Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1563630 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1006581 Oct 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
<spam> Give it up already. Nobody is reading this garbage.
It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006582 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Wall Street Journal
Obamacare woes widen as insurers get wrong data
By Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky
Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is straining their ability to handle even the trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a sign that technological problems extend further than the website traffic and software issues already identified.
Emerging errors include duplicate enrollments, spouses reported as children, missing data fields and suspect eligibility determinations, say executives at more than a dozen health plans. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska said it had to hire temporary workers to contact new customers directly to resolve inaccuracies in submissions. Medical Mutual of Ohio said one customer had successfully signed up for three of its plans.
The flaws could do lasting damage to the law if customers are deterred from signing up or mistakenly believe they have obtained coverage.
“The longer this takes to resolve ... the harder it will be to get people to [come back and] sign up,” said Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini.“It’s not off to a great start,” he said, though he believes the marketplaces are “here to stay.”
From all the frustrating stories I've been hearing, it's doubtful a significant number will come back to sign up again.

According to the article I posted last night, even if they finally do get on, the number of choices are so overwhelming and the questions so exhaustive, many are going to give up anyway.

How could anyone not see how crazy this is?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1006583 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Wall Street Journal
Obamacare woes widen as insurers get wrong data
By Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky
Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is straining their ability to handle even the trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a sign that technological problems extend further than the website traffic and software issues already identified.
Emerging errors include duplicate enrollments, spouses reported as children, missing data fields and suspect eligibility determinations, say executives at more than a dozen health plans. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska said it had to hire temporary workers to contact new customers directly to resolve inaccuracies in submissions. Medical Mutual of Ohio said one customer had successfully signed up for three of its plans.
The flaws could do lasting damage to the law if customers are deterred from signing up or mistakenly believe they have obtained coverage.
“The longer this takes to resolve ... the harder it will be to get people to [come back and] sign up,” said Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini.“It’s not off to a great start,” he said, though he believes the marketplaces are “here to stay.”
The insurance companies are having to call each enrollee to clarify the information given to them. Major data flaws being sent to the companies.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1006584 Oct 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>QUOTE who="USAsince1680"] <quoted text>
Back in the 1940's, according to my mother, the Blacks had what they called
"bump day". On this day Blacks would "bump" into whites in an attempt to knock
them onto the tracks. My mother would have died had it not been for a white
gentlemen who grabbed her after being "bumped". So, the answer to your
question is "yes", they were probably Obama voters.
Tick tock, tick tock. Where's your pledge of unwavering allegiance to the United States, traitor?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1006585 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Wall Street Journal
Obamacare woes widen as insurers get wrong data
By Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky
Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is straining their ability to handle even the trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a sign that technological problems extend further than the website traffic and software issues already identified.
Emerging errors include duplicate enrollments, spouses reported as children, missing data fields and suspect eligibility determinations, say executives at more than a dozen health plans. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska said it had to hire temporary workers to contact new customers directly to resolve inaccuracies in submissions. Medical Mutual of Ohio said one customer had successfully signed up for three of its plans.
The flaws could do lasting damage to the law if customers are deterred from signing up or mistakenly believe they have obtained coverage.
“The longer this takes to resolve ... the harder it will be to get people to [come back and] sign up,” said Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini.“It’s not off to a great start,” he said, though he believes the marketplaces are “here to stay.”
Most from people not filling out the forms correctly.

One flaw was in it allowed people to progress when they left some required information blank.

No big deal. These people are being contacted.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1006586 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
She thinks Obama designed it himself and that black people are implementing it.
Not really, but your hyperbole responses is such a great debate strategy.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1006587 Oct 18, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
It wont be around that long, Auntie. Odumbocare will be repealed as a nationwide failure within 4-6 years....
You must live an interesting life in you little fantasy land.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006588 Oct 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, why hasn't your employer dumped your health benefits before?
The truth is that companies could always end benefits.
So why didn't they?
Because they were part of their compensation for their employees. Just ending health benefits would be like cutting your pay.
Exactly, a way to cut costs with the taxpayer picking up the tab.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1006589 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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When they had 3-1/2 years to set up that website and over $5oo million to do it and couldn't even get that right, it's a pretty good indication of what's to come. They should have taken the Republicans' offer to delay it for one year for that reason alone. But they apparently wanted a shutdown more than an opportunity to save face.
But we're dealing with a president who doesn't care about anyone or anything but himself.
However, personally, I'm happy Obama and Reid acted like two selfish and spoiled children. The people should find out they were duped about Obamacare sooner than later. The more painful it is, the more they will remember who inflicted the pain.
That's why I tell my liberals friend not to clap too soon. The show hasn't even begun, and it might have a twist at the end.
if they gave me $500 million to setup that website, I would have downloaded some open source PHP that would have been more stable and more secure and I would have had 499,999,999 left over.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1006590 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I think Lois does.!!
Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%. http://n.pr/i3d7cY
I'll have those n**g*rs voting demokkkRatic for the next 200 years” Lyndon B. Johnson

The DNA of the demokkkRatic party is inbred with hate and racism...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006591 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I think Lois does.!!
Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%. http://n.pr/i3d7cY
In the words of Bob Dylan:

And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win.

The times, Lily, are indeed a-changin'...especially over the next year.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1006592 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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OMG, now Flo is attempting to speak Spanishtic and Frenchtic.
You can't even speak English you fking moron.
looks like lilyskank found a leg to hump.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006593 Oct 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
In order to eliminate pre-existing conditions, you need the mandate.
In order to gave a mandate, you must have a definition of qualified coverage.
both false statements.....
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1006594 Oct 18, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
so you are saying our Military is incompetent!
all police departments are run inefficiently
our Fire departments are staffed by incompetents
the Manhattan project was a dismal failure.
our national system of interstate highways was a boondoggle
Hoover dam was a fiasco
our inter-state railroad network is a disaster
The fact that the vast majority of Americans have access to clean fresh water is a myth.
That hundreds of millions of Americans don't have adequate sewage disposal and live in squalor.
Fire Depts and Police are under local control.

Loved, also, how you had to search back for decades for "success" -this highlights as the FEDs have grown it has become boggled down in it's bureaucracy.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1006595 Oct 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't disagree with you but it is a problem with the governmental agency who issued building permits. The only way around it is to purchase the land from the homeowners so they can relocate. Cattle ranchers need to take responsibility for their herds when the weather is turning bad. If we keep paying them for their dead cows, there is no incentive to find a solution to THEIR problem.
Shhhhh! It's a form of welfare, but people like Mr Perfect don't like using that word when it applies to them!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1006596 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope all the diseased people who can't have healthcare tread on him. What a bunch of dodos on here.
Lois/Carol/Aunt Batty still lying and saying the IRS is controlling her health care!!!
Kerrrrist. How can they stand themselves? Lie, lie, lie all day all night now for 5 fking years!!!
The unwelcome role of the IRS in Obamacare
By Michael Gerson,May 23, 2013
Let us stipulate that now might not be the best time — with IRS officials exposed for abusing power, caught in self-serving deceptions, invoking their constitutional right against self-incrimination — to dramatically expand the authority and size of their agency. But this is what Obamacare requires. Thousands of new IRS agents will implement 40-odd provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the exact number is a matter of dispute since the law itself is so confusing. The largest tax law and social policy change in a generation will be imposed on a skeptical public by a government agency whose credibility is in ruins.

But the IRS is not merely implementing Obamacare. It engaged in a regulatory power grab to ensure that it could implement Obamacare.

As written, the Affordable Care Act provides tax credits and subsidies for the purchase of health insurance through exchanges that are run by “a governmental agency or nonprofit entity that is established by a state.” Since the federal government is constitutionally forbidden from ordering states to create exchanges, the law provides incentives to ensure their cooperation. This was part of the reform’s political appeal: Federal subsidies would be mediated through state institutions, undermining the criticism that U.S. health care was being nationalized.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1006597 Oct 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>
"You can't even speak English you fking moron."
Line of the day!
kerrrrist homer. Dumbfcks
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1006598 Oct 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Most from people not filling out the forms correctly.
One flaw was in it allowed people to progress when they left some required information blank.
No big deal. These people are being contacted.
But, the biggest flaw is not transferring the data correctly.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006599 Oct 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>CBS, this morning, said 20,000. Thanksgiving next year? ROTFLMAO.
the only meaningful number is how many people have purchased insurance...and there is zero data on that....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1006600 Oct 18, 2013
But 33 states have so far refused to create health exchanges, with reactions ranging from “no” to “hell no.” The law allows the Department of Health and Human Services to set up federal health exchanges in the holdout states. But the statute makes no mention of the IRS providing credits and subsidies through federal exchanges. Without subsidies, employers and some individuals in those states would be exempt from mandates. Obamacare would be unworkable in over half the country.

The IRS resolved this conundrum by denying its existence. In a May 2012 regulatory ruling, it asserted its own right to provide credits outside the state exchanges as the reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous law. But the language of the law is not ambiguous. And health scholars Jonathan Adler and Michael Cannon, in an exhaustive recent analysis, find no justification for the IRS’s ruling in the legislative history of Obamacare.“The statute,” they argue,“and the lack of any support for the IRS rule in the legislative record put defenders of the IRS rule in the awkward position of arguing that it was so obviously Congress’ intent to offer tax credits in federal exchanges that despite a year of debate over the PPACA, it never occurred to anyone to express that intent out loud. A better explanation is that the PPACA’s authors miscalculated when they assumed states would establish exchanges.”

So: The IRS seized the authority to spend about $800 billion over 10 years on benefits that were not authorized by Congress. And the current IRS scandal puts this decision in a new light. What was the role of politics in shaping this regulatory decision? What pressure was applied? Surely the IRS is above such things. Or maybe not.“It doesn’t look good from the road,” says Cannon, the director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute,“when IRS employees violate the clear language of federal law in a matter that just happens to rescue the top domestic policy achievement of their boss, the president.”

The IRS ruling is being challenged in a case brought by the attorney general of Oklahoma. Chief Justice John Roberts’s decision on the first Obamacare case made clear that the federal judiciary is reluctant to intervene in health matters. But lawsuits brought by states are generally taken seriously in federal court, and this one might also make its way to the Supreme Court. Both the statutory language and the legislative history are on Oklahoma’s side. A ruling against the administration could force Congress to revisit Obamacare.

As the implementation of health care reform moves forward, Congress may need to take another look at the law anyway. The unintended effects of Obamacare now seem unavoidable: higher premiums in employer plans; additional burdens on a Medicaid system already struggling with quality issues; cost controls in Medicare that will drive out providers; a perverse incentive structure that encourages businesses to dump employees on the exchanges while discouraging the young and healthy from signing up, eventually raising costs.

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