Open thread: America to fall in love with ObamaCare all over again at 2:30 ET

posted at 2:01 pm on December 3, 2013 by Allahpundit

Not sure yet which cable nets are carrying O’s speech, but since this is being billed as O-Care’s big comeback, MSNBC should have it. In case you missed it earlier in Headlines, now would be a fine time to remind yourself just how much damage Obama’s willing to do to his partners in this boondoggle in the name of covering his and his party’s asses:

In the last few weeks, the Obama administration has changed the rules to let people keep their existing health insurance longer, delayed the open enrollment period for 2015 by one month, and extended the 2013 deadline for when individuals would have to enroll in order have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014…

Steve Zaharuk, senior vice president of the U.S. Insurance team for Moody’s, told ABC News that over the next year, the uncertainty posed by last minute changes from the Obama administration could expose insurance companies to higher administrative costs and uncertainty about the effects of the changes on the composition of healthy and sick people they insure…

Zaharuk also warned that two changes could be significant for insurance companies if the Obama administration decides to go forward with them, as some in Congress have advocated: delaying the individual mandate or extending the open enrollment period beyond March 31, 2014.

At that point, insurance companies might want to reassess their position in the exchanges and possibly even lobby to have the premium rates changed,” Zaharuk said. “We’d consider those very significant rule changes.”

And so, barely two months into implementation, we’ve already got the inner circle of one of America’s credit agencies nudging insurers to abandon the exchanges if Democrats try to pull the rug out from under them any further. A fine backdrop to this afternoon’s O-Care pep rally. As for the inevitable “80 percent of the time, it works every time” cheerleading by O to come, here’s some helpful perspective:

Obama administration officials acknowledged today that some of the roughly 126,000 Americans who completed the torturous online enrollment process in October and November might not be officially signed up with their selected issuer, even if the website has told them they are…

For those who thought they enrolled in a plan through the federal exchange since October, the Obama administration now advises that individuals contact their insurance company to verify coverage and if none exists, to start all over again.

“Consumers should absolutely call their selected plan, confirm that they have paid their first month’s premium and that coverage would be available to them, beginning January 1st,” said Julie Bataille, communications director for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.

I thought it’d take a week for the White House to swallow its pride and start encouraging consumers to double-check that their enrollment went through by calling insurers directly. It took a day. They won’t disclose the 834 error rate (although, thanks to WaPo, we know it now anyway) but the fact that they’re publicly urging people to follow up gives you a clue about the magnitude of the problem.

While we wait, here’s “white hat” hacker David Kennedy in a segment recorded before Thanksgiving telling CNBC that Healthcare.gov is a smoking volcano of security problems. And now, after the “fix,” it’s allegedly even worse. Security is a strange X factor in the rollout: The warnings about it from tech experts like Kennedy are more dire than any of the rhetoric about the site’s many, many “glitches,” but the White House and Democrats seem relatively unperturbed about it. You hear lots and lots about extending deadlines for enrollment and solving the back-end problems, not so much about the fact that hundreds of thousands of people have exposed themselves to government-enabled identity theft or worse. No one knows when Vesuvius will finally blow. Good luck, champ.

Update: How desperate is Obama for some good publicity right now? This desperate.


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Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Goebbels laughs his dead azz off.

He’s but bones now.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I’m swooning.

oldroy on December 3, 2013 at 2:03 PM

America to fall in love with ObamaCare all over again.
Why yes… it feels like I’m getting screwed for the first time all over again.

iceman1960 on December 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Superb for our times

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM

now would be a fine time to remind yourself just how much damage Obama’s willing to do to his partners in this boondoggle in the name of covering his and his party’s asses:

May they all go to Hell, with him, no exceptions.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Update: How desperate is Obama for some good publicity right now? This desperate.

Oh my. He’s willing to stare into the stage-five-clinger abyss.

Kataklysmic on December 3, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Oh man, I cant wait to hear about how some previously-uninsured #ObamaFluffer totally coincidentally found a-a-a-amazing coverage under Obamacare. It’s double-totes believable!

Jeddite on December 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM

1. Record every word he says.
2. As each lie is confirmed throw it back in his face.

Doomed for failure.

Keep yapping Scooter.

fogw on December 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM

“At that point, insurance companies might want to reassess their position in the exchanges and possibly even lobby to have the premium rates changed,” Zaharuk said. “We’d consider those very significant rule changes.”

May they all go to Hell, with obama, and all who voted/stood with him, no exceptions.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM

X-mas, er Santa Claus, comes early.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM

↑After this O better tell the WH kitchen staff to be on the lookout for bunnies being boiled on the premises.

Kataklysmic on December 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM

This guy also spake

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Honesty is certainly not the best policy for the ZeroCare administration.

MTF on December 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM

We’ve never seen anything like, its a Black Tuesday sale, call now!

Navigators are waiting for your call. The first 100 people get a free t-shirt. Obama-wow, call now!

We’ve got pre-existing conditions, birth control, annual check ups, everything must go! Call now, Obama-wow!

El_Terrible on December 3, 2013 at 2:09 PM

No one knows when Vesuvius will finally blow. Good luck, champ.

But the weather is fantastic in Pompeii this time of year!

oldroy on December 3, 2013 at 2:09 PM

How about a rebuttal from Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on the day after each speech, maybe 30 minutes before Obama speaks again?

fogw on December 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Has there ever been a more stupid man in the WH?

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

MLK weeps in his grave.

It is racist to expect this little from the first half-black president, a Liar like none other in history, a Dummkopf in Chief.

What a shameful state the land made of herself.

May he destroy all who brung/kept him.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM

If all this effort is aimed at keeping wavering Democrat members of Congress from jumping onto the Upton bill or passing the Landrieu bill, you have to believe one bad story that lingers about security or site reliability will be devastating.

MTF on December 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Tingles will be asking him about voter suppression of all things
There’s a squirrel for ya
_____________________

Rah rah sis boom bah today

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Mr. Credibility is going to speak to us, yet again, at 2:30pm Eastern to sell (for the how many times since 2009?) the EpicClusterFarkNado as being new, improved, and version ‘Fail 2.0′?

How wonderful.

Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing again and again, but expecting different results.

Therefore, our President is quite insane.

Athos on December 3, 2013 at 2:13 PM

A man with a shred of character would be ashamed to show his stupid face in public.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Has there ever been a more stupid man in the WH?

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Is that a rhetorical question?

oldroy on December 3, 2013 at 2:13 PM

What difference…does it make.

22044 on December 3, 2013 at 2:14 PM

It is racist to give this propagandist Liar a break.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:14 PM

No, no, no!

Falling into a Vortex is NOT the same as Falling in Love!

jaydee_007 on December 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I hope his tone is didactic, like it was when gun control was defeated.

Obama gets very petulant when we peons rebuke him.

kingsjester on December 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Hey AP. According to Gallup, Obama has a 55% approval rating with hispanics. If his approval was in the 40s I could convince myself that Republicans could compete for their vote on the national stage, but the fact that he is still popular despite his total incompetence tells me it is hopeless. Amnesty would be national suicide.

Wigglesworth on December 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Does anyone remember that insurance companies are compelled to pay out a very high percentage of premiums as benefits? If they have to redo their business plan every day and it cost them big monies to do so, how about the fine they have to pay for violating the cost/benefits rule?
Also, do you question the fact that obamacare may just be a big ruse to divert attention from say, gun control? Failure of obamacare is not really a bad thing considering it leads to single payer,,but gun control is a real prize if they can do it while we are not watching…

okiefred on December 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Update: How desperate is Obama for some good publicity right now? This desperate.

Steve Kroft must be crushed.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM

“Falling in love all over again? I never stopped!”

Oh, I thought you were talking about brunettes, not that steaming-pile of socialist Obamapoo…

Never mind.

CaptFlood on December 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM

He’s gonna’ tell us to like it. (And he’ll drop his g’s too.)

Tsar of Earth on December 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Oh, but his physique!

davidk on December 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Has there ever been a more stupid man in the WH?
Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

In the White House? Well, I’m pretty sure the Three Stooges were once invited in, so your answer would be… No.

CaptFlood on December 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Speeches! We need more speeches!!

myiq2xu on December 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Good point KJ
He does get whiny…. he’ll blame the gop at least 5 times today

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM

America to fall in love with ObamaCare all over again at 2:30 3:00 ET

If anyone really cares…edited for accuracy.

22044 on December 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM

How about a rebuttal from Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on the day after each speech, maybe 30 minutes before Obama speaks again?

fogw on December 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

This. Yes.

Quisp on December 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

He’s gonna’ tell us to like it. (And he’ll drop his g’s too.)

Tsar of Earth on December 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Racist!: http://www.examiner.com/article/msnbc-calls-ap-racist-for-dropping-final-g-s-transcribing-obama-s-speech

davidk on December 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

a.k.a 2:47pm in ObamaTime.

NickelAndDime on December 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

America to fall in love with ObamaCare all over again at 2:30 3:00 ET

If anyone really cares…edited for accuracy.

22044 on December 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Indeed. The Won is always fashionably late.

davidk on December 3, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Failure of obamacare is not really a bad thing considering it leads to single payer

Yeah, the House GOP will sure go for that.

myiq2xu on December 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM

He’ll leave everyone hanging until at least 3:00PM. Then Rush Limbaugh won’t be able to do running commentary on his BS.

CurtZHP on December 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM

My, my, he does like to hear himself talk don’t he?

PackerBronco on December 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

LIVE FEED:

Obama health care law

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/obama-health-care-law/

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Tsar of Earth on December 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Rob Lowe ✔ @RobLowe

Does anyone know why President Obama is “dropping his G’s” suddenly? #Harvard?

Michelle Malkin ✔ @michellemalkin
Follow

@RobLowe Not suddenly. It’s Lyingese. The faux-folksy accent always comes out at times like these.
8:00 PM – 7 Nov 2013
twitchy.com/2013/11/07/rob-lowe-why-is-the-president-dropping-his-gs-suddenly/

davidk on December 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Barack Hussein Bamboozler…umm umm umm!!

ziggyville on December 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

This incompetent idiot has delivered the Knockout game punch to middle America in order to redistribute America’s wealth to his low-info supporters! Having been caught and revealing his, evil, lying nature, he is now toxic! He reminds me of O.J. after he was acquitted, blathering about his innocence and looking for the real killer of his wife and Goldman! Obama is just as pathetic and despised as O.J. was! He is no longer relevant and should be impeached for his lawlessness! The more he talks (Lies), the worse it gets for him and his merry little band of Communist Democrats!

Marco on December 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

LIVE FEED:

Obama health care law

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/obama-health-care-law/

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Thanks, but no.

davidk on December 3, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Petulant didacticism is always a winning stance. Swoooooon…

Dhuka on December 3, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Meanwhile, back in Illinois:

SPRINGFIELD

— Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday are poised for a landmark vote on fixing the state’s financially out-of-whack government worker pension system, testing long-standing political allegiances among both political parties.

And, if you have some extra jingle in your pocket, two Illinois candidates who need financial support:

Former U.S. Army Ranger Doug Truax vying in a primary to run against Dick Dirtbag for the Senate and former Miss America Erika Harold is running against the good ole boys club in Illinois to be the Republican nominee in the 13th Congressional District primary.

Fallon on December 3, 2013 at 2:32 PM

remember 100 Bottles of Beer on the wall? mix that with The 12 Days of Christmas and Obamacare speeches until Christmas and we have

On the 21st day of Christmas Obama gave to us
Another huge big lie about Obamacare
On the 20th day of Christmas Obama gave to us
two lies about Benghazi and
Another huge lie about Obamacare
On the 19th day of Christmas Obama gave to us
Three lies about Fast & Furious
two lies about Benghazi and
Another huge lie about Obamacare
On the fourth day of Christmas Obama gave to us
Four lies about the IRS
three lies about Fast & Furious
two lies about Benghazi and
Another huge lie about Obamacare
On the fifth day of Christams Obama gave to us
FIVE GOLDEN FIBS
Four lies about the IRS, three about Fast & Furious, two about Benghazi and another lie about Obamacare

actually this could blow past Easter if we put all of them to verse…

DanMan on December 3, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I’ve been away for a while…

… Do you guys still partake in Drinking Games for these things?

Seven Percent Solution on December 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM

LOL, Tingles and Obama.

Who’s going to be standing by with a garden hose? It’s always embarrassing when children witness this sort of thing.

Marcus on December 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Yesterday’s argument: Obamacare isn’t about a website.

Today’s argument: The website is working great.

fogw on December 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM

He will do what Valerie and TOTUS command.

Philly on December 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Has there ever been a more stupid man in the WH?

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

We need to remember that obama is just the sock puppet of Soros and Jarrett.

davidk on December 3, 2013 at 2:34 PM

CSPAN

Presidential Remarks on the Affordable Care Act

President Obama delivers a statement about the health care law.
Live Now

http://www.c-span.org/
=======================

http://www.c-span.org/flvPop.aspx?id=10737442924

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Tweets All / No replies

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 6m

HHS Secy Sebelius among Administration officials in the WH South Court Auditorium for Pres Obama’s remarks on health care law.

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:35 PM

No Doubt Dear Leader will take this opportunity to sign up for ObamaCare himself in front of the world for all to see…

Seven Percent Solution on December 3, 2013 at 2:35 PM

BREAKING:

Illinois, US
1m
Official: Baby powder in envelope that evacuated office across from Illinois Capitol – @chicagobreaking
read more on chicagotribune.com

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Like a Virgin…..”

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Still trending:

jon gabriel ‏@exjon 21h

#WHYouth My old photoshop predicted this, you know. pic.twitter.com/Ygn1JQgDKC

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WHYouth&src=hash

davidk on December 3, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Barack Obama
1h
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., tweets ahead of Obama remarks on health care: ‘…we know that Obamacare is still plagued with problems’ – @GOPLeader
read more on twitter.com
========================

https://twitter.com/GOPLeader

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:37 PM

At least he was entertaining when he talked about tonsil-snatching doctors.

Wethal on December 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Is this, what the 10,000 time that obama has rolled out obamacare because still no one wants us.

Wow. if Microsoft had done the same thing about ME, everyone would have loved it./sarc

ConservativePartyNow on December 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM

President is bang on time, yet again….

Athos on December 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Like a Virgin…..”

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Electrongod:Hehe,……tooooooooo funny:0

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM

If this is a 20-day push by King Barack; exit question: How long before people get SICK of seeing / hearing him?

GarandFan on December 3, 2013 at 2:39 PM

No Doubt Dear Leader will take this opportunity to sign up for ObamaCare himself in front of the world for all to see…

Seven Percent Solution on December 3, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Seven Percent Solution:

Ahoy 7,………………Le Clinky:)

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I just tuned in on C-span….

Is Obama invisible?

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 2:42 PM

If this is a 20-day push by King Barack; exit question: How long before people get SICK of seeing / hearing him?

GarandFan on December 3, 2013 at 2:39 PM

GarandFan:

I have a theory,…RightShere Blogs Commenters, are getting Hopey
saturated, and fed up, of anything Barak,…..fatigued!!:)

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:42 PM

At least he was entertaining when he talked about tonsil-snatching doctors.

Wethal on December 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM

The ER breathalyzers were a riot.

txhsmom on December 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

No Doubt Dear Leader will take this opportunity to sign up for ObamaCare himself in front of the world for all to see…

Seven Percent Solution on December 3, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Yup. Please allow me to repost from another thread ……

I think this would be a good rule ……..

Each day before he speaks he has to try to log-on to healthcare.gov and enroll himself in front of the cameras.

No successful log-on, no idiotic speech. And maybe have an audience armed with eggs and rotten tomatoes standing by.

fogw on December 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM

fogw on December 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Well, i think I’m gonna perpare a tasty pomegrante!!

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

LIVE FEED:

Obama health care law

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/obama-health-care-law/

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

It’s funny if you click on the link and imagine the incredible shrinking president already standing behind the podium.

Or, maybe, I’m just warped.

Fallon on December 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Didn’t the REB JUST SAY a couple of days ago that he was pivoting to Jobs and the economy?

slickwillie2001 on December 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Yesterday’s argument: Obamacare isn’t about a website.

Today’s argument: The My website is working great.

fogw on December 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Redacted for accuracy.

davidk on December 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Why do they applaud this clown?

Fallon on December 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

I’ve been away for a while…

… Do you guys still partake in Drinking Games for these things?

Seven Percent Solution on December 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM

He’s no fun to listen to anymore, even if you’re drunk.

txhsmom on December 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Must be programming TOTUS!!

Monica Weeks,………………….WHO!!

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM

March out the Straw Men…Que the Sob Stories… it’s Uncle Barry’s ObamaCare Comedy Extravaganza!! Now even BIGGER with more lies!!

joe btfsplk on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Oh goody….

A person on talking about her problems..

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM

7%
Drink when he says GOP & I & my website
*clink*

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Useful idiots as backdrops…

Fallon on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Ahoy 7,………………Le Clinky:)

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM

*Clinky!*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on December 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

The daily speechifyin’ will continue until Christmas.

yay.

Key West Reader on December 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Didn’t the REB JUST SAY a couple of days ago that he was pivoting to Jobs and the economy?

slickwillie2001 on December 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

He doesn’t seem to have a very long attention span.

txhsmom on December 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Monica’s Story.

Awwwwwww.

fogw on December 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Monica Weeks
Monica Weeks
@monicasweeks

https://twitter.com/monicasweeks

canopfor on December 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Just what everybody has been waiting for…another speech…

PatriotRider on December 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

There he is with the usual collection of human props….

Athos on December 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

7%
Drink when he says GOP & I & my website
*clink*

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM

*clinky!*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on December 3, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Nobody should have to go through the shit that you are dishing out..
Champ..

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 2:47 PM

He’s going to talk for 75 minutes?!

Divide that by 10 and…that’s still too long!

22044 on December 3, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I JUST HAVE TO ASK…HOW MANY OF THE PROPS HAVE ACTUALLY MANAGED TO SIGN UP AND PAY FOR THEIR OBAMACARE POLICY????

I AM BETTING NOT MANY OF THEM (IF ANY AT ALL)

Freed0m28 on December 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Why do they applaud this clown?

Fallon on December 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Pretty soon he will be simulcast with a laugh track….

PatriotRider on December 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Oh goody….

A person on talking about her problems..

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM

He seems to find people unaware that other folks have problems too and are somehow surviving without govt help.

txhsmom on December 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM

OK – I’ve been trying to sell this schtick for the last 6 years, so let’s go over it one more time….

…and ignore reality, and pivot back to talking about unicorns and hope / change.

Athos on December 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM

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