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Health insurance markets open; success to be seen

There are 139 comments on the Yahoo! story from Oct 1, 2013, titled Health insurance markets open; success to be seen. In it, Yahoo! reports that:

Millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time Tuesday on the insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care reforms, entering a world that is supposed to simplify the mysteries of health coverage but could end up making it even more confusing, at least initially.

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1 Oct 1, 2013
You can't shop the exchanges, the websites don't work. More of the liberal plans they had five years to work out.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#2 Oct 1, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
We know teabagging con computer illiterates, like you, only excel in spamming forums. The exchanges are open. They were never designed for your teabagging troglodytes like you. Have lester 'tutor' you, since it's obvious that okie inbreeding has held you back again.

hahahahahahahahahaha

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#3 Oct 1, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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We know teabagging con computer illiterates, like you, only excel in spamming forums. The exchanges are open. They were never designed for your teabagging troglodytes like you. Have lester 'tutor' you, since it's obvious that okie inbreeding has held you back again.
hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahah Washington DC Health Exchange not set up........hahahahah

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#5 Oct 1, 2013
WASHINGTON – As the Obama administration scrambles to roll out the health care exchanges for their Tuesday debut, it's worth a look back on the conflicting claims the White House has made on how the exchanges help, who they benefit and what they promise.

The following are some of President Obama's better-known claims, and how they stack up to the facts.

STAYING PUT?

When stumping for the health care overhaul, Obama repeatedly told people that “if you like your plan, you can keep it.” It’s even on the White House web site. So is this true? Not quite.

While the Affordable Care Act doesn’t force insured Americans to pick new plans or doctors, it also doesn’t ensure that your employer won’t decide to switch plans.

If that happens, the insured individual will have to go with what the employer decides. Similarly, if someone gets a new job, there is no guarantee that the new coverage will offer the same doctor as an in-network provider.

A shake-up of providers is likely, experts say. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners says it’s hearing that many carriers will cancel policies and issue new ones because it would be administratively easier to do so than changing existing plans.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#6 Oct 1, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Because Gov. Mary Fallin rejected an expansion of Medicaid that accompanied the law, people in okiehomo with incomes below the poverty level who do not qualify for Medicaid will not be eligible for subsidies. There are more than 150,000 people who could fall into this category, records show.

mattress mary was always against people. Unless she was boffing that state trooper.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#7 Oct 1, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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Because Gov. Mary Fallin rejected an expansion of Medicaid that accompanied the law, people in okiehomo with incomes below the poverty level who do not qualify for Medicaid will not be eligible for subsidies. There are more than 150,000 people who could fall into this category, records show.
mattress mary was always against people. Unless she was boffing that state trooper.
Lie.........as usual
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 Oct 1, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
You can't shop the exchanges, the websites don't work. More of the liberal plans they had five years to work out.
That maybe cause by the heavy influx of traffic to the site. So many people are looking for plans.

That had to be expected. Everything has a limit and millions of people trying to access Health Care Insurance estimates would definitely qualify.

The real problem would have been if there weren't any problems accessing the site.
Lib Mental Disorder

Medford, NY

#9 Oct 1, 2013
Those who favor Obamacare have a pre-existing condition. Mental illness.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 Oct 1, 2013
Wouldn't that be a by product of the Free Market?

Are you a Free Market theorist or not? Private insurers make decision that best suit their pursuits for profit. Are you opposed to how markets in America work?

Or are you a proponent of price fixing by the Government? Republican Richard Nixon was a price fixing President.

Where are you on price fixing and government controls in the market place?
Le Jimbo wrote:
WASHINGTON – As the Obama administration scrambles to roll out the health care exchanges for their Tuesday debut, it's worth a look back on the conflicting claims the White House has made on how the exchanges help, who they benefit and what they promise.
The following are some of President Obama's better-known claims, and how they stack up to the facts.
STAYING PUT?
When stumping for the health care overhaul, Obama repeatedly told people that “if you like your plan, you can keep it.” It’s even on the White House web site. So is this true? Not quite.
While the Affordable Care Act doesn’t force insured Americans to pick new plans or doctors, it also doesn’t ensure that your employer won’t decide to switch plans.
If that happens, the insured individual will have to go with what the employer decides. Similarly, if someone gets a new job, there is no guarantee that the new coverage will offer the same doctor as an in-network provider.
A shake-up of providers is likely, experts say. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners says it’s hearing that many carriers will cancel policies and issue new ones because it would be administratively easier to do so than changing existing plans.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#11 Oct 1, 2013
Lib Mental Disorder wrote:
Those who favor Obamacare have a pre-existing condition. Mental illness.
If you were befallen with a pre-existing condition, like millions of Americans, most treatable before becoming chronic, they would be psychotic not to secure Health Care insurance and some kind of treatment and management.

When it's all said and done, all you have is your health to have a hope of a productive life.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#12 Oct 1, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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Because Gov. Mary Fallin rejected an expansion of Medicaid that accompanied the law, people in okiehomo with incomes below the poverty level who do not qualify for Medicaid will not be eligible for subsidies. There are more than 150,000 people who could fall into this category, records show.
mattress mary was always against people. Unless she was boffing that state trooper.
There are congressional districts in Texas with 150,000 citizens uninsured living below the poverty level but doesn't qualify for Texas Medicaid so they will have to go to the exchanges to purchase a policy instead of signing up for medicaid. Texas refused to expand their medicaid program.

virtually turning their backs on those living beneath the poverty level, more than 25% of the resident in Texas are uninsured, and upwards of 30% live below the poverty level.

That's because Texas has more people earning minimum wages than any other state in the union.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#13 Oct 1, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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We know teabagging con computer illiterates, like you, only excel in spamming forums. The exchanges are open. They were never designed for your teabagging troglodytes like you. Have lester 'tutor' you, since it's obvious that okie inbreeding has held you back again.
hahahahahahahahahaha
Actually, the morons who voted for a bill they didn't read are to blame. You voted for these imbeciles who shoved this nonense up America's a s s, and now you want to put blame on the very people that opposed it? My, I didn't think sheeple could be so easily manipulated.

Americans don't want it but the commies do. The liberal elite want to control the stupid and it's still working.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#14 Oct 1, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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If you were befallen with a pre-existing condition, like millions of Americans, most treatable before becoming chronic, they would be psychotic not to secure Health Care insurance and some kind of treatment and management.
When it's all said and done, all you have is your health to have a hope of a productive life.
You are CLUELESS if you think that 'all you have is your health to have a hope of a productive life.'

One might have health and be productive, but part of the rewards of that productiveness are now MANDATED to be turned over to health insurance companies.

It used to be 'death & taxes'; now it is life, taxes, health insurance and death.
sheepleloveroyal ty

Pottstown, PA

#15 Oct 1, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Wouldn't that be a by product of the Free Market?
Are you a Free Market theorist or not? Private insurers make decision that best suit their pursuits for profit. Are you opposed to how markets in America work?
Or are you a proponent of price fixing by the Government? Republican Richard Nixon was a price fixing President.
Where are you on price fixing and government controls in the market place?
<quoted text>
This is exactly why government run or funded health care should be A choice; an option, voluntary. Just like INSURANCE was until today. It should not be a mandated dumping of revenue into private INSURANCE company coffers.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#16 Oct 1, 2013
Give them time, it rolls into Population Reduction.
LoLbama

Fitchburg, MA

#17 Oct 1, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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That maybe cause by the heavy influx of traffic to the site. So many people are looking for plans.
That had to be expected. Everything has a limit and millions of people trying to access Health Care Insurance estimates would definitely qualify.
The real problem would have been if there weren't any problems accessing the site.
They've only had 4yrs to figure this out.
The Obama administration is delaying online Obamacare enrollement for small businesses and people who primarily speak Spanish, according to an Associated Press report.
The online exchanges are scheduled to open Oct. 1. However, the AP reports that while small businesses can go online and shop around, they will not be able to finalize any insurance plans until November.
“We wanted to make sure this was going to work properly and be effective for small businesses,” Gary Cohen, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the rollout, told the AP.“We just felt like taking the additional time to make sure everything was functioning the way we wanted was the right thing to do.”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#18 Oct 1, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
That maybe cause by the heavy influx of traffic to the site. So many people are looking for plans.
That had to be expected. Everything has a limit and millions of people trying to access Health Care Insurance estimates would definitely qualify.
The real problem would have been if there weren't any problems accessing the site.
So you are saying after 4 years they still didn't get it right in preparation. Typical of Obama.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#19 Oct 1, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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There are congressional districts in Texas with 150,000 citizens uninsured living below the poverty level but doesn't qualify for Texas Medicaid so they will have to go to the exchanges to purchase a policy instead of signing up for medicaid. Texas refused to expand their medicaid program.
virtually turning their backs on those living beneath the poverty level, more than 25% of the resident in Texas are uninsured, and upwards of 30% live below the poverty level.
That's because Texas has more people earning minimum wages than any other state in the union.
Obamacare site goes live, with some glitches

By Sandhya Somashekhar and Lena Sun, Tuesday, October 1, 9:20 AM

The Web-based marketplaces that form the centerpiece of the president’s health-care law opened for business across the nation Tuesday morning, but many applicants ran into technical glitches that prevented them from signing up for health coverage.

People who were trying to sign up on Healthcare. gov, the federal government’s main portal in 34 states, were getting different error messages, including one warning the “system is down” and another saying that too many people are flooding the site.

Maryland, which is running its own marketplace, also had technical problems Monday morning, prompting the state to shut down that Web site. It will be open at noon, a message on the home page of the Maryland Health Connection says — four hours late.

Obama administration officials said they are aware of the problems and are working on them.

“We have built a dynamic system and are prepared to make adjustments as needed and improve the consumer experience,” Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in statement Tuesday.“Consumers who need help can also contact the call center, use the live chat function, or go to localhelp.healthcare.gov to find an in-person assistor in their community.”

The challenges are not a surprise. There has been a flood of reports in recent days that the sites would likely be hit by glitches on the first day that millions of uninsured Americans are to be able to get government aid to afford coverage and to sign up for health plans. Those plans include new consumer protections, such as a ban on insurance companies’ practice of rejecting people with preexisting conditions.

The overload on the federal site also may hint at some good news for the administration: that a number of people are eager to sign up for coverage, even though the law doesn’t kick in until Jan. 1 and they have six months to enroll before running afoul of the rule that virtually all Americans carry insurance or face a fine.

But problems could turn people off from signing up, and are likely to fuel more Republican attacks on President Obama’s signature health care legislation.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#20 Oct 1, 2013
The Hospital my doctor has a relationship with is out of ObamaSystem.
sheepleloveroyal ty

Pottstown, PA

#22 Oct 1, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Obamacare site goes live, with some glitches
By Sandhya Somashekhar and Lena Sun, Tuesday, October 1, 9:20 AM
The Web-based marketplaces that form the centerpiece of the president’s health-care law opened for business across the nation Tuesday morning, but many applicants ran into technical glitches that prevented them from signing up for health coverage.
People who were trying to sign up on Healthcare. gov, the federal government’s main portal in 34 states, were getting different error messages, including one warning the “system is down” and another saying that too many people are flooding the site.
Maryland, which is running its own marketplace, also had technical problems Monday morning, prompting the state to shut down that Web site. It will be open at noon, a message on the home page of the Maryland Health Connection says — four hours late.
Obama administration officials said they are aware of the problems and are working on them.
“We have built a dynamic system and are prepared to make adjustments as needed and improve the consumer experience,” Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in statement Tuesday.“Consumers who need help can also contact the call center, use the live chat function, or go to localhelp.healthcare.gov to find an in-person assistor in their community.”
The challenges are not a surprise. There has been a flood of reports in recent days that the sites would likely be hit by glitches on the first day that millions of uninsured Americans are to be able to get government aid to afford coverage and to sign up for health plans. Those plans include new consumer protections, such as a ban on insurance companies’ practice of rejecting people with preexisting conditions.
The overload on the federal site also may hint at some good news for the administration: that a number of people are eager to sign up for coverage, even though the law doesn’t kick in until Jan. 1 and they have six months to enroll before running afoul of the rule that virtually all Americans carry insurance or face a fine.
But problems could turn people off from signing up, and are likely to fuel more Republican attacks on President Obama’s signature health care legislation.
DAY ONE. Just enrollment issues and tech glitches. Wait to the actual physical care issue kick in.

SIX years later they are still modifying Romney Care in Massachusetts a gentrified and one of the most taxing states in the nation. Six years later AFTER warnings of doctor shortages they modified Mass law to allow physician assistants & nurse practitioners to act as primary care providers.

http://www.lifehealthpro.com/2012/08/01/massa...

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