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Mon., 9:18am: Obama to address widespread health care problems

October 21, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is expected to acknowledge that widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of......

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liemonger

Oct-25-13 8:38 PM

"Those mothers of two making $25,000 a year "

Is that all you make?

Even after all the rub and tugs are gone?

You'd think she'd do better with all those balls in her mouth.

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nortman

Oct-25-13 12:16 PM

I love the Huffingandposting headline, "Sean Hannity gets employee fired" and how they left a lot of the details out of the story.

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nortman

Oct-25-13 12:01 PM

Hey, Defeat. He could have just left it at, "Te government is so cold hearted that htey fired her." and then done NOTHING to help her. Which, I'm pretty sure, is what liberal talk heroes like Ed Schultz, Rachael Maddow, Bill Maher, and Randi Rhodes would have done. Not only did Hannity pony up $25,000 of his own money for her, he is trying to help her find a job.

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CommonSense

Oct-25-13 11:04 AM

What else do we expect from K. Sebelious, the baby killer? After all, she is the daughter of Gov. Gilligan. Keep your expectations low.

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CommonSense

Oct-25-13 11:02 AM

More proof of the censorship put out by the fifth reich in Washington. This regime is pathetic at best.

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nortman

Oct-25-13 8:12 AM

Well, Obamacare is such a resounding success that they are firing any employee who dares reveal the truth. ht tp://ww w.realclearpolitics.c om/video/2013/10/24/obamacare_operator_fired_after_taking_call_from_hannity_hannity_to_give_her_a_years_salary.ht ml

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liemonger

Oct-24-13 9:14 PM

You're the queen and sooooOOOOo pathetic.

"I no voting for tEh Messiah cuz he no socialist enoughtttt!"

Socialism is a FAILURE.

Just like DedBeAllBallsInHerMouth.

Just like Otardo's website.

Deal with it, BOT.

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liemonger

Oct-24-13 4:03 PM

"Ummmmm, the government actually runs what is universally proclaimed as a highly successful and popular government health insurance program called Medicare."

Wouldn't deem anything laced with fraud and catering to leeches like her as a success.

Socialism is a failure.

JUST LIKE HER!

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liemonger

Oct-24-13 4:01 PM

"Then Republicans should love him, since he'll will insure the election of . . . oh, wait! He was re-elected! " Posted by a libTARD (THE QUENN OF ALL LIBTARDS) that said she wouldn't vote for him. Ahhhh... the epitome of socialistic tards.

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Daniel

Oct-23-13 7:29 PM

Why LiberalSerfdom does not change his screen name to "Copyandpaste" I'll never know.

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Daniel

Oct-23-13 7:21 PM

Can the polling news get even worse for Republicans? As it turns out, yes:

Obamacare is getting more popular, not less.

Can you say OH,OH!!

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Twizzledoc

Oct-23-13 10:00 AM

Wow! 12 posts in a row from liberalabelincolnusbluesserfdum.

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DefeatSBB5

Oct-23-13 12:26 AM

Then Republicans should love him, since he'll will insure the election of . . . oh, wait! He was re-elected!

Geeeee whizzzzzzz!

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FamilyGuy

Oct-22-13 5:46 PM

Allegedly some 30 million people have some issue with health insurance (some simply just plain don't want any insurance) and the dysfunctional remedy the Progressives have jammed down our throats manages to negatively impact all 315 million of us.

Government should stick to training our military and building roads, areas where they excel, and leave the free market issues, areas where they s.uck, alone.

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jtoday

Oct-22-13 4:39 PM

Folks I think Serfdom does not understand the meaning of the work 'Pediatric'.

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jtoday

Oct-22-13 4:36 PM

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??????

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jtoday

Oct-22-13 4:10 PM

Also the insurance will be offered by several insurance companies.

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jtoday

Oct-22-13 4:06 PM

Some of you have been misinformed. There are lots of different insurance options on the exchanges. Not everyone will be buying the same policies.

"Plans available in the marketplace range from "bronze," which has the lowest premiums and pays 60 percent of the total medical costs of everyone in the plan, to "platinum," which has the highest premiums and pays 90 percent. (A fifth category, "catastrophic," is available to people under 30 years old and to some people with very low incomes.)"

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jtoday

Oct-22-13 3:55 PM

As a general rule I do not respond to Serfdom's posts because it is a waste of time but I MUST CORRECT A PRIOR POST.

PEDIATRIC DENTAL AND VISION.....SO SERFDOM YOU CAN HAPPILY KEEP GUMMING AWAY.

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jtoday

Oct-22-13 2:54 PM

'those crappy policies'

I know someone who thought it was great that the company offered health care (he had to pay of course0 until he found out he had one of those crappy policies.

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DefeatSBB5

Oct-22-13 2:45 PM

And to FamGuy, as a matter of fact, when it comes to health insurance, there ARE certain requirements BENEATH WHICH a policy is no good, and not a good deal, EXCEPT for the seller, who profits enormously because of restrictions and limits and loopholes that restrict pay-outs.

After all, the for-profit companies are there to, well, make a profit.

Obama's biggest mistake was that he tried to keep the for-profit companies in the game by fashioning a kind of controlled monopoly.

The correct approach would have been to simply expand Medicare, which already has an infrastructure, which is highly successful (enjoying a 90+ approval rating among Medicare recipients), and which would have expanded the pool, resulting in huge reductions in over-all cost.

But he didn't follow my advice. I tried to tell him. I did. It's not my fault.

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DefeatSBB5

Oct-22-13 2:36 PM

"He didn't say that you can keep your coverage so long as it complies with the new government coverage requirements. Did he defeat?"

To answer your question, no; but he should have.

He didn't say "You can keep your crappier, more expensive insurance if you like it better than the less expensive, more comprehensive plans offered in the exchanges, and we'll continue to allow them to sell it to you, because you are perfectly within your rights to want to have to pay more for less, if that's what you want."

So what he's telling people now is that if your current, expensive, crappy insurance doesn't measure up to the minimum standards of the ACA, the company you purchased it from will have to cancel the policy.

And those crappy policies, by the way, are exactly the reason why the ACA was necessary to get us out of the for-profit, private insurance industry-caused mess in the first place.

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FamilyGuy

Oct-22-13 11:30 AM

Defeat:

You make a compelling argument for the problem being that the one-size-fits-all policy content being mandated by DC is the main culprit for the unaffordable insurance being pushed upon Americans instead of less costly options that do not include all the Progressive bells and whistles that ordinary folks once chose for themselves.

Just reaffirming that government can, and will, screw up a one car funeral when it attempts to interject itself in place of the free market.

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DefeatSBB5

Oct-22-13 9:49 AM

It is now illegal to sell a policy that runs contrary to the provisions of this law.

That's not lying.

In other words, you cannot sell a policy with crappy levels of coverage anymore, even if people want to buy them.

It is now illegal. Only the worthwhile stuff complies with the law.

(Why am I explaining this to morons who simply oppose anything Obama is for?)

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DefeatSBB5

Oct-22-13 9:45 AM

And now, the rest of the story:

"The main reason insurers offer [for the cancellations] is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are canceling plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions [which are no longer allowed].

By all accounts, the new policies will offer consumers better coverage, in some cases, for comparable cost -- especially after the inclusion of federal subsidies for those who qualify. The law requires policies sold in the individual market to cover 10 “essential” benefits, such as prescription drugs, mental health treatment and maternity care. In addition, insurers cannot reject people with medical problems or charge them higher prices. The policies must also cap consumers’ annual expenses at levels lower than many plans sold before the law passed."

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