Obamacare set to launch, shutdown or not

Obamacare set to launch, shutdown or not

There are 466 comments on the The Washington Post story from Sep 30, 2013, titled Obamacare set to launch, shutdown or not. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton encourages residents of his city to sign up for the Affordable Care Act during a rally Monday.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Washington Post.

CBOW

Dover, PA

#267 Oct 14, 2013
Barack Obama’s refusal to negotiate with the Republicans in Congress on the government shutdown is proof once again that he doesn’t understand the first thing about presidential leadership.

The one-time constitutional lawyer fails to grasp the fact that the president of the United States does not obtain results by giving orders.

Strangely enough, this one-time constitutional lawyer fails to grasp the fact that the president of the United States does not obtain results by giving orders.

Thanks to our Constitution’s separation of powers, he can’t get action without bargaining with Congress. The presidency and Congress are inextricably linked; one can’t govern without the other.

Obama has ignored this simple truth since he became president. With ObamaCare, he allowed Nancy Pelosi and her liberal Democratic cohort to ram through the most sweeping—and flawed—piece of social legislation in more than four decades without a single Republican vote, guaranteeing that the unpopular law will be challenged for years to come.

Compounding this mistake, he then handed out waivers and exemptions to the law to politically connected businesses, including restaurants and nightclubs in Nancy Pelosi’s district. Odumbo is the most corrupt POTUS we have ever had as nation. What does that say about our voters?
Cat74

United States

#268 Oct 14, 2013
Either the Government is going to have to drop the waivers, grant waivers to everyone, or exempt everyone for one year.
fox-KKK-news

Cleveland, OH

#269 Oct 14, 2013
independent common sense wrote:
<quoted text>
Sabotage is what you think is stopping people from signing up for Obamacare???? Are you stupid? The only thing stopping people from signing up for obamacare is their own website!!! EPIC FAIL!!!!
You lie, dummie!
People can sign up the traditional way like via telephone or reglar mail.
. How many people do you know who routinely buy health insurance through websites? Obama could have spent some extra money hiring agents to sell Obamacare, just like insurance companies routinely do...

. You, GOP crooks, are so dumb!
Cat74

United States

#270 Oct 14, 2013
OMG, these poor, pitiful Obama people don't even know how you have to apply for his famous Healthcare. They are probably on Medicaid, and don't have to change any thing.
independent common sense

Coffeyville, KS

#271 Oct 15, 2013
fox-KKK-news wrote:
<quoted text>
You lie, dummie!
People can sign up the traditional way like via telephone or reglar mail.
. How many people do you know who routinely buy health insurance through websites? Obama could have spent some extra money hiring agents to sell Obamacare, just like insurance companies routinely do...
. You, GOP crooks, are so dumb!
Obama "could have" sold Obamacare just like insurance companies routinely do....but he didn't did he?!!! And you call me dumb because I'm bashing his failed website....what Obama actually did do at an outrageous cost to the tax payers and it was a complete failure....and you call GOP "crooks". Well first I'm not GOP, I'm a fairly new Independent after being a registered Democrat since I first began voting. So that assumption was the first dumb thing you suggested, the second one was everything else you said. Why don't you give Obama a call and tell him how he "could have" done it and maybe he'll get more than 1% of the population that he needs to sign up for it. Because he is really failing yet again now!!!
CBOW

Dover, PA

#272 Oct 15, 2013
The rollout of ObamaCare has been plagued by problems these past two weeks, as thousands complained they couldn’t sign up for coverage due to a deeply defective website.

But this process could have been easier if a nine-year, government-backed effort to set up a system of electronic medical records had gotten off the ground. Instead of setting up their medical ID for the first time, would-be customers would have their records already on file.

Unfortunately for patients -- and taxpayers -- the long-running project has produced tangibly few results despite costing the government, so far, at least $30 billion.

Under a George W. Bush-era executive order, all Americans should have access to their medical records by the end of 2014, part of a concept referred to as e-health. President Obama then made electronic medical records (EMRs) central to the success of the Affordable Care Act

Health care IT providers were tasked with creating a system connecting patients, health care professionals, hospitals, laboratories and medical facilities. But despite being paid vast incentives by the government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), they’ve dragged their feet.

Doctors have so far received $14 billion in sweeteners, and hospitals have been handed more than $16 billion. Officials indicate that incentives could eventually reach $45 billion, though there is no universally integrated system anywhere in sight.

Taxpayers lose here, but so do patients.
fox-KKK-news

Cleveland, OH

#273 Oct 15, 2013
independent common sense wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama "could have" sold Obamacare just like insurance companies routinely do....but he didn't did he?!!! And you call me dumb because I'm bashing his failed website....what Obama actually did do at an outrageous cost to the tax payers and it was a complete failure....and you call GOP "crooks". Well first I'm not GOP, I'm a fairly new Independent after being a registered Democrat since I first began voting. So that assumption was the first dumb thing you suggested, the second one was everything else you said. Why don't you give Obama a call and tell him how he "could have" done it and maybe he'll get more than 1% of the population that he needs to sign up for it. Because he is really failing yet again now!!!
. A good number of Republicans or so-call independents tend to be opportunists while others are just your average racist or sexist.

. They are Democrats only when in need for government aid; and, once they get on their feet, they wish to burn the bridge behind them while denigrating others trying to travel the same path to the American dream. Another group of former Democrats are just racists or sexists who could not see themselves supporting a Negro or a woman for higher offices... To which group do you belong, dummie?

. If you are not a members of the Right-wing hating club, it's easy to appreciate that Obama has exceeded expectations...

1. Obama is ending those costly wars-for-oil Cheney started
2. In spite of persistent sabotage attempts by GOP supremacists from Inauguration day to date and without Republican help, Obama is turning Bush recession around faster than Europe could
3. Got ACA through after decades of attempts by other presidents
4. Got elected twice, beating expectations, again

Failure?

Yes, the GOP supremacists like Issa, Limbaugh, Hannity, Palin, Romney, Ted Cruz, McConnell, Donald Trump, etc.... All failed trying to defeat Obama....
independent common sense

Coffeyville, KS

#274 Oct 15, 2013
fox-KKK-news wrote:
<quoted text>
. A good number of Republicans or so-call independents tend to be opportunists while others are just your average racist or sexist.
. They are Democrats only when in need for government aid; and, once they get on their feet, they wish to burn the bridge behind them while denigrating others trying to travel the same path to the American dream. Another group of former Democrats are just racists or sexists who could not see themselves supporting a Negro or a woman for higher offices... To which group do you belong, dummie?
. If you are not a members of the Right-wing hating club, it's easy to appreciate that Obama has exceeded expectations...
1. Obama is ending those costly wars-for-oil Cheney started
2. In spite of persistent sabotage attempts by GOP supremacists from Inauguration day to date and without Republican help, Obama is turning Bush recession around faster than Europe could
3. Got ACA through after decades of attempts by other presidents
4. Got elected twice, beating expectations, again
Failure?
Yes, the GOP supremacists like Issa, Limbaugh, Hannity, Palin, Romney, Ted Cruz, McConnell, Donald Trump, etc.... All failed trying to defeat Obama....
If I were a racist I wouldn't have voted for Obama the first go around. Also, if I were racist I would have stayed in the party that started the KKK and continues to this day to control the black population with government asst. that insures they remain dependent and living in poverty while they consistently vote for the hand that feeds them, just like LBJ said they would! I would have stuck around to watch them as they work to do the same with the Hispanic population.
As for having a problem with women in power, well being a woman myself, I have no problem with that....just with Hillary personally. I mean after her totaling failing in her position as Sec. of State, I sure as hell wouldn't trust her with the whole country! She proved herself when she got that 3am phone call and didn't respond to it at all. Instead she is denying even receiving it!!! So much for that election ad huh?!!!!

But alas, I am not surprised by your accusations of my being either a racist or a sexist. After all, it's what Democrats do now whenever someone doesn't agree with Obama's policies or swear their allegiance to Hillary. It's just that you have no other explanation for your stupidity that's all. I understand and I will try to take it easy on you and type slow so you can understand. Debate and discussion based upon facts is not exactly a quality that most liberals possess.
CBOW

Dover, PA

#275 Oct 15, 2013
independent common sense wrote:
<quoted text>
If I were a racist I wouldn't have voted for Obama the first go around. Also, if I were racist I would have stayed in the party that started the KKK and continues to this day to control the black population with government asst. that insures they remain dependent and living in poverty while they consistently vote for the hand that feeds them, just like LBJ said they would! I would have stuck around to watch them as they work to do the same with the Hispanic population.
As for having a problem with women in power, well being a woman myself, I have no problem with that....just with Hillary personally. I mean after her totaling failing in her position as Sec. of State, I sure as hell wouldn't trust her with the whole country! She proved herself when she got that 3am phone call and didn't respond to it at all. Instead she is denying even receiving it!!! So much for that election ad huh?!!!!
But alas, I am not surprised by your accusations of my being either a racist or a sexist. After all, it's what Democrats do now whenever someone doesn't agree with Obama's policies or swear their allegiance to Hillary. It's just that you have no other explanation for your stupidity that's all. I understand and I will try to take it easy on you and type slow so you can understand. Debate and discussion based upon facts is not exactly a quality that most liberals possess.
Is that you xtp?

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#276 Oct 15, 2013
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Of those 80 million, 79 million are illegals, who will CONTINUE to pay for that regardless of the ACA?
There are 12 million illegals in the US, BCOW. Stop pulling numbers out of your very large arse.

Answer the question;

When 80 million UNINSURED, Fat, diabetic, heart diseased Americans go to the ER, and they will, who pays for it?

Answer the question and don't come back with more made-up numbers.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#277 Oct 15, 2013
CBOW wrote:
Barack Obama’s refusal to negotiate with the Republicans in Congress on the government shutdown is proof once again that he doesn’t understand the first thing about presidential leadership.
The one-time constitutional lawyer fails to grasp the fact that the president of the United States does not obtain results by giving orders.
Strangely enough, this one-time constitutional lawyer fails to grasp the fact that the president of the United States does not obtain results by giving orders.
Thanks to our Constitution’s separation of powers, he can’t get action without bargaining with Congress. The presidency and Congress are inextricably linked; one can’t govern without the other.
Obama has ignored this simple truth since he became president. With ObamaCare, he allowed Nancy Pelosi and her liberal Democratic cohort to ram through the most sweeping—and flawed—piece of social legislation in more than four decades without a single Republican vote, guaranteeing that the unpopular law will be challenged for years to come.
Compounding this mistake, he then handed out waivers and exemptions to the law to politically connected businesses, including restaurants and nightclubs in Nancy Pelosi’s district. Odumbo is the most corrupt POTUS we have ever had as nation. What does that say about our voters?
Bush never negotiated and never gave in. He never changed his policies and even after a failed 8 years, he still says he wouldn't change a thing. He didn't know the first thing about being President but he was white so of course you didn't have a problem with his incompetence or his ignorance or the fact that during his two failed wars,$1 trillion dollars simply disappeared and you call President Obama "the most corrupt POTUS"?

Just own up to it knuckle dragger; you hate black people.
Stand up for your ideology or sit down and shut up already!
CBOW

Dover, PA

#278 Oct 15, 2013
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>There are 12 million illegals in the US, BCOW. Stop pulling numbers out of your very large arse.
Answer the question;
When 80 million UNINSURED, Fat, diabetic, heart diseased Americans go to the ER, and they will, who pays for it?
Answer the question and don't come back with more made-up numbers.
You used the number 80 million. I just used the 79 million figure so as not to confuse you, xxxxxl. It obviously didn't help. Sorry..........
CBOW

Dover, PA

#279 Oct 15, 2013
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>There are 12 million illegals in the US, BCOW. Stop pulling numbers out of your very large arse.
Answer the question;
When 80 million UNINSURED, Fat, diabetic, heart diseased Americans go to the ER, and they will, who pays for it?
Answer the question and don't come back with more made-up numbers.
By the way, the ACA still has deductibles. Who is going to pay for the default of these deductibles for fat, heart diseased, and diabetic chronic sufferers? Who is paying for the tax credits, and subsidies? It's a shell game, xxxl. Where is that damned pea? Either way, we are still paying for it through taxes or over-priced insurance. You just don't get it, the ACA did not fix the problem.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#280 Oct 15, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
OMG, these poor, pitiful Obama people don't even know how you have to apply for his famous Healthcare. They are probably on Medicaid, and don't have to change any thing.
Consider the source.

New Book: Obama's High School Drug and Beer Days

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/highest...

Obama was a Hawaii pothead, biography reveals
By GEOFF EARLE
Bureau Chief New York Post
Last Updated: 8:16 AM, May 26, 2012 Posted: 1:48 AM, May 26, 2012

***
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21500...

Thanking his drug dealer in his yearbook and inventing the best ways to inhale: Book lifts lid on 'Barry' Obama's marijuana-smoking school days
By LYDIA WARREN
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 15:28 EST, 25 May 2012 | UPDATED: 16:36 EST, 25 May 2012
CBOW

Dover, PA

#281 Oct 15, 2013
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Bush never negotiated and never gave in. He never changed his policies and even after a failed 8 years, he still says he wouldn't change a thing. He didn't know the first thing about being President but he was white so of course you didn't have a problem with his incompetence or his ignorance or the fact that during his two failed wars,$1 trillion dollars simply disappeared and you call President Obama "the most corrupt POTUS"?
Just own up to it knuckle dragger; you hate black people.
Stand up for your ideology or sit down and shut up already!
As I recall, the collapse came in 2008 near the end of the year. Where were you? I am sure you were enjoying the prosperity afforded by the Bush administration. In case you forgot, it was Bawney Fwank and Cwis Dodd that pushed the fair housing act. It was the catalyst behind the bubble. Odumbop doesn't even qualify as a black person, he has even failed at that criteria.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#282 Oct 15, 2013
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
You just don't get it. Your pissing and moaning doesn't change a thing.

hahahahahahahahahaha

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#283 Oct 15, 2013
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
You used the number 80 million. I just used the 79 million figure so as not to confuse you, xxxxxl. It obviously didn't help. Sorry..........
Lame attempt at back pedaling.
Could you be any dumber, bCOW?

Answer the question.

80 million uninsured Americans will get sick or injured and they will go to the ER without health insurance. Who will pay their bills?

Answer the question.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#284 Oct 15, 2013
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
As I recall, the collapse came in 2008 near the end of the year. Where were you? I am sure you were enjoying the prosperity afforded by the Bush administration. In case you forgot, it was Bawney Fwank and Cwis Dodd that pushed the fair housing act. It was the catalyst behind the bubble. Odumbop doesn't even qualify as a black person, he has even failed at that criteria.
You recall, incorrectly.
The Great Recession began in December, 2007.
It belongs to Bush.
Always has, always will
no matter how hard
the Tealiban tries to
re-write history and
pin it on the black
guy.
lmao
CBOW

Dover, PA

#285 Oct 15, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
You just don't get it. Your pissing and moaning doesn't change a thing.
hahahahahahahahahaha
Not when faced with the 47% ers. Enjoy your third world status sucking your dependency programs. Maybe you can dream of glitches in the systems to provide above and beyond your allotment.
CBOW

Dover, PA

#286 Oct 15, 2013
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Lame attempt at back pedaling.
Could you be any dumber, bCOW?
Answer the question.
80 million uninsured Americans will get sick or injured and they will go to the ER without health insurance. Who will pay their bills?
Answer the question.
Already did, zipperhead. Slow on the uptake, huh?

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