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Another glitch found in the #Obamacare website

Posted by: ST on March 21, 2014 at 11:27 am » 5 Comments

And, like the others, it turns out this glitch is a pretty big deal: >A newly discovered glitch in the main ObamaCare website reportedly is giving thousands of people the wrong information about whether they qualify for premium subsidies. The Philadelphia Inquirer discovered the glitch while entering hypothetical incomes into the calculator on HealthCare.gov. The […]

 

Pelosi to hold 9:45 a.m. presser to celebrate 4th anniversary of #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on March 20, 2014 at 9:28 am » 2 Comments

The Hill’s Briefing Room blog reports this morning that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be holding a press conference today to tout the ‘greatness’ of the so-called “Affordable Care Act” on its fourth anniversary: House Democratic leaders are doubling down on their bet that President Obama’s healthcare reform law will benefit them politically at […]

 

Got cancer? Got #Obamacare? Good luck…

Posted by: Phineas on March 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Among the many “benefits” brought to us by the Affordable Care Act has been the narrowing of provider networks. To deal with increased costs brought on by Obamacare’s increased coverage mandates, insurance companies are offering fewer doctors and hospitals on their approved lists. For many people, this has meant losing access to […]

 

Bad news for Dems: #Obamacare premiums to double, triple in the next year

Posted by: ST on March 19, 2014 at 9:30 am » 2 Comments

Via The Hill: Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration. The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs. The sticker shock would likely bolster […]

 

“Save money??” Data shows premiums soar under #Obamacare

Posted by: Phineas on March 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm » Comments Off

**Posted by Phineas We’ve seen plenty of anecdotal evidence about that before (for example), but eHealthinsurance.com has done what I think is the first systematic study of rate increases, now that we’ve experienced about six months of our glorious new health care regime. And the results, to put it nicely, are fugly: Americans buying health […]

 

White House to use #MarchMadness to push #Obamacare enrollment

Posted by: ST on March 17, 2014 at 10:47 am » 2 Comments

Just when you thought it was safe to watch the NCAA men’s basketball tournament free from politics.Via Politico: With the arrival of college basketball’s March Madness, the White House is looking to capitalize on the annual tournament to encourage Americans to enroll in Obamacare. The promotional effort will include athletes and coaches as well as […]

 

#Obamacare: “You’re going to lose your doctor, but it will cost less!”

Posted by: Phineas on March 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, the president is trolling us again. Someone tell him it’s not funny. Courtesy of Moe Lane: Pres Obama concedes ObamaCare enrollees “might have to switch doctors,” but he says the trade-off is they’re “gonna save money.” — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 14, 2014 You know, I honestly cannot figure out if President Obama […]

 

White House continues #Obamacare “paid enrollment” vs. “sign ups” numbers game

Posted by: ST on March 13, 2014 at 11:41 am » 5 Comments

The Politico writes today about the games the White House continues to play on the issue of “sign ups” vs. “paid enrollments” on Obamacare: The White House insists it doesn’t know how many people are fully enrolled in Obamacare, but insurers say they’ve handed over enough data to show that the sign-up numbers are not […]

 

Bit by bit, Obama repeals #Obamacare, so Republicans don’t have to. Updated: Sebelius denies delay?

Posted by: Phineas on March 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s long been known that the individual mandate is the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. Without the requirement for healthy young people to buy more insurance than they need or pay a penalty tax protection money, there would never be enough revenue coming into the system to pay for the elderly and […]

 

Tweet of the Day: More bad #Obamacare math as explained by @HealthCareTara

Posted by: ST on March 12, 2014 at 11:31 am » 2 Comments

In explaining the drop in enrollment numbers from January to February, the “official” Twitter feed for Obamacare questions and “information” had this to say: .@AaronBlakeWP @washingtonpost there are fewer days in January than February. — Tara McGuinness (@HealthCareTara) March 11, 2014 My friend and fellow North Carolinian Benjamin Smith quips in response: Well this explains […]