December 28, 2013

ObamaCare FUBAR continues: Thousands told they have to sign up … again … [Darleen Click]

Heck of a job, Barry!

Nearly 16,000 Iowans who tried to apply for coverage via the trouble-plagued federal health-insurance website are being told to apply separately through the state Department of Human Services.

The Friday afternoon announcement is the latest bout of bad news about the website, which is a key part of the Affordable Care Act.

The announcement affects people who entered their information into healthcare.gov and received a notice that they might qualify for Medicaid. The federal computer system was supposed to transfer their applications to a state computer system, but that transfer has been complicated by technical problems. The timing is critical, because the new insurance coverage is supposed to take effect on New Year’s Day, which is Wednesday.

State officials say they can’t guarantee that people in this situation will have coverage if they need to see a doctor before the mess is untangled.

Posted by Darleen @ 11:51am
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  1. See what happens when you shred the First Amendment? No more Freedom of Religion, no more Freedom of Association, and when it’s the government screwing you over, there is no Freedom to Petition for Redress.

    “When the Government forgets the First Amendment, it is time for the People to remember the Second.”

  2. - Oh crap, we over played our hand with the fake but accurate faux outrage issue so, quick, think of some way we can remain relevent before the media losses interest.

  3. - The legend of Obama continues to grow.

  4. Der Wahn: the gift that keeps on giving.

  5. My sister has been trying to sign up for days. No luck yet.

  6. Oceans of Hope Lowered

  7. i can quit my job and be an artist!

  8. please do a portrait of sanfrannan

  9. “The relationship that exists between DHS today and the executive branch is well beyond alarming. DHS and other organizations have become the private army of the Oval Office. The NSA, and I’ve got contacts there, is taking orders from the Oval Office. The IRS is under the virtual control of the Oval Office in a manner that would make Nixon cower. Even though all roads appear to lead to the Oval Office, they lead through the Oval Office. It’s not just Obama, but the men behind him, the people who put him there. The people who put him there are the ones who created him.”

    See, I totally believe this. Call me crazy, call me kooky, but I think all them talking about the next elections are blind people thrashing around in a ditch.

    Things are going to get unbelievably ugly one day soon. We can do our best to be ready, but the truth is we really won’t/can’t be.

    ‘Bout all there’s left to say is, Jesus saves.

  10. - The reason Progressives think no one ever builds that. Because Progressives can’t build anything.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/states-refuse-pay-obamacare-contractors-210800161.html

    - The Wand responds from his cushy vacation in Hawaii, as his legend just grows and grows: “Hey….the good news, and I-i-i don’t have to tell you each and every day theres some good news frum mah administration….the good news ois we can drop another 1.3 million from the unemployment rolls….hell, by the time I leave office they’;; be no unemployed left….zero percent, and you’all owe it to mah Utopia…”

  11. - Tits the season to be shirtless; FEMEN celebrates christmas.

  12. topless harlots are the key to utopia ax baal

  13. Eventually weirdos will hang out by churches hoping to be protested with spontaneous nudity or something.

  14. - Someday we may finally find out WTF has been going on in Libya for the past 5 years.

  15. Not a link.

  16. what the hell is nau.hexagram.com?

    Because it sure as hell doesn’t want me reading the Canada Free Press.

    And personally, I can’t decide who’s the bigger crank, Doug Hagmann or the Ulstermann sonofabitch.

  17. In for a penny in for a pound eh Pinch?

  18. nau stands for native ad unit…that’s all I can say.

  19. Okay, why is provolone cheese so boring ON a burger but so good when IN a stuffed burger? I don’t get it.

  20. it’s about texture and you can still sprinkle some bleu on top and be way ahead of the game

    but it’s not a game it’s just a burger

    understand?

    it’s just a burger

  21. “the bigger crank, Doug Hagmann or the Ulstermann sonofabitch”

    I dunno, I just have a hard time getting the billion rounds of ammo HLS bought out of my head.

  22. New contender ‘Oregon man’ presumes to challenge current champion ‘Florida man’ for crown of depraved and senseless infamy in the headlines.

    http://www.policeone.com/bizarre/articles/6693951-Ore-man-on-meth-fights-off-12-cops-while-masturbating-in-bar/

  23. So that’s why we haven’t heard from “steve.”

  24. I’m mildly disappointed that the editor went with:

    ‘Ore-man-on-meth-fights-off-12-cops-while-masturbating-in-bar’

    instead of

    ‘Ore-man-on-meth-manages to beat-off-12-cops-while-masturbating-in-bar’ .

  25. I’m sure the writer tried that, but the editor gave him THAT LOOK and killed it while the writer slunk off with a sheepish grin…

  26. ‘Ore-man-on-meth-manages to beat-off-12-cops-while-masturbating-in-bar’ .

    Beaverton. Just not what it’s cracked up to be.

  27. - Shouldn’t that be: “On the one hand Oregon man-on-meth manages to beat off 12 cops while on the other hand masterbating in bar.”?

  28. Duh!1 & his idiocracy continues apace….

  29. Re: the Benghazi-NYT nr linked at 10:22pm.

    The New York Times’ revisionist account of Benghazi.
    [...]
    I suspect that the Times story tells us more about Hillary Clinton’s assessment of the threat Benghazi poses to her likely 2016 run for president than it does about what happened in Benghazi.

  30. - Ressurection of #TW3 – This was the year that hashtag was.

  31. - The NYT is going to do that bio of Hildebeast one way or another whether she likes it or now.

  32. Care to bet whether there will be another lawsuit to stop the unfriendly bios?

    (qq. v., “Hillary: The Movie” and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission )

  33. palaeomerus says December 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I find those explanations unsatisfactory.

    Some counterpoints”

    From The Associated Press, which is merely regurgitating DHS’ talking points:

    Federal solicitations to buy the bullets are known as “strategic sourcing contracts,” which help the government get a low price for a big purchase, says Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga . The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.

    The purchases are to be spread out over five years, the government says. Counting the most recent solicitation, which is viewable on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website, DHS, in sum, is now looking to purchase nearly two billion rounds of ammunition. Even spread out over five years that is a staggering amount: 400 million rounds per year. The Defense Department doesn’t even use that much. [...]

    Some questions that need to be answered

    We have additional questions too, that no one in the mainstream media is asking:

    – Why does the Department of Homeland Security need more ammunition than the Pentagon, which is actively fighting wars?

    – If the department has ever purchased this much ammunition before, during what period of time did these purchases occur? Were these purchases requested over a similarly short period of time (a couple of fiscal years)? What calibers were purchased and in what amounts?

    – Given that hollow points are not generally used for target practice because they are much more expensive, what is the purpose of ordering so many of this type of round?

    – If such quantities of ammunition have been purchased by government law enforcement entities in the past, are those agencies ready to make public those purchase documents, along with sworn affidavits from the companies from which said ammunition was purchased?

    – Why, in a time of budget austerity (the government is closing airport control towers and the White House to tours, for Pete’s sake), is DHS spending so much on dubious equipment?

    – How does Napolitano explain the disparity between ammunition that is admittedly used every year with the actual amount ordered or requested? And why does every federal agent need nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition?

    – What does any department within DHS need [2,700] MRAPs [mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicles of the type used to protect troops in Iraq and Afghanistan from improvised explosive devices]? What is their intended use?

  34. steve got some more serious lib’splainin’ to do.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/massachusetts-the-model-for-obamacare-has-highest-health-costs-in-the-united-states/article/2541270

    ” As Modern Healthcare reports:

    Massachusetts, whose health care reform program was used as a template for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, had the highest per capita health spending in the U.S. in 2009. According to the commission’s report, the state spent $9,278 per person on health care in 2009, which was 36 percent higher than the national average of $6,815, and 11.2 percent more than the next-highest state, New York, which spent $8,341.”

  35. This may go a ways explaining Dog Vomit…

    Beginning in 1917 and continuing until 2003, the Soviets poured up to $1 billion into developing mind-controlling weaponry to compete with similar programs undertaken in the US.

    While much still remains classified, we can now confirm the Soviets used methods to manipulate test subjects’ brains.

  36. I don’t think I can take steve lib-splaining anything. One can only split those hair so fine, after all.

  37. – Given that hollow points are not generally used for target practice because they are much more expensive, what is the purpose of ordering so many of this type of round?

    The feds practice with HP (Sorry, I don’t have a link, but I remember reading that). Since they don’t actually pay for their practice ammo, they can afford to. Unlike the rest of us.

    My guess? They’re not stockpiling, they’re hoarding in order to price the ordinary consumer out of the market.

    Which is why the rest of us are hoarding as well,

    and 15 cent/round fmj .223 is selling for 75 cents now.

  38. Guns & Ammo.

    Feds are just some extra pressure, 400 million rounds per year, which comes to 2800 rounds per year per armed DHS person which includes the Coast Guard too. Is this a lot? I don’t know. It depends on what they do for training and how many trainees they’ve been told to expect.

    Main reasons are, more people being armed thanks to CCW and the 2008-2012 elections. Got everyone on edge expecting ???? shit to happen and then Sandy Hook and the Dems call for every gun control measure in their playbook and the passage of some in certain States makes the edginess worse. So yeah, the Feds Dems are screwing with the prices by making threats.

  39. I buy that.

    If for no other reason because screwing is what Dems do.

  40. Camille Paglia reaches a truth beyond that known by anyone holding political office in the U.S. or U.K. What happens to institutions in those countries that have lost their masculinity are catastrophic.

    One of her best quotes is, “If it was left for women to create civilization we would still be living in grass huts.” In truth, with women in charge, even those grass huts would have long ago collapsed in a heap of cinders.

    For proof reach no further than “The Tinder Box: How Politically Correct Ideology Destroyed the U.S. Forest Service. The entire book supports the case presented by Ms. Paglia. The most powerful arguments are presented in Chapters 6, 7, 16 and 17 (check out the Amazon Reviews). The psychological and physical differences between men and women are not only multiple, they are manifest rather than marginal. For feminist readers who have read Ms. Paglia’s column, analyzing “The Tinder Box” will require a bottle of blood pressure medication by the sofa side.

    Parker H. French

  41. It’s now official, so Dog Vomit will have a lot of explanations to offer (assuming he is both capable and willing to recognize reality, that is)…

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/01/its-official-obamacare-debuts-with-more-cancelled-plans-than-enrollments/

    More than 4.7 million Americans had their health insurance canceled as a result of any of the thousand-plus-page law’s new rules, The Associated Press reports, but the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed Tuesday that between federal and state exchanges, just two million Americans have signed up for Obamacare coverage

    Of course, since most liberals can’t do simple math, he might not be.

  42. Steven B. Thievin’s many personalities include Pauline Kael, which means that what you say, Drumwaster, cannot be true — because Steven B. Thievin managed to sign up for insurance (though not through an exchange, and he hasn’t actually bought the policy, and…).

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