Skip to comments.healthcare.gov Apply By Phone: 1-800-F1U-CKYO
Posted on 10/23/2013 4:09:05 PM PDT by HKMk23Edited on 10/23/2013 4:46:37 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
I saw it this morning in an online comment, and thought it must certainly be a joke. Still, on the off-chance, I went and looked for myself.
It's a joke, yes, but it is also true. The 800 number provided by Obama's healthcare.gov website for those wanting to apply by phone, 1-800-318-2596, if worked out on a telephone keypad spells 1-800-F1U-CKYO.
The number is shown on the healthcare.gov website as stated as of October 23rd, 2013, at 4:00pm Pacific Time.
OR, if they actually fix it, see it frozen in history at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200380604151553&set=gm.10151650575626160&type=1&theater
I think Shantel from the Trayvon trial is a navigator.
Makes sense, since we have all been royally F***** in the butt since November 2008
Three WEEKS and it hasn’t hit the proverbial fan, yet?
OK. I could see it surviving that way for a few DAYS while they scrambled to get a different number, but — THREE WEEKS??
That’s beginning to sound like it’s completely INTENTIONAL.
Well the site doesnt use cursive writing so you might be right
“I think Shantel from the Trayvon trial is a navigator.”
She be supervisin’ !!!
Jus like when de TSA gots goin’ !!!
We be in real impotent jobs nowadays.
Mark Levin says it should be a 1-900 number!!!!!!
PMSNBC now trying to spin that Dick Durbin’s “I can’t stand to look at you” accusation did occur and Obama’s covering for Republicans.
“Obama didn’t know about this until he heard it on the radio. He wasn’t there when it happened and no one told him there were dangers in advance. This picture is so misleading. Jay Carnival, White Hut Spokesmoron
I dialed this number a couple of weeks ago when it appeared on Michele Malkins Facebook. It went to a porn line
His supporters probably think it’s cool he provides numbers like this.
Well, I read [1 800] 382 5968 from my numeric touchpad. However, it all says F us the same... Drag.
5=f, 1, 8=u, 2=c, 9=y,5=jkl,6=mno. This number is different from the one on Michele Malkin Facebook a couple of weeks ago, that one spelled it out exactly and was bogus. This one doesn’t even spell it out
counting on the ill informed not to notice it.
Still current as of this post.
I correct myself, 3182596 is the correct number and is indeed vulgar
This be retarded, suh . . .
HERE. I uploaded the image to flickr. Check it out ans see if it’s wat you see when you go to healthcare.gov/contact-us
Why a black guy?
Fluckyo, is that Engrish?
Dunno - it was there. The white guys I guess are out starring in commercials about burglars for ADT or adverts about identity theft.
Well you can use MS Paint and flip the colors so he comes out white. Worth a try.
1=numeral one, not lowercase L
Additionally, the 800-318-2596 phone number wasn't selected by the current administration, as it has been used as a toll-free government number for providing information about Medicare plans since at least as far back as 1999.
So technically this obscene phone number comes from back in the Clinton administration. Bwahahaha. How appropriate!
When I first saw the number, I read it as FLUCKYO, which sounds like an obscenity, but I guess F “one” UCK YO is much more obscene.... I guess the next time I flip off a tailgater, I’m saying “Hey, F 1 UCK YO”, that’ll tell them.
Whoops, sorry chief! I was referring to the alphanumeric code on my cellphone touch pad. Pardon moi!
There aren’t any alpha characters associated with 1 on your phone keypad, so you could translate it as 1-800-F U-CKYO.
Any way you slice it, tho, it’s obvious somebody got pwn3d.
The only white males in TV commercials are either burglars or idiot bosses wearing leather football helmets.
Might not even have been selected by anybody in Clinton’s admin, either. Could have easily been the person on the other end of the transaction responding to a request for any available 800 number by intentionally giving them this one.
Seems to me it could be a combination of different letters.
Unlike the other numerals in the phone number, the numeral "1" does not equate to any letter, so you can throw it out. See how that changes the spelling?
Yep. I corrected myself on that one also. The original number I saw two weeks ago wasn’t. Maybe they did as I did and reversed two numbers. I must be suffering from latent dyslexia. The original number I saw spelled it out completely and was wrong. This one does indeed spell it , but only to YO
We are all reading far more in to this number than there actually is...
You can’t in any way tie this to the pictures of ‘the one’ flipping the bird, no, total coincidence...
“Additionally, the 800-318-2596 phone number wasn’t selected by the current administration, as it has been used as a toll-free government number for providing information about Medicare plans since at least as far back as 1999.”
Way back when this number was first assigned, it was apparent that someone was putting something over on somebody, and whether it was the FedGov Buyer making the choice, or the Seller of the 800 number sticking it to FedGov actually would have mattered back then. Either way, it is apparent to all that Beavis and Butthead were involved at some level, and we all rolled our eyes, muttered about small, puerile minds, and got on with our business thinking something would likely be done to fix the situation.
A decade and more down the line the sentient beings of the known universe have good reason to expect that the original vulgar joke of an 800 number would have been changed.
It hasn’t been.
Failing that, all intelligent life forms might reasonably expect the number to be destined for a quiet retirement with the advent of the new healthcare program.
No credible party in existence, however, would have conjectured — except in crude jest — that the number would be embraced as the go-to telephone application number for Obamacare.
But it has, which is what makes the re-use of the number for Obamacare utterly inexcusable.
Here is a team tasked with rolling out a shiny, new program that is — ostensibly — the flagship accomplishment of this President’s tenure, and it would be entirely within reason to expect that they would have gone to the effort of getting an entirely new 800 number for it. Moreover, given the decade plus history of 1-800-F_U-CKYO, the expectation that this project team would have SPECIFICALLY determined NOT to use that fabled, banal number; that they would have a desire to prevent any trace of “Beavis and Butthead” culture from contaminating the United States’ brand-new, monumentally important, serious, professional, and medically competent insurance program is also wholly reasonable.
Obviously NO such thoughts rolled through any of the minds of the key decision-makers on that program team. Not only was NO such effort undertaken; the pre-existing culture was embraced, and incorporated into the new. So much for whatever nascent claim to medical insurance professionalism may have ever been ascribed to the program; it’s now quite apparent that potty-mouthed, late-20th century “grunge” culture rules the day at healthcare.gov, and — by extension — throughout all of Obama’s signature program.
For all that, I must be concede that the 800 number does, in fact, have ONE redeeming quality: nobody in their right mind — upon seeing that their program application access number is 1-800-F_U-CKYO — should fail to think that this thing is all just one big, huge, grotesque, obscenely expensive joke.