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  • Obamacare bombshell: IT official says HealthCare.gov needs payment feature

    11/19/2013 1:19:32 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | Dan Mangan
    A crucial system for making payments to insurers from the federal Obamacare marketplace, HealthCare.gov, has yet to be built, a senior government IT official admitted Tuesday. The official, Henry Chao, visibly stunned Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) when he said under questioning that a significant fraction of that online insurance marketplace has yet to be constructed. (Read more: Low-bamacare enrollment) Getty Images Henry Chao, deputy CIO and deputy director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Office of Information Services, testifies during a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "We still need...
  • Obamacare may need a taxpayer bailout: Ex-HHS head

    11/19/2013 7:53:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    The rollout of Obamacare has been "absolutely chaotic," said Tommy Thompson, who served as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary under George W. Bush. But worse, he added, the new law is flawed and needs dramatic changes. "It's actuarially unsound," the former Republican governor of Wisconsin said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday. "If you don't have the healthy young people involved, ... Obamacare cannot function. It's going to require a huge infusion of tax dollars or huge cuts." One of the cornerstones of the new health-care law is that healthy young people will pay for medical insurance that they...
  • Cops: Black mob kidnaps, rapes teen girls

    11/16/2013 8:32:53 PM PST · by Anila · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 11/10/13 | Colin Flaherty
    The latest case of black-mob violence in Chicago is far from the worst. We’ll get to that one in a minute. But when a mob of black people rushed into three Chicago-area Sports Authority stores this week and rushed out dragging entire racks of winter clothing, the local CBS affiliate dubbed that “unbelievable.” CNN said the videos were “shocking.” Not really: “That crime was only unbelievable or shocking to the reporters who spend all their time ignoring and denying black mob violence,” said one Chicago cop, who would rather keep his job than be identified as a source of stories...
  • Live Thread: Obama statement on Health law, 11:35.

    11/14/2013 6:53:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 836 replies
    Fox | 11/14/13
    A live thread for the Clown's lies. See, his poll numbers are in the toilet, so Valerie sends him out.
  • (Live Thread) Obama will allow insurance companies to extend current plans [Lie Thread]

    11/14/2013 8:49:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 205 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/14/2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama will allow insurance companies to continue offering individual health plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act through next year, according to a Democratic source on Capitol Hill familiar with the plans. The plan, which the president will announce Thursday morning, is intended to placate millions of consumers who have received cancellation notices from insurers in recent weeks. Obama had repeatedly promised that consumers would be able to keep plans that they liked. The president was under intense pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill to find a fix. House Democrats have increasingly...
  • White House complies with Issa subpoena on ObamaCare rollout [Rep. Elijah Cummings seethed]

    11/13/2013 8:28:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    The White House sent the administration’s chief technology officer to testify Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee on the botched ObamaCare rollout, complying with a subpoena issued by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Issa and Chief Technology Officer Todd Park appeared to share a laugh as they greeted one another ahead of the hearing. As late as Tuesday, the White House had declined to say whether Park would appear with other witnesses. Park’s subpoena has sparked intense political fighting between Democrats and Republicans. As Wednesday's hearing began, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking Democrat on the panel, thundered that Issa had...
  • Obama using food-stamp cash to fund Michelle’s ‘Let’s Move’

    11/11/2013 12:08:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    PatriotNet Daily ^ | 11/11/13 | Andrea Peyser
    <p>As you dig into your Butterball with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving, remember that millions of famished schoolkids around America may be forced to forgo classic turkey — and chow down instead on vegan black-bean patties and organic locavore quinoa salad.</p>
  • If We Don’t Like Our Criminal President, We Don’t Have To Keep Him–Period

    11/09/2013 11:17:33 AM PST · by IChing · 52 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 11/9/13 | Donald Joy
    What’s it going to take? I just finished reading Andrew C. McCarthy’s excellent article appearing in today’s National Review Online, titled “Obama’s Massive Fraud.” McCarthy points out that Martha Stewart was sent to federal prison for doing essentially the same thing Obama has done on a vastly larger scale, with his fraudulent sales pitch of Obamacare–intentionally misrepresenting a situation, knowing that the lie would harm others financially. McCarthy also describes how CEOs of various firms are routinely dragged into court, sued and prosecuted, even jailed for decades, by Obama’s own administration, for frauds based on omissions of information that utterly...
  • GOP on Obamacare rollout: "This is what betrayal looks like" (Obama lied, healthcare died)

    11/09/2013 10:33:08 AM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/9/2013 | By JAKE MILLER
    Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., slammed President Obama for committing "betrayal" in the weekly Republican address on Saturday, claiming the president misled Americans when he assured them that, under the new health care reform law, they could keep their insurance plan if they liked it. Young relayed stories of Indiana residents whose insurance has been canceled or become more expensive under the new law. "This is what betrayal looks like," he said. "Here you have hardworking people who were repeatedly told not to worry, that their coverage would stay the same and - if anything - their costs would go down....
  • Senator Ted Cruz to be on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" [Live Thread]

    11/08/2013 6:27:18 PM PST · by RedMDer · 398 replies
    Nov. 8, 2013 | Self
    That's right. Ted Cruz to be on Leno tonight. Looking forward to FReepers comments as they are always informative and many are very humorous at the same time. Buckle up FReepers. I'm sure that Ted and Jay will keep us both informed and entertained. Stay tuned or set your DVRs (NBC). This should be great. Go Cruz! Hopefully, this is posted early enough to give FReepers time to plan on watching or recording. I will do both :) TONIGHT 11:35/10:35c Mariska Hargitay, Senator Ted Cruz Musical Guest - Gavin DeGraw The LA Chapter is in the Audience led by Ron...