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HHS says it ditched ‘exchanges’ because word doesn’t translate into Spanish
The Hill ^ | 1/31/13 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 01/31/2013 10:38:49 AM PST by Nachum

The Obama administration has stopped using the term “exchanges” to describe part of the healthcare law because the word doesn’t translate into Spanish, an official said Thursday. Anton Gunn, director of External Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the rebranding of the insurance exchanges as "marketplaces" was geared toward Spanish speakers who will use the system. "We´re going to use the word ´marketplace´ because it actually makes sense to people," Gunn said at a conference in Washington, D.C. " ´Exchange´ doesn´t translate to anything in Spanish, but ´marketplace´ does."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: exchanges; hhs; spanish; translate
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1 posted on 01/31/2013 10:38:56 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“We´re going to use the word ´marketplace´ because it actually makes sense to people,” Gunn said at a conference in Washington, D.C. “ ´Exchange´ doesn´t translate to anything in Spanish, but ´marketplace´ does.””

I am glad hussein is so sensitive to the needs of the foreigners like himself.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 10:41:07 AM PST by shelterguy
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3 posted on 01/31/2013 10:41:35 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

“Intercambios,” you idiots.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 10:43:44 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

No habla ingles?........


5 posted on 01/31/2013 10:44:09 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Nachum

Online translator says; “intercambio, canjear, canjear”


6 posted on 01/31/2013 10:44:14 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Nachum

Perhaps, “mercada del muerte”? Yeah, that’s the ticket!


7 posted on 01/31/2013 10:45:00 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

If you say “free,” they will come, no matter what other word you use.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 10:45:59 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Nachum
Turns out we don't even have to pass a bill to know what's in it, because it doesn't matter what's in it...

...it says whatever we want it to say, whenever we want it to say it.

9 posted on 01/31/2013 10:47:05 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Nachum

fallecimiento mercado is a tad more idiomatic ~ kind of soft peddles it.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 10:48:16 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Exchange—(market)—”bolsa”


11 posted on 01/31/2013 10:50:11 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Que dijo senor? Whatchoo say? No canjear you!


12 posted on 01/31/2013 10:51:08 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Nachum
My impression is that a better word would be "suk."



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13 posted on 01/31/2013 10:59:41 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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14 posted on 01/31/2013 11:03:26 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Nachum

“What does it matter?”(to coin a phrase) I thought ILLEGALS were exempt along with mulims.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 11:04:41 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Nachum
YOU LIE!!!
16 posted on 01/31/2013 11:10:04 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Nachum

closer dear HHS, just add one more word: slave

let’s all say it together...

slave marketplace

or in the language of the conquistadores:

mercado de esclavos

again.

again.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 11:12:57 AM PST by dadfly
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To: Nachum

What a pathetic excuse for changing euphemisms.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 11:17:25 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Army Air Corps

My boss speaks Spanish fluently and can handle the dialects in every Spanish speaking country south of the US.

When I told him this story, the first word out of his mouth was, “intercambios”.

I’d like to see a few paragraphs from the bill in case there is some kind of contextual misunderstanding because the word obviously exists in Spanish.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 11:29:50 AM PST by Marko413
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To: Nachum

The original term in Hillary Care was “health care COLLECTIVES”. That REALLY didn’t play well, so they called them “health care exchanges”. Now they’ve changed it again. As a former teacher of mine used to say: “No matter how you slice it, it’s still baloney.”


20 posted on 01/31/2013 11:30:55 AM PST by mkmensinger
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To: Nachum

Orwell’s ‘Newspeak’ in action.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 11:36:05 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dadfly
The irony here is astounding.

Government took a service - medical care - which had always been an optional, free-market commodity in the precious, strong, liberty-filled, dear old America we grew up in...

Twisted it into a mandatory entitlement ...forced you to buy it...

and NOW the regime labels it a "marketplace".

.

22 posted on 01/31/2013 11:41:49 AM PST by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

“intercambio” seems to be the correct word. Don’t know why they put “canjear” up twice! We don’t need no steenking “canjear!


23 posted on 01/31/2013 12:12:26 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Marko413

“My boss speaks Spanish fluently and can handle the dialects in every Spanish speaking country south of the US.”

You can get by in Italy and Spain as well - and my family speaks a New Mexican dialect. Yes, the government is that embarasingly stupid.


24 posted on 01/31/2013 12:26:30 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Nachum

How absolutely ignorant! (Oh I forgot...it’s Obama’s Administration....THAT’s why.)

Intercambio de Asistencia de Salud


25 posted on 01/31/2013 12:28:02 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Marko413; Army Air Corps

Yes, but “intercambios” doesn’t flow trippingly from the tongue. Yeah, that’s the ticket....


26 posted on 01/31/2013 12:29:37 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Nachum

The issue SHOULDN’T be whether it translates into Spanish, Italian, Farsi, Russian etc etc.

Didn’t this a$$wipe state “You better be smart and have your children learn Spanish?”

When I went to Japan/Okinawa/Philippines etc in 1957 majority of people WE had contact with spoke ENGLISH or at least enough English to make sure MY/OUR money went from my pocket to theirs.

Now if a business is in a “Spanish” neighborhood, it may behoove it to have a Spanish speaking person or person on board.

BUT that should be a business decision. OUR GOVERNMENT should NOT be encouraging ‘these’ people. If you can’t read a document, hire a translater. An enterprising person in ‘your’ language group will probably set up shop.

I can’t see me going to court in say Iran or Cuba, the reigning powers PROVIDING me with a FREE LAWYER and TRANSLATOR.

The ONLY division of OUR Government that should be using/speaking a language different than English is the Immigration Department.

Ballots, food stamps, welfare check etc should be in English, NOT Spanish, Farsi etc etc etc.


27 posted on 01/31/2013 12:39:10 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Nachum

The word for exchange in Spanish is “intercambio” as in,”intercambio cultural” for academic and arts programs.

The word for exchange as in the stock exchange is “la bursa”.

The word for exchange as in taking back a gift to a store to exchange it for something you like more is “entregar”.

Any eleven year old who is Spanish-speaking knows these words.


28 posted on 01/31/2013 1:10:45 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Nachum

Oops, my android wrote bursa when I meant to write bolsa for the Spanish for exchange as in the stock market.


29 posted on 01/31/2013 1:16:42 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Nachum

“Political language . . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”(Politics and the English Language, George Orwell)


30 posted on 02/09/2013 3:38:08 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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