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ACA rollout at a standstill
Racine Journal Times (WI) ^ | October 17, 2013 | by ALISON BAUTER

Posted on 10/17/2013 9:53:55 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

RACINE COUNTY, WI — National numbers on the federally run insurance marketplace aren’t out until mid-November, but locally the question “How many have enrolled online?” is easy to answer — none.

At least, that’s how many the county knows of.

Racine County officials said continued technical issues with the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare.gov site are to blame.

Meanwhile, organizations seeking federal certification to assist with enrollment are seeing progress, albeit slowly.

Halfway through the marketplace’s first month, “It’s just been kind of anti-climactic,” said Hope Otto, who heads in-person enrollment for the Racine County Health and Human Services Department.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; failure; obamacare; obamacarerollout; obamacarewebsite; rinocare
Forward!!
1 posted on 10/17/2013 9:53:55 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The rollout might have worked better if - just maybe - the government had actually sent out a mailing explaining the law and telling people what they need to do. I have gotten zip - nada - from the government. Obama apparently thought all his butt-boys in the media would do the work for him. And what about the millions of Americans - many of them seniors - who still aren’t on-line? They are completely in the dark.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 9:58:42 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

and off the cliff.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 9:59:10 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Will be interesting.
Will Democrat voters continue to “hope” Obamacare is OK.
Or will they realize that bad smell really is a dog turd.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 10:00:08 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The number of those seeking enrollment assistance from the county has been down, averaging about 11 people per day as of Tuesday.

LOL !!!!!

5 posted on 10/17/2013 10:03:05 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Steve_Seattle
And what about the millions of Americans - many of them seniors - who still aren’t on-line? They are completely in the dark.

They aren't in the dark. They just need to pick up a phone and call 1-800-F1*CKYO (Sorry, I had to redact a character. This is a family site).

6 posted on 10/17/2013 10:04:29 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: nascarnation

They won’t think about Obamacare. The media has changed I with the strode of a key.

It’s ACA. Whole different deal. It’s the republican version. THe media and their audience can pin it on republicans.

ACA.

Are people just on drugs? Is that it?


7 posted on 10/17/2013 10:06:48 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hope Otto and many others are being paid to accomplish nothing. Sounds like every other government program.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 10:08:23 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Yes. According to the dims these folks are incapable of getting an ID to vote. How are they ever going to supply the paperwork for Obamcare? What if they don’t have a bank account?


9 posted on 10/17/2013 10:12:55 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Cyber Liberty

It’s 1-800-FUCKYO + another digit.

No need to redact the truth. It’s an official Government created phone number that just happens to spell out what they think of the little people.

It will take a while for the Useful Idiots to figure out what they Voted for. I think the Phone Number is their first hint.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 10:13:48 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, this Tagline is Barrycaded.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

11 posted on 10/17/2013 10:16:08 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
You don't have to wonder how many people managed to get into the system, saw the outrageous premiums and sky-high deductibles, and said, “I'm outta here!”
12 posted on 10/17/2013 10:18:38 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I agree, we shouldn’t have to mince words.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 10:18:55 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Awkward Moment: Too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Forward!!

Make sure you use the new GOP logo for that!


14 posted on 10/17/2013 10:21:20 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We had a meeting yesterday where I work about our insurance, and luckily our insurer is keeping costs low — only about a $9 a month increase after Obamacare takes effect. We were all pretty relieved. HOWEVER, the presenter’s explanation of coverage through our state’s “exchange” was astonishing. Pity the poor people who have to pay THOSE premiums! And the deductibles are RIDICULOUS!


15 posted on 10/17/2013 10:22:45 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I just heard another theory about ACA, that it was intentionally designed not to work until after the mid-terms.Sounds plausible when you consider who we have as POTUS.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 10:24:11 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FWIW, since Wisconsin refused to set up state-run exchanges, as the ACA urged states to do, and it therefore defaulted to the federal exchanges, Wisconsinites can’t really complain.

Haha, Well, sure they can.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 10:36:17 AM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: Rappini
I just heard another theory about ACA, that it was intentionally designed not to work until after the mid-terms

Interesting theory. It's working "okay" in those states with state exchanges ("okay" insofar as enrollments.)

But in states who refused to set up exchanges ("Red" states), who default to the useless federal exchanges, it sucks. Which, to your idea, could "work" in the sense that, "Hey, your GOP governor/government refused to give you your own state-run exchanges, vote for me!" (the DUMMiecrat).

Not a crazy thought.
18 posted on 10/17/2013 10:39:26 AM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We’ve had presidents lie to the American people. Never has one lied where it will hurt like hell when the full impact of his lies start hitting home.

Bill Clinton’s retroactive taxes come close.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 10:39:54 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Nah, it’s an extension of Queen Stretchyface’s comment: You have to apply for the insurance to see what’s in it.

I mean, how dare us peasants ask such questions of the King.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 10:48:08 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Steve_Seattle
I have gotten zip - nada - from the government.

I'm sure the "people" he really wanted on the system heard about it. I don't think he likes you.

21 posted on 10/17/2013 10:57:00 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Rappini

it’s never suppose to work. it’s to fail so they can put single payer in place.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 11:13:23 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is a make-work program for ACORN apparatchiks. They are the data collectors and navigators in the back room.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 11:14:52 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Blackirish
"Yes. According to the dims these folks are incapable of getting an ID to vote. How are they ever going to supply the paperwork for Obamcare? What if they don’t have a bank account?"

I've been making that same point for weeks, to anyone who will listen: if the simple requirements of voter ID laws are such a burden, why do the defenders of the highly-complex Obamacare rules not think that compliance with THAT law is a burden? It is costing hundreds of millions of dollars to rollout and explain Obamacare, and it's still a shambles.
24 posted on 10/17/2013 11:43:32 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I like the job the healthcare.gov contractors did.

Why stop there? Let them design a new EBT computer system.

25 posted on 10/17/2013 1:06:48 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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