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Facing 50,000-application backlog, insurance marketplace chief breaks down in tears
Boston Globe ^

Posted on 02/13/2014 6:36:33 PM PST by shineon

The head of the state’s beleaguered health insurance marketplace, which was once a national model, broke down in tears Thursday, as she described how demoralizing it has been for her staff to struggle with a broken website that has left an unknown number of people without coverage.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: deathcare; democratcare; exchanges; nothealthcare; obamacare; obamacareenrollment; romneycare
Here we go again.
1 posted on 02/13/2014 6:36:33 PM PST by shineon
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To: GeronL

Ping.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 6:38:27 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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But Obama’s so smart, how could this happen?


3 posted on 02/13/2014 6:40:04 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: shineon

All by design.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 6:40:15 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: shineon
when all else fails, whine and cry like a little girl...
5 posted on 02/13/2014 6:41:40 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: shineon

Those evil republicans made a woman CRY!
Oh, the Hugh manatee!

CC


6 posted on 02/13/2014 6:41:41 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: shineon
But an unknown number of others may be uninsured because of the paperwork backlog.

What difference, at this point, does it make???

7 posted on 02/13/2014 6:42:35 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: shineon

It takes 2-4 YEARS to get a disability decision back from Veteran’s Affairs.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 6:44:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: shineon

Whose War on Women now? Embrace The Suck your dear leader presented you.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 6:46:38 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: shineon

Her tears are delicious.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 6:46:40 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Although I am not at all optimistic about our country’s future, there is a slight — very slight — possibility that a whole lot of people will wake up and say, “Hey! Our government screws up everything they touch! It’s one train wreck after another with these guys! What we need is LESS government. A lot less. Like, maybe, about as much as the Constitution says, and no more.”


11 posted on 02/13/2014 6:47:38 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: shineon

Was Romneycare in Mass completely dropped for the Fed system? I’ve been wondering about that.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 6:47:48 PM PST by bunster
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To: Chode

“When SHE broke down in tears”

Oh for Christ’s sake. Where’s the Duke when we need him.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 6:47:55 PM PST by technically right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know non-vets who have gotten SSDI in less than 1 yr.

Segued directly from Unemployment to Disability.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 6:50:33 PM PST by digger48
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To: shineon

The comments on the Boston paper were pretty merciless. But I’ve been on projects that were doomed from the start. I usually recognize them within a few minutes.

In this case the requirements constantly changed, there was never an opportunity to test the system and they were at the mercy of the folks in Canada running the show off the cliff.


15 posted on 02/13/2014 6:51:09 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: shineon
But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." Nancy Pelosi

Jean Yang's finding out what's 'in it'...

One of the reason's the IRS is going after Dr. Ben Carson is to put fear into other doctor's who might be tempted speak out against Obamacare...

16 posted on 02/13/2014 6:54:18 PM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because of left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfie)
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To: shineon
"...“These people came here to lead and innovate, and instead they’re doing manual workarounds, and they are embarrassed to tell friends and family that they work for the Health Connector,” Yang said at the board meeting..."

I don't know this person. She may be very nice for all I know. But I cannot stomach these people doing this. Damned liberals. All their damned "good intentions" and idealism are going to destroy us.

17 posted on 02/13/2014 6:58:07 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: digger48

Most all of the able-bodied people at my last apartment building, most decades younger than us, were on full disability. For extra points, guess their ethnicity.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 6:59:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: shineon

I’m in tears too...due to lasughter.


19 posted on 02/13/2014 7:00:46 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ClearCase_guy

Reset time.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 7:01:28 PM PST by firebrand
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To: ClearCase_guy

This was at a tea party demonstration I went to at Boston Harbor, of all places.

Not a huge number of us, but...some.

21 posted on 02/13/2014 7:01:43 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really? I just applied. I have diabetes and neuropathy and found out I was exposed to agent orange. Doubt if I’ll get it but I sure didn’t know I might not live long enough to find out.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 7:15:02 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: shineon

That does it. We NEED single payer!


23 posted on 02/13/2014 7:15:44 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Army Air Corps


24 posted on 02/13/2014 7:16:40 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The quickest I’ve seen is a year and that was during the Bush 43 administration. Supposedly, they move agent orange cases to the head of the line, but that may still mean quite a wait. My last one was about two years.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 7:17:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: technically right
i hear ya
26 posted on 02/13/2014 7:19:25 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: gitmo
I’ve been on projects that were doomed from the start. I usually recognize them within a few minutes.

Bingo. I doubt this lady knows how she and her people have been rolled by the system.

Does this sound familiar?

- no one reads or studies basic doctrine that under-gird fundamental processes

- "the good idea fairy" runs rampant, bringing forth unsound changes and more confusion

- assumptions started from a distorted worldview (non Judeo-Christian)

- project came from someone owing their position from their high heels and lipstick

The health care industry and the U.S. Intelligence Community have a lot in common.

27 posted on 02/13/2014 7:20:36 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: shineon

She would love to sell more overpriced, under performing insurance policies to people who feel screwed into getting them. I bet she pulled a straight Democrat ticket, thinking insurance companies would be swimming in profits by now.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 7:20:44 PM PST by pallis
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To: shineon
Quit picking on meeeee!!!


29 posted on 02/13/2014 7:24:14 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Or flip to the other side of the coin like they did with education. What we have now isn’t working so we’re obviously not spending enough money so let’s give more money to the Department of Education to give to the teacher’s union. That will fix everything for sure! /s/


30 posted on 02/13/2014 7:30:28 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Salvavida

Taxichussetts is s deeply collectivist/Democratic state.

They both worked hard for this and voted for it.

May the citizens of Taxichussetts suffer all the miseries Obamacare will inflict.

Stupid should hurt.


31 posted on 02/13/2014 7:32:34 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Army Air Corps

“Her tears are delicious.”

Her tears are moist and warm
with a dredging hint of salty pain

Her tears are useful human interactions
She parleys their fluidity into gain

Her tears are delicious

If only I was immune to their spell
my mouth is drawn to their pathfall

Her tears sear hot white lies through my soul
Nourishment is not in the cards

Her tears are delicious
as only poison can be


32 posted on 02/13/2014 7:34:43 PM PST by wxgesr (I wanna bodysurf down the luge run)
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To: All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohFGOmcxuo


33 posted on 02/13/2014 7:36:46 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: shineon; Army Air Corps

lol


34 posted on 02/13/2014 7:55:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Army Air Corps

We are being asked for sympathy for the devil?


35 posted on 02/13/2014 7:56:00 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Major Payne will tell her where to look for that...


36 posted on 02/13/2014 8:01:25 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Chode

Another victim in the War on Women!


37 posted on 02/13/2014 8:03:23 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
True.

I wonder just how many of these supposedly educated idiots who “thought this was a good idea” are still pretending they didn't know the true purpose of the ACA.

But I really don't care.

They can cry in prison for their stupidity or die still fighting to try to enforce it.

Either way, they deserve what is coming.

38 posted on 02/13/2014 8:08:48 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: shineon

It’s OK...just as long as she cares.


39 posted on 02/13/2014 8:12:06 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Mears

bfl


40 posted on 02/13/2014 8:19:58 PM PST by Mears
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To: Drango

oh what a tangled web we weave. When we offer up a complex health insurance system to thousands of government bureaucrats.


41 posted on 02/13/2014 8:22:09 PM PST by shineon (.)
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To: shineon

slim pickins. they will get it right and are sure to keep it lean and mean. Well the mean part of it anyway. Lean, not so much.


42 posted on 02/13/2014 8:23:45 PM PST by shineon (.)
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To: shineon
The head of the state’s beleaguered health insurance marketplace, which was once a national model, broke down in tears Thursday, as she described how demoralizing it has been for her staff to struggle with a broken website.
Bi-ig girls/do-on't cry-yi-yi/they don't cry/bi-ig girls do-on't cry/who says they don't cry...
Apologies to the Four Seasons ;)
43 posted on 02/13/2014 8:49:18 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I hope all LIBs/DIMs choke on it. CHOKE!


44 posted on 02/13/2014 8:56:12 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: shineon

Put some ice on it.....


45 posted on 02/13/2014 8:56:26 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ClearCase_guy
“Hey! Our government screws up everything they touch! It’s one train wreck after another with these guys! What we need is LESS government. A lot less. Like, maybe, about as much as the Constitution says, and no more.”

It's amazing that everyone, from the Supreme Court to the IRS criminals targeting political enemies, seem to have forgotten the phrase, which, if memory serves me right, cannot be repealed...

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

46 posted on 02/13/2014 9:22:49 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Will never happen. The person shedding tears IS government.

Liberals and government are joined at the hip. To say that less government is needed is the same as saying these people must cease to exist which makes you a Nazi death camp worshipper. And if you are supportive to Tea Party philosophy, then you are also a terrorist.

The reason this person is weeping is because not enough money was dedicated to the website and also there is republican obstructionism. Understand?

Seriously, short of a magic potion that causes liberals to rectify their warped thinking, the way to reduce government is to grow the private and charitable sectors so that clients of government such as this state program will transition to better options. And the way to grow these sectors is by passing the FairTax code of taxation and repealing the 16 Amendment; seriously.


47 posted on 02/13/2014 10:25:47 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: suspects

PING!


48 posted on 02/13/2014 11:11:43 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: technically right
“When SHE broke down in tears”

Poor thing.

49 posted on 02/13/2014 11:26:44 PM PST by cynwoody
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