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Efforts To Hide Full Cost Of ObamaCare Insurance Fueled Epic Crash
Forbes ^ | 10/14/13 | Grace-Marie Turner

Posted on 10/15/2013 11:04:15 PM PDT by Lmo56

The irony is rich. President Obama told Maryland college students just days before the launch of his healthcare “marketplace” that it would take just a few keystrokes to compare prices and policy details.

“Don’t take my word for it, go on the website,” Obama told a crowd at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD, five days before the launch. “See for yourself what the prices are. See for yourself what the choices are and then make up your own mind. That’s all I’m asking.”

But the bureaucrats in his administration clearly weren’t listening. They created a website that is calamitously cumbersome and is not at all like the typical online shopping experience that lets people browse for products and prices before making a purchase. Instead, the website demands an extraordinary amount of personal information from “shoppers” before they can find out their health insurance options and prices.

Why would they design a site this way? Because the administration didn’t want people to get sticker shock by seeing the full cost of the insurance policy upfront. And since subsidies depend upon a number of factors, including income, family size, and health habits, the administration decided to require every potential applicant to enter that information before they could “shop” for policies.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: government; healthcaredotgov; obamacare
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To: Lmo56

The ObamaCare web experience and design actually reminded me of cable TV company websites. Ever try to find the cost of adding a single service? Ever try to drop a service? Find the impact of upgrading a service on your total bill?

In most cases they make you go through the order process, prevent you from seeing all the options, and then at the end you can get the price. If you don’t like it, cancel out and start over.

Of course, cable TV operators are mostly monopolies too, granted by the government. Thank goodness we at least have satellite and internet options (of course I have to work with the cable company to get my internet connection).

21 posted on 10/16/2013 4:15:00 AM PDT by motor_racer (Who will bell the cat?)
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To: Frank_2001

IIRC Social Security was one of the first large scale implementations of systems from a company called IBM.

22 posted on 10/16/2013 4:27:46 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Lmo56

They should’ve offered “free shipping”.

23 posted on 10/16/2013 5:45:20 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Stand Watch Listen

These are great!

24 posted on 10/16/2013 6:48:07 AM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: kearnyirish2

Such explanations are at best only a piece of the puzzle. America also said, with its viewership, that it would accept this sort of bread and circuses. There has been a partial rebellion in recent years with the advent of Fox. It isn’t perfect or even nearly as good as it could be. The internet also allows more information leaks to be plugged with foreign media as close as a web browser. Good again gets a late start, but beats out evil in the end.

25 posted on 10/16/2013 8:27:43 AM PDT 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: cynwoody

We just have to decide which end of the gun barrel that we’ll be on. I have already chosen.

26 posted on 10/16/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The destruction of the education system has left independent thinkers as a distinct minority that has little hope of regaining control; any idea of being able to assimilate into the larger culture is gone.

My family lives as though we are on an assignment in a foreign country.

27 posted on 10/16/2013 2:15:50 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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