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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
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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To: 11th_VA

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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To: 11th_VA
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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To: 11th_VA

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!

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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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To: 11th_VA

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.

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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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To: TLI

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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To: 11th_VA

So, are the # of signups increasing or decreasing?


21 posted on 10/04/2013 8:15:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SnuffaBolshevik
"whatever REAL free state I choose to move to"

Do you have list of those?

22 posted on 10/04/2013 8:16:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: barmag25

I believe that one day one of BOcare Connecticut had 22 people sign up.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 8:16:54 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Paladin2
"Do you have list of those?"

I'm thinking:

North Carolina

Georgia

Texas

South Carolina

In no particular order. I'm open to suggestions, however. :)

24 posted on 10/04/2013 8:21:46 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: 11th_VA; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...
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.

Owe'Malley has his nose so far up Obama's butt, that his sneezes sound and smell like farts.

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

25 posted on 10/04/2013 8:27:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At least the Obama campaign contributors who created the websites got paid. Crony corruption works well for the cronies.
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Yes, and the cronies, as do all crony capitalists, delivered a defective product that would fail miserably in the private, competitive environment. But they’ll take their multiple millions and kick back some to the Democrats.

Obamacare-—the Detroit of health plans.


26 posted on 10/04/2013 8:33:16 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik
My list at the moment is WY and SD, though I don't believe either is "free".

I don't think any are "free".

27 posted on 10/04/2013 8:33:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Alas, I can’t take the cold weather anymore although those states are probably great compared to here.


28 posted on 10/04/2013 8:37:46 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: 11th_VA

The headline should perpetually read, Maryland Stumbles.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 8:38:41 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Sacajaweau

And if it happened, they still wouldn’t have load-tested, and the sites would have crashed just as badly next year.


30 posted on 10/04/2013 8:39:58 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: RedMDer

No, the dickhead, communist, liar O’Malley.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Henry Hnyellar

That about sums it up.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 8:44:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Del. is close by and likely an improvement, in the most southern county (LSD - lower-slower-Delaware).


33 posted on 10/04/2013 8:55:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 11th_VA

I wonder if this site crashing is not intentional. They KNOW the program won’t work. They know few will sign up. But after all the hell they raised they’ll never admit it. This is their way of getting out of it. And the LIVs will fall for it or pretend they’ve fallen for it.


34 posted on 10/04/2013 9:13:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: barmag25

I’m tempted to become a “Chad”. All I’d have to do is contact one TV station and lie like hell. Them after it’s gone viral admit I was lying because I’m a tea partier who wants to kill kittens.


35 posted on 10/04/2013 9:25:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 11th_VA

Folks are blaming the software but maybe people just don’t want this stuff.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 9:30:37 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: 11th_VA

The Original Boston Tea Party had the slogan: “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION !”

Back then in the 1700’s the Colonists did not like Tyranny, and eventually went to War to rid themselves of it.

Today, low-information people, and their “Mainstream” Media’s attitude is: “Tyranny? Is that like “bad” or something?”

High-information people realize that we have had Tyranny imposed on us by our own NINE SUPREMES when they told us that ANY Administration can force us to buy anything they want us to buy as long as it is called a MANDATORY TAX.

The Obama Administration then decreed that the IRS would gather our personal medical information, administer and collect this MANDATORY TAX from us, and or punish us as they saw fit: WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW.

A simple annual, or quarterly increase in the Insurance Premium is all that is needed to increase taxation by the Obama Administration that is not subject to the Constitutional “Advice and Consent” of the United States Congress.

To this point in time, the Obama Administration has been successful in depriving us of Representation in Congress while imposing a mandatory insurance tax on us.

The Obama Administration may call it “Forced Marketing,” but I call it TRYANY !

MANDATORY PURCHASE OF OBAMACARE MEDICAL INSURANCE IS “TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION !”


37 posted on 10/04/2013 9:42:47 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: RedMDer

No, I think he means the communist idiot who talks with a lisp and is never seen in public without his sleeves rolled up and his tie loose so it looks like he’s actually working. He always carries a disposable coffee cup that is obviously empty. Just like his head.

Talking about the economic illiterate who actually said that Marylanders would be glad for a gas tax increase. (Marty-When’s the last time you opened your wallet to fill a tank?)

That’s the guy.


38 posted on 10/05/2013 7:21:05 AM PDT by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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