Blumenthal: We need to consider delaying ObamaCare mandate — and “leveling with the American people”

posted at 12:41 pm on October 24, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

It’s one thing to have a red-state Democrat like Joe Manchin push for a delay in enforcing the ObamaCare mandates.  Manchin has to eventually face an angry, conservative constituency that may be looking for less of a Democratic rubber stamp the next time he stands for election, even if that is five years from now.  When Richard Blumenthal, a progressive favorite from deep-blue Connecticut, starts agitating for a delay even after the White House redefined the mandate deadline for a six-week bump, that’s another story.  And when Blumenthal strongly implies that the Obama administration hasn’t yet been honest with the American people, you know that the train has truly wrecked (via The Weekly Standard):

“We have to consider delaying the mandate, that is the penalty,” said Blumenthal. “The administration made some –”

Said the MSNBC host, “For how long, do you think?”

“Well, that will depend on, again, the leveling with the American people as to how soon these glitches are going to be solved. If it’s a matter of days, then the delay would be different than if it’s a matter of months. But the the important point here is that we need more certainty,” said Blumenthal.

The chyron here is a little amusing, too.  MSNBC’s panel had been discussing some of the red-state Democrats who had begun to call for a delay — the same delay that Republicans wanted before the shutdown, mind you — when they brought Blumenthal into the discussion.  The conversation demonstrated clearly that this impulse to bail out of the mandate isn’t limited to red-state Democrats any longer, and even Democrats in deep blue states who don’t face re-election fights for another four years have begun to worry about it.

Blumenthal uses the term “glitches,” even though the ship sailed on that nomenclature at least two weeks ago, but also demands that the White House begin “leveling with the American people” about the nature and the causes of the debacle.  Blumenthal isn’t buying the happy talk that Barack Obama offered on Monday about the Healthcare.gov system or the HHS effort as a whole.  And if a deep-blue Connecticut progressive isn’t buying it, there aren’t many suckers left for the Obama administration for support.

Of course, with the House Energy and Commerce hearings now underway, there aren’t many fig leaves left for ObamaCare supporters.  Daniel Halper clips this remarkable admission from today’s testimony, in which the prime contractor CGI tells the panel that there was no pilot program in the 42-month development cycle:

A member of Congress asked, “Did y’all do any kind of a pilot program on this before it was rolled out?”

“No,” said the contractor, “there was no pilot program.”

I’ve done my own investigation, and I’ve found the culprit for this decision (NSFW):

My apologies to Bill O’Reilly for digging up this chestnut, but … it just fits so well.


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Several Dem Congressmen chanting live during the hearings

“Fix it. not nix it”
“Fix it. not nix it”
“Fix it. not nix it”

This is no joke.

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

If you’re going to level with me, the first two questions I want answered are why you called GOPer “terrorists” for suggesting this a few weeks ago, and why you felt it was a better idea to shut down the government than to do it.

Chris of Rights on October 24, 2013 at 12:46 PM

It was the strawberries.

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM

I’m still laughing Ed! Awesome way to close out your post. I doubt O’Riely would even mind. It IS too perfect.

Mord on October 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

You’re kidding. These people are a joke. They can’t even act like adults. This is not some Jesse Jackson protest, but a bloated disaster.

INC on October 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Then there is Mr. Obama’s bond with the American people, which is diminishing with the failed rollout of the Affordable Care Act. ObamaCare is the central processing unit of the Obama presidency’s belief system. Now the believers are wondering why the administration suppressed knowledge of the huge program’s problems when hundreds of tech workers for the project had to know this mess would happen Oct. 1.

Rather than level with the public, the government’s most senior health-care official, Kathleen Sebelius, spent days spewing ludicrous and incredible happy talk about the failure, while refusing to provide basic information about its cause.

Voters don’t normally accord politicians unworldly levels of belief, but it has been Barack Obama’s gift to transform mere support into victorious credulousness. Now that is crumbling, at great cost. If here and abroad, politicians, the public and the press conclude that Mr. Obama can’t play it straight, his second-term accomplishments will lie only in doing business with the world’s most cynical, untrustworthy partners. The American people are the ones who will end up on the short end of those deals.

A nation must think before it acts.” —Robert Strausz-Hupé

May it burn, burn, burn. Note that obama/Carney NO longer call it obamacare.

Affordable – NOT

Care – NOT

Act – indeed

Prognosis – Good

Patients – Dead

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Nanzi is under a suicide watch…

d1carter on October 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM

This is no joke.

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

I heard another on Rush refusing to yield to “this monkey court.”

Gee, what if a Republican had said that?

Drained Brain on October 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Like he leveled with people about his time in Nam?

Christien on October 24, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Plus, no pilot program to test Healthcare.gov before launch?

But all testified to congress today that their systems work perfectly.

Waxman said it’s all the fault of the Rs – they want it to fail. Get on with it.

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Its going to be a hoot watching Dems try to scrub this off of themselves come election time.

Fortunately for us, the substance known as “ObamaCare” is very much like a substance known as napalm. The more you try to rub it off, the more it gets spread around.

BobMbx on October 24, 2013 at 12:50 PM

I saw a tweet on Twitchy that called ObamaCare the ObamaCon. A far better description.

INC on October 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I heard another on Rush refusing to yield to “this monkey court.”

Gee, what if a Republican had said that?

Drained Brain on October 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM

“And they called me chimpey because they thought I was dumb…eh, heh, heh, heh” — GWB

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Blumenthal isn’t buying the happy talk that Barack Obama offered on Monday about the Healthcare.gov system or the HHS effort as a whole.

In future years, when the disertations and books are written about this, my guess is that Monday’s Sham Wow moment was the tipping point in Obama’s credibility. He left the impression that if the website was “glitchy” all you had to do is call in to enroll. People tried THAT and were either spending hours on hold often to be told that they needed to go online to start the process.

Happy Nomad on October 24, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Live, Ms. Campbell just now: “In principle, it worked”

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

obama – son of a biatch

Sibelius – the Glitchbiatch

Pelosi – the Glitchwitch

Note how Reid is nowhere to be heard/seen of late.

Btw, is Holder still alive?

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Chanting in a congressional hearing?

These people really are in a cult.

LASue on October 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Hillary is laughing her lardazz off.

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM

When the commie Leftists start calling for delays something’s amiss. Nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal. With the Corrupt Liberal Media in their pockets, this should be interesting.

RdLake on October 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM

My apologies to Bill O’Reilly for digging up this chestnut, but … it just fits so well.

No one should ever apologize to BOR.

Bitter Clinger on October 24, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Live, Ms. Campbell just now: “In principle, it worked”

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

It worked, it just didn’t “work” work.

LASue on October 24, 2013 at 12:56 PM

If I were Bart Stupak I’d be looking into getting some personal protection right about now.

Happy Nomad on October 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Live, Ms. Campbell just now: “In principle, it worked”

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

So can people claim that “in principle” they’ve enrolled?

Happy Nomad on October 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM

obama-sh*t-infested media, yahoo in this case

With the website effectively inoperable, millions of uninsured Americans are finding it hard to obtain coverage, which they will need to have by March 31, 2014, to avoid paying the individual mandate’s penalty. Given that dilemma, Republicans — with the aid of squishy swing-state Democrats — have suggested punting the penalty for one year to give people more time to enroll.

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Live, Ms. Campbell just now: “In principle, it worked”

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Reminds me of Homer Simpson: “In theory communism works, in theory.”

WitchDoctor on October 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Go watch Krauthammer’s full appearance on the Daily Show from yesterday.

By the end, Stewart is left to fall on the weakest of weak prog arguments, and you can hear it in his tone. He wants the debate to be about Cruz, Rove and tactics. Not results.

At one point near the end, Stewart off-handedly says it’s easy to knock Obamacare “in hindsight”.

Krauthammer doesn’t let that remark go. That’s when it Stewart knows the larger, national debate is over.

budfox on October 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Hillary is laughing her lardazz off.

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM

I wonder where Joe Biden is these days. He, more than Killary, will have to defend this debacle in the primaries.

Happy Nomad on October 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Someone please ask “How many trouble tickets are you processing?”

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

The problem with Blumenthal’s consideration to ‘level with the American people’ is that doing so will effectively kill the progressive-fascist-satist agenda for a few decades.

When the entire premise is based on big government being the only entity that can effectively and efficiently do the big things that are needed, and it becomes clear that it cannot because of incompetence, mismanagement, and it’s own bloat, telling the truth is the last thing that will keep that premise valid.

Furthermore, when people start looking at the entire history of this Administration and their habit of staggering from crisis to crisis – they will also realize the folly of putting so much faith in academics and community organizers who never had to be accountable or responsible for building anything ever before.

Good government? You didn’t build that Progs.

Athos on October 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

If it’s a matter of days, then the delay would be different than if it’s a matter of months.

And what if it never gets ‘fixed’?

Fenris on October 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Live, Ms. Campbell just now: “In principle, it worked”

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

One of my favorite sayings is “In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.”

Welcome to practice, Ms. Campbell.

Chris of Rights on October 24, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Someone please ask “How many trouble tickets are you processing?”

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

I suspect the number of trouble tickets are approaching the number that represents our national debt….

Athos on October 24, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Biden won’t run.

The obamas will support Booker.

All else is fluff, unless Rubio runs with Hillary.

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 1:06 PM

I’ve done my own investigation, and I’ve found the culprit for this decision (NSFW):

HA HA!! Priceless! Ed, I bow in your general direction. Well, played.

CurtZHP on October 24, 2013 at 1:07 PM

GOP Congressman Johnson says it can’t be fixed

You can’t recook eggs

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 1:08 PM

I’m waiting for the first suicide from this debacle.

docflash on October 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

If it’s a matter of days, then the delay would be different than if it’s a matter of months.

And what if it never gets ‘fixed’?

Fenris on October 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

I think the bigger point here is that they had days not months of testing before going live. It would be a freakin’ miracle if they had gotten it right with so little preparation and testing.

Happy Nomad on October 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

We ordered over easy and got scrambled eggs…you can’t recook the eggs. You must replace them. Great analogy.

d1carter on October 24, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Fireworks ahead

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 1:10 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/chris-matthews-ted-cruz_n_3685879.html

Clearly the Democrats like Blumenthal are just legislative arsonists, and let’s be frank……just plain old TERRORISTS.

Right, Progressives?

PappyD61 on October 24, 2013 at 1:11 PM

No one should ever apologize to BOR.

I apologize for Fox News and the bloggers that pimp them.

Mr. Arrogant on October 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM

I’m waiting for the first suicide from this debacle.

docflash on October 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Actual or political.

Because if things don’t smooth out soon Sebelius or somebody is going to be expected to commit political sekppuku.

Happy Nomad on October 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Someone please ask “How many trouble tickets are you processing?”

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM


Trying to fix this train wreck with trouble tickets …

… would be like trying to fix the Hindenburg by catching the ashes and glueing them back together.

PolAgnostic on October 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Obamacare is “tore up from the floor up”.

Chuck it.

kingsjester on October 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM

“Daddy… are you going to plug the Web Site?”

VietVet_Dave on October 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM

I’m waiting for the first suicide from this debacle.

docflash on October 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

.
The “assisted” suicides can’t start if people can’t enroll.

PolAgnostic on October 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

These Dems must not know that this is a Big EFFIN deal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHKq9tt50O8

Joe Biden is famous for having a mouth that out-runs his brain from time to time, and so it proved again, as the vice-president was caught exclaiming in no uncertain terms live on national television.

After introducing the president at the signing ceremony for healthcare reform legislation at the White House today, Biden turned and embraced his boss while excitedly whispering into Obama’s ear: “This is a big f***ing deal!” Loudly enough to be picked up by the cameras and microphones in the East Room. Fox News was the first to pick up on Biden’s blooper, and repeatedly ran the clip (above). Biden can clearly be heard saying the phrase around the nine-second mark.

PappyD61 on October 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Well Dick has a majority of large donors in insurance industry, so he probably knows more about what is going on than does the administration.

phreshone on October 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Somewhere crr66 is slowly rocking back and forth in the dark mumbling to herself.

smoothsailing on October 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

LOL That O’Reiley clip is classic. I remember when this first surfaced. He had some fun with it on the Factor.

jawkneemusic on October 24, 2013 at 1:19 PM

But this thing was done in 150 languages…so what’s the problem?

d1carter on October 24, 2013 at 1:19 PM

“Daddy… are you going to plug the Web Site?”

VietVet_Dave on October 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM

He did on Monday in the Rose Grarden. Didn’t help.

Happy Nomad on October 24, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Somewhere crr66 is slowly rocking back and forth in the dark mumbling to herself.
smoothsailing on October 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

I kind of miss crr6. She was a better quality troll than the crop of idiots we have now.

jawkneemusic on October 24, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Gee thanks, Dick.

Now, what do you plan to do about it? Other than sit and whinge?

CT was the only state with a NEGATIVE GDP in 2012. Even if insurance wasn’t a major industry in this state, an industry which is being intentionally destroyed by Washington, the rest of the state’s economic picture is pretty damn bleak to begin with, and the affects of this legislation are just making it worse.

Maybe you should be taking some positive action to try to help your constituents, even if only the ones who voted for you.

(And CT GOP, do you think you could nominate someone who actually has a chance at winning next time?)

LibraryGryffon on October 24, 2013 at 1:21 PM

has anyone asked Justice Roberts if he is proud of single-handedly rewriting this legislation as a tax?

hillsoftx on October 24, 2013 at 1:24 PM

But, but the headlines today from the MSM said it will all be fixed by the Dec. deadline….

sandee on October 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM

The 1-800 call center is hand keying the information into the same website portal!!!!

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I’m waiting for the first suicide from this debacle.

docflash on October 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

.
The “assisted” suicides can’t start if people can’t enroll.

PolAgnostic on October 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

KevorkianCare.

hillsoftx on October 24, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Dems are in a circle jerk.

(for those of u not in the know see Larry Elder on Fox and Friends this am)

gracie on October 24, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Dear Democrats – you passed up this chance during the shutdown.

If you want to get rid of Obamacare just say so.

There is still time before the law you created puts Americans in the place of being unable to get what you told them they must have and penalizing them for what the government promised but cannot deliver.

This is your creation.

It does not work.

It was meant to work so it could collect reams of medical data on all Americans and then fail into a ‘single payer’ system.

Unfortunately what you want failed before it could succeed so it could fail. That is straight to FAIL. You were given a lifeline during the shutdown to do the right thing. You put Party above Nation and above your personal self-interests. Sorry about your personal self-interests now finally coming to the forefront… you should have thought about that during the shutdown.

ajacksonian on October 24, 2013 at 1:27 PM

The Spanish website works, but Obama chose to turn it off!!!

War on Latinos

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM

It worked, it just didn’t “work” work.

LASue on October 24, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Well the people of this country are getting raped – but lucky for us its not rape rape – so we should just accept it as inevitable and lie back and enjoy it…

dentarthurdent on October 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Government is inherently incompetent, and no matter what task it is assigned, it will do it in the most expensive and inefficient way possible.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on October 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM

The “assisted” suicides can’t start if people can’t enroll.

PolAgnostic on October 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Enrolled or not, Nurse Ratched should be the first.
It’s the only honorable thing left for her to do.

dentarthurdent on October 24, 2013 at 1:31 PM

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

I’ve heard that several times also. It’s the new Dem talking point.

Barred on October 24, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Hidden in ObamaCare Site: Applicants Surrender Right to Privacy

During Thursday’s congressional hearing with the contractors responsible for building the troubled ObamaCare federal exchanges, we learned that whether you end up enrolling in ObamaCare or not, no one who puts any information into the ObamaCare website can expect to have their privacy protected. Moreover, the fact that you are giving up your right to privacy is hidden in source code that reads, “You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication of any data transmitted or stored on this information system.”

During his questioning on this specific issue, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) only received chilling answers and deflections from the primary contractor responsible for the site. When he asked Cheryl Campbell of CGI about it, her icy response was that another contractor was responsible. After some pressuring, she finally admitted that she was aware of the hidden source code.

Just a few minutes earlier, however, Ms. Campbell testified under oath that the ObamaCare website is HIPAA compliant — meaning everyone’s medical and personal information is protected by law. The privacy section on the ObamaCare website says your privacy will be protected. The hidden source code seems to say, “just kidding.”

INC on October 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM

INC on October 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Awww – that’s just fine print legaleze….
You have to login and use it to find out what’s in it….

dentarthurdent on October 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Don’t bail them out. Let the donkey’s own it.

jerryofva on October 24, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Several Dem Congressmen chanting live during the hearings

“Fix it. not nix it”
“Fix it. not nix it”
“Fix it. not nix it”

This is no joke.

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

RESET IT AND RE-FORGET IT!
RESET IT AND RE-FORGET IT!

Christien on October 24, 2013 at 1:41 PM

So, no one can sign up for ObamaCare and people by the hundreds of thousands are getting canceled from their existing plans, just WTH are they going to do? If any of them should get ill or have any kind of injuries, do they just go to the emergency room? Or, do they file for bankruptcy? How come no one has brought this up?

Mirimichi on October 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM

I’m waiting for the first suicide from this debacle.

docflash on October 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

.
The “assisted” suicides can’t start if people can’t enroll.

PolAgnostic on October 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

KevorkianCare.

hillsoftx on October 24, 2013 at 1:26 PM

If you like your suicide assisting attention whore physician, you can keep your suicide assisting attention whore physician.

smoothsailing on October 24, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Someone please ask “How many trouble tickets are you processing?”

Check yourself, dude. There are no heat tickets because the website is working FINE. The system is FINE. All is FLAWLESS. It’s not a crap sandwich, it’s gov goodness, which our overlords give us in their benevolent wisdom out of their supreme love for us. You will not only eat it, you will like it. What’s more, you will tell people that $hite is chocolate mousse. Tasty.

mrsknightley on October 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Meanwhile on Drudge

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 2:01 PM

“****in’ thing sucks!”

Perfect description of Obamacare, IMHO.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 24, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Someone please ask “How many trouble tickets are you processing?”

“We are currently processing zero tickets…….because we could never get the trouble report application to work…so we just stopped writing them.

BobMbx on October 24, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Live, Ms. Campbell just now: “In principle, it worked”

faraway on October 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

In principle, the Ross Rifle was perfectly safe, too.

The shortcomings of the rifle were made apparent during the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915. The rifle showed poor tolerance of dirt when used in field conditions, particularly the screw threads operating the bolt lugs, jamming the weapon open or closed. Another part of the jamming problem came from the bolt’s outer face hitting the bolt stop, then deforming the thread shape. The bolt could also be disassembled for routine cleaning and inadvertently reassembled in a manner that would fail to lock but still allow a round to be fired, leading to serious injury or death of the operator as the bolt flew back into his face

Dems are in a circle jerk.

(for those of u not in the know see Larry Elder on Fox and Friends this am)

gracie on October 24, 2013 at 1:26 PM

For now. Once it becomes obvious to them that there is no way out of their self-constructed Little Big Horn, expect them to take the knives out- and then bury them in each others’ backs.

Up to the hilt.

The survivor will be whoever strikes first. My money is on The One.

clear ether

eon

eon on October 24, 2013 at 2:27 PM

GosnellCare is the law. Own it democrats.

Murphy9 on October 24, 2013 at 2:27 PM

I saw a tweet on Twitchy that called ObamaCare the ObamaCon. A far better description.

INC on October 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I also saw “Obamadoesn’tcare” and I liked that too!

monalisa on October 24, 2013 at 2:29 PM

The very voice of integrity.

Akzed on October 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I’ve been told this is an echo chamber.

I hope this disgust with 0′care and the left is growing out there. I’ve been so wrong in judging voter sentiment that I wonder about how the nation feels about 0′care.

If the admin is truly reeling from this, conservatives need to keep hammering them. Don’t let up. Fight this hard. These people need to go packing.

I’m proud of my country and its resilience. However, part of me is surprised it’s survived this merciless assault from the left for all these years and that they’ve just upped the attack because they are emboldened by an ignorant electorate.

I need to find a way to vent….

freedomfirst on October 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Where’s the alternative plan to replace this House-of-Cards? Now’s the perfect opportunity to offer a real Free-Market solution while countering the Federal Utopian mindset.

The long game should be played in earnest. Govern smartest by governing least.

AeroSpear on October 24, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Awww – that’s just fine print legaleze….
You have to login and use it to find out what’s in it….

dentarthurdent on October 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Well. I was blown over when I happened to go to a new doc due to recent move. I had to sign over all sorts of privacy for this new HIPAA (or whatever) law. Just another cog in the 0′care machine.

Don’t forget that most people experienced a significant decrease in flex spending account caps. That’s another example of 0′care affecting us. Raising taxes to pay for this turd, sheesh. How high will my taxes have to go before my healthcare costs go down like Barky promised? [that's rhetorical]

freedomfirst on October 24, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Well. I was blown over when I happened to go to a new doc due to recent move. I had to sign over all sorts of privacy for this new HIPAA (or whatever) law. Just another cog in the 0′care machine.

Don’t forget that most people experienced a significant decrease in flex spending account caps. That’s another example of 0′care affecting us. Raising taxes to pay for this turd, sheesh. How high will my taxes have to go before my healthcare costs go down like Barky promised? [that's rhetorical]

freedomfirst on October 24, 2013 at 3:45 PM

HIPAA is a dead issue with Obamacare. They already have said that all data entered is available to all other government offices. Remember that when the nurse starts in with the long questionnaires about your life history.

slickwillie2001 on October 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

HIPAA is a dead issue with Obamacare. They already have said that all data entered is available to all other government offices. Remember that when the nurse starts in with the long questionnaires about your life history.

slickwillie2001 on October 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

And think very carefully about you’re answer when the nurse checking you in asks you if you have guns in your house, and how many.

My father-in-law just told us the VA is actually asking those questions.

dentarthurdent on October 24, 2013 at 5:08 PM

They could simply stop the mandate until its verified that the system is working. That is stop it until further notice. Easy.

When they identified that it was operational they could start the clock again and people would have a few months to register.

Anyway, I’m apparently lucky. My healthcare was grandfathered because I bought it before 2009. Been on the same policy for awhile. So apparently I’m immune so long as I don’t change my policy. And of course… i’m terrified to do that and can’t change providers. But… I have coverage that is immune from Obamacare for the foreseeable future.

So… go me.

Karmashock on October 24, 2013 at 7:10 PM