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How many people onstage with Obama today have successfully enrolled in ObamaCare?
HotAir.com ^ | October 21, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 10/21/2013 2:56:29 PM PDT by Kaslin

The White House communications team had three weeks to find 10-15 people who’ve actually enrolled in O-Care via Healthcare.gov to serve as human props for an Obama press conference on this subject. Three weeks. And yet, according to the WH’s own mini-biographies of the people invited to the Rose Garden today, just … three have successfully registered so far. Last week, Bob Laszewski estimated that no more than 20,000 people had managed to enroll in the site’s first 14 days or so online. If the White House had this much trouble finding a dozen or so for one of O’s biggest photo ops this year, I’ve got to wonder if the real number’s significantly less than that.

Byron York has reproduced the full White House release on today’s attendees. Among the lucky 13 is someone who’s “looking forward to enrolling for health coverage this fall,” someone who “recently began researching her options” on California’s state exchange, someone who “plans to comparison shop” on Healthcare.gov, and someone who’s “exploring what new coverage options will be available,” as well as a few people who are happy they can stay on their parents’ insurance under the new rules about age. All of which, ironically, is true to the spirit of today’s presser: In theory, this was going to be a “mea culpa” moment for O in which he explained in some detail what’s gone wrong with the site and set a timetable for when it would be running smoothly. Instead it was an infomercial for ObamaCare with a few perfunctory references to the “kinks” crippling Healthcare.gov. “There’s no sugarcoating it,” O said at one point about the site meltdown — except that the whole point of the presser was to sugarcoat it, right down to inviting people onstage who haven’t managed to actually register yet thanks to HHS’s Geocities-caliber tech. Says Peter Suderman:

Just a few weeks ago, Obama was telling people that the exchanges would be as simple to use as Amazon, or an online travel reservation site like Kayak.com. Now he’s telling people they must rely on a phone and paper process that is, at best, extremely slow.

Obama’s speech, in other words, was designed to tell people how Obamacare could work without the online exchanges. Which strongly suggests that he and the rest of the administration believe that, at least for the time being, that’s the only way it’s going to.

Exactly. Today was all about buying time for website repairs and trying to combat ominous polls like this, which show the public’s perceptions of Healthcare.gov bleeding over into their perceptions of the ObamaCare program generally. Which it should: After all, the website’s problems are a direct function of the premium hikes mandated by the law itself.

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Turns out even the call-center experience touted by Barack “Popeil” Obama today as a fallback option is confusing and frustrating. As icing on the cake, here’s a new spot from the propaganda ministers at HHS, who found the one guy in America who thinks it’s “pretty easy” to comparison shop on Healthcare.gov. Why wasn’t he onstage with O today?

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Yeah, why wasn't he?
1 posted on 10/21/2013 2:56:29 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

To the headline: the same number of doctors in lab coats at the signing of the bill


2 posted on 10/21/2013 2:59:05 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains' obama's America)
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To: Kaslin

one of the “success” stories is Zohre Abolfazli of Brentwood, TN. If you research, she and her husband muhommed appear to live in a house worth $663,000 according to Zillow.

She and “Mo” own a business in the richest part of Nashville too.


3 posted on 10/21/2013 2:59:25 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Kaslin

Props are easy to find most of them looked like they got a day pass from the local mental institution but we knwo them as mindless libtards zombies, hard to make the distinction


4 posted on 10/21/2013 3:09:59 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Kaslin
Allow PAPER APPLICATIONS to qualify for the tax credit and subsidy. So far, they do not.
Agents have been told to only use the paper applications, available for ALL plans, when we know that the insured will not qualify for any subsidy.
If Obama would simply admit that the control-freak website is a mess, and allow paper applications, it would solve much of the problem with the Website as we would not really need it anymore.
Obamacare will STILL fail, as only SICK people want Obamacare, at this point.
Don't forget that all of the State run “High Risk Pools” were shut down by Obamacare. There was a “pent up demand” as no “Guaranteed Issue” insurance was available in Kansas from June 2013 until 31 December 2013.
5 posted on 10/21/2013 3:11:21 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kaslin

Not a single utterance from obama today was the truth. He cannot tell the truth. It is not within him.


6 posted on 10/21/2013 3:13:12 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Satan is the Father of Lies.


7 posted on 10/21/2013 3:17:27 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Kaslin

8 posted on 10/21/2013 3:28:06 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Kaslin
Someone explain this to me:

Obama's two campaign and OFA websites were state-of-the-art. I mean, they were top-notch and even I will concede they were brilliantly done with the optics. You know he had the real best and brightest design these sites.

Fast forward to now. The signature bill he signed that is the Holy Grail for leftists has a website that clearly doesn't work. Remember folks, this is the Holy Grail for the Left. They should have gotten this up and running as soon as Roberts pulled something from his ass and made this into a tax.

It's clear that all of this is designed to fail. Watch what happens. The media will now run sob stories about how people can't sign up and have no health insurance and have to run to the "greedy" private insurance for coverage. And then there will be the drumbeat for single-payer, just as Sen Reid called for.

9 posted on 10/21/2013 3:29:17 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: hosepipe



10 posted on 10/21/2013 3:31:51 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe they can get Vince the ShamWow guy to pitch ObamaCare.


11 posted on 10/21/2013 4:12:52 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Kaslin; Lazamataz
Is the ObamaCare Chick (the one on the healthcare.gov website) enrolled in ObamaCare?

p.s. And would Laz hit the ObamaCare Chick?

12 posted on 10/21/2013 4:15:17 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Kaslin
Call 1-800-318-2596! That's 1-800-318-2596! Call now for free shipping

1-800-318-2596. The next fifteen callers will also get a limited edition 0bama feinting towel so call 1-800-318-2596 right now!!!

13 posted on 10/21/2013 4:18:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

He’s also a liberal, and all liberals lie. They can’t help it, because it comes natural to them.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 4:24:29 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: PJ-Comix

Depends on what you mean by hit, or do you mean hit on?


15 posted on 10/21/2013 4:27:15 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You might be right, but I think the simple fact is that Obama is a saleman of pie in the sky, not a baker. The campaign handlers did not run the ObamaCare operation — US government commissars did, and they are simply incompetent.

In any event, this government’s demonstrated failure to even create an e-commerce website to handle insurance purchases for a paltry 15% of the population (by Obama magic, it’s not 40% anymore) hardly makes a case for letting government handle every item of healthcare for 100% of the population. The ObamaCare fiasco should have destroyed single-payer as a concept for a generation.

ObamaCare serves the Democrat’s plan to maximize the number of people dependent on government for subsidies. Simply vote Democrat to continue getting your $250/month handout. Unlike single-payer, ObamaCare is not designed to reduce costs, but to increase them. The higher the cost of coverage, the more people will enter the subsidy game, which will also be a disincentive to work/earn more. Among other things, ObamaCare is a scheme to buy Democrat votes with public debt; no wonder registering to vote is part of this “health insurance” program.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 4:34:19 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: LibLieSlayer
Not a single utterance from Obama today was the truth. He cannot tell the truth. It is not within him.

He is..."The Wizard of Oz!"

17 posted on 10/21/2013 4:47:34 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: AdamBomb

Mail Room Services Inc

Company Info
7104 Crossroads Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: 615-370-9036
CEO: Zohre Abolfazli, President

Sales Volume: $238,000
# of Employees: 5

733199 Direct mail services

Abolfali, Zohre
Executive Owner


18 posted on 10/21/2013 5:02:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AdamBomb

Home Interiors Ab
Office Location 1243 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027-4006

United States
County
Williamson
HOME INTERIORS AB EMPLOYEES

Zohre Abolfazli Principal


19 posted on 10/21/2013 5:05:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: fatnotlazy

Yes and obama the prince.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 5:17:50 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Don Corleone

I think that he is just a plain old wiz in the slop jar.


21 posted on 10/21/2013 5:20:26 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: AdamBomb
Superior Construction, Inc. (tennessee)

Filing Date: 07/06/1987
Entity Type: Foreign Profit Corporation
File Number: J715904
Filing State: Georgia (GA) Registered Agent: None Listed

Mohammad Abolfazli of Brentwood, TN
Chief Executive Officer

22 posted on 10/21/2013 5:20:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin
How many people onstage with Obama today have successfully enrolled in ObamaCare?

Well, we know that one of them was not Obama himself.

23 posted on 10/21/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Zohre Abolfazli of Brentwood unexpectedly wound up standing behind President Obama on Monday as he defended the Affordable Care Act while admitting the failures of the government website that have prevented people from signing up for health coverage.

She was visiting her daughter, Leila Abolfazli, and her two grandsons in Washington, D.C., where the daughter works as senior counsel for the National Women’s Law Center, when the family got a call Saturday about an opportunity to participate in the presidential address. Leila Abolfazli told the organizer her mother was a fan of the law and explained why.

Suddenly, the 60-year-old small business owner from Brentwood had an invitation to the White House, but no dress to wear and a flight scheduled home before the big event. She had brought along jeans, tennis shoes and T-shirts — comfortable clothes for playing with her grandsons, ages one and three. Her husband Mo (short for Mohammad) thought she was telling a fib when she called to say she was staying in D.C. a couple of days longer.

She chose to wear red to the White House, but she was not the woman in red who fainted.

“This new law, this Affordable Care Act, it will help lots of people,” she said. “I have family members and friends who really, really need insurance. They are waiting to do some kind of surgery. They can’t because they don’t have insurance. I really wanted to hug him, but I shook hands.”

Abolfazli, who owns Mail Room Services Inc. and has lived in the Nashville area for 35 years, said she has also benefited from the law. Her premium went down last year, she said, and she no longer has to fork out co-pays for mammograms. She plans to shop for a more affordable plan on the insurance exchange, where she said she registered in under 10 minutes. She does not know whether she will qualify for a subsidy toward buying coverage.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 5:37:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House about the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. Zohre Abolfazli of Brentwood is at the president's left in the red jacket. Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. / AP

25 posted on 10/21/2013 5:49:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

wow, you found more than I did.

I’m trying to find out if they donated to zero


26 posted on 10/21/2013 6:00:12 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: kcvl

“where the daughter works as senior counsel for the National Women’s Law Center”

She works there as a LOBBYIST
http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/lobbyist.php?id=Abolfazli%2C%20Leila&id=Y0000046908L&year=2013


27 posted on 10/21/2013 6:04:26 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb

Leila Abolfazli, Senior Counsel (this is her daughter)

Leila Abolfazli is Counsel in the Health and Reproductive Rights Program at NWLC. She works on a range of issues involving the protection and expansion of reproductive rights at the federal level. Prior to joining the NWLC, Ms. Abolfazli was a Senior Associate at WilmerHale in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Emory University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Expert in: Abortion, Barriers to Reproductive Care, Health Care & Reproductive Rights


28 posted on 10/21/2013 6:05:34 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Check this out:

Leila Abolfazli, Senior Counsel
“Leila Abolfazli is Counsel in the Health and Reproductive Rights Program at NWLC. She works on a range of issues involving the protection and expansion of reproductive rights at the federal level.”

http://www.nwlc.org/profile/leila-abolfazli


29 posted on 10/21/2013 6:07:04 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: kcvl

Bingo!!

Here is the connection to the administration


30 posted on 10/21/2013 6:07:42 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb

https://www.facebook.com/leila.abolfazli

Leila Abolfazli
6 hours ago
That’s right, mom shaking hands with the President. — with Maryam Abolfazli and 2 others.


31 posted on 10/21/2013 6:10:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AdamBomb

Sen. Mike Lee quote today...lol

“Americans are spending more time reading health plan cancellation notices than Democrats spent reading Obamcare.”


32 posted on 10/21/2013 6:11:20 PM PDT by caww
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To: kcvl

“Expert in: Abortion”

Well isn’t that just grand.


33 posted on 10/21/2013 6:14:38 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: kcvl

Maryam at the Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maryam-abolfazli/

Maryam Abolfazli worked in Afghanistan from 2003-2004 at the Ministry of Irrigation, Water Resources and Environment, and has worked in and traveled to Central Asia, South Caucasus, Southeast Asia and Middle East. She is now the Middle East and North Africa Director at an international development foundation based in the U.S.


34 posted on 10/21/2013 6:22:25 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb
What was once the Radical Left counter cultural is in full control! And Obam’s making sure he has them all placed strategically.
35 posted on 10/21/2013 6:28:47 PM PDT by caww
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To: kcvl
Well lets bring her facebook pic right here...quite a work of hum art!


36 posted on 10/21/2013 6:32:24 PM PDT by caww
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