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Old 12-03-2013, 02:27 AM   #401
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The article presents that with the millions being added to Medicaid (2mil in CA alone) there will be longer waits for them to get appointments, weeks, maybe months. They do not mention that it will do the same to the current patients of these physicians who are paying for their insurance also.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/29/us...anted=all&_r=0
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Some cyber security experts recommend shutting Obamacare site:

Some cyber security experts recommend shutting Obamacare site | Reuters
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No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

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"When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn't appear to have happened this time," said David Kennedy, a so-called "white hat" hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.
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"When you look at the site itself, it could be really good. It could do really well. They're just not building the security into the site itself," said Kennedy. "Putting your information on there is definitely a risk."
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Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare exchanges - CNN.com

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"Let's stop these really juvenile political games -- the one dealing with health care for senators and House members and our staff. We are going to be part of exchanges, that's what the law says and we'll be part of that."
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Expert: Healthcare.gov Security Risks Even Worse After

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Health and Human Services (HHS) released a progress report on Sunday following its self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline to repair the website, saying that the “team has knocked more than 400 bug fixes and software improvements off the punch list.”

The administration said that the “site capacity is stable at its intended level,” though the site continued to crash on Monday.

The eight-page report made no mention of the website’s numerous security flaws, which experts say put Americans’ personal information at risk.

“It doesn’t appear that any security fixes were done at all,” David Kennedy, CEO of the online security firm TrustedSec, told the Washington Free Beacon.

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Dem. Rep.: My Granddaughter Had Glitches Like Obamacare, But I Didn't Get Rid of Her | National Review Online

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“I’ve got a one-year-old granddaughter, and on Thanksgiving Day she had a number of little glitches, but we’re not ready to throw her away because of a glitch here and there,” Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D., Mo.)
Ladies and Gentlemen, these are the poeple who you put in charge of making important life decisions for you becuase you're too lazy to think on your own and would prefer to rid your white guilt by voting for them and pretending to yourself youre doing good by it.
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Sebelius Asks for Investigation of Flawed Website | RealClearPolitics

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's top health official is asking for an investigation into the administration's botched rollout of HealthCare.gov.

The website was supposed to have been the online portal to insurance coverage under the new health care law, but technical problems turned it into a frustrating bottleneck for millions of consumers. It's working better now after two months of repairs.
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Connecticut Health Exchange Buys Three Murals for $24,980 Each | National Review Online

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AccessHealthCT, the quasi-public state agency that runs Connecticut’s Obamacare exchange, spent nearly $75,000 to commission three murals, plus nearly $4,000 to have one of them installed.
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Missouri School District Hit With $150,000 Bill for Obamacare | The Weekly Standard

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"The Affordable Care Act could cost the Jefferson City public schools more than a $150,000," said the news anchor.

"This came to light at last night's board meeting when district officials told board members they would have to pay health insurance for substitute teachers," says the other anchor.
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Oregon signs up just 44 people for Obamacare despite spending $300 million | WashingtonExaminer.com

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Oregon, once touted as a model for President Obama's health care law, signed up just 44 people for insurance through November, despite spending more than $300 million on its state-based exchange.

The state’s exchange had the fewest sign-ups in the nation, according to a new report today by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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4 in 10 would rather pay fine than buy insurance - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

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According to a new poll of 1,013 adults by Princeton Survey Research Associates, 38% say they would pay the mandate tax and forgo buying health insurance. That finding is higher than the 28% who are uninsured who recently told Gallup they’d pay the tax instead of buying coverage.

The results also found widespread confusion about the mandate tax. Overall, the findings have implications for health reform, as the White House is pressing people to sign up.

Princeton also found 65% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 would buy health insurance versus 57% of Americans 30 and older.
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More Hidden Taxes Funding ObamaCare - My9 New Jersey

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The new earned income tax to help fund Obamacare is 0.9%. This tax will be placed on any income earned over $200K for those who are single and any income earned over $250K for those who are married and filing jointly.

The new unearned income tax is more complicated. Your modified adjusted income over $200K if you’re single and over $250K if you’re married and filing jointly, will be compared to your unearned income. The lesser of the two will be taxed at 3.8%.

Studnick says it’s important to understand these taxes and how they work.

“That way there’s no surprises when you go to file your tax return and now you have an extra 3.8 or 0.9% tax to pay,” Studnick says.
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Paper Application Missing From Healthcare.gov | The Weekly Standard

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The Obama administration began emphasizing the option of applying for insurance through the Obamacare Marketplace with a paper application ever since it became apparent that the online process at Healthcare.gov was riddled with problems. More recently, however, the administration began to shift the emphasis away from paper applications due to concerns they might not be processed in time to meet the deadline for January coverage. Now the link to the downloadable paper application at Healthcare.gov has been removed altogether.
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just as planned.
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“When I did the subsidy calculator, I realized many of them would actually be better off if we didn’t offer coverage. We took the amount of money we were paying for health insurance and dumped it into their paychecks instead. And this way, they get to make the choice, not me.
If this actually happened, that would be the desired outcome of some of the Republican / Libertarian ideas floated for health insurance reform. Specifically, eliminating the corporate tax incentives in terms of tieing health insurance to employers.
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If this actually happened, that would be the desired outcome of some of the Republican / Libertarian ideas floated for health insurance reform. Specifically, eliminating the corporate tax incentives in terms of tieing health insurance to employers.

Yea, but you have to pay for it out of post tax dollars now. Also, how many people will just get dropped and just be forced out into the pool without a significant pay boost?
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Yea, but you have to pay for it out of post tax dollars now. Also, how many people will just get dropped and just be forced out into the pool without a significant pay boost?
Note the preface to my sentence: "If this actually happened..."

I would expect most will be dropped from their plans without a commensurate increase in income or employer contributions to FSAs.

While the after-tax dollars issue is not without merit, keep in mind that someone paying $100/mo for their employee-portion of their health insurance premiums who is in the 25% marginal tax bracket would pay an additional $33/mo if they were paying with after-tax dollars. Granted, that's $400/year.

It's not nothing, but that also doesn't incorporate any insurance subsidies when purchasing a new plan through private sector providers.

The screw is for the middle-middle class and up families that are above the cutoff for premium subsidies.

Most likely the upper-middle class and above will figure out a workaround and/or their companies will take care of them because they are going to be considered valuable enough and in-demand enough that just dropping insurance coverage will cost the companies talent.
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White House names replacement for HealthCare.gov repairman Jeff Zients

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The White House is rebooting HealthCare.gov's repairman.

Former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will take over the job of overseeing ongoing fixes to the federal Obamacare marketplace HealthCare.gov starting Wednesday, officials said.
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Former MS executive?

Looking forward to when "Blue Screen of Death" is literal, not figurative.
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