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#1 Obamacare Payment Systems Aren't Built Yet!
11-20-2013, 02:34 PM
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Administration Official: Obamacare Payment Systems Still Need to Be Built
The information-technology systems of Obamacare are still anywhere from 30 to 70 percent unfinished, an administration official testified today.
Admittedly, the answer from Henry Chao, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deputy chief information officer, in a House hearing today isn’t really clear. At one point he seems to indicate 30 to 40 percent of the information-technology system supporting the Obamacare exchanges is unfinished; at another point it sounds more like he’s saying 60 to 70 percent. But the news is stunning either way: HealthCare.gov was launched with some massive parts unfinished, and they are still unfinished.
The stunning part begins about three minutes into the above video. Representative Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) asks Chao what percentage of the system remains to be built.
Chao says, “I think it’s, uh, just an approximation, we’re probably sitting somewhere between 60 and 70 percent, because we still have to build the systems–”
Gardner responds incredulously, “Sixty to seventy percent that needs to be built, still?”
Chao responds, “Because we still have to build the payment systems to make payments to issuers in January.”
“Let me get this correct,” Gardner says, “60 to 70 percent of Healthcare.gov still needs to be built?”
Chao responds, “It’s not really Healthcare.gov, it’s the federally facilitated marketplace.”
Gardner: “But the entire system that the American people are being required to rely on . . . ”
Chao: “That part is there. HealthCare.gov, the online application, verification, determination, plan compare, getting enrolled, generating enrollment transactions, that’s 100 percent there. What I’m talking about–”
Gardner: “But the entire system is 60 to 70 percent away from being complete?”
Chao: “There’s the back-office systems, the accounting systems, the payment systems, they still need be built.”
If is so far from finished . . . why would a delay in the individual mandate be so unreasonable?
11-20-2013, 03:00 PM
Well, delaying the individual mandate is unreasonable because the whole system is meant to collapse on itself anyway.
Let's hurry up, make the decisions to move forward, set the charges, invite the public in, then stand back and watch the whole thing implode!
...just in time for Barry and his single payer system to roll in amongst the rubble...U.S. Army, Retired
11-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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- Jun 2008
Colorado to spend ANOTHER $4.2 million advertising Obamacare
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/20/co...#ixzz2lDDMJVAQ
Colorado’s state run healthcare exchange will spend an additional $4.2 million in marketing and advertising to boost its dismal enrollment figures.
This comes on top of $21 million the state already spent to encourage people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Only about 6,000 people have used the Connect for Health Colorado website to sign up for private health insurance since Oct. 1, according to the latest figures. Officials are hoping the new media blitz — involving ads on practically all media from TV to online — will increase those numbers.
The marketing campaign is called “Made in Colorado” and will feature locals talking to one another about the benefits of Obamacare.
“We designed our Marketplace to reflect what is important in our state — an open, competitive environment with lots of choice,” said CEO Patty Fontneau in an announcement on the group’s website. “As we communicate and educate about the new health insurance options, we wanted to have Coloradans speaking to fellow Coloradans.”
The ads are far more benign than the controversial “brosurance” ads that most recently featured a young woman gushing about how easy it is to get birth control under her healthcare plan and hoping that bedding a man is just as easy.
Those ads were financed by another group, the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.
Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, a vocal critic of Obamacare, has slammed the Colorado exchange as a “disaster” in the early weeks of its rollout, calling the initial $21 million spent on marketing a waste of money. Only 226 people signed up in the first week.
“Look, if you spent $21 million on a bake sale and sold 10 dozen muffins, that would be a complete disaster,” Gardner said in early October....
11-20-2013, 04:00 PM
There are a lot of moonbats in Denver.U.S. Army, Retired
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11-20-2013, 11:55 PM
Racists are to blame...RACISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!May the FORCE be with you!
11-21-2013, 02:44 AM
Remember when the car dealerships could not get paid for the Cash for Clunkers vouchers due to web site problems?
Barack Obama’s presidency has become a feast of failures whose proliferation protects their author from close scrutiny of any one of them. Now, however, we can revisit one of the first and see it as a harbinger of progressivism’s downward stumble to HealthCare.gov.
“Cash for Clunkers” was born with Obama’s administration as a component of his stimulus. Its fate is a window into both why the recovery has been extraordinarily weak and what happens when progressives’ clever plans collide with recalcitrant reality.Most of the 677,842 sales were simply taken from the near future. That many older vehicles were traded in — and, as required by law, destroyed. Gayer and Parker accept as reasonable an estimate that the cost per job created by the program was $1.4 million.“Around the country, dealers had put off the laborious task of applying for the rebates . . . which requires entering the 17-character identification numbers of each vehicle to be scrapped, scanning images of proof of insurance and filling out other paperwork. The computer system was overloaded, according to the dealers. They said they would finish one page in the application, hit enter and nothing would happen. Eventually a message would appear notifying the dealer that the page had ‘timed out.’ Tom Frew, the business manager at Galpin Motors in Los Angeles, said that he needed 35 tries to register just one of the company’s 11 dealerships on the day that the program opened because of problems with the government Web site. On Friday, he spent an hour processing just one rebate application, he said.”
The recovery from the recession began in June 2009; 53 months later, vehicle sales still have not yet reached the pre-recession peak. Cash for Clunkers was prologue for the government’s vastly more ambitious plan to manage health care’s 18 percent of the economy.
The present, too, is prologue. There is heated debate about Common Core, whose advocates say it merely involves national academic targets and metrics for primary and secondary education. Critics say it will inevitably lead to a centrally designed and nationally imposed curriculum — practice dictated by targets and metrics. Common Core advocates say, in effect: “If you like your local curriculum, you can keep it. Period.”
If you believe this, your credulity is impervious to evidence. And you probably are a progressive
11-21-2013, 04:35 PM
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Obamacare is crap!
Because of it, most doctors now don't want to accept anyone now
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