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  • Kathleen Sebelius' Reign Of Error

    04/14/2014 9:05:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Health Overhaul: The midwife of ObamaCare exits stage left, leaving behind wreckage that once was the finest health care system in the world, less affordable health insurance and patients unable to find doctors and hospitals. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services — referred to in the increasingly un-Affordable Care Act's iconic use of the phrase "the Secretary shall determine," which appears in ObamaCare's guiding document no fewer than 1,005 times — has determined that it's time to go. Or rather it's been determined for her by a White House in whose parallel universe ObamaCare's current alleged enrollment...
  • Yet Another Obama-Funded Electric Car Company Goes Belly Up

    04/10/2014 8:42:23 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Duane Lester
    Worst. Venture capitalist. Ever: -snip- My mistake. He’s not a venture capitalist. They use their own money. He’s just a typical Marxist. No idea about business but freely wastes everyone else’s money.
  • Worried Obama begs donors, 'Do you still have my back?'

    03/13/2014 9:27:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/13/14 | Paul Bedard
    Once carried like a conquering hero, President Obama is now pleading with donors for help to push his agenda, having to convince them that his record is something that should wow them. "Do you still have my back?" Obama asks in a new letter to donors and contributors. "You should be proud of what we have been able to accomplish together," he argues. "Can I count on you?" The president's note is to those who supported him in the past. "I would not be here today without you. You have been an essential partner in everything we have accomplished." The...
  • Poll: Two-thirds of Israeli Jews don't trust Kerry on security

    03/12/2014 5:46:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-11-14 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Sixty-six percent of Israeli Jews and 53% of Israeli Arabs do not trust US Secretary of State John Kerry to take the country’s security into account in the American negotiating framework agreement he intends to reveal next month. This according to the monthly Peace Index poll sponsored by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, which was published on Tuesday. Thirty-one percent of Israeli Jews and 32% of Arab Israelis do trust Kerry to take into account Israel’s security. Among Israelis who consider themselves left-wing, the number was 79%, but among right-wingers it was only 19%. Sixty-one percent of...
  • Even Obama seems to be losing faith in Obamacare

    03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Newman - The Exchange
    If you’d like the government to change something about Obamacare, give the White House a ring. They’re in a flexible mood. President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy that’s supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but don’t abide by 10 “essential service rules” required under the new law. When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million...
  • MSNBC tries to put up a cool map of Ukraine, fails miserably, doesn’t know basic geography

    03/02/2014 4:51:50 PM PST · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 3/2 | riddle
  • Boehner, A Proven Failure at Leadership: With Just 28 GOP Votes, House Agrees to Raise Debt Limit

    02/11/2014 4:06:08 PM PST · by bestintxas · 101 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/11/*14
    The House of Representatives, by a narrow margin, on Tuesday passed clean legislation raising the government's borrowing authority for one year in order to avoid a default that was looming at the end of this month. By a vote of 221-201, the House passed the bill, adhering to President Barack Obama's demand that it have no unrelated conditions attached. With House passage, the bill now goes to the Senate, where debate could begin on Wednesday. Only 28 of the House's 232 Republicans voted for the measure, leaving Democrats to provide most of the votes for passage. Republican Speaker John Boehner...
  • Why I'm Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare

    02/11/2014 7:23:09 AM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and naďve columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation. For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees...
  • Krauthammer Previews SOTU: Obama Is Admitting He Is A "Failure" (video)

    01/28/2014 4:11:16 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, listening to that excerpt from Ed Henry, you would think that's the campaign speech of someone running against Barack Obama. Obama is indicting the four years, the five years he's been president. He said the rich have done well, everybody else has stalled, inequality has increased. Well, the four years, the five years are his years. Essentially, he's saying my job now is to undo what I have done in the five years of my presidency. It's hardly sort of a ringing call to arms. I'm sure they now tested all of these words, inequality, opportunity, all...
  • Dem Rep. Moran: "I Don't Think We're Going To Get Enough Young People Signing Up"

    01/28/2014 5:09:51 PM PST · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 27, 2014 | Real Clear Politics Video
    "I'm afraid that the millennials....are less likely to sign up. I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations," Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) told WAMU. "But I don't think we're going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially."
  • Poll: Majority Believe Obama's White House is Incompetent

    01/22/2014 11:17:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to new polling from Quinnipiac, a majority of Americans view President Obama's White House as incompetent. In addition, a majority of Americans are still questioning Obama's character and view him as dishonest and untrustworthy. The Obama administration is not competent running the government, voters say 53 - 42 percent. The president is paying attention to what his administration is doing, 45 percent say, while 47 percent say he is not paying attention. The president's character measures remain low: 46 percent say he is honest and trustworthy and 49 percent say he is not; 49 percent say he is...
  • Family with rare medical conditions denied Obamacare coverage, now struggling

    01/21/2014 5:21:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 21, 2014 | liz klimas
    Every member in the Davert family has a medical condition requiring special care. But after losing their preferred insurance upon the enactment of the Affordable Care Act and being denied federal coverage, the Michigan family is now worried about high costs associated with their new private plan. According to The Bay City Times, Ken Davert has cerebral palsy and his wife, Missy, and their 15-year-old fraternal twins all have a condition called osteogensis imperfecta, which makes their bones very fragile. The newspaper reported that the couple receives disability payments and are covered under Medicare. The state’s Children’s Special Health Care Services covers issues related...
  • Levin on Obama Imaginary Son Football Quote: 'I Wouldn't Let My Son Be an Ambassador Under You'

    01/21/2014 9:10:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/20/14
    On his Monday radio program, conservative talk show host Mark Levin reacted to President Barack Obama's remarks about football and not allowing his son to play football if he had one: "So he wouldn't let his son play football -– this pretend son that he has," Levin said. "It's like Jimmy Stewart with the pretend rabbit. Well let me tell you something Mr. President -- I wouldn't let my son be an ambassador under you. I’d much rather that he played football."
  • Obamacare impact: Cutting hours, going part time

    01/19/2014 5:56:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    El Paso Inc. ^ | 1/19/14 | David Crowder
    **SNIP** Many of his students who work to pay for their education and living expenses are complaining about being cut to 28 hours. “They’re saying they couldn’t pay their bills at 40 hours, so now they’re having to get a second job,” Diaz said. “That is the new trend.” But it’s not just restaurant workers and sales clerks who are feeling the squeeze. Universities and community colleges that rely heavily on part-time faculty have had to make the hard choice of cutting the number of classes they teach because the schools can’t afford to offer them health insurance.
  • Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar (New York Times)

    01/19/2014 2:11:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2014 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    Kim Little had not thought much about the tiny white spot on the side of her cheek until a physician’s assistant at her dermatologist’s office warned that it might be cancerous. He took a biopsy, returning 15 minutes later to confirm the diagnosis and schedule her for an outpatient procedure at the Arkansas Skin Cancer Center in Little Rock, 30 miles away. That was the prelude to a daylong medical odyssey several weeks later, through different private offices on the manicured campus at the Baptist Health Medical Center that involved a dermatologist, an anesthesiologist and an ophthalmologist who practices plastic...
  • New York Times: Yeah, ObamaCare has made the healthcare system a mess in 2014

    01/12/2014 7:19:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The Associated Press first reported this developing and completely predictable problem earlier in the week. What happens when you pass a law that (a) causes the health-insurance cancellation for millions and then (b) forces them and millions more to use a disastrously-built web portal as a middeman to replace that coverage? Answer: You end up with millions of people flooding into providers without any idea whether they have coverage or whether their doctor will accept it.The New York Times confirmed this issue … for its Saturday edition, of course: In addition to the difficulties many face in proving they have...
  • President Obama's Legacy Of Economic Failure

    01/10/2014 10:59:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | Wayne Brough
    Since taking office in 2009, it has been tough sledding for the economy. Congress and the administration have increased the federal debt held by the public from $7.5 trillion to $11.2 trillion in 2012. To clarify, in terms of percent of gross domestic product-a measure of the nation's total output-the federal debt has grown from 54 percent of GDP in 2009 to 72 percent of GDP in 2012, according to the Congressional Budget Office. But sector by sector, the administration appears bent on imposing the regulations that thwart entrepreneurial activity and economic growth. ObamaCare, the jewel of Obama presidency, is...
  • Obama Couldn’t Use Website To Sign Up For Obamacare

    12/24/2013 8:25:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | December 24, 2013
    HONOLULU — He won’t use it, and he didn’t actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges. Announcing his enrollment Monday, the White House called it a symbolic show of Obama’s support for the fledgling exchanges where millions of Americans must buy insurance or face a penalty. Ironically, it also served as a reminder of just how complex and sometimes daunting the process can be. Obama, like so many other Americans, couldn’t use the website. “The complicated nature of the president’s case required an in-person sign-up,” the White...
  • Democratic senator says Obamacare could have 'meltdown,' hurt party

    12/22/2013 10:40:06 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 22, 2013 | By Susan Cornwell
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare law could have a "meltdown" and make it difficult for his Democratic Party to keep control of the U.S. Senate next year if ongoing problems with the program are not resolved, a Democratic senator said on Sunday. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has urged delaying a penalty for people who do not enroll for health insurance in 2014 under the law, told CNN that a transitional year was needed for the complex healthcare program, commonly known as Obamacare, to work. "If it's so much more expensive than what we anticipated and if...
  • Gibbs: 'This Is the Worst Year of the Presidency'

    12/22/2013 6:54:02 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Gibbs: 'This Is the Worst Year of the Presidency' Daniel Halper December 22, 2013 9:33 AM Robert Gibbs, President Obama's former press secretary, declared 2013 the worst year (so far!) of the Obama presidency: "This is the test, Robert, of big progressive government solving a big societal problem," said NBC host David Gregory. "That's what he took on. That is the big project of his presidency." "No doubt about it," Gibbs responded on Meet the Press. "I would say this is the worst year of the presidency. It does beat out 2011. But -- well, and especially given sort of...
  • Bad news: “Pajama Boy” not exactly a hit with target audience

    12/19/2013 11:15:07 AM PST · by Gamecock · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 19, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Okay, I admit that Morning Joe is probably not exactly the target audience for the White House’s latest attempt to hijack a holiday for its flailing ObamaCare system, but MSNBC is certainly the target network. Clearly, this strategy isn’t selling even with the more sympathetic members of the Morning Joe panel. Giggles abound as Mika Brzezinski described the onesie-wearing figure in the ad a “hipster-ish model,” while the rest of the panel seemed amusingly appalled (via Jammie Wearing Fool): Described as a “hipster-ish model” by co-host Mika Brzezinski, the appearance of the bespectacled, sideways-glancing, cocoa-drinking, onesie-wearing manchild drew guffaws from...
  • Incompetence

    12/18/2013 9:41:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-17-13 | Peggy Noonan
    Everyone is doing thoughtful year-end pieces on President Obama. Writers and reporters agree he’s had his worst year ever. I infer from most of their essays an unstated but broadly held sense of foreboding: There’s no particular reason to believe next year will be better, and in fact signs and indications point to continued trouble. I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management. One reason I worry is that I frequently speak with people who interact with the...
  • Obamacare is a disaster: Ted Cruz

    12/12/2013 6:51:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    USA Today | December 12, 2013 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    LINK ONLY PER FR POSTING RULES.
  • Glitch: Some Obamacare Enrollees Not Really Enrolled

    12/03/2013 8:31:55 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/3/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Some people who have managed to complete the burdensome and glitch-filled process of signing up for Obamacare are learning they are not really enrolled at all. "Obama administration officials acknowledged today that some of the roughly 126,000 Americans who completed the torturous online enrollment process in October and November might not be officially signed up with their selected issuer, even if the website has told them they are."
  • CURL: The beginning of the end for Barack Obama

    11/17/2013 6:11:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/17/2013 | Joseph Curl
    Second-term presidents in the past 30 years have had some pretty embarrassing news conferences, full of frank admissions of failure, submissive spasms of shame and groveling, grieving apologies. Bill Clinton had to admit that he actually did have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky; George W. Bush finally thought of something he might have done wrong; his dad had to explain all those new taxes after his unequivocal pledge; and even Ronald Reagan ate crow over the Iran-Contra affair. But there has never, ever, been a more pitiful presser than the one conducted last week by President Obama. In a...
  • CBS: Just 50,000 Have Enrolled Through the Federal Exchange ( Note: 3.5M+ have lost insurance! )

    11/11/2013 5:56:47 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11-11-13 | Sexton
    CBS and the Wall Street Journal report that roughly 50,000 have signed up using the federal exchange which covers enrollment in 36 states. That's in addition to the 49,100 which Reuters reports have signed up in 12 states with their own individual exchange websites. The official numbers for the federal site will be released sometime this week by the Department of Health and Human Services. If the new estimates are accurate, the numbers reported by CBS, the WSJ and Reuters demonstrate that the administration is far behind expected enrollment numbers.
  • George Will: Let’s face it — besides Nixon’s, this is pretty much the worst second term, ever

    11/11/2013 6:09:50 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 160 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s been a rough fifth year in office for President Obama, with overwrought sequestration scare tactics, Scandalpalooza, and the Syrian debacle all chipping away at his leadership street cred, among other things — but this disaster of an ObamaCare rollout is really hammering the heightened disapproval home with what’s starting to look like a majority of Americans. During past job-performance dips, O’s job approval rating has been reliably bolstered by his personal favorability ratings and Americans’ sense of trust in him — but the health care law is helping to erode those usual go-to’s, and quickly. Via the WSJ:
  • Mika Brzezinski Literally Hits Herself in the Face After Watching Obamacare Promises Montage

    11/04/2013 1:20:58 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 49 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Mika Brzezinski channeled the frustration of many liberals this morning when she gave what has to be the best reaction yet to New York Magazine’s supercut of President Obama telling Americans that if they like their current health care plan they can keep it. Joe Scarborough set up the clip, in which the president says repeatedly over the course of four years that under the Affordable Care Act people who already have health insurance and want to keep their plans will be able to. As we have learned over the last few weeks, insurance companies have been terminating plans that...
  • EPIC FAIL: Now JIMMY CARTER is calling Obama an incompetent loser

    11/02/2013 5:04:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2 Nov 2013 | Eric Owens
    It’s been a disastrous couple of weeks for President Barack Obama. His signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a slow-motion train wreck. His poll numbers have tanked. Now, things have gotten so bad for Obama that former president Jimmy Carter has called President Obama incompetent in the family-friendly pages of Parade magazine. “He’s done the best he could under the circumstances,” Carter said of Obama in an interviewed published on Thursday. “His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best.” Carter presided over what was, until the current recession, the...
  • Democrat on Obamacare: ‘We Will Own This Problem Forever.’

    10/28/2013 11:22:18 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-28-2013 | Jim Geraghty
    October 28, 2013 Democrat on Obamacare: ‘We Will Own This Problem Forever.’ Jim Geraghty Ron Fournier, of National Journal, formerly of the Associated Press: “Dem Party is F****d.” That was the subject line of an email sent to me Sunday by a senior Democratic consultant with strong ties to the White House and Capitol Hill. The body of the email contained a link to this Los Angeles Times story about Obamacare “sticker shock” . . . The Democratic consultant said none of this is news to him, but he wonders why Obama wasn’t honest with Americans. He predicted surprise and...
  • Obamacare's Mugged by Reality Moment

    10/26/2013 1:34:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 4, 2013 | James C. Capretta
    Consumers want to know how much more they are going to pay for insurance under Obamacare in 2014 than what the pre-Obamacare market offers them today. The Heritage Foundation has carefully looked at this question, and the results are dismaying. The average family of four will see a premium increase in the exchanges of 10 to 30 percent. For young Americans, the premium hikes are much worse, in the range of 50 to 100 percent or more for 27-year-olds, including 71 percent in Nebraska and 170 percent in Georgia. And these premiums are for plans with, in most cases, very...
  • White House: Health care penalty deadline to be delayed by up to six weeks

    10/23/2013 5:19:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/23/2013 | Matthew DeLuca and Daniel Arkin
    Amid mounting criticism, the White House said Wednesday that it plans to soften the deadline for when Americans are required to purchase health insurance. The date by when Americans would be penalized for not having signed up for health insurance could be “slid” back by as much as six weeks, administration officials told NBC News. But it was not immediately clear Wednesday whether the adjustment to a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act would need to be approved by Congress or could be done by the Department of Health and Human Services administratively. As the law stands now, individuals are...
  • Heretic: NBC Reporter Asks Jay Carney Why Obama was So Wrong on Obamacare

    10/22/2013 5:50:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Chuck Todd, with NBC, did what few reporters seem to do in the White House Press Corp when he injected a moment of honest journalism into the Obama-groupie press corps. Asking Jay Carney a tough question is like playing a frame of “the Charleston” for Fred Astaire: Carney laces up his tap dancing shoes for a series of evasions, accusations, and distractions. NBC’s Chuck Todd asked a simple question: Five days before the launch, the president said it’s a website where you can compare and purchase affordable health care plans, the same way you shop for a plane ticket on...
  • Jumping Ship: How the pundit class turned on ObamaCare

    10/22/2013 4:08:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 22, 2013 | By Howard Kurtz
    Now that the president has lost the “Morning Joe” crowd, ObamaCare may be in even deeper political trouble than we thought. Mark Halperin, the “Game Change” coauthor and a regular on Joe’s show, called the rollout “unacceptable” and added that “the secrecy is unacceptable,” accusing the administration of withholding information about how many people have signed up. His fellow panelist, liberal commentator Mike Barnicle, ratcheted up from there: “They’re lying about it now,” he said. “They’re not depriving us of information, they are outright lying.” On “CBS This Morning,” the network’s political director, John Dickerson, calls the rollout “a total...
  • Hannity Dials Obamacare Call Center, Operator Says No One Likes It So Far

    10/21/2013 1:36:59 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 21, 2013
    At the top of his radio program today, Sean Hannity called in to an Obamacare call center. Hannity was able to get through to an operator after only several moments of waiting. He spoke to the operator for nearly 10 minutes about Obamacare, what her thoughts of it are and what kind of response she has received so far. The operator was very friendly and had no problem answering all of Hannity's questions. HANNITY: They're really telling you to tell us to check back in on the website in off-hours. Does that mean that I should go on at like...
  • Microsoft Pulls Windows 8.1 Update (Bricks RT Devices)

    10/19/2013 1:06:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 106 replies
    Mashable ^ | Oct 19, 2013 | Adario Strange
    The much-anticipated Windows 8.1 update was finally released on Thursday. Since then, however, early reports of bricked devices and lost data from some users indicate that the release may have been premature. In response, Microsoft took its Windows 8.1 update offline until further notice on Saturday. The Redmond, Wash. company posted the following a message to its website: Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT device to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store. We are working to resolve the...
  • Troubled Obamacare website wasn't tested until a week before launch

    10/17/2013 3:14:26 PM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | Richard Pollock
    Federal officials did not permit testing of the Obamacare healthcare.gov website or issue final system requirements until four to six days before its Oct. 1 launch, according to an individual with direct knowledge of the project. The individual, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the troubled Obamacare website project as suffering from top-level management disarray, changing systems requirements and recurring delays. The root cause of the problems was a pivotal decision by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials to act as systems integrator, the central coordinator for the entire program. Usually this role is reserved for the prime...
  • Former Obama aide: Health care roll out 'embarrassing'

    10/14/2013 1:02:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    USA Today | October 14, 2013 | by Aamer Madhani
    LINK ONLY PER FR POSTING RULES.
  • Two Weeks Later, Reporter Still Can't Sign Up for Obamacare (how not to start an online service).

    10/14/2013 11:49:00 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/14/13 | Daniel Halper
    The healthcare.gov website has been online for two weeks. But folks are having trouble signing up. One person who says she's been trying for two weeks straight to sign up is CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen. ..... Snip .....
  • Obamacare's Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn't Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are

    10/14/2013 10:45:35 AM PDT · by boatbums · 64 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 10/14/2013 | Avik Roy
    A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not you’re eligible for subsidies. HHS bureaucrats knew this would make the website run more slowly. But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare’s insurance plans would scare people away.
  • The Obamacare implosion is worse than you think

    10/14/2013 8:52:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2013 | Marc Thiessen
    Obamacare is imploding. But thanks to the government shutdown, everyone is talking about the implosion of the GOP instead. The shutdown drama has distracted from the fact that Obamacare’s debut is worse than many realize — and it threatens the fundamental viability of the law itself. The administration claims the Obamacare online exchanges crashed because the Web site got more than 8 million hits in the first week. Please. You know how many people visit Amazon.com every week? More than 70 million. The difference is: 1.) Amazon seldom crashes, and 2.) on Amazon, people actually buy something.
  • Report: Only 5 Iowans Have Signed Up for Obamacare

    10/10/2013 12:20:55 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/10/13 | Daniel Halper
    A local Iowa affiliate reports that it could confirm only 5 people in that state have signed up for Obamacare: The "system doesn't seem to be working for most who log-on," says the local reporter. "We tried multiple times on Wednesday to see how long it would take to set up an account to try to shop the rates from the plans. Each time we logged in, within 5 minutes, the system was down." "Also today, the insurance division office in Des Moines told us, 'We cannot say for sure if anyone has successfully signed up through the healthcare.gov website,"...
  • Obamacare website looks "like nobody tested it," programmer says

    10/09/2013 6:16:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Obamacare website looks "like nobody tested it," programmer says (CBS News) Healthcare.gov launched more than a week ago, and while millions of Americans have signed into the site, not many have been able to actually sign up for insurance because of glitches with the website. Administration officials implementing the new health care law will be on the hot seat Wednesday as the House Oversight Committee hopes to find out what the problems were. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa told CBS News' Jan Crawford that he plans to ask how the mess surrounding the website could even happen. No one knows how...
  • Kerry’s Peace Process Exploding

    10/07/2013 5:31:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2013 | P. David Hornik
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - KerryÂ’s Peace Process ExplodingPosted By P. David Hornik On October 7, 2013 @ 12:31 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments On Saturday night a Palestinian terrorist snuck into the Israeli community of Psagot, north of Jerusalem and near Ramallah, and either shot or stabbed a nine-year-old girl, Noam Glick. Noam was rushed to hospital in Jerusalem and, fortunately, is in stable condition.The terrorist, however, melted back into the Palestinian population and has not yet been apprehended, and the attack was part of a pattern.In the Jewish year that ended on the Rosh Hashanah...
  • Obama sold voters bill of goods on health care

    10/08/2013 9:44:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/7/13 | Debra J. Saunders
    As a candidate for president, Barack Obama sold his signature universal health care plan with the promise that it would "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year." Now that the Affordable Care Act exchanges are open for business, voters are finding that the biggest problem with Obamacare isn't that some Web sites crashed last week but that the Obama promise of big savings for the average family was too good to be true. Now that the exchanges are open for business, people who already have individual coverage have something new to not like:...
  • 10 Prepping Mistakes That Could Get You Killed (And How To Avoid Them)

    10/06/2013 9:21:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 75 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/6/13 | SG
    1. Having a false sense of security. 2. Failing to get immediate family on board. 3. Ignoring the “boring” prepping areas. 4. Never actually using you preps. 5. Falling in love with your plan. 6. Telling acquaintances about your preps. 7. Buying large amounts of preps at once. 8. Ignoring OPSEC. 9. Completely depending on your preps. 10. Trying to do it all.
  • Sebelius Fails in Her Own State, No One From Kansas Signs Up for Obamacare

    10/03/2013 9:31:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been President Barack Obama’s main organizer and cheerleader for Obamacare since its inception. But you know the government-run health care plan is bad when the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department can’t get anyone from her own state to sign up for it. Today, the office of Congressman Tim Huelskamp revealed that according to one of the insurance providers in Kansas, none of the 356,000 uninsured Kansans successfully signed up for insurance on the much-hyped ObamaCare exchanges the first day. Huelskamp has had his own troubles signing up in the exchanges. The Congressman...
  • Disappointed Obamabots wake up to find they have to pay a fee for not having health insurance

    10/01/2013 5:38:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    Twitter is blowing up right now with tweets from disappointed Obama voters who woke up this morning and realized that instead of getting “affordable healthcare,” they instead have to pay a fee for not having insurance.
  • Glitch Prevents CNN from Signing Up for Obamacare

    10/01/2013 4:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 1, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    A CNN reporter tried to sign up for Obamacare, but wasn't able to because of a glitch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2YUr8vjcm8&feature=player_embedded
  • Oops: MSNBC Anchor Can’t Access Obamacare Exchange

    10/01/2013 4:15:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | October 1, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOjt35jgmz4MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo ran into difficulties as she tried to sign up for the newly launched health-care exchanges on Tuesday. After getting an error message on the website, she called the help line twice, but wasn’t able to reach a navigator on the other end. Instead, she was put on hold for 35 minutes. “If I were signing up for myself, this is where my patience would be exhausted,” Schiavocampo said before she gave up.