Even the sign in button is broken.7:01 AM, Jul 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Colorado's 9News reviews its state's Obamacare exchange and finds that it's "clunky, counterintuitive, and confusing." The site was built with a $179 million grant from the federal government, but even the sign in button doesn't work.
"Clunky, counterintuitive, and confusing, that's the review of the website for Colorado's health care exchange written by 9News political reporter Brandon Rittiman," says the anchor. "Brandon managed to get a plan he and his family were happy with from the Connect for Helath Colorado but he argues that happened despite the state's website. For starters, the sign in button on the front page doesn't work. Here's what customer support told Brandon about that."
"As a user, that's not where you go. Instead, they've come up with a 6- click work around after nine months of selling plans. You go over here, view your options, that's 1. Sign in, 2. Click the little box, 3. Submit it, 4. And now we get a sign in button, click that, 5. And put in your account information and log in, that's click number 6," the reporter explains.
The anchor goes on to explain, "Colorado received $179 million in federal grants to build the state's health care exchange, including the website."
Says the other anchor, "For $179 million, it should be, you know, easier to navigate."
7:04 AM, Jun 27, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Most Americans don’t think it’s their job to bail out insurance companies who lose money under Obamacare, but that’s exactly what’s poised to happen. Obamacare’s risk-corridor program — which President Obama has been using as a slush fund to placate his insurance allies and keep them quiet about his lawlessness — shifts financial risk from insurers to taxpayers. According to the House Oversight Committee, health insurers expect Obamacare’s risk corridors to net them nearly $1 billion, at taxpayer expense, this year alone.
11:15 AM, Jun 9, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Among the arguments in support of the Affordable Care Act was that unless there was something close to universal insurance, the nation’s emergency rooms would be flooded with people needing care.
11:02 AM, May 13, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
On Sunday, the White House blog declared that Obamacare made this Mother's Day "particularly special." On Monday, the Obamacare website Healthcare.gov got into the act, suggesting that "Health insurance with Medicaid is the perfect Mother’s Day gift":
9:25 AM, May 8, 2014 • By JAY COST
Humana joined the ranks of insurers warning about the potential for large premium increases on next year's Obamacare exchanges. In a conference call discussing its first quarter earning results, Bruce D. Broussard, CEO of Humana, said: "we can see pricing levels anywhere in the single digits to the double digits."
3:16 PM, Apr 22, 2014 • By ALEX VUCKOVIC
The attempts of defenders of Obamacare to rouse the American people in favor of the doomed monstrosity have become more desperate and bizarre. The most recent example is taking place in Florida, where the sudden death of a young uninsured woman is being cited as an indictment of the Republican-controlled state legislature for refusing to approve the Medicaid expansion so generously being offered by the feds. If the woman in question had access to federally-mandated Medicaid, they argue, she would of course have gone in for preventative screening which would have revealed her cardiac abnormality and somehow saved her life. Once again, heartless Republicans are causing the death of innocents.
7:01 AM, Apr 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Over two dozen widows in Alabama were dropped from their health care plans due to Obamacare, WHNT reports:
7:02 AM, Apr 4, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
In the months and weeks leading up to March 31, the Obama administration pushed the message through press releases, tweets and blog posts that the last day in March was the final opportunity to get health insurance in 2014.
10:10 AM, Mar 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Angus King, an independent senator from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats, said this morning on Fox that "There's no such thing as Obamacare."
Cash wasted on this clunker.10:45 AM, Mar 29, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The state of Maryland has encountered many setbacks in its attempt to get a health care website up and running smoothly. (Sound familiar?) And now, it has run up the white flag.
Obamacare penalizes the ‘wrong’ insurance 18 times more than no insurance.
7:10 AM, Mar 26, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Would President Obama prefer that you have health insurance of which he doesn’t approve, or no health insurance at all? Well, based on the penalties in play under his signature legislation, it would appear that he prefers for you to have no insurance at all than to have the “wrong” insurance (as defined, of course, by his administration).
Obamacare 'anything but affordable.'9:01 AM, Mar 18, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A pastor recently diagnosed with cancer, and who is covered under Obamacare, tells a local Iowa reporter that there's "no compassion in the Affordable Care Act."
"Back in January, Pastor Angran was diagnosed with stage three cancer of the esophagus. He had insurance, but because of a previous heart condition, it did not cover the treatments he needed for his cancer. He found that out just minutes before receiving life-saving chemo," says the local reporter.
2:16 PM, Mar 15, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The administration continues to jury rig the Affordable Care Act, which it sometimes calls “the law of the land.” The most recent fix is a 279 pager, released on Friday afternoon when the administration no doubt hoped most people would have better things to worry about. The 279 pages detailed changes in something called “risk corridors,” which is a charitable way of saying “bailout.”