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ObamaCare Bait and Switch

Posted by madjillmom on October 29, 2013

Early this morning, I was finally able to navigate through the healthcare.gov website onto the actual offerings for my age, my county, and my state. I wasn’t easy. It really is not a friendly website. You try clicking on lots of different things hoping to get somewhere. So, ten days past the account setup, I was able to go into see what is really available.

A few weeks ago, the Obamacare website put a button on that would allow us to view the policy prices available in the exchange without an account. The “shop and browse” feature looked pretty good. All the prices (39 different options) were under our current rate. I began to think that there might be some options in Obamacare. But I just couldn’t quite believe it. It was strangely comforting to think that if our current insurance goes up because of the minimum care standards that require I at 56 be covered for maternity benefits, there would be a fallback on the exchange. Score one for Obamacare.

But, the “shop and browse” feature was a lie. On that part of the website, all 39 were affordable. But when I actually got into the marketplace, only two options out of 39 were affordable. A comparable policy with comparable deductibles will double our costs. So there is no backup for us. We will have to pay whatever the increase will be. Praying that the increase is affordable, but know that sooner or later it won’t be.

This website is engaging in bait and switch tactics that would be illegal if the local Walmart did it. Obama needs to answer to all the lies used to pass this law into existence. Please remember that no Republicans voted for this law. Please remember that the Republicans have tried and tried to repeal, defund, and delay the law and all it onerous consequences. The law was “designed” to give nearly free healthcare to the poor at the expense of all the middle class. Remember this when you pay more for coverage you do not need.

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Obama Fires Someone

Posted by madjillmom on October 24, 2013

Hillary Clinton for her part in Benghazi…

Kathleen Sebelius for Obamacare roll-out…

Eric Holder for Fast and Furious cover-up or Fox News James Rosen indictment lies…

Energy Secretary Chu for Solyndra and other green energy debacles…

Nah, non of those people. But if you snark on twitter about Valerie Jarrett (Obama’s brain), Hillary, or John Kerry, you are outta there! No matter the same guy snarked about Dana Perino, Darryl Issa, and a bunch of others on the other side. The problem was snarking about Dems. If the guy had only snarked about Republicans, he would still be employed.

So incensed about the twitter snark, they White House spent a few years tracking him down. They did a sophisticated sting by feeding him bad info to see if he would reveal himself. Amazing. Do not twitter about the emperor and his lack of clothes. Obama has a twitter account and many other administration officials have twitter accounts. Is that a firing offense? Throughout the shutdown, lots of snarky twitters about Republicans were seen from the White House. But if a staffer denigrates those around Obama on twitter, full-scale investigation all the way to firing!  If the guy had only snarked on Republicans, he would still have his job.

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Obamacare Sign Up Problems – Part 13??

Posted by madjillmom on October 23, 2013

This morning I went on healthcare.gov to check on my account. I was able to get an account last Saturday, 4 days ago. It is still “in progress” and so I cannot see what is available beyond it. There is also some kind of message it says is there concerning marketplace eligibility, but I cannot see it or read it. So I am stuck. Went to chat to see what was going on. Talked with someone called Raven. Is that name made up?

She said that sometimes the pop-up blocker causes issues. Not cookies, but the pop-up blocker. I went and took off the blocker. Why would a computer program want you to disable a security feature. According to eHow, a pop-up blocker is a security measure.

Pop up blockers can help prevent your computer from receiving unwanted spyware or ads that could possibly harm your system. By allowing it to block ads, you can control the type of windows that are allowed to be viewed on your computer. It can help you from clicking on links that could possibly spread a virus, adware or spyware on your computer.

I will try to go back on tomorrow if my computer hasn’t gotten infected with a virus because I took down the pop-up blocker.

When I asked Raven how long it takes to go from “in process” to done, she couldn’t help me and told me to try back every few days to check on it. Great answer. Keep trying. OK.

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Obamacare Website Needed 2 More Years

Posted by madjillmom on October 23, 2013

Kathleen Sebelius told us yesterday that if they had two more years to work on the website, it may have been better. So she wanted five and a half years to make it good. It only took 6 years to build the first continental railroad in the 1860’s.

If you had a great idea, say a new type of revolutionary cell phone to sell, and you took 5 years to build the website to sell it, it would be obsolete before you sold the first one.

Sebelius is a big government solves everything liberal who couldn’t manage a lemonade stand. She better come to the table with updated costs next week. If she weasels on the cost, she should have to pay the difference out of her pocket. Already this is a monstrously expensive roll-out with Steny Hoyer (D) calling for more funds to be dumped into it.

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Obama’s Accountability

Posted by madjillmom on October 22, 2013

Healthcare.gov is a debacle. An expensive one. Has anyone been held accountable? No.

Benghazi was a terrorist attack and 4 Americans were killed. Has anyone been held accountable? No.

The IRS Tea Party Scandal grows ever closer to the White House. Has anyone been held accountable? No.

Fast and Furious and it’s new cousin, the grenade walker, resulted in many deaths. Anyone held accountable? No.

In all these cases, someone should be held accountable. Obama spent 4 years blaming Bush and Fox News for everything that went wrong. Now, he and his cronies just can’t seem to find anyone to blame on all these major scandals.

In contrast, Seal Team 6 took out Osama Bin Laden. Quickly, Obama is pulled off the golf course, then plays cards with Reggie Love for a couple of hours. Soon, he was taking credit for it from then on. To this day, you would have thought that Obama pulled the trigger.

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More ObamaCare Lies

Posted by madjillmom on October 22, 2013

Yesterday, Pres. Obama finally acknowledged the 800 lb gorilla in the oval office. Of course he called it a chimp. It was called a glitch initially and now it has evolved into a kink. These people are really in denial. They knew healthcare.gov is not ready for debut on Oct. 1, but they went ahead with it anyway. They knew a few hundred hits could crash it, but for over two weeks, they blamed it on too much traffic. They lied.

Further, the HHS and the White House are happy to trot our people props and tell us that they are being helped or have purchased on healthcare.gov.  Also a lie. Most of the prop people he had behind him haven’t been able to purchase health insurance on the website.

Obama pitched the product once again and he did not address the flaws in the law. Like the 30 hour work week debacle. Or that big whopper about keeping your plan or doctor if you like it. All along the way, when problems have arisen, the Obama administration has denied any of the consequences of the law.

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Obamacare Update – Part 12 ???

Posted by madjillmom on October 19, 2013

I have finally been successful in creating an account, I think. I am now waiting, I think, for something that is in process. Not certain what. Last problem was seeing the “marketplace eligibility” notice that says it is finished but won’t pop up.

Meanwhile, more mail comes from my husband’s employer with OMB notices attached. The old insurance offered by the company is changing to another insurer. So we do not know what the replacement will cost at this time. The two mailing from his employer are pretty hard to understand. It seemed that they were saying that they provide insurance coverage that meets the Obamacare minimums. Then it says they are changing companies and the old insurance is being dropped.

Our insurance currently is provided from my husband’s last employer. Because of my husband’s lengthy employment before being laid off almost 2 years ago (by one of Obama’s Job Council members), we have access to the retiree insurance paid out of our pocket. It is a high deductible policy with an HSA attached to it. It works for us, though we don’t know how much more it will cost due to Obamacare minimums. So I must check the exchanges to see if there is anything there.

Two concerns:

Social Security Numbers are optional throughout the process. Is this because they want illegal aliens to sign up? Didn’t they tell us that illegal aliens would not be eligible? I believe every citizen has a Social Security number.

Immediately after you don’t put in your SS number, a screen comes us asking for your racial/ethnic information. They say it is to make healthcare better. How does know your race help in your healthcare. All pre-existing conditions are covered and if you have a disease that is ethnic or racial in origin, it is covered not matter what, so why do they need to know your race/ethnicity. Your doctor may need to know your race/ethnicity if there is a health matter related to it, but the insurance company and the government don’t need that info to sell you insurance.

 

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Washington Redskins vs. $17 Trillion

Posted by madjillmom on October 19, 2013

As of yesterday, the United States has over $17 trillion in debt. This should be the only story out there. But there is some need to constantly discuss changing the name of the Washington Redskins. Amazing.

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White House Tours Back On

Posted by madjillmom on October 18, 2013

Pres. Obama has decided to allow White House tours again. Sequestration was the reason they originally suspended White House tours for students and others. Sequestration is still on for everyone else, but somehow the Secret Service has found a pot of money to make the tours again available.

It seems the White House understands the optics of the usual over the top Christmas parties and decorating in the age of sequestration shutting down tours.

Everyone knows that the tours could have been funded other ways with a reasonable prioritization of the funds available. Obama wanted us to feel the pain. But he wants to have a lot of good parties over the Christmas season, so her come the tours.

How stupid do you think we are?

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$17,000,000,000,000 In Debt

Posted by madjillmom on October 18, 2013

Not me personally. Our country. That is $123,000 per working person. New breakdown based on working people because we can all see that fewer and fewer are pulling the wagon and more and more are riding in the wagon called welfare.

Remember, the Republican’s have at least tried to make that number smaller. They have been flawed in their approach, but they all want government to shrink. Only the Republicans want less spending. Dems want more spending, more stimulus, more “investment”, on and on and on until bankruptcy. The want a credit card with no limits. They think they are paying the bills when they borrow money! They think that charging things doesn’t raise the debt. Evidently, they never heard about robbing Peter to pay Paul. Only in this case, it is borrowing from China to pay welfare. Or better yet, siphoning off the value of my assets by printing money hand over fist.

I hope the Dems and Obama should be really proud today.

Stop Whining and Starve the Beast!!!!

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