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Obamacare signs up its first dog, so there's that, at least
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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 ...


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1 posted on 11/20/2013 9:58:43 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

thank goodness for the obamacare death panels because hey dog it is on the menu


2 posted on 11/20/2013 10:00:40 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Sub-Driver
Uh oh...


3 posted on 11/20/2013 10:01:39 AM PST 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: Sub-Driver

Doggie contraceptives.


4 posted on 11/20/2013 10:01:55 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


5 posted on 11/20/2013 10:07:44 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Sub-Driver

6 posted on 11/20/2013 10:07:45 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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7 posted on 11/20/2013 10:08:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: COBOL2Java

8 posted on 11/20/2013 10:09:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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9 posted on 11/20/2013 10:10:15 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver
he gave Baxter's name as one of the security questions

...and the answer to my security question is "Ferrari"

10 posted on 11/20/2013 10:15:07 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: spokeshave

....Yeah....and I get a Volt with a flat battery.... :-(


11 posted on 11/20/2013 10:16:19 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Sub-Driver

As a patient, or an entree?


12 posted on 11/20/2013 10:16:20 AM PST by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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Neither....a voter.


13 posted on 11/20/2013 10:17:32 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

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.

14 posted on 11/20/2013 10:26:24 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Sub-Driver
You know those insurance companies that insure your child through the mail?

A guy once got a policy for his fish named Fred Fin.

15 posted on 11/20/2013 10:28:24 AM PST by MUDDOG
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To: Sub-Driver

But, it’s my understanding the dog was applying for Medicaid... not 0bamacare.

“If you like your Vet, you will Keep your Vet. Period”


16 posted on 11/20/2013 10:29:55 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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“If you like your veterinarian, you can keep your veterinarian.”


17 posted on 11/20/2013 10:31:50 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Sub-Driver
Obamacare signs up its first dog, so there's that, at least

That should make Bob Beckel of "The Five" happy. He is always trumpeting Universal single payer.

18 posted on 11/20/2013 10:40:50 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

19 posted on 11/20/2013 10:44:41 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Get a copy of "Herbal Medicine for Farm and Stable"....

...has a chapter on dogs and works OK for humans also

20 posted on 11/20/2013 10:56:25 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Sub-Driver

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education gave Carlos Mora’s service dog, Kirsch, an honorary degree for following his owner to all of his classes. Mora received his Masters of Science in Counseling during the May 23 ceremony while his pup wore fitting attire to accompany his best friend: cap and gown ideal for a pint-sized graduate.


21 posted on 11/20/2013 10:57:14 AM PST by Portcall24
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