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Obamacare numbers released – only 27k sign up through healthcare.gov

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 4:29pm 11/13/2013 at 4:29pm

The “official” numbers have been released by HHS:

Some 106,185 people signed up...

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Never Forget: Hillary was more pro-mandate than Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 1:40pm 11/13/2013 at 1:40pm

Hillary supporters are trying to distance her from the Obamcare debacle.

Don’t talk about it, she is told

Meanwhile, Bill is stabbing Obama in the back by telling him to honor his promise to the American people that they could keep their health plan.

It’s all about the mandate.  Forcing people “into the...

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LIVE: Top IT officials testify on HealthCare.gov rollout

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9:30am 11/13/2013 at 9:30am

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday morning at 9:30am with top administration Information Technology officials to examine the rollout of HealthCare.gov. You can watch below.

Among the issues likely to be addressed at the hearing are security and testing of the website, as well as IT...

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Top HealthCare.gov official unaware of potential security risks

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9:00am 11/12/2013 at 9:00am

The chief official responsible for managing the trouble-plagued HealthCare.gov website project says he was unaware of a memo that outlined several potentially significant security issues before he’d signed off on the recommendation for the website’s launch.

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Obamacare to book fictitious sales, I mean “enrollees” (O’Keefe video added)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 11, 2013 at 8:08pm 11/11/2013 at 8:08pm

Booking fictitious sales, or sales that are contingent, falls within a common definition of accounting fraud.

In yet another example of how poorly things are going, the Obama administration will count as enrollees people who have completed the application process, but not yet paid, via WaPo:

The fight over how to define the...

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Tax The American Prospect to pay this lady’s increased health care bill

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:47pm 11/11/2013 at 5:47pm

Lori Gottlieb, a writer at The Atlantic found out that she can’t keep her plan even though she liked it, and the new one will cost $5400 more.

Writing in The NY Times, she explained that her friends insisted her sacrifice was small compared to easing the suffering of millions helped by Obamacare, ...

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Obama can keep his Doublethink since he likes it

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 8:00am 11/10/2013 at 8:00am

NBC’s Chuck Todd was the interviewer who elicited Obama’s weak non-apology last Thursday. But Todd got the distinct impression that Obama “does not believe he lied” when he made those promises about keeping your plan and keeping your doctor, period. Todd adds:

I thought what was revealing in that answer, when I...

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ObamaDoesntCare: 8-9 million people a rounding error

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1:45pm 11/9/2013 at 1:45pm

What do you call 8-9 million people losing health care coverage they like in a nation of 300 million?

A rounding error?

Actually, probably more like 15 million at the low end, several tens of millions at the high end.

But I’m not going to quibble over a few million people here or there.

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HealthCare.gov adviser: Website “long way from where it needs to be”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:54pm 11/8/2013 at 7:54pm

As efforts move forward toward an end of November deadline to fix the troubled healthcare.gov website, new issues are being revealed in the process, according to a report from Reuters/via Yahoo:

The Obama administration’s HealthCare.gov adviser Jeffrey Zients said on Friday that the trouble-plagued federal healthcare website is improving, but that higher volumes...

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Obama now “sorry” for making the promises he previously denied making

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8:39pm 11/7/2013 at 8:39pm

Obama promised, repeatedly, that you could keep your plan if you like it.  Period.

When called out on that, he tried to deny such a categorical promise, the video notwithstanding.

Politifact gave him a “

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Sen. Cornyn presses Sebelius on ‘keep your plan’ promise and Obamacare navigators

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 1:18pm 11/6/2013 at 1:18pm

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified before the Senate Finance Committee this morning on the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov.

Not surprisingly, Sebelius was pressed on the President’s promise that “if you like your health plan, you can keep it,” a promise that’s been repeated in various forms numerous times, including on the White...

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Visualizing the 15 million people who will lose their current individual health plans

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 8:30am 11/5/2013 at 8:30am

Last week, White House press secretary Jay Carney admitted that Obamacare would force around 15 million people –  5% of the US population – to drop their current insurance. This number doesn’t seem like a big deal to him, however:

“That’s the universe we’re talking about, 5 percent of the population,” Carney described....

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Congrats America, you are subsidizing health insurance for Ivy League Ph.D’s who choose to paint

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 4, 2013 at 9:50am 11/4/2013 at 9:50am

Hey, remember when Nancy Pelosi triumphantly predicted that Obamacare would allow artists to have health insurance without worrying about their day jobs?

Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or, eh, a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance….


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Obamacare deception meets reality

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8:45am 11/4/2013 at 8:45am

On June 16, 2009, in the earliest days of discussion about what form Obamacare would take, I wrote, Deception and Tyranny Key To Health Care Reform:

The only way the Obama administration and Democrats can force through the types of changes they envision for the health care system is through deception and...

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Healthcare.gov user presented with stranger’s eligibility letter

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:17pm 11/3/2013 at 3:17pm

Heritage came out with a disturbing report on its blog last night that highlighted another security concern with the Obamacare website, in which a user evaluating his health insurance options was presented with downloadable letters that contained insurance eligibility information about other people.

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Forced collectivization of the health care kulaks via single payer is inevitable under Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 10:00am 11/3/2013 at 10:00am

The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun, February 22, 2009, just over a month after Obama’s first inauguration:

In the end, as must all economic redistributors, Obama either will have to resort to repressive measures, or he will have to abandon his redistributive plans.

The great Obamacare reform is turning into the great...

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If Obamacare was an airline, this is how your boarding pass would look

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7:00am 11/3/2013 at 7:00am

The multi-hundred million dollar Obamacare computer system failures have reduced people to submitting paper applications in many cases. Imagine if HHS ran the airlines?

Instead, this is a good news story from reader Bronwyn about how Virgin Australia struggled to deal with the turmoil caused by the shooting at LAX on Friday, November 1:

Just a positive, amidst a tough day.

The staff at Virgin Australia have been working so very hard at lax. Our flight was set to leave from terminal 3 from lax to Sydney tonight. We are late and in another airlines terminal. Nothing has worked for them.

They had to hand write all our boarding passes!

How amazing are they?! All we smiles!!

Bronwyn sent a follow-up email Saturday night (Eastern):

We arrived in Sydney, very thankful! When we took off the whole plane cheered!

 
 
 
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