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Marylandís health insurance Web site stumbles badly in first days (less than 100 enrolled)
Washington Post ^ | 4 Oct 2013 | By Lena H. Sun

Posted on 10/04/2013 7:12:46 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Barely 24 hours after President Obama signed his landmark health law, Gov. Martin O’Malley promised that Maryland would “lead the nation” in putting it in place.

In the three years since, Maryland has been at the forefront of implementing the Affordable Care Act. It established six policy work groups. It trained more than 5,000 people to help consumers enroll in new health-coverage options. When its online insurance exchange passed a critical test in the summer — one of the first in the country to do so — a top official gave an emotional speech thanking workers. If any state was going to be ready for Oct. 1, when millions of uninsured Americans would be able to start buying coverage under the health law, it would be Maryland.

But when Tuesday arrived, Maryland’s Web site stumbled badly. People couldn’t log on, forcing state officials to delay the opening of the exchange for four hours. Even after it opened, many frustrated users were unable to create accounts, the first step in buying coverage.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; exchanges; obamacareanecdotes; obamacarefiasco
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The writer better not venture into MD anytime soon - O'Malley doesn't take well to criticism.
1 posted on 10/04/2013 7:12:46 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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that one year delay is probably looking pretty good to Obama


2 posted on 10/04/2013 7:15:38 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 11th_VA

So we have Rhode Island signing up 366 and Louisiana laying a goose egg. I wonder what the overall total is? Minus of course Chad Henderson


3 posted on 10/04/2013 7:15:57 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: 11th_VA

Wait! People are upset that 0bamacare is being run like the DMV/post office? Is this from the Onion?


4 posted on 10/04/2013 7:17:33 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 11th_VA

That damn state.

When my wife and I were traveling, looking for a home in KY, we still owned our home in Florida and had our mail forwarded to my brother in Germantown. He boxed it and UPS’d it to us weekly. 2 years after we bought a home in KY, the great state of MD sent me a letter demanding income tax for that year or proof that I didn’t owe them.

Apparently, driving through there is almost enough to get you declared a resident and income tax demanded. I saved all the paperwork, figure they will come back again someday and try again.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 7:19:18 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: barmag25
Chad Henderson???

Is he the punk surfer in CA ???

6 posted on 10/04/2013 7:20:28 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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Where are the Cyber Wally's that ran Obama's get out the vote campaign? They were computer geniuses!
7 posted on 10/04/2013 7:22:23 PM PDT by gusopol3
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Obamacares first customer from Georgia. Well not really

http://reason.com/archives/2013/10/04/obamacare-chad-henderson-father


8 posted on 10/04/2013 7:24:48 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Sacajaweau
that one year delay is probably looking pretty good to Obama

Yeah, he is probably kicking himself on that one.

It made sense, it was "fair" in that little bammy had decreed the mandate delayed for a year for business, he could have looked like he was "working with the other side" and would have avoided the horrible optics of closing National Parks (even though he thought everyone would blame the republicans) and he would be partying in Asia right now on the taxpayers dime.







Oh well!

.

9 posted on 10/04/2013 7:26:13 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 11th_VA

I don’t know how it could be anything but crap. The mandates force people to buy insurance that covers things they may never use and don’t want. The government has managed to model the “improved” health care system after the cable television model. And nobody is pleased to pay cable companies for 900 channels they will never watch just so they can receive the 20 or so they do watch.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 7:27:04 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3075121/posts

0 in California.
0 in Louisiana
366 in Rhode Island
100 in Maryland

We need a list from all states


11 posted on 10/04/2013 7:28:36 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: 11th_VA

Oh, you mean the elf eared, paranoid, bully O’Malley?
That one?


12 posted on 10/04/2013 7:28:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

That damn state.

Apparently, driving through there is almost enough to get you declared a resident and income tax demanded. I saved all the paperwork, figure they will come back again someday and try again.

**
We’re in Virginia, and lately I see bunches of Maryland plates, all around our neighborhood ...these jerks are now leaving the state, no doubt getting taxed to death ...and what you wanna bet they’re going to infiltrate Virginia now and vote like they always have.

Please, Marylanders ...STAY in the h*llhole you have created ...please.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 7:30:07 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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No fear, rest assured that no matter what , he and his posse have a hugely expensive tax payer funded vacation planned and coming up soon.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 7:30:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: barmag25

LOL! Mega rat O’Malley, Pelosi, Reid, Obama fail!


15 posted on 10/04/2013 7:31:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: 11th_VA

At least the Obama campaign contributors who created the websites got paid. Crony corruption works well for the cronies.


16 posted on 10/04/2013 7:31:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: LibsRJerks

Its the Gerrymandering for the most part.
Some of us are still fighting them but, it’s about time to move where it is still free.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 7:35:32 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: 11th_VA

Hey, they managed to enroll a hundred already. O’Malley might actually be right about leading the nation.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 7:42:15 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: 11th_VA

Guess they couldn’t get enough of the RomneyCare and tried for the OCare.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 7:43:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: LibsRJerks
"Please, Marylanders ...STAY in the h*llhole you have created ...please."

Chill out, boot.

There are hundreds of thousands of conservative Marylanders that had nothing to do with, indeed fought against, the stupid policies that were implemented by the leeches in Baltimore City and Montgomery and Prince Georges counties. We were simply overwhelmed by their numbers.

I'm leaving this dump ASAP and would hope to receive a sympathetic reception from fellow conservatives in whatever REAL free state I choose to move to.

Think before you post, bro.

20 posted on 10/04/2013 7:51:34 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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