Skip to comments.Obamacare signs up its first dog, so there's that, at least
Posted on 11/20/2013 9:58:43 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obamacare signs up its first dog, so there's that, at least
By Jay Busbee 1 hour ago
Hey, at least dogs aren't having a problem getting on Obamacare.
Shane Smith of Fort Collins, Colo., recently found a little surprise when he signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. After proceeding through all the registration hurdles with Connect for Health Colorado, he learned that his dog Baxter had gotten insured, not Smith himself.
Smith said he guessed the mistake happened when he gave Baxter's name as one of the security questions. It was pretty funny," Smith said. "Typical Obamacare, that they would insure your dog by mistake.
Smith indicated that the error was resolved fairly quickly. (We like to imagine the insurance coverage discussion with Baxter went something like this.)
Connect for Health Colorado released the following statement: "In general, our letters to customers are generated according to information that is provided by the customer into the system either online or over the phone. In other words, our system does not make up a name when generating a letter. As with any new system, mistakes are possible and when notified by customers, we work quickly to resolve the situation.
Supporters and critics of Obamacare will surely go to great and absurd lengths to paint this understandable clerical error as evidence of the program's total failure. But there's another way to look at it: Obamacare is taking care of your pets, too!
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
thank goodness for the obamacare death panels because hey dog it is on the menu
I am really starting to like this Yahoo news thing.
They seem to heap a good deal of snark on libs, certainly more than is usual for the MSM.
I don’t know if they’d count as MSM or “alternative media” but I’m pretty sure a lot of low info voters probably get their news from Yahoo and I love that they are seeing headlines like the one on this story.
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...and the answer to my security question is "Ferrari"
....Yeah....and I get a Volt with a flat battery.... :-(
As a patient, or an entree?
Clerical error? But there is no clerk typing the information if you put it in yourself in the computer. That is an error of fields being crossed up in the database, which is a major error.
A guy once got a policy for his fish named Fred Fin.
But, it’s my understanding the dog was applying for Medicaid... not 0bamacare.
“If you like your Vet, you will Keep your Vet. Period”
“If you like your veterinarian, you can keep your veterinarian.”
That should make Bob Beckel of "The Five" happy. He is always trumpeting Universal single payer.
...has a chapter on dogs and works OK for humans also
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