
Well how many Republicans cut deficits, or every ran a balanced budget for the Federal Government in the last 50 years?

Compared to how many Republicans have tripled and doubled debt with their spending in the last 35 years?

Saying Republicans are better with spending over and over does not make that statement true when you look at the income statements and year end fiscal reports on file at both the Treasury and Commerce Department.

Accurate spending and deficit records are available for review and considered public information. Stop listening to professional liars on Television and Radio and research the info for yourself if you have a honest desire to know the truth.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Oh please, your lying is simply outrageous. Democrats have been behind the spending even when there is a Republican president. We have had increasing numbers of mooches ever since the New Deal. This population has been growing which is why we ended up with oscumma....twice. These same leaches vote democrat which is why they have held the purse strings far longer than Republicans. Many people want to put an end to spending....they want to reduce govt and yet you want to prattle on with a fictitious blame game. It's the same game sheeple libs have been playing for decades. Unfortunately, govt. educated people have been dumbed down to the level of mindlessness. They believe the talking heads and never learned how to think for themselves.
The scumbag has been in office for how long now? That's right, and we are sinking faster than a turd in the toilet. The scumbag has spent more money in a shorter period of time than any president in history including those who served TWO terms! Don't forget the Republicans helped him cover up some of his dirty deeds by making him stop spending enough to move numbers in his favor and make his enemies hold his bag of sht. The oscummacare debacle hasn't even registered since there are so many hidden costs, the impact to our society has yet to experience the devastating impact. This is just the beginning and it isn't pretty. If he were Republican, he would have been impeached soon after his first election. This lying dirt bag has had free 'reign' and it is a crying shame.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#187 Nov 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Did you not assume I'm on the dole with some off the wall comment? Why should I not assume you 're in Indiana? That's what is under your avatar and Indiana is a red State full of wanna be low income conservatives.
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No, but I assumed you're on some kind of drugs based on your ridiculous comments... but since you slipped and admitted to being one of many mooches....you know what they say about shoes. Now, since it is so far up your bulbous behind.......may I also add that my location is whatever I want it to be. I truly enjoy reading hypocritical and bigoted comments such as yours who pretend to be open minded and progressive. All you've done is reveal to the forum that you are nothing more than a small minded misinformed bigot who's superiority complex has gotten the better of him.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#188 Nov 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Well how many Republicans cut deficits, or every ran a balanced budget for the Federal Government in the last 50 years?
Compared to how many Republicans have tripled and doubled debt with their spending in the last 35 years?
Saying Republicans are better with spending over and over does not make that statement true when you look at the income statements and year end fiscal reports on file at both the Treasury and Commerce Department.
Accurate spending and deficit records are available for review and considered public information. Stop listening to professional liars on Television and Radio and research the info for yourself if you have a honest desire to know the truth.
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Please don't project your ignorance on me. I am opposed to big govt. and most especially demoncrats like oscumma. I would vote for the sleaziest Republican in order to throw that purple lipped liar out on his ass. It is not my fault that you choose to close your eyes to the monstrous things he has done to our country.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#189 Nov 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
There are 5.9 Million Firms in America with paid employees, Firms with 20 to 99 employees there are 526,307, So it is more like 90% as of the 2010 Census.
You not knowing those basic facts about American businesses is not surprising, rarely do Republicans have a clue what's going on in America.
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You really need to quit playing with numbers because they don't add up nor help you win your argument. oscumma care is a complex load of shit that has contaminated this country in so many ways. It has seeped into areas we are just beginning to discover and some of it won't show up until later.

You haven't the slightest idea what it means to run a business much less work in one. Now go back to your coloring book and finish your rainbow.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#190 Nov 3, 2013
A little something from Forbes: Nothing new here. Just confirmation from those who know the truth about oscumma care:

Why Obamacare Is Unpopular With Small Business Owners

Obamacare is very unpopular with Americans.

A recent CBS CBS +1.35% poll showed Obamacare is unfavorable by 54% to 36%; a September UConn survey reported 53% to 38% unfavorable to favorable; and CNN just reported Americans disapprove of Obamacare by 57% to 39%.

But this is general population research. What about small business owners?


What's Love Got To Do With Your Small Business?
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When the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council asked their members this question,“Will Obamacare make health insurance more affordable?,” 69% said no. In our online polls this year, 78% of small business owners think the law should be repealed, and 93% do not want to change from their current plan to Obamacare.

So why is Obamacare so unpopular, especially out here on Main Street? Well, it’s a mixed bag, but a lot of it is fear.

Even though Obamacare won’t go into effect until 2014 for individuals and 2015 for employers, it’s already costing small businesses regardless of the number of employees they have. For example: Health insurance carriers have started raising premiums to small businesses in anticipation of expensive Obamacare mandates, like guaranteed insurability.

Successful business owners, especially those with passive income, like rent, could be subject to a 3.8%“health care surtax” on income beginning in 2013, which along with other Obamacare taxes, will be collected before the law goes into effect. Small business owners don’t understand charging for something not yet delivered.

And any small business with $500,000 in sales and at least one employee may be fined if they don’t give notice about the existence of an Obamacare Exchange “in writing, no later than October 1, 2013, including a description of services provided, and the manner in which the employee may contact the Exchange to request assistance”( DOL.gov ). Two weeks before this deadline, we asked our small business audience if they knew about the notice requirement: 32% said yes, 68% said no. It’s still unclear if the fine will be imposed in 2013

Small business owners don’t like what they know about Obamacare, and this is one example of why they’re afraid of what they don’t know.

Write this on a rock …For small business owners—and most other Americans—Obamacare is the devil we don’t want to know.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#191 Nov 3, 2013
I'll accept this to mean you can't come up with any credible accounts of a Republican politicians who have been a benefit to the Fiscal functions of America nor know of any who has actually balanced a budget or run the government to a budget surplus, thus your rhetoric about irresponsible democrat spending is parroting nonsense you've adopted as your own ideas.

i.e you're just saying what you think sounds good.

You can't be credible on budget issues in America until you at least live in a self sufficient State that makes some financial contributions to the U.S Treasury.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Please don't project your ignorance on me. I am opposed to big govt. and most especially demoncrats like oscumma. I would vote for the sleaziest Republican in order to throw that purple lipped liar out on his ass. It is not my fault that you choose to close your eyes to the monstrous things he has done to our country.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#192 Nov 3, 2013
So is that the Tea Bag Republican way of backing into their bubble when hit with facts? The information on how many Firms are in America is part of the basic Census Report. Now your strategy is refuting that material..... Why because the Census Bureau is a "Liberal Agency that can't be trusted and is in on some conspiracy?

Extreme reasoning to ignore truth is just expected from your ideology........

ACA will not affect 90% of American businesses with paid Employees.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>You really need to quit playing with numbers because they don't add up nor help you win your argument. oscumma care is a complex load of shit that has contaminated this country in so many ways. It has seeped into areas we are just beginning to discover and some of it won't show up until later.
You haven't the slightest idea what it means to run a business much less work in one. Now go back to your coloring book and finish your rainbow.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#193 Nov 3, 2013
Why hasn't Forbes indicated how many actual businesses of the 5.9 Million Firms in America will be affected, they have access to the Census Reports and know.

10%, or less than 600,000 businesses will be affected.
incredulous wrote:
A little something from Forbes: Nothing new here. Just confirmation from those who know the truth about oscumma care:
Why Obamacare Is Unpopular With Small Business Owners
Obamacare is very unpopular with Americans.
A recent CBS CBS +1.35% poll showed Obamacare is unfavorable by 54% to 36%; a September UConn survey reported 53% to 38% unfavorable to favorable; and CNN just reported Americans disapprove of Obamacare by 57% to 39%.
But this is general population research. What about small business owners?
What's Love Got To Do With Your Small Business?
Jim Blasingame
Contributor
America Should Have A National Small Business Day
Jim Blasingame
Contributor
Sometimes Barter Is Better For Your Small Business
Jim Blasingame
Contributor
Disregard The "Nu-uh!" Effect At Your Own Peril
Jim Blasingame
Contributor
When the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council asked their members this question,“Will Obamacare make health insurance more affordable?,” 69% said no. In our online polls this year, 78% of small business owners think the law should be repealed, and 93% do not want to change from their current plan to Obamacare.
So why is Obamacare so unpopular, especially out here on Main Street? Well, it’s a mixed bag, but a lot of it is fear.
Even though Obamacare won’t go into effect until 2014 for individuals and 2015 for employers, it’s already costing small businesses regardless of the number of employees they have. For example: Health insurance carriers have started raising premiums to small businesses in anticipation of expensive Obamacare mandates, like guaranteed insurability.
Successful business owners, especially those with passive income, like rent, could be subject to a 3.8%“health care surtax” on income beginning in 2013, which along with other Obamacare taxes, will be collected before the law goes into effect. Small business owners don’t understand charging for something not yet delivered.
And any small business with $500,000 in sales and at least one employee may be fined if they don’t give notice about the existence of an Obamacare Exchange “in writing, no later than October 1, 2013, including a description of services provided, and the manner in which the employee may contact the Exchange to request assistance”( DOL.gov ). Two weeks before this deadline, we asked our small business audience if they knew about the notice requirement: 32% said yes, 68% said no. It’s still unclear if the fine will be imposed in 2013
Small business owners don’t like what they know about Obamacare, and this is one example of why they’re afraid of what they don’t know.
Write this on a rock …For small business owners—and most other Americans—Obamacare is the devil we don’t want to know.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#196 Nov 4, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
So is that the Tea Bag Republican way of backing into their bubble when hit with facts? The information on how many Firms are in America is part of the basic Census Report. Now your strategy is refuting that material..... Why because the Census Bureau is a "Liberal Agency that can't be trusted and is in on some conspiracy?
Extreme reasoning to ignore truth is just expected from your ideology........
ACA will not affect 90% of American businesses with paid Employees.
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Your ignorance is astounding but go ahead and spew lies using your liberal math.......it is the exact kind of math that has been sending our dollar spiraling downward.......it is the same kind of math that has tanked our credit.....it is the same kind of math that has put this economy in the toilet. Govt. education at its finest.

Only the dumbest of the dumb believe throwing money over and over at the same failed mess is prudent. Seriously, how can you even show your face?
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#197 Nov 4, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Why hasn't Forbes indicated how many actual businesses of the 5.9 Million Firms in America will be affected, they have access to the Census Reports and know.
10%, or less than 600,000 businesses will be affected.
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There you go again....using that liberal math again without the slighest idea what you are talking about. Businesses have been effected in some way or another by increased costs and the unknown planned attack from govt..Not only are businesses impacted....but so are their employees, friends, families, etc. What happens in business, happens to the taxpayers. Most people work in order to support themselves which is why they rely on owning, managing or working in business. On the other hand, if you are a dependent and rely on your family or govt., that is another matter although govt. and families rely on business in order to survive. Clearly, you are not smart enough to understand the significance business has on the economy and survival.

Your juvenile approach towards business further exposes your foolishness.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#198 Nov 4, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Your ignorance is astounding but go ahead and spew lies using your liberal math.......it is the exact kind of math that has been sending our dollar spiraling downward.......it is the same kind of math that has tanked our credit.....it is the same kind of math that has put this economy in the toilet. Govt. education at its finest.
Only the dumbest of the dumb believe throwing money over and over at the same failed mess is prudent. Seriously, how can you even show your face?
There are 562,000 Firm of the 5.9 Million that has more than 50 Employees in America....... 562,000 is approx 92% of 5.9 Million all day every day, yet to call that Liberal Math........you got to be kidding?
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#199 Nov 4, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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There are 562,000 Firm of the 5.9 Million that has more than 50 Employees in America....... 562,000 is approx 92% of 5.9 Million all day every day, yet to call that Liberal Math........you got to be kidding?
Gee whiz dilrod....that's a lot of people not working! Please.....your ignorance gives me a headache. You can make up numbers all day.....only the stupid will believe you.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#200 Nov 4, 2013
You must be allergic to verifiable facts and anything related to the truth. You've been in that echo chamber of the extremist so long you're a step before hopeless...... These aren't my numbers, but numbers from the U.S Census Report and searchable at the Census website.

You just stay dialed in to get your facts and talking points from the Conservative Stooge Network of propaganda and, allow the indoctrination to continue.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Gee whiz dilrod....that's a lot of people not working! Please.....your ignorance gives me a headache. You can make up numbers all day.....only the stupid will believe you.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#201 Nov 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
You must be allergic to verifiable facts and anything related to the truth. You've been in that echo chamber of the extremist so long you're a step before hopeless...... These aren't my numbers, but numbers from the U.S Census Report and searchable at the Census website.
You just stay dialed in to get your facts and talking points from the Conservative Stooge Network of propaganda and, allow the indoctrination to continue.
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I don't really care what figures you pull out of midair to 'support' your insanity because it's beyond ridiculous to use them. This is a ploy the liberal elite use to fool idiots into believing oscumma care will have little impact on Americans..and in particular business. Certainly, if this group was as inconsequential as you claim...why did the scumbag delay implentation so quickly for them? Hmmmmmm......and yet this scumbag shutdown the country because he refused to delay the implementation for the rest of the country? Seems to me business is more significant than you say.

Ironically, the sleazebags who have written in waivers for themselves don't even have the system ready for mooches who want this piece of garbage insurance...and yet they shutdown the govt. because they didn't want to delay it? Unbelieveable. What idiot could possibly be comfortable with this? What idiot trusts anything these liars tell them?

Unfortunately, the commie with floppy ears can't lie around the reality and the pain so many Americans have experienced. ALL businesses have been affected in some way which is just beginning to impact the employees. Millions have been dropped and some plans are unsteady and may not be able to continue such as in the self insured programs. Oh yes, they can't handle additional govt. taxes and paperwork...making them unaffordable....so some of them are collapsing.(That IS the intention for oscummacare) Quality policies become unaffordable as the taxes increase more and more people are forced onto oscummacare.) People are forced into receiving their healthcare from an unstable entity where money will be borrowed from this pot to satisfy another group who needs the money more. Benefits will cut, the aged will be sent to hospice and care will be denied and quality of life will be horrific.(except for the mooches who never had insurance. They will have more babies they can't afford because taxpayers will co ver it)You will have the fox guarding the hen house within our healthcare system which is beyond nightmarish.

Even employees who work for small business are asking if they can get on their employers plan rather than go on oscumma care. This is creating hardship for everyone. Our policy went up 30% which is becoming almost unaffordable BUT there is a choice..... is being thrown on a despicable managed care program that has shitty doctors and only ONE hospital system which is inferior at best. Ironicaly, the difference in cost is not that much different. Then again.....no one knows WHAT is going to happen. oscumma has screwed this up for RESPONSIBLE taxpayers so they will end up with shitty care in order to give the mooches of society MORE medical access than them! How you say? Let's see.......most of the folks who are getting stuck with the bill do NOT have kids they can't afford so they won't use the system they are paying for, they won't use all the stuff that's in place to take care of the lowly. Many of the folks paying for this are beyond contraceptive pills and even childbearing.....children are older and beyond the yearly visit to the pediatrican, shots and chronic colds.

Only a fool thinks moving forward with commie care is good. Scrap it and then we can let oscumma smoke it.

I say scrap this entire mess and start over. Keep govt. out of healthcare and figure out a way to get more competition so we can have good healthcare and screw the mooches. Deport them.
Reality Bites

AOL

#202 Nov 5, 2013
Fat Cat Govt Workers in Alexandria coupled with ghetto types who live off the tax slavery extorted from everyone else are predicted to Win the Governors Race for the Machivellian Obama. Employers, and the working Middle Class across the State, will be the Big Losers today if voters give up all hope and surrender the State to Big Brother.

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