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He'll do so at an event today at 11:25 a.m.

U.S. President Barack Obama has called the issues with the HealthCare.gov website "unacceptable" at an event this morning.

According to Reuters, Obama announced a plan to address the recent problems with HealthCare.gov at an event today in the White House Rose Garden. Consumers, pharmacists and business owners were in attendance. 

With the rollout of Obamacare on October 1, a key part of the program is consumer accessibility to HealthCare.gov in order to select new insurance plans. The idea behind it is to bring health insurance to Americans that have gone without, and it also doesn't prevent those with pre-existing conditions to apply. 

But the White House didn't expect HealthCare.gov to see the amount of traffic it did when Obamacare began. Within the first 10 days, there were over 19 million visits to the site. This led to many technical problems with the site, such as jumbled text, error messages and delays with loading pages. 


Obama even compared the glitchy website to iOS 7.

Obama sees this as a serious issue and addressed it today, calling it unacceptable" and planning new ways for Americans to get insurance exchanges despite site issues. 

"The president will directly address the technical problems with HealthCare.gov - troubles that he and his team find unacceptable - and discuss the actions he has pushed for to make it easier for consumers to comparison shop and enroll for insurance while work continues around the clock to improve the website," said a White House official.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), fixes are being made to the site, but it's not all bad. It said people have been successful in other tasks on HealthCare.gov, such as verifying eligibility. 

"Individuals have been able to verify their eligibility for credits, enabling them to shop for, and enroll in, low- or even no-cost health plans," said HHS. "We have updated the site several times with new code that includes bug fixes. Our team has called in additional help to solve some of the more complex technical issues we are encountering."

As of last Saturday night, it was reported that almost half a million Americans applied for health insurance as part of Obamacare. 

Source: Reuters



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RE: Bogus
By superstition on 10/21/2013 1:32:05 PM , Rating: 2
It does not follow the Social Security model.

It is a brand new creature.

The entire point of "Obamacare" was to get the Supreme Court to establish the legal precedent that the government can force tax-payers to pay the bribe money they get.

The problems with Social Security are that there is such a low taxation cap and that it relies on payroll taxes, which tend to be regressive. But, that is nothing comparable to forcing tax-payer to bankroll the bribes and advertizing plus the salaries of lobbyists and CEOs.

The "ooo government bad" thing is unhelpful. It's better to understand exactly what the problem is in order to fight it. Railing against all government programs is an exercise in futility. You need to be targeted in your criticism.

1) There is going to be government whether you like it or not.

2) It is going to be "big" because we are a big nation, it's a big world to deal with, and life is complex (and growing in complexity). I am fond of the quote from Civ IV "the bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy", but anarchy is no picnic.

3) If you don't like it, it's up to you and everyone else to do something about it. Complaining in a forum post is one thing, but there are more effective avenues for trying to foment change.

The corruption of the government reflects the corruption of us. It didn't spring up out of the earth or pop in out of thin air. Cravenness is what brings us to where we are today. Government/law is about maintaining elite privilege. Period. That it prevents the rest of us from being taken over by other groups, slaughtered, and so on is only because they need our labor and energy to have their privilege.


RE: Bogus
By Keeir on 10/22/2013 3:10:10 PM , Rating: 2
Gosh

quote:
The problems with Social Security are that there is such a low taxation cap and that it relies on payroll taxes, which tend to be regressive. But, that is nothing comparable to forcing tax-payer to bankroll the bribes and advertizing plus the salaries of lobbyists and CEOs.


Wow. Social Security is NOT regressive. While its a flat tax, the benefits scale is not proportional. For people making under 25,000 dollars year, Social Security is the very best retirement investment possible. For people making more than 100,000 dollars a year, Social Security is closer to putting money in a checking account. Sure there is a cap to taxing it, but there is also a cap to payout! Social Security is -progressive-. Maybe not as much as some wish, but the program is not even flat let alone regressive.

quote:
2) It is going to be "big" because we are a big nation, it's a big world to deal with, and life is complex (and growing in complexity). I am fond of the quote from Civ IV "the bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy", but anarchy is no picnic.


Funny, you just listed the reasons why big government is bad. The US is a BIG country requiring COMPLEX solutions to problems. COMPLEX solutions are more efficiently handled by many semi-independant choice makers cross sharing data. Not a centralized authority. As the US grows "larger" and more complex, Big government will have to spend more and more resources keeping everyong toeing the big government line. At least if it doesn't decide to go police and one party system.


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