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  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    Link: MSNBC News Reporter Trys To Sign Up - For Obamacare. It`s the law now, America! Good luck y`all!
  2. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    Meh. Day 1 of a new system and it has glitches? I`m not going to sweat it.

    Ever try disputing a denied payment with a for-profit insurance provider? I have: It was such a nightmare I simply gave up after one week`s worth of phone calls during my lunch hours and paid for the medically necessary test out-of-pocket.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    I`m still uninsured.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    They should have gone to EA for server advice... Oh wait, maybe they did.
  5. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    I`d bet Obama could murder her entire family right before her eyes, and she`d still vote for him over a Republican.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    So, let`s see if I have this right. A brand new website launches and has a HUGE volume of traffic (approx 4.7 million hits) on it`s first day and there were a few technical issues? Well, that does it, I guess the only logical conclusion we can come to is that it`s a complete and total f*cking failure!


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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 6:31 pm
    @ Whodat: I may have to start borrowing that graphic of yours. Just the other day 5Cats was telling me that attempting to address global warming will result in the deaths of "billions" of people. "It`s a fact!" he says. BILLIONS: Wow. Who knew that solar panels could wipe out humanity?

    This is the same person who`s always decrying the "scare tactics" of those who support AGW science.

    ~facepaw~
  8. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 6:36 pm
    Why would she need that? Certainly MSNBC was rewarded a "waiver" for their "objective" reporting!

    If not, guess you shoulda donated more to the DNC...
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm
    By this logic, the iPhone is a failure because it sells out in its first day.
  10. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    Yes it`s "day one" but I predict this won`t be "up and running" anytime soon...

    There are supposed to be several other parts of ObamaCare going already: they`re not.

    So a quick rundown of the benefits thus far:
    >Fewer people insured now
    >Double the costs & still rising
    >Big cutbacks on coverage

    YUP! ObamaCare and the ACA are working just like Obama planned! :-)

    Y`all can come to Canada for treatment, but be prepared to wait 2-3 MONTHS for it. >-(
  11. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3849 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm
    my experience in my state was that a quote was not available. and that was all i wanted.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3849 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    @Squrlz4Sale. i feel your pain. i once dropped an iron bookend on my foot and went to the emergency room for an x-ray. the claim was denied because the insurance company deemed my accident as a `self-inflicted injury`.

    well, yeah, it was, but it was an accident not a deliberate attempt to hurt myself....
  13. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    How can you expect them to have their web site up and running on the first day? They`ve only had 3 years and a virtually unlimited budget to get it ready.

    Obama = SCOAMF.
  14. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    @slut_etta, my experience in my state was that a quote was not available. and that was all i wanted.
    As I understand it, you cannot get a price quote until the very end of the sign-up process. If you decide to opt out at that point, they have all the information they need to seize your bank account and collect the $2000 fine for not signing up.
  15. Profile photo of Zeegrr60
    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm
    The republican /teaparty jack-offs flooded the phone lines and have flooded the website as well. Sorry losers,it`s the law.Like abortion and gun control.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    @Squrlz4Sale - Be my guest, I made it the other day and started posting it hoping it will catch on. It`s the easiest way to reply to most of the "facts" he posts, and everyone understands the meaning of the meaning of the meme.
  17. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    The republican /teaparty jack-offs flooded the phone lines and have flooded the website as well. Sorry losers,it`s the law.Like abortion and gun control.
    It`s BUSH`S fault!!!
  18. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm
  19. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    Congress is NOT excluded from the ACA
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    5cats: "Y`all can come to Canada for treatment, but be prepared to wait 2-3 MONTHS for it."

    So, considering less than one percent of you guys come over here for healthcare, can you explain why more don`t? How many times have you come over her for healthcare?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    FoolsPrussia: Yes they are, congress voted themselves and their staff a 75% subsidy so that they wouldn`t have to use the exchanges like everyone else.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 2:22 am
    Yeah, and using the same logic, because you can`t get the new Iphone on the first day, Apple should stop making them.

    You people are idiots.
  23. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14622 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 2:27 am
    Why don`t all of you people have free universal healthcare, if your nation is so rich and caring?

    Oh, that`s right, you spent all the money you have and more killing innocent people overseas. "Oh no, they`re militants" you respond. They`re militants because they are pissed with your cultural decadence and evil foreign policy. You made your bed and you can lie in it.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 5:31 am
    They`re militants because they are pissed with your cultural decadence and evil foreign policy.

    You mean Al-Q the people we helped fight off Russia in the 80`s?? Wow ya how evil of us.... tell us how your beloved UK didn`t participate in those again?? and how you live in the property of China such caring place for the common man.... You`re a pathetic bitter little retard.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 7:47 am
    @Oldollie - "As I understand it, you cannot get a price quote until the very end of the sign-up process. If you decide to opt out at that point, they have all the information they need to seize your bank account and collect the $2000 fine for not signing up."

    I read that too - WTF? Is that really true?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 8:57 am
    I think I`m the only person here who is uninsured. Everyone is having a fun time talking about my needs, I see.

    draculya, that`s stupid. It`s well documented that Americans give more to charity than any other nation.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 9:14 am
  28. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 9:31 am
    How many times have you come over her for healthcare?
    @JTReb: Both my father and my grandfather were rushed to the Mayo Clinic for emergency treatments they`d have to wait WEEKS to get up here. Grandpa lost a leg, my father had 6 kinds of cancer and died 6 months later anyhow.

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR YOU?

    1% per year? Bullship: It`s a lot higher than that if you count "snowbirds" too. 1% is just specific trips, a lot more Canadians "go south" for treatments than that.

    @SleepyHallow: Day 3, no one signed up yet in many States! NOT ONE PERSON! As @OldOllie rightfully points out: 3 YEARS to get ready? HAHAHA!

    @WhoDat and @Squrlz4: Just make it a little smaller please? It`s disruptively large. It`s VERY easy to do that on PhotoBucket...
  29. Profile photo of TJEx
    TJEx Male 30-39
    89 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 10:32 am
    If you are having problems just call the 1-800-318-2596 The 1 is for the single finger salute. 1-800-3(F) 8(U) 2(C) 5(K) 9(Y) 6(O)
  30. Profile photo of bliznik
    bliznik Male 30-39
    842 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 10:41 am
    The states are incompetent at getting people health insurance after 3 years of preparation. That must be Obamacare`s fault.
  31. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6171 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 10:50 am
    Sleepyhallow-"Yeah, and using the same logic, because you can`t get the new Iphone on the first day, Apple should stop making them."

    That`s not a good analogy.

    When an iphone goes on sale, I can go online and order one and it will come to me in time. I may not get it the first day, but I can order one (hell, I can even PRE-order one.)

    These people were not trying to purchase Obamacare today. They are `pre-ordering` (i.e. enrolling) for something that does not start until 2014.

    And, if only 1% of people who tried to buy an iphone online were successful, Apple would be broke. (much like this country already is)
  32. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 11:24 am
    @Oystah "As I understand it, you cannot get a price quote until the very end of the sign-up process. If you decide to opt out at that point, they have all the information they need to seize your bank account and collect the $2000 fine for not signing up."

    I read that too - WTF? Is that really true?
    You really shouldn`t be trusting a poster on a humor site for your health care information. That being said, I believe this is true.
  33. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 11:28 am
    The states are incompetent at getting people health insurance after 3 years of preparation. That must be Obamacare`s fault.
    Finally, somebody gets it. State governments are no more competent than the federal government. Did anyone seriously think that forcing the states to do something that the federal government can`t do would somehow work out?
  34. Profile photo of whodat6484
    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 11:59 am
    @Oystah - The $2000 fine is what employers have to pay per employee if they opt out, not what an individual who opted out would pay.
  35. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    @Oldollie - "You really shouldn`t be trusting a poster on a humor site for your health care information."

    Yeah, no dur - I`m insured anyway - I just can`t wrap my head around how it works is all and there`s so much conflicting and not true info. Like I said, I just glaze over reading about it.

    @Whodat - Thx - I freely admit I find the whole thing confusing as f*uck I even read Reddit`s explain to me like I`m five. Still not fully grasping. LOL.
  36. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6171 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    whodat6484-"The $2000 fine is what employers have to pay per employee if they opt out"

    Correct, that is a fine for employers who do not cover employees.

    whodat6484-"not what an individual who opted out would pay."

    There is also a fine for individuals who choose not to get coverage. (and if your employer doesn`t cover you, and you don`t get it yourself, guv`mint will gladly fine you both).

    For 2014, the penalty is either $95 per adult or 1% of family income, whichever is larger.

    By 2016, the penalty is either $695 per adult or 2.5% of family income, whichever is larger.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm
    @MeGrendel - I know that, I didn`t say that an individual wouldn`t pay anything, did I?
  38. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    @Oystah, I-A-B and Redit are probably as reliable as the Obamacare web site, which means they are not reliable at all. Each might provide some truthful information and a lot more complete bull$#!+, but how the hell are we supposed to sort it out?
  39. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm
    MeGrendel: And it`s been learned recently that the IRS will have the power to extract those fines directly from people`s bank accounts.

    IRS, "Can`t pay your rent? Screw you! We`ll take it directly from your bank anyways."

    That`s the future of Obamacare.
  40. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 1:54 am
    @bliznik: And just WHO put the States in charge of it? OBAMACARE! That`s who! So your point is that Obama is an idiot? OK!

    Hey @WhoDat: You`re OK with all those "hand picked exemptions" Obama has given his cronies? Don`t you think they should pay the TAX too? OR the fine for not paying it? Rather than getting a:

  41. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6171 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 5:15 am
    whodat6484-"I didn`t say that an individual wouldn`t pay anything, did I?"

    I did not say you did, as you were specifically talking about the $2,000 fine.

    I just clarified your statement for some who would misinterpret it.

    CrakrJak-"it`s been learned recently that the IRS will have the power to extract those fines directly from people`s bank accounts."

    I don`t know if that`s been verified, yet. But it wouldn`t suprise me...after all a good portion of this administration seems to think that the money belongs to the governent and that they should control it all.
  42. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 6:39 am
    @Crakr "And it`s been learned recently that the IRS will have the power to extract those fines directly from people`s bank accounts."

    THAT part just FREAKS ME OUT!
  43. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 6:41 am
    @OldOllie - I try to find explanations that are "dumbed down" as when I read the more serious articles, all I see is a bunch of blahdy blah blah buzz words, makes me go all sleepy time.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 7:58 am
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    Phosphoreign Male 30-39
    308 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 10:58 am
    I really don`t care what your politics are. ObamaCare is a STUPID idea. It`s real simple... you want government run healthcare and exchanges? HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE DMV? HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE POST OFFICE? The government is just BAD AT RUNNING THINGS. Again, I don`t care about your politics, this is just history and fact.
  46. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    List of companies exempt.

    Did you make the cut? No, well I hope you like working 2 part time jobs. True story.

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