Medicare chief apologizes for HealthCare.gov problems

Oct 29, 2013 Full story: CBS News 191

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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buzzer

Greeley, CO

#1 Oct 29, 2013


The REAL inside story of what happened!
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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#3 Oct 29, 2013
So, what's Medicare got to do with the Affordable
Care Act?
Fire the GOP

United States

#4 Oct 29, 2013
Susan Rice
Hillary Clinton
Lois Lerner
Kathlee Sebelius
Marilyn Tavenner

....the GOP TEA RINO sure like attacking the women of this administration. Keep shrinking that "Big Tent".
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Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#7 Oct 29, 2013
With 3 years in the making, the plan to destroy HealthCare as it is known. MSNBC has admitted that, now they will transition to being closer to a NEWS service.
Good luck with that!
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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#11 Oct 29, 2013
Clef Hanger wrote:
Something stinks in Denmark.
no, you're just stupid as a box of rocks...

as evidenced by the soundbytes you keep parroting like cheap gutter waif...

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#12 Oct 29, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, you're just stupid as a box of rocks...
as evidenced by the soundbytes you keep parroting like cheap gutter waif...
speaking of being stupid as a box of rocks do you even know what a "soundbyte" is? I'm guessing no by the way you used it in your idiotic reply.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#13 Oct 29, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
Susan Rice
Hillary Clinton
Lois Lerner
Kathlee Sebelius
Marilyn Tavenner
....the GOP TEA RINO sure like attacking the women of this administration. Keep shrinking that "Big Tent".
These women were placed "in charge". They should be held accountable, but it appears that protecting the imbecile Odumbo is the only thing they seem to do with any real passion. More women in subservience, under the guise of leadership.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#14 Oct 29, 2013
RayOne wrote:
With 3 years in the making, the plan to destroy HealthCare as it is known. MSNBC has admitted that, now they will transition to being closer to a NEWS service.
Good luck with that!
Health Care bills in America are responsible for 50 Million Citizens filing Bankruptcy over the last 20 years. The American Health Care system had long ago collapsed and destroyed the lives of everyday Americans in the middle class.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#15 Oct 29, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Health Care bills in America are responsible for 50 Million Citizens filing Bankruptcy over the last 20 years. The American Health Care system had long ago collapsed and destroyed the lives of everyday Americans in the middle class.
So, staring Odumbocare was the answer? Not really, insurance and medical industry regulations would have sufficed. No, the libturds had to attempt total control over every aspect of healthcare and insurance. Nice job, a colossal failure. 50 Million? Seems a bit over stated.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#16 Oct 29, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Health Care bills in America are responsible for 50 Million Citizens filing Bankruptcy over the last 20 years. The American Health Care system had long ago collapsed and destroyed the lives of everyday Americans in the middle class.
"Unless you're a Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, you're one illness away from financial ruin in this country," says lead author Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., of the Harvard Medical School, in Cambridge, Mass. "If an illness is long enough and expensive enough, private insurance offers very little protection against medical bankruptcy, and that's the major finding in our study." How does Odumbocare fix this problem???

Woolhandler and her colleagues surveyed a random sample of 2,314 people who filed for bankruptcy in early 2007, looked at their court records, and then interviewed more than 1,000 of them.



They concluded that 62.1 percent of the bankruptcies were medically related because the individuals either had more than $5,000 (or 10 percent of their pretax income) in medical bills, mortgaged their home to pay for medical bills, or lost significant income due to an illness. On average, medically bankrupt families had $17,943 in out-of-pocket expenses, including $26,971 for those who lacked insurance and $17,749 who had insurance at some point. That's not really very high figures. Deductibles can be way beyond that with Odumbocare, so how has the ACA prevented this cost????

Overall, three-quarters of the people with a medically-related bankruptcy had health insurance, they say. hmmmmmmmm

"That was actually the predominant problem in patients in our study -- 78 percent of them had health insurance, but many of them were bankrupted anyway because there were gaps in their coverage like co-payments and deductibles and uncovered services," says Woolhandler. "Other people had private insurance but got so sick that they lost their job and lost their insurance." HMMMMMMM now how is Odumbocare going to prevent this????????
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Fire the GOP

United States

#19 Oct 29, 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?
Hardly. The RINOs (GOP TEA Birthers) keeps looking for birth certificates with their faux scandals in order to villify these women of power. It's disgusting what the RINOs are doing. A website got overloaded. Hardly a scandal.

The IRS targeting political groups requesting tax-exempt status. Hardly a scandal.

The list goes on.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#20 Oct 29, 2013
What's your solution to preventing ordinary citizens from having to file bankruptcy from having policies that never cover health care complication that financially ruin their lives?

Surely you have some solution to add other than the Republicans solution of Dead on Arrival, right?
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
So, staring Odumbocare was the answer? Not really, insurance and medical industry regulations would have sufficed. No, the libturds had to attempt total control over every aspect of healthcare and insurance. Nice job, a colossal failure. 50 Million? Seems a bit over stated.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#21 Oct 29, 2013
The question to republicans over and over, that seems to also have you stupified is what are your solutions to add in making the measure better.

There are provisions in the current law that directly aid in some of the situations listed in that cut and paste article you posted, but no means is this law or any law 100% against a prevailing catastrophe.

So again, to you and the Republicans, what are some of your solutions to make this law better at protecting the common working American from medical bankruptcies? Half a loaf is better than no loaf.
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text> "Unless you're a Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, you're one illness away from financial ruin in this country," says lead author Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., of the Harvard Medical School, in Cambridge, Mass. "If an illness is long enough and expensive enough, private insurance offers very little protection against medical bankruptcy, and that's the major finding in our study." How does Odumbocare fix this problem???
Woolhandler and her colleagues surveyed a random sample of 2,314 people who filed for bankruptcy in early 2007, looked at their court records, and then interviewed more than 1,000 of them.
They concluded that 62.1 percent of the bankruptcies were medically related because the individuals either had more than $5,000 (or 10 percent of their pretax income) in medical bills, mortgaged their home to pay for medical bills, or lost significant income due to an illness. On average, medically bankrupt families had $17,943 in out-of-pocket expenses, including $26,971 for those who lacked insurance and $17,749 who had insurance at some point. That's not really very high figures. Deductibles can be way beyond that with Odumbocare, so how has the ACA prevented this cost????
Overall, three-quarters of the people with a medically-related bankruptcy had health insurance, they say. hmmmmmmmm
"That was actually the predominant problem in patients in our study -- 78 percent of them had health insurance, but many of them were bankrupted anyway because there were gaps in their coverage like co-payments and deductibles and uncovered services," says Woolhandler. "Other people had private insurance but got so sick that they lost their job and lost their insurance." HMMMMMMM now how is Odumbocare going to prevent this????????
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#22 Oct 29, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
What's your solution to preventing ordinary citizens from having to file bankruptcy from having policies that never cover health care complication that financially ruin their lives?
Surely you have some solution to add other than the Republicans solution of Dead on Arrival, right?
<quoted text>
Like I said, regulation of the insurance companies and cost regulations on the medical providers. Attorneys do pro bono work and pay fees to the law board for being in a captured market. Why is this not the same for medical practitioners, there field is also a captured market? Why did this administration have to force this law through? MONEY!!! The medical industry makes up 1/6th of our economy, therefore there was a TREMENDOUS amount of money to be made in CONTROLLING every aspect of it. It's not about the health or even the financial stability of the citizens in this country, IT'S ABOUT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES!! You should understand that ERIC, the ACA is a golden egg for you and your company.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#23 Oct 29, 2013
Cash reserves.........

The Typical American in the Middle Class who works everyday don't have $2000 in an account that is accessible.

Who do you think you are BSing...... ROFLMAO, you clowns complain about the cost of a gallon of gas...... I know damn well you don't have money in a bank account, and consider yourself knowledgeable over your own finances........ Banks charge you for $2000 dollars instead of paying you interest on tip money like that...... so I know damn well you don't have resources to pay off an outstanding medical bill you thought you had medical coverage to pay.....
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Those citizens are responsible for not having insurance or financial reserves to meet a crisis when it came. Get real parasite, you and others are responsible for the choices you make or made in life. I guess you losers didn't choose wisely.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#24 Oct 29, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
The question to republicans over and over, that seems to also have you stupified is what are your solutions to add in making the measure better.
There are provisions in the current law that directly aid in some of the situations listed in that cut and paste article you posted, but no means is this law or any law 100% against a prevailing catastrophe.
So again, to you and the Republicans, what are some of your solutions to make this law better at protecting the common working American from medical bankruptcies? Half a loaf is better than no loaf.
<quoted text>
Half a loaf of MOLDY bread is still inedible. You assume that the deductibles and co-pays that are still in play through Odumbocare aren't enough to cause one to file bankruptcy. Some of those figures weren't even all that high.$17,000.00 is hardly a reason to file bankruptcy, and many were filing during the Bush administration just to eliminate debt. Debt that they OWED but didn't want to satisfy. That is like going and buying a Mercedes when you really could only afford a VW rabbit, but you bought it, and now don't want to pay for it. Student loans are another issue that shouldn't qualify for bankruptcy filing. Medical bills are there because the individual got the service. Why are they exempt from paying for that service? Here is a fine example of losing what you earned and not because of medical bills. 35 years ago, my grandparents had a little house, nothing extravagant. The sewer went down past their house, costed them $6,000.00. Way more than they had. They got life rights to their home and it was sold after their demise to pay the debt. How is this any different than medical bills that are owed?
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#25 Oct 29, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Cash reserves.........
The Typical American in the Middle Class who works everyday don't have $2000 in an account that is accessible.
Who do you think you are BSing...... ROFLMAO, you clowns complain about the cost of a gallon of gas...... I know damn well you don't have money in a bank account, and consider yourself knowledgeable over your own finances........ Banks charge you for $2000 dollars instead of paying you interest on tip money like that...... so I know damn well you don't have resources to pay off an outstanding medical bill you thought you had medical coverage to pay.....
<quoted text>
How does Odumbocare eliminate this $2,000.00 cost? Many folks have premiums low enough to pay, but some are 10 times that on Odumbocare. So which is worse, pay now or pay later? Either way, unaffordable is unaffordable. Even the so-called subsidies and tax breaks are fuzzy in how much they will cover.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#26 Oct 29, 2013
Nixon that once great Republican President tried price fixing that ruined the American economy through 2 presidential terms. We tried that great Republican idea and we chose to always pass on that as a strategy for the market.

What you're attempting to describe as a solution is true Government Take over of the entire Medical System, providers included. A more recent example of your solution is rent controls in New York City...... that was a decades long disaster.

So like has always been evident, you nor the Republicans as a political party have any credible ideas to contribute. So it's your purpose to tear down America and not built up America.

The idea that Health Care had become 1/6th of the American economy is proof enough that such essential services in a civilized society has been an utter failure.

Like Security, and Fire Protection, Health Care for a modern and advanced population is an essential service that aids in the livability of a society, any thing other is uncivilized.
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Like I said, regulation of the insurance companies and cost regulations on the medical providers. Attorneys do pro bono work and pay fees to the law board for being in a captured market. Why is this not the same for medical practitioners, there field is also a captured market? Why did this administration have to force this law through? MONEY!!! The medical industry makes up 1/6th of our economy, therefore there was a TREMENDOUS amount of money to be made in CONTROLLING every aspect of it. It's not about the health or even the financial stability of the citizens in this country, IT'S ABOUT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES!! You should understand that ERIC, the ACA is a golden egg for you and your company.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#27 Oct 29, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Those citizens are responsible for not having insurance or financial reserves to meet a crisis when it came. Get real parasite, you and others are responsible for the choices you make or made in life. I guess you losers didn't choose wisely.
No doubt that some (a lot?) of people who opt
for the Affordable Care Act are going to
see their insurance premiums go up. But, that's
mainly because these people - who can barely
afford to buy any health insurance for themselves
and their families - have junk policies sold to
them by shyster health insurance companies.
Junk policies that have very high deductibles,
high co-payments and are so full of exclusions
that the insured is strictly at the mercy of the insurance company bean counter. That's why their
premiums are low. The insurance isn't worth
much of anything, but that's why they can afford
it.

The Affordable Care Act will make it possible
for these people to get some REAL health
insurance from reputable companies. In the
long run they will save thousands of dollars.

Honest health insurance for millions of
low-income Americans is a real nightmare
to Republicans? No friggin' doubt about it.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#28 Oct 29, 2013
Tax Breaks and Subsidies have been pre calculated how are they fuzzy?

$2000 is the estimate that 80% of Americans in the middle class do not have liquid in an accessible account for emergencies at any time for withdrawal.

the typical american lives paycheck to paycheck and are two paychecks from being evicted. If that were not true, pay day lending operations would have never become so popular in America.

CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
How does Odumbocare eliminate this $2,000.00 cost? Many folks have premiums low enough to pay, but some are 10 times that on Odumbocare. So which is worse, pay now or pay later? Either way, unaffordable is unaffordable. Even the so-called subsidies and tax breaks are fuzzy in how much they will cover.

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