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    Obamacare Logistical Apocalypse Nowhere To Be Seen Yet

    By Jeffrey Yong | Huffington Post | Posted: 01/03/2014 5:42 pm EST
    Excerpts:

    “The first days of Obamacare enrollment were a mess. The first days of Obamacare benefits, on the other hand, went quietly. The health care industry expects that to change soon.

    More than 2 million people signed up for insurance under the new law by year's end. Those people have yet to flood pharmacies, hospitals and community health centers surveyed by The Huffington Post.

    The White House and health care companies are nevertheless bracing for a flood as soon as people who lacked health insurance coverage begin to take advantage of their new access to health care.

    "At this point, we've seen only moderate activity," Jim Cohn, a spokesman for the Deerfield, Ill.-based pharmacy chain Walgreens, wrote in an email to HuffPost. "We are anticipating a surge in activity beginning next week, following the holiday period."

    The White House views January, the first month of new coverage, as a critical moment for President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.

    The Obama administration has put in place measures to ease the transition for both those new to the insurance market and those switching from old policies, which have been discontinued at year's end, into new plans purchased via the exchange marketplaces.

    HealthCare.gov, the federal portal to the health insurance exchanges in 36 states, and most of the state-run insurance marketplaces, have mostly recovered from major technological failures that hampered signups during October and November. Still, some of those who enrolled before the December deadlines for January coverage may find their benefits aren't in place. The enrollment period runs until March 31.

    Health insurance companies are scrambling to process the hundreds of thousands of last-minute enrollments. Many customers haven't received invoices, while others who have paid don't yet have insurance cards.

    Health care providers, led by drugstores, also are taking steps to smooth over problems. Major retail chains such as Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid and Kroger are offering patients whose enrollments are in doubt supplies of prescription drugs for up to 30 days. Smaller, independent pharmacies also are assisting patients who run into trouble confirming their health insurance coverage.

    The emergency department at Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center was busy Thursday, but no more than ordinary, spokesman Frank Toscano said. "So far, it's business as usual."

    If enrollment in the exchanges continues to rise - the Congressional Budget Office predicted 7 million people would sign up for private insurance and 9 million for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program - patients without a medical home today will go looking for one. "We're expecting new patients," Morse said. ‘People are going to have access to health insurance and they're going to need a primary care provider.’ "

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    IMO: In the initial uncertainty of Obamacare’s entry into the American mainstream of medical care for every American, many people will soon have the quality medical care we should have been getting all along with the high priced private medical plans we previously had.

    As Obamacare swings into action, Americans will be pleased to see the quality and breadth of benefits they will receive by joining the first universal quality medical plan for America; one that should have been in place decades ago but for the greed of private profit-making companies that paid off Congress in their lust for profit and power over the medical field in America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_286 View Post
    Obamacare Logistical Apocalypse Nowhere To Be Seen Yet

    By Jeffrey Yong | Huffington Post | Posted: 01/03/2014 5:42 pm EST
    Excerpts:

    “The first days of Obamacare enrollment were a mess. The first days of Obamacare benefits, on the other hand, went quietly. The health care industry expects that to change soon.

    More than 2 million people signed up for insurance under the new law by year's end. Those people have yet to flood pharmacies, hospitals and community health centers surveyed by The Huffington Post.

    The White House and health care companies are nevertheless bracing for a flood as soon as people who lacked health insurance coverage begin to take advantage of their new access to health care.

    "At this point, we've seen only moderate activity," Jim Cohn, a spokesman for the Deerfield, Ill.-based pharmacy chain Walgreens, wrote in an email to HuffPost. "We are anticipating a surge in activity beginning next week, following the holiday period."

    The White House views January, the first month of new coverage, as a critical moment for President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.

    The Obama administration has put in place measures to ease the transition for both those new to the insurance market and those switching from old policies, which have been discontinued at year's end, into new plans purchased via the exchange marketplaces.

    HealthCare.gov, the federal portal to the health insurance exchanges in 36 states, and most of the state-run insurance marketplaces, have mostly recovered from major technological failures that hampered signups during October and November. Still, some of those who enrolled before the December deadlines for January coverage may find their benefits aren't in place. The enrollment period runs until March 31.

    Health insurance companies are scrambling to process the hundreds of thousands of last-minute enrollments. Many customers haven't received invoices, while others who have paid don't yet have insurance cards.

    Health care providers, led by drugstores, also are taking steps to smooth over problems. Major retail chains such as Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid and Kroger are offering patients whose enrollments are in doubt supplies of prescription drugs for up to 30 days. Smaller, independent pharmacies also are assisting patients who run into trouble confirming their health insurance coverage.

    The emergency department at Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center was busy Thursday, but no more than ordinary, spokesman Frank Toscano said. "So far, it's business as usual."

    If enrollment in the exchanges continues to rise - the Congressional Budget Office predicted 7 million people would sign up for private insurance and 9 million for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program - patients without a medical home today will go looking for one. "We're expecting new patients," Morse said. ‘People are going to have access to health insurance and they're going to need a primary care provider.’ "

    read more:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...ics&ref=topbar
    ........
    IMO: In the initial uncertainty of Obamacare’s entry into the American mainstream of medical care for every American, many people will soon have the quality medical care we should have been getting all along with the high priced private medical plans we previously had.

    As Obamacare swings into action, Americans will be pleased to see the quality and breadth of benefits they will receive by joining the first universal quality medical plan for America; one that should have been in place decades ago but for the greed of private profit-making companies that paid off Congress in their lust for profit and power over the medical field in America.
    What of the 6 million plus Americans that have had their Health Insurance canceled. Averaging out families of Husband, wife and 2 children, that means 24 million Americans without health Insurance. Sounds like cutting off the middleclass masses to satisfy a false utopia.
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    Yeah I remember one of my poker buddies telling me before the election in 2008 that if Obama gets elected it would "destroy the country". Country's still here, folks. Don't see anything destroyed. In fact, the only thing that has been destroyed is the credibility of the Obama-haters.
    The christian coalition and the right wing ooo
    Let me tell you what you can do
    Step outside the cone of silence
    Too much hatred and violence
    It's time to rewind
    We need a military decline

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    Quote Originally Posted by randlepatrickmcmurphy View Post
    Yeah I remember one of my poker buddies telling me before the election in 2008 that if Obama gets elected it would "destroy the country". Country's still here, folks. Don't see anything destroyed. In fact, the only thing that has been destroyed is the credibility of the Obama-haters.
    He destroyed the faith in the White House by continuously lying.
    Like if you make $250,000.00 or less your premiums won't change. LIE
    Like your doctor... Lie
    Like your plan....lie
    Won't raise taxes on the middle class. LIE
    Won't raise taxes on the low income... LIE
    Obama care isn't a tax....LIE
    No innocent killed in drone strikes...LIE.
    No more unbidded contracts... LIE
    Etc...... So many more.
    http://youtu.be/Q8erePM8V5U
    Care to explain. He did it twice right after this speech
    Last edited by Riot; Jan 05 2014 at 12:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riot View Post
    He destroyed the faith in the White House by continuously lying.
    Like if you make $250,000.00 or less your premiums won't change. LIE
    Like your doctor... Lie
    Like your plan....lie
    Won't raise taxes on the middle class. LIE
    Won't raise taxes on the low income... LIE
    Obama care isn't a tax....LIE
    No innocent killed in drone strikes...LIE.
    No more unbidded contracts... LIE
    Etc...... So many more.
    http://youtu.be/Q8erePM8V5U
    Care to explain. He did it twice right after this speech
    Who had faith in the White House before 2008? Do you even remember the former occupant? That was destroyed decades ago. In any case "faith in the white house" is not "the country". The country still stands. None of the horror stories told by lying conservatives have come to pass since Obama's election and re-election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subdermal View Post
    Please refer to post #2.
    Yeah, I know my conservative poker buddy had his head up his ass when he made that idiot statement, but hey, he's my buddy, so I let it pass without comment.
    The christian coalition and the right wing ooo
    Let me tell you what you can do
    Step outside the cone of silence
    Too much hatred and violence
    It's time to rewind
    We need a military decline

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    Quote Originally Posted by randlepatrickmcmurphy View Post
    Who had faith in the White House before 2008? Do you even remember the former occupant? That was destroyed decades ago. In any case "faith in the white house" is not "the country". The country still stands. None of the horror stories told by lying conservatives have come to pass since Obama's election and re-election.
    Lol really! I just listed just a few of Obama lies of so many. Yet you turn around and call the right liars. A bit hypocritical. lol some would say yes he has destroyed the country. And he has set us up for a future collapse. If it wasn't for the Feds saving his ass. It would of happened sooner. America is kissing it's hold on the petro dollar. We are fighting wars to hold on by our finger tips to the petro dollar. Every place we are at war with are trying to get away from the dollar or have. Losing it's hold on the Middle East. Losing science and technology jobs to other countries. Housing mortgages are down even with the Feds. Soon builders will be seating on so many houses. Thanks to Obama care taxes to middle class won't be able to afford a new home. The DHS is prepping for something to happen. Can't explain it any other way. Trades deal is so unbalanced and will continue to fall. Stocks are over priced and a reset will happen soon. Every corp is too big to fail thanks to Obama. Holder even said so. Our privacy is now a joke more than ever. Thanks Obushma !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_286 View Post
    More than 2 million people signed up for insurance under the new law by year's end. Those people have yet to flood pharmacies, hospitals and community health centers surveyed by The Huffington Post.


    IMO: In the initial uncertainty of Obamacare’s entry into the American mainstream of medical care for every American, many people will soon have the quality medical care we should have been getting all along with the high priced private medical plans we previously had.

    As Obamacare swings into action, Americans will be pleased to see the quality and breadth of benefits they will receive by joining the first universal quality medical plan for America; one that should have been in place decades ago but for the greed of private profit-making companies that paid off Congress in their lust for profit and power over the medical field in America.
    Half or less have actually paid the premiums. That is required to be covered ya know.
    Would the IRS accept the excuse YOUR hard drive crashed 10 days after receiving an audit notice, so you can't supply the information they're asking for? Would they just drop it and go away? Why should they be held to any less of a standard they set for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_286 View Post
    More than 2 million people signed up for insurance under the new law by year's end.
    What percent of those 2 million were forced into Medicaid (subsidized) and what percent of those 2 million have actually committed to a policy and are paying monthly premiums?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
    A Chicago public housing project is missing their community organizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MolonLabe2009 View Post
    What percent of those 2 million were forced into Medicaid (subsidized) and what percent of those 2 million have actually committed to a policy and are paying monthly premiums?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
    Who cares? What matters is they are covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riot View Post
    He destroyed the faith in the White House by continuously lying.
    Like if you make $250,000.00 or less your premiums won't change. LIE
    Like your doctor... Lie
    Like your plan....lie
    Won't raise taxes on the middle class. LIE
    Won't raise taxes on the low income... LIE
    Obama care isn't a tax....LIE
    No innocent killed in drone strikes...LIE.
    No more unbidded contracts... LIE
    Etc...... So many more.
    http://youtu.be/Q8erePM8V5U
    Care to explain. He did it twice right after this speech
    You know that posting a list of lies doesn't make them true.
    You may believe them, but then you have no BS filter.
    Here, I'll pop your balloon right here. Show me where Obama said no innocents would be killed in drone strikes, you can't

    I'm not going to waste time on the rest of the nonsense, I test one, if it's crap, I just assume the whole list is crap....maybe you should too, you know check one out before you post....
    Last edited by goober; Jan 05 2014 at 01:06 PM.

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