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Posted By Confutus
There isn't a great deal more I can say about the Obamacare meltdown, except that it is inexorably progressing. I note that one of the sources I have used for biographies on my knowledge base makes a great deal of John F. Kennedy. Apparently in the eyes of some, his assassination elevated him to martyrdom. Yech. I don't think he was all that much of a saint, either personally or politically.
 
Posted By Confutus
Every day, there is more bad news indicating that ObamaCare is a terrible law, one that would be repealed if it were a well- intentioned mistake. A mistake it may be, but the Democratic leadership is so convinced of its own virtuous intentions and moral superiority that it can ignore such minor considerations as the fact that it had to lie to get the act passed in the first place, it can pass and keep it in place without Republican help or input, that the act is technically, economically, and actuarially unsound to the point that those whose insurance is being cancelled outnumber those who are being enrolled by at least ten to one, and that its poisonous unpopularity is beginning to threaten the whole progressive liberal agenda and the slender majority the Democratic party now enjoys. 5 And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me. 6 Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land; 7 And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil. 8 I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free. 9 Nevertheless, when the wicked rule the people mourn. 10 Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil. (Doctrine and Covenants 98:5-10) The United States government is in a state similar to that described at one point in the Book of Mormon: Condemning the righteous because of their righteousness; letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money; and moreover to be held in office at the head of government, to rule and do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world, and, moreover, that they might the more easily commit adultery, and steal, and kill, and do according to their own wills— Helaman 7:5 There is little enough that I can do about this, except write about it, and raise my voice in protest.
 
Posted By Confutus
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius 'feels like' healthcare.gov is safe from hackers and data thieves. "Trust your feelings" is not recommended managerial technique for computer systems technology. Yesterday she attended a publicity event for Healthcare.gov. It crashed in front of her. "It says 'I’m sorry but the system is temporarily down.' ” said a reporter. “Uh oh,” Sebelius responded. A facilitator commented. "That's OK, it'll come back. That happens every day!". Ba-dum-bump. I must admit that there has been progress on making the front end of the site, the user interface, working better. Now to start on the security problems and the payment system. It was reported that a whole two people managed to successfully sign up..that is, select a plan...at the event. In the meantime, Chris Tarango, a facilitator who is with a group attemting to get people to sign up for Obamacare, was caught on tape agreeing to give out personal information of enrollees for political purposes. And the advice which the administration is giving to bypass the healthcare.gov site and go directly to ensurers conflicts with the law which states that a person must use the exchanges in order to be eligible for the subsidies which are supposed to reduce cost. And, there is a deadline of Dec 15 in order to enroll and get covered by January 1, to avoid tax penalties. We haven't begun to hear from the people who thought they had coverage, only to find out they don't, or that their doctors aren't in the network. There is an endless line of headaches for proponents of ACA in the foreseeable future. The ACA is the Democrat's white elephant..too sacred to dispose of, too expensive to keep.
 
Posted By Confutus
ObamaCare is going to be an inexhaustible source of bad news: the gift that keeps on giving. The latest is the news that at least some 30% of the total site hasn't even been built yet..including the ability to accept payments. No wonder the administration decided to count those who had selected a plan in the shopping cart as enrollees instead of those who had actually paid, which is the usal measure. Otherwise, they would have had no enrollees at all. That pretty much kills the chances that healthcare.gov will be fully functional..or even 80% functional by December 1. Added to this is the news that security problems haven't even been addressed yet, to the extent that security experts are recommending that people not use the site. And the cancellation of plans offered by employers and not only individuals is already beginning. Healthcare.gov is not as bad as you think it is. It's worse.
 
Posted By Confutus
The responses of leading Democrats to the charges that they lied about ObamaCare are mindboggling. 1) "If we had told the truth, we couldn't have passed the legislation." Anyone using that one is not only confessing to dishonesty but to manipulating constituents rather than representing them. That representative should be summarily evicted from office. 2) "The new plans are better than the old, which were junk". Anyone using that one is either lying or delusional. Most of the millions of people whose insurance has been cancelled claimed otherwise. 3) "We didn't know it would be like this". Anyone using that one is either lying or irresponsibly negligent. It was specifically their job to know, and many of them, especially those in the leadership, did know (as per #1 above). And that's not even mentioning the insult to the voters displayed by layering transparent lie on transparent lie, denying the obvious, or emitting similar fatuous nonsense. When I read some comments from some Democratic representatives, I wonder if they think the voters are as stupid as they are.
 


 
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