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Murphy Versus Obama
PJ Media ^ | 1-2-2013 | Richard Fernandez

Posted on 01/03/2014 7:56:57 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has made much of the claim that 2 million people have enrolled, in some form or other, in the Obamacare program. She has hailed it as a success and declares the worst of its rocky rollout is over. But data from 17 states — the only data that is publicaly available — suggests that only half of enrollees have actually paid a premium. .....

The uncertainty over who’s paid — or even who’s enrolled — is now having practical repercussions as people with heightened expectations come face to face with database air gaps and monetary reality. The Daily Mail describes how people who think they have enrolled in Obamacare are finding that nobody knows anything about it.

Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can’t determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect. …

She was leaving the building without getting a needed chest x-ray.

‘The people in there told me that since I didn’t have an insurance card, I would be billed for the whole cost of the x-ray,’ Galvez said, her young daughter in tow. ‘It’s not fair – you know, I signed up last week like I was supposed to.’

The x-ray’s cost, she was told, would likely be more than $500. …

It’s unlikely that a valid insurance card would have changed Galvez’ fortunes, however.

Her Carefirst plan, identified on the Obamacare website as BlueChoice Plus Bronze, carries a $5,500 per-person deductible for 2014 – an amount she would have to pay out-of-pocket before her coverage would apply to medical expenses. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
(more from Daily Mail, excerpt)
"A similar situation frustrated Mary, an African-American woman small businesswoman … ‘I had chest pains last night, and they took me in the emergency room,’ Mary said. ‘They told me they were going to admit me, but when I told them I hadn’t heard from my insurance company since I signed up, they changed their tune.’ … a nurse advised her that her bill would go up by at least $3,000 if she were admitted for a day, and her doctor told her the decision was up to her.

If Mary didn’t have a heart condition before she entered the hospital she probably has one now. Many people, especially the poor are susceptible to misunderstanding the fine print. Perhaps there was something a “navigator” hadn’t told her."

Such is Wretchard's dry humor.

1 posted on 01/03/2014 7:56:57 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

From another’s post:The best thing I can say about the ACA is this: In the 1960’s one of the largest and most lucrative brothels in Nevada was shut down and taken over by the government for tax evasion. This brothel had been in operation for more than forty years and had been a million-dollar business. Six months after the government took it over, the business declared bankruptcy and was liquidated. The moral of this story is that we have handed over our entire healthcare system to people that couldn’t even make money selling whores and whiskey twenty miles from Reno.

2 posted on 01/03/2014 7:59:38 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sir Napsalot
More Wretchard: "It’s a shambles. Unless its fixed hospitals will drop out, patients will go untreated, people will lose coverage and people will go broke. Thomas Sowell asks “what kind of man would blithely disrupt the medical care of millions of Americans, and then repeatedly lie to them with glib assurances that they could keep their doctors or health insurance if they wanted to?” "

Communists and Community Organizers alike think nothing of breaking a few eggs to make one giant omelet that nobody likes/wants.

3 posted on 01/03/2014 8:06:17 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

These are just fluke glitches. Pelosi has assured us the perfected ACA will be “glorious”.

4 posted on 01/03/2014 8:06:43 AM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Perhaps there was something a “navigator” hadn’t told her."

Looks like some of Holders people are happy navigators (HPN).....

HPN....OK whitey....lets check your voter registrations ....

HPN....Looks like you need to make a couple of adjustments here....

OK now I see it......your colonoscopy is scheduled for next month.....and the insulin will be mailed as before...

HPN Thinks...."this desk job sure beats stealing cell phones and a once a year gig patrolling voting booths with my billy club."

(He also got the message about hiding the screen image of his laptop)

5 posted on 01/03/2014 8:11:37 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: spokeshave

Make yourX; I don’t read cursive!

6 posted on 01/03/2014 8:29:28 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Sir Napsalot
They don't understand the "big" print, much less the fine print.

Survey: Most uninsured don't understand insurance terms

7 posted on 01/03/2014 8:39:40 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MissMagnolia
Most ‘mericans don't understand the difference between the budget deficit and the national debt, and certainly don't comprehend quantitative easing.

The only possible solution is to have bureaucrats administer your health care for us all, via single payer. And take it out of our paychecks so we are not bothered with making those troublesome payments. It's as inevitable as sunrise, just a question of timing.

8 posted on 01/03/2014 9:45:00 AM PST by jimmyray
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