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With 10 days to go, ObamaCare websites still canít calculate insurance subsidies correctly
Hotair ^ | 09/20/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/20/2013 1:04:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 09/20/2013 1:05:26 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Four people familiar with the development of the software that determines how much people would pay for subsidized coverage on the federally run exchanges said it was still miscalculating prices. Tests on the calculator initially scheduled to begin months ago only started this week at some insurers, according to insurance executives and two people familiar with development efforts.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: obamacare; subsidies
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To: nascarnation

Don’t forget about that 35 to 40 million new “U.S. citizens” we’re going to have when the RINO wing of the “rebranded” GOP rams their amnesty down our throats. They’re going to have a “human right” to “free” healthcare too.


21 posted on 09/20/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Do these people actually believe everyone is going to get online Oct 1st and start buying insurance? That’s a computer crash you’ll be able to hear.


22 posted on 09/20/2013 1:41:25 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They’re already getting health care via emergency rooms and Medicaid. Nobody is getting refused healthcare in America.

Only 3 to 7 percent of uninsured claims are paid by the consumer - this stat came from a hospital biz consultant I know.

46% of healthcare in America is funded by govt: Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans, etc.


23 posted on 09/20/2013 1:46:21 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep. That’s typical software development too. The business requirements are never very well defined. They promise smoke & mirrors and that’s what they get.


24 posted on 09/20/2013 2:08:32 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: nascarnation

I got a letter from the VA telling me that since I am in the VA health system I need do nothing when Obamacare hits. I also have a civilian plan with Humana that administers my Medicare benefits that I prefer since I can see doctors much more quickly than with the VA hospital. According to the letter, that also fulfills the Obamacare requirement that I have health insurance. So I will wait and see.


25 posted on 09/20/2013 2:13:20 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t the idiots in the media know they’re screwed too, along with the rest of us? Why are they defending the indefensible?


26 posted on 09/20/2013 3:11:57 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: Gene Eric
The developers should be arrested and thrown into labor camps immediately.

Withhold payment. Indict the managers for dereliction and fraud. Recover the cost of the disaster they have caused. Five-million dollar penalty for every day the software does not operate correctly!

27 posted on 09/20/2013 4:31:43 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Vlad the Impaler proposed no path to citizenhip. Consider that.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, how does this subsidy work?

I think the insured signs up for a policy and pays his part every month starting 1/1/2014.

The subsidy is paid in advance to the insurance company for the whole year?? What if the insured stops paying??


28 posted on 09/20/2013 5:30:07 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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To: luvbach1
I also have a civilian plan with Humana that administers my Medicare benefits that I prefer since I can see doctors much more quickly than with the VA hospital.

You can do that? Can you use part "D" for a VA prescription? That would be so much cheaper.

29 posted on 09/20/2013 5:35:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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To: Mike Darancette
Can you use part "D" for a VA prescription?

I can't do that. I have to pay a flat $8.00 for all prescriptions from VA pharmacy prescribed by VA physicians only. Some vets (I think combat experienced and/or wounded which I'm not)are eligible for free prescriptions through the VA system apart from part "D.":

30 posted on 09/20/2013 7:23:33 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Who could? Those danged type of calculators are tricky. Damned calculators are much less difficult.


31 posted on 09/20/2013 11:51:00 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: SeekAndFind

32 posted on 09/21/2013 3:04:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pelosi says the IRS has to take your bank account before you know what you owe.


33 posted on 09/21/2013 3:07:54 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yeah, I’m in a critical project now where we will develop requirements somewhere around go-live. It’s too important to do it right this time.

Of course, that makes my job easier. I write requirements. Just take screen shots of the deployed software and describe its behavior. I’m as much in the dark as the developers this time.


34 posted on 09/21/2013 3:15:18 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tests on the calculator initially scheduled to begin months ago only started this week

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Its the Intentions that count

Barry still feels good about how this is coming along


35 posted on 09/21/2013 8:27:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: gitmo

There’s never time to do it the right way, but there’s always time to do it again.


36 posted on 09/21/2013 9:47:37 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Agreed. This project is so important we’re doing it wronger than usual.


37 posted on 09/21/2013 6:22:40 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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