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Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 18:27:24 in Business

“Many of them, probably not. But
1. I haven't seen any examples with $10,000 deductibles so far - all significantly less.
2. If they'd been able to get healthcare, they might have lived long enough to pay their deductibles off

It's amazing to me that the USA can spend trillions avenging 3,000 Americans killed on 9/11 but a bunch don't want to spend a dime (significantly less) to save 48,000 dying every year due to a lack of healthcare. Doesn't make sense to me in terms of priorities.

Obamacare isn't perfect but at least it's a decent start to address the issue.”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 18:09:04 in Business

“You and I did. But the ones in the past 200 years that died due in significant part to a lack of healthcare (about 48,000 Americans per year recently), we can't hear their complaints.”

Ten Bears on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:14:54

“Do you think they had $10,000 lying around to pay the obamacare deductibles?”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 17:53:03 in Business

“I think the above article overstates the problem. There are 4 ways to apply for coverage:
https://www.healthcare.gov/how-do-i-apply-for-marketplace-coverage/
1. Online
2. By paper application
3. By phone
or
4. with an in-person assister

So if the website is causing a problem with the online application, it isn't for the other three options - I've checked them out.

Somehow, the country functioned for a couple of hundred years without the internet. I think with those other options available, there's a lot more whining than there needs to be. It's new and there are bound to be some glitches. So one can explore the other options if they encounter problems with the online approach.”

ciarequital on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:04:01

“Totally agree with you. All the nay sayers áre just jumping on the bandwagon without having even tried it. I registered easily by downloading the application and mailing it on the first day.”

Ten Bears on Oct 18, 2013 at 17:55:45

“We also survived 200 years without obamacare.”
Boston Bombing Suspects, Tzarnaev Brothers, Had One Gun During Shootout With Police: Officials

Boston Bombing Suspects, Tzarnaev Brothers, Had One Gun During Shootout With Police: Officials

Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 06:31:24 in Crime

“From the audio of the gunfights, the audio of the police scanner and other reports, that report is not accurate.

They shot the MIT police officer and took his gun. They did not shoot the officer with his own gun. How does the one gun report hold up now?

It's been reported elsewhere they had a M4, a BB gun and a couple of pistols. Plus the bombs”
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect NOT Arrested, Law Enforcement Source Tells CNN (UPDATE)

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect NOT Arrested, Law Enforcement Source Tells CNN (UPDATE)

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 16:19:37 in Crime

“ABC has flipped on their report
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/live-updates-boston-marathon-bombing-day-3/
"3:45 p.m. ET: Boston police now say courthouse has not been given the all clear, and they are still investigating. "”
Tiger Woods Not Disqualified From Masters, Given 2-Shot Penalty Over Illegal Drop On 15th Hole [UPDATED]

Tiger Woods Not Disqualified From Masters, Given 2-Shot Penalty Over Illegal Drop On 15th Hole [UPDATED]

Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 20:21:17 in Sports

“If that were true, you might have a point but it is not. The head of the Masters Rules Committee in his PC today on this stated very clearly that they did not discuss the matter with Tiger whatsoever until this morning after the concerns of a CBS viewer was brought to their attention at 10pm last night. The Rules Committee did review it while play was taking place but they did not discuss it with Tiger during his round because they didn't realize the infraction had taken place. What triggered it was Tiger's remarks in his post round interview where he plainly stated that he moved the ball back a couple of yards - which is what caused the CBS viewer to blow the whistle.
Again, Tiger is ultimately responsible to know the rules, play by them and report his score accurately. He did not do that yesterday. ”
Tiger Woods Not Disqualified From Masters, Given 2-Shot Penalty Over Illegal Drop On 15th Hole [UPDATED]

Tiger Woods Not Disqualified From Masters, Given 2-Shot Penalty Over Illegal Drop On 15th Hole [UPDATED]

Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 18:41:21 in Sports

“I would add that one may not like the rule. I don't. But that to me is another separate issue. You play by the current rules until the rules are changed for everyone.”
Tiger Woods Not Disqualified From Masters, Given 2-Shot Penalty Over Illegal Drop On 15th Hole [UPDATED]

Tiger Woods Not Disqualified From Masters, Given 2-Shot Penalty Over Illegal Drop On 15th Hole [UPDATED]

Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 18:39:51 in Sports

http://www.usga.org/news/2011/April/Rule-Revised-On-DQ-For-Incorrect-Card/
"In revising the decision, The R&A and the USGA confirm that the disqualification penalty still applies for score card breaches that arise from ignorance of the Rules of Golf. As such, this decision reinforces that it is still the responsibility of the player to know the Rules, while recognizing that there may be some rare situations where it is reasonable that a player is unaware of the factual circumstances of a breach."

According to that from the USGA, Tiger should have withdrawn or been DQ'd. There have been numerous past circumstances where a PGA player has withdrawn or been DQ'd for similar stuff. The player is ultimately responsible - not the rules committee.”

bigguy1231 on Apr 13, 2013 at 18:56:26

“That would apply if the officials hadn't originally told him that there was no infraction. He only signed his card after being told that there was no infraction.”

CLEDUC on Apr 13, 2013 at 18:41:21

“I would add that one may not like the rule. I don't. But that to me is another separate issue. You play by the current rules until the rules are changed for everyone.”
Mitt Romney Economic Adviser Calls For Raising Taxes On The Rich, Contradicting Entire GOP Campaign

Mitt Romney Economic Adviser Calls For Raising Taxes On The Rich, Contradicting Entire GOP Campaign

Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 17:03:59 in Politics

“Maybe Romney or his economic adviser can release Romney's tax returns now so President Obama can use them as a case study on just where to go after the wealthy and hiding their money offshore to avoid taxes.”

alaskanathlete on Nov 13, 2012 at 17:09:43

“He's busy amending them.”
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Mitt Romney Claims President Obama Will 'End Medicare'

Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 15:56:06 in Politics

“Romney is counting on just that - that the media won't expose it. The cable media with have a little debate with GOP spinning their talking points vs the Dems with no arbitration to settle what is factual. Straight from the Rove playbook.”
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Mitt Romney Claims President Obama Will 'End Medicare'

Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 15:49:23 in Politics

“Maybe we should ask to see his birth ceritificate”
Mitt Romney: George W. Bush And Henry Paulson Saved Country From Depression

Mitt Romney: George W. Bush And Henry Paulson Saved Country From Depression

Commented Mar 22, 2012 at 05:48:54 in Politics

“If his supposed strength as a candidate is how Romney is supposedly most capable of dealing with the economy, how does such analysis give anyone confidence in that ability. Bush & Co tanked the economy in the first place. They took a budget surplus and turned it into a record enormous deficit. Yet these are the people Romney looks up to? Time to give that etch-a-sketch another shake.”
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Michele Bachmann: AR-15 'Is A Great Gun'

Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 23:30:25 in Politics

“In the hands of the same person, like many tools, some weapons are more accurate than others. In my opinion, accuracy is not the top feature of the AR-15.”
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Michele Bachmann: AR-15 'Is A Great Gun'

Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 16:40:14 in Politics

“'AR-15 is "a big gun" and "so accurate."'

Depending on what one is comparing to, they're actually on the short side and lightweight - not what I would describe as "a big gun" physically. Maybe she meant something else in terms of "big". Their accuracy is respectable against similar types of rifles (FN or AK-47) but unless it's souped up, it's not the most accurate rifle around. I question whether she's just pandering with her remarks.”

AFRescue143 on Dec 29, 2011 at 16:52:03

“I agree totally. It is NOT the weapon that is accurate, it is the shooter that is accurate. I have seen people use M-16's AR-15's and AK-47's and it all depends on the individual shooting and NOT the weapon.”
Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 09:26:20 in Media

“FOX News editing in a background of a different, better attended Tea Party rally than the one they were covering is an example of a pretty deliberate, blatant distortion of the news. I don't think CNN came close to doing that in this case.

I think CNN typically probably tries too hard to play both sides rather than sticking to just evaluating the facts on a political issue. FOX News most certainly doesn't do that.

I've looked at significant media coverage beyond Huff Post on Ron Paul's involvement with those newsletters. I do not hate the man but I don't think he's been very forthright nor responsible on dealing with this question. I continue to suspect that he has some issues. Neither clip changed that - both just reaffirmed it.”
Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 09:02:19 in Media

“Well, I didn't. Paul remains evasive of the full truth and his acceptance of some responsibility for those newsletters. Both clips showed that. His other stuff about big government, etc isn't exactly news.”
Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 08:49:41 in Media

“Nope”

notrightorleft on Dec 28, 2011 at 09:12:47

“And yet you said "Not nearly as bad as some of the blatant stuff I've seen Fox News pull." So what you are getting at is your statement was not entirely honest. Either that or you cherry-pick examples from what websites such as HP post without actually looking into things on your own.

Which is it?”
Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 08:36:36 in Media

“I didn't find the editing grossly unfair. It left something to be desired. Not nearly as bad as some of the blatant stuff I've seen FOX News pull.”

notrightorleft on Dec 28, 2011 at 08:44:57

“You watch Fox News?”
Eric Dondero, Former Ron Paul Aide, Addresses Newsletters

Eric Dondero, Former Ron Paul Aide, Addresses Newsletters

Commented Dec 26, 2011 at 17:34:29 in Politics

“"Ron was “under the spell” of left-anarchist and Lew Rockwell associate Joe Becker at the time"

Not a good quality for a candidate for president to be "under the spell" of another.”

Steamboater on Dec 26, 2011 at 17:42:48

“It's witchcraft. Mix up a a brew of distortion and lies, tossing in Gays as the downfall of what ails us, Jews responsible for the bombing of the World Trade Center, and blacks not quite like everyone else with businesses having the right to discriminate, and you can bewitch those inclined to believe it all into giving you money to run for office and win.”
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Newt Gingrich Fails To Qualify For Virginia GOP Primary Despite Residency, Compares Setback To Pearl Harbor [UPDATED]

Commented Dec 24, 2011 at 12:11:27 in Politics

“"excludes four out of the six major candidates"

Newt, if not all of them, which one of Bachmann, Perry, Santorum & Huntsman is not "major"? Enquiring minds need to know!

Maybe this is a good qualification test because failing to get 10,000 signatures (or failing to add up accurately how many candidates there are) might reveal that the candidate for president is not good at basic math.”
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Newt Gingrich Fails To Qualify For Virginia GOP Primary Despite Residency, Compares Setback To Pearl Harbor [UPDATED]

Commented Dec 24, 2011 at 09:17:30 in Politics

“So he can't run a campaign but he's ready to run the country?

If he goes to court over this and get a ruling against him, does the judge go to jail?”

Vegananza on Dec 24, 2011 at 19:30:49

“Excellent comments! F&F!”

fromdnorth on Dec 24, 2011 at 09:42:24

“It seems that way...”

DoctorGreeves on Dec 24, 2011 at 09:29:35

“lol The judges only go to prison in Texas. The felons run just about everything else.”
Correspondents Discuss Tense Relations With White House Press Office

Correspondents Discuss Tense Relations With White House Press Office

Commented Dec 23, 2011 at 12:10:12 in Media

“I'd be pretty testy too if I had to read/listen to and respond to or correct all the inaccurate crap spewed by the media. Sure, there are some good political journalists. But there are far too many bad or some bought and paid for 'journalists' in the mix. I cancelled my cable news because it was so lousy. Hat tip to Huff Post. For me, my trust in the media in general is at an all time low. I can personally work around that and figure out a lot of what's going on to a decent extent with some on line research. But I worry about those who do not have the time to verify what they're hearing (seems like a lot of folks).

I'm a lot more sympathetic with the White House under the present circumstances than I am with the current general media.”

springsm on Dec 23, 2011 at 12:46:12

“I think it is not that they don't have the time, it is that they don't have the desire or intitive to research the subjects.”
Paul Krugman: The Post-Truth Campaign

Paul Krugman: The Post-Truth Campaign

Commented Dec 23, 2011 at 08:37:06 in Politics

“This is a media issue. The United States seems to suffer from it more of late than a number of other democracies. I think history will look upon things like FOX News as a national embarrassment. "The truth shall set you free" flies in the face of claiming a great constitution and freedoms when the dialog is all about things like "death panels" and birthers - garbage. The media in democracy should be an arbiter for truth. Too often of late, it seems to be the advertising machine for corporations or special interests spreading political lies & misinformation. It's the consumers, the folks working two jobs and trying to raise a family, that don't have time to sift through the dishonest noise to figure out the truth that are getting misled and ripped off. If a politician has to constantly lie and flip-flop to make his case, then he doesn't have a very good case to present. Such is the case with Romney.”
Payroll Tax Deal: White House Prods Republicans To 'Get The Job Done'

Payroll Tax Deal: White House Prods Republicans To 'Get The Job Done'

Commented Dec 18, 2011 at 22:59:03 in Politics

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/18/politics/congress-payroll-tax-cut-2/index.html
""The rank-and-file members are extremely opposed to it," said the GOP source, adding that most members were concerned with the uncertainty caused by just a two-month extension, as well as the political benefit the White House could gain in the national dialogue over taxes."

How the House GOP gets any votes is beyond me. America is in trouble and these guys are continually consumed by playing politics.”
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Gingrich Says He Would Arrest Judges With Capitol Police Or U.S. Marshals

Commented Dec 18, 2011 at 13:36:02 in Politics

“How can a man like this be allowed to have his finger on the button or be allowed to be in a position to make critical decisions? He's got some issues.

Even if that is how he really feels (and I say that because it's so outrageous, it's hard to believe), for a man who claims to be bright, he's not very smart saying such a thing. Yes, he'll get lots of media on it and it will appeal to some ignoramuses in the Tea Party but most of the media won't be good for his campaign and that will have an effect on the voters who will further realize this guy is too nuts to be in charge.”
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