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With the Obamacare website still not working, navigator organizations focus on education
Concord Monitor ^ | October 20, 2013 | By SARAH PALERMO

Posted on 10/21/2013 6:23:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England trained seven existing employees as navigators and has hired and trained three new staff members, said Jennifer Frizzell, policy adviser for the organization.

In the first week of enrollment, one navigator in Manchester had 45 appointments but she wasn’t able to enroll anyone online because of the glitches.

Navigators are using paper applications, but are not telling people to submit them. Instead, they are using the papers and appointments to educate people about how health insurance works and the terms they will need to understand, such as premiums and copays, and how the tax credits and subsidies will work, Frizzell said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: failure; navigators; obamacare; rinocare
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1 posted on 10/21/2013 6:23:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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2 posted on 10/21/2013 6:25:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It sucks because 0bama has failed to explain to us idiots how great it is. /s

3 posted on 10/21/2013 6:26:11 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"We're Here To Get All Your Personal Information, Register You Right Up!"


4 posted on 10/21/2013 6:29:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can I ask a stupid question?

It wasn’t too many years ago that the internet didn’t exist. And so, signing up for any government program required paper forms.

Is there any provision for “downtime” procedures, or the use of paper forms, since people are having so much trouble doing this registration online?

Just a thought.


5 posted on 10/21/2013 6:29:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Filling out a paper application and handing it to an Obamacare “Navigator” invites identity theft. You will have 6 new credit cards and 4 student loans within a week.


6 posted on 10/21/2013 6:33:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"With the Obamacare website still not working, navigator organizations focus on education"
Wondering what grade level they start at.
7 posted on 10/21/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Planned Parenthood and ACORN-type leftists raking in more taxpayer cash. Anyone shocked?

The leftist organizations always depend on funding from government.


8 posted on 10/21/2013 6:37:49 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Travis McGee

FYI: The alien (Richard Keil) was from the 60’s Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Kiel


9 posted on 10/21/2013 6:37:57 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The Democratic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You want ACORN to have your bank account and social security numbers?

lol


10 posted on 10/21/2013 6:39:15 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“navigator” is another word for “communist”. The lefties really know how to screw-up language.


11 posted on 10/21/2013 6:41:58 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

HHS’s Latest High Tech Obamacare Fix: Urging People To Apply Over The Phone…

Naturally the cost to apply by phone is astronomically higher than the online method the White House was crowing about prior to the rollout.

http://weaselzippers.us/


12 posted on 10/21/2013 6:44:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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“Instead, they are using the papers and appointments to educate people about how health insurance works and the terms they will need to understand, such as premiums and copays, and how the tax credits and subsidies will work”

Id imagine they’re focusing on the latter two as opposed to the former two. There is no way in Hell people that don’t pay for anything are suddenly going to start paying for this. I’ve watched urban people throw tax returns (that we had prepared for them for free) into the garbage when they learned they owed money instead of receiving a refund. They simply weren’t going to pay, and just like the massive welfare fraud the government wasn’t going to do a damned thing about it.


13 posted on 10/21/2013 6:44:46 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: hal ogen

“navigator” is another word for “communist”. The lefties really know how to screw-up language.

I thought it meant “no marketable job skills; will agitate for pay”.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 6:46:06 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Filling out a paper application and handing it to an Obamacare “Navigator” invites identity theft. You will have 6 new credit cards and 4 student loans within a week.”

I think it’s a safe bet the credit score isn’t there for the cards...

It will be truly miraculous if the government is able to get people to pony up the money for this.


15 posted on 10/21/2013 6:47:37 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So an organization that specializes in helping women kill their babies is now going to ‘help’ us stay healthy through a non-existent medical program. Yep, think I’ll march right in there and give them all my personal financial and medical information at the earliest opportunity.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 6:52:38 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Educating consumers...I read an article last week (somewhere in the South..Atlanta area?) where the ‘navigators’ have to spend a lot of time on basics...like explaining the terms “Premium” and “Deductible”. Tells me something about some of those trying to enroll....what??? you mean I have to PAY???????


17 posted on 10/21/2013 7:03:27 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

o, I wonder if we are paying them for NOT enrolling people or are they being paid on a per/person basis?


18 posted on 10/21/2013 7:33:00 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My understanding is that only the website can tell you the subsidy you are eligible for. Without the subsidy where taxpayers will pay your premiums, the cost will have the moochers running the other way.


19 posted on 10/21/2013 9:43:10 AM PDT by informavoracious (Of course I want people to have healthcare, I just didn't know I was the one who would be paying...)
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To: KeyLargo

Drudge headline: Busy signal for ‘hotline’ number provided by president...


20 posted on 10/21/2013 10:32:29 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: freeangel

per person enrolled


21 posted on 10/21/2013 10:33:50 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Healthcare.gov - the “Nit ready for prime time website.”


22 posted on 10/21/2013 10:34:05 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Nit = Not


23 posted on 10/21/2013 10:34:23 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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