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(healthcare.gov)   At the exact same moment the government shut down, Obamacare's exchanges opened. And the website is kind of awesome. If you don't have insurance, take a look   (healthcare.gov) divider line 61
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2013-10-01 12:19:37 AM
WAAAAY simpler than my actual insurance company's website.
 
2013-10-01 01:44:38 AM
healthcare.gov just logged into my employer's HR servers and cancelled my health insurance. Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-10-01 01:58:37 AM
It's borked already.
 
2013-10-01 04:48:06 AM

Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: It's borked already.


Works for me...
 
2013-10-01 06:56:29 AM
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2013-10-01 07:13:24 AM
It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)
 
2013-10-01 07:35:39 AM
Suck it, haters
 
2013-10-01 07:38:05 AM
I have insurance, including dental and optical, so no rush for me.
 
2013-10-01 07:38:42 AM
At the exact same moment?? Coincidence? I think not!

/thank god I stocked up on tin foil.
 
2013-10-01 07:39:43 AM

Obama's Left Nut: At the exact same moment?? Coincidence? I think not!

/thank god I stocked up on tin foil.


Study it out!
 
2013-10-01 07:44:06 AM

cdn2-b.examiner.com


I warned you about promoting Obamacare. Don't make me go all turtle power.
 
2013-10-01 07:46:35 AM

SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)


When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.
 
2013-10-01 07:46:43 AM
I already have insurance, so there's nothing there for me, but it actually is a pretty nice website.
 
2013-10-01 07:47:12 AM
Looks good on mobile. Prez has good web dev.

/jk.
//Phase two can't follow instructions for shiat.
///three for the number of times I sent their shiat back.
 
2013-10-01 07:48:34 AM

Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.


You mean like every year since, well, ever.
 
2013-10-01 07:49:23 AM

Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.


Pay a bit more so other American citizens are not forced into bankruptcy or allowed to die?

Y'know, I think I can deal
 
2013-10-01 07:51:13 AM

stratagos: Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.

Pay a bit more so other American citizens are not forced into bankruptcy or allowed to die?

Y'know, I think I can deal


You damn dirty liberal!
 
2013-10-01 07:52:35 AM

Beer cap: Republicans hackers must be firing their lasers.


I was thinking the same thing in a "wouldn't be surprised way".  Oh well.  A stint in Federal Prison will do them good.
 
2013-10-01 07:54:17 AM
Except State exchanges are 404.  Good luck, suckers.
 
2013-10-01 07:54:24 AM

Job Creator: Beer cap: Republicans hackers must be firing their lasers.

I was thinking the same thing in a "wouldn't be surprised way".  Oh well.  A stint in Federal Prison will do them good their cell-mates good.


FTFY
 
2013-10-01 07:55:15 AM

Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.


Actually, our premiums went down. Who knew that our in my state was overspending on marketing, maintenance, and office busywork and underfunding actual insurance payouts?
 
2013-10-01 07:56:59 AM

SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)


I received the same message, and did the same thing.  I was only going out of curiosity, but I want all those people who need and want the coverage they've been denied for so long to get in and get it.

The site is well set up and very easy to navigate, I'm impressed.
 
2013-10-01 07:58:04 AM

Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.


My premiums SKYROCKETED!!!!  $.78 a month.

suck it haters.  Just because YOUR employer sucks, mine doesn't.
 
2013-10-01 08:00:39 AM

eiger: Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.

You mean like every year since, well, ever.


Sounds like you have the evil socialist coverage.  Mine decreased every year until it went negative and they had to pay me thousands of dollars an hour.  Because everyone knows when you private a service needed by everyone it can only be run efficiently and perfectly while making a small profit.  We need to privatize Social security immediately so we can all retire as trillionaires.
 
2013-10-01 08:03:09 AM

Beer cap: Republicans hackers must be firing their lasers.


Hopefully the designers anticipated this and took steps to make the site floodproof.
 
2013-10-01 08:05:09 AM
We got a refund check from our insurance. My husband has his insurance through work, but I still plan on checking it out because we would qualify for a (small) subsidy if we went this route. Also our insurance company is breaking off working with the biggest hospitals in the area (and our doctors), so maybe I can find an alternative to keep our doctors.

Even if I don't find anything, at least there are choices.
 
2013-10-01 08:06:05 AM

Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.


Man, I bet we'll even have to wait in lines at the doctor's office too!!!
 
2013-10-01 08:09:42 AM

Smoking GNU: stratagos: Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.

Pay a bit more so other American citizens are not forced into bankruptcy or allowed to die?

Y'know, I think I can deal

You damn dirty liberal!


Its easy to feel good about something when you're only paying for a small part of it because:

a.) Most of it is going to be covered with borrowed taxpayer money and
b.) you feel morally superior forcing other people to spend money on an unsustainable spending program they don't support.
c.) You don't worry about future costs because you choose to believe the malarkey you're being spoonfed, just like ppl believed the lies from the LBJ administration in 1965.


The problem with nationalized health care is that Americans for the most part live a very long time and are very healthy. As a result they are using entitlements faster than workers contribute the money. The solution would be to fix the current broken system then implement a new system with individual contributions and cost controls. But rather than have a rational discussion, Democrats chose to pass a law without review that set up something guaranteed to fail, so that they could eliminate all vestiges of a private system later on.

I think its going to backfire. By the time Obamacare is failing, the debt crisis will precipitate a revolt among lower middle class workers who will be hurt the worst, and they'll reject more massive govt intervention.
 
2013-10-01 08:13:37 AM

Animatronik: Smoking GNU: stratagos: Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.

Pay a bit more so other American citizens are not forced into bankruptcy or allowed to die?

Y'know, I think I can deal

You damn dirty liberal!

Its easy to feel good about something when you're only paying for a small part of it because:

a.) Most of it is going to be covered with borrowed taxpayer money and
b.) you feel morally superior forcing other people to spend money on an unsustainable spending program they don't support.
c.) You don't worry about future costs because you choose to believe the malarkey you're being spoonfed, just like ppl believed the lies from the LBJ administration in 1965.


The problem with nationalized health care is that Americans for the most part live a very long time and are very healthy. As a result they are using entitlements faster than workers contribute the money. The solution would be to fix the current broken system then implement a new system with individual contributions and cost controls. But rather than have a rational discussion, Democrats chose to pass a law without review that set up something guaranteed to fail, so that they could eliminate all vestiges of a private system later on.

I think its going to backfire. By the time Obamacare is failing, the debt crisis will precipitate a revolt among lower middle class workers who will be hurt the worst, and they'll reject more massive govt intervention.


You think most Americans are healthy? That's hilarious
 
2013-10-01 08:18:42 AM

Peter von Nostrand: You think most Americans are healthy? That's hilarious


Yeah, as if the argument wasn't fragile enough, it really falls apart there.
 
2013-10-01 08:21:11 AM

Kyosuke: Peter von Nostrand: You think most Americans are healthy? That's hilarious

Yeah, as if the argument wasn't fragile enough, it really falls apart there.


You 2 DO realize you're talking about a known Troll, right?
 
2013-10-01 08:36:19 AM
Won't let me enter security questions to create an account on mobile. As someone who is without insurance, that is exasperating.

/Unemployed
//Interviewing to change that
///Don't wear boots with straps
 
2013-10-01 08:41:17 AM
If Republicans are so convinced that Obamacare will be a failure, why don't they let it fail? Then they won't need to pass laws against it!
 
2013-10-01 08:41:32 AM

Animatronik: I think its going to backfire. By the time Obamacare is failing, the debt crisis will precipitate a revolt among lower middle class workers who will be hurt the worst, and they'll reject more massive govt intervention.


Poor people don't care about the debt.

I'm pretty sure you also predicted a Romney win. How's Romneycare going, BTW? I hear it works great.
 
2013-10-01 08:50:04 AM

Beer cap: Republicans hackers must be firing their lasers.


Republican Hackers?

Can they get the Internet on their Leap Frogs now?
 
2013-10-01 08:50:05 AM

Aristocles: BOB's blog sucks... I learned absolutely nothing from that site... it looks like they ripped off some other site I've been seeing linked around here. Still don't know how much BOB wants to extort from my wife.


Considering that, right now, your wife not having insurance is extorting me, I don't really have sympathy.  She's running around with no insurance knowing that responsible adults with insurance will pick up her tab.
 
2013-10-01 08:50:20 AM

Peter von Nostrand: Animatronik: Smoking GNU: stratagos: Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.

Pay a bit more so other American citizens are not forced into bankruptcy or allowed to die?

Y'know, I think I can deal

You damn dirty liberal!

Its easy to feel good about something when you're only paying for a small part of it because:

a.) Most of it is going to be covered with borrowed taxpayer money and
b.) you feel morally superior forcing other people to spend money on an unsustainable spending program they don't support.
c.) You don't worry about future costs because you choose to believe the malarkey you're being spoonfed, just like ppl believed the lies from the LBJ administration in 1965.


The problem with nationalized health care is that Americans for the most part live a very long time and are very healthy. As a result they are using entitlements faster than workers contribute the money. The solution would be to fix the current broken system then implement a new system with individual contributions and cost controls. But rather than have a rational discussion, Democrats chose to pass a law without review that set up something guaranteed to fail, so that they could eliminate all vestiges of a private system later on.

I think its going to backfire. By the time Obamacare is failing, the debt crisis will precipitate a revolt among lower middle class workers who will be hurt the worst, and they'll reject more massive govt intervention.

You think most Americans are healthy? That's hilarious


Let's pretend all this is a salient argument to make.....three years ago.

Perhaps, even feeling the losing tide back then one might even gone to meetings to get one or two of these "concerns" addressed and maybe even included to make the bill palette able....THREE YEARS AGO.

Your ditribe is the equivalent of the dog ate my homework. Could I have a do over?
 
2013-10-01 08:52:29 AM

snowshovel: Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.

Actually, our premiums went down. Who knew that our in my state was overspending on marketing, maintenance, and office busywork and underfunding actual insurance payouts?


My premiums went down as well last year.  Unfortunately, my sleazeball company decided that, because of "sequestration," they were cutting their portion of the coverage.  We netted out about the same, but man do our budget sheets look better now...
 
2013-10-01 08:58:51 AM

Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.


So, in the last 15 or 20 years, your premiums have never increased? Because mine have every single year. This year, they increased, too, but not as much as previous years. HR said it had something to do with a rule where 80% of the premiums must be used for health care. Thanks, Obama! No, really. Thanks.
 
2013-10-01 09:08:55 AM
Now I just need my state to work on what's on the exchange.  Right now, NH has a single insurer, with a limited selection of plans.  And those plans only cover about half of the hospitals in the state, not including the nice regional hospital closest to me.
 
2013-10-01 09:21:37 AM

Animatronik: Smoking GNU: stratagos: Animatronik: SecretAgentWoman: It asked me politely to wait while it loads due to high volume.

I have insurance, so I closed the tab, I don't want my curiosity to prevent someone in real need from signing up.

I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. :)

When your company's premiums increase, I hope you still feel warm an fuzzy.

Pay a bit more so other American citizens are not forced into bankruptcy or allowed to die?

Y'know, I think I can deal

You damn dirty liberal!

Its easy to feel good about something when you're only paying for a small part of it because:

a.) Most of it is going to be covered with borrowed taxpayer money and
b.) you feel morally superior forcing other people to spend money on an unsustainable spending program they don't support.
c.) You don't worry about future costs because you choose to believe the malarkey you're being spoonfed, just like ppl believed the lies from the LBJ administration in 1965.


The problem with nationalized health care is that Americans for the most part live a very long time and are very healthy. As a result they are using entitlements faster than workers contribute the money. The solution would be to fix the current broken system then implement a new system with individual contributions and cost controls. But rather than have a rational discussion, Democrats chose to pass a law without review that set up something guaranteed to fail, so that they could eliminate all vestiges of a private system later on.

I think its going to backfire. By the time Obamacare is failing, the debt crisis will precipitate a revolt among lower middle class workers who will be hurt the worst, and they'll reject more massive govt intervention.


Americans healthy??  If you consider being #37 in the world, and drop dead last out when compared to equivalent nations healthy I guess so...

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/new-health-ranking s- of-17-nations-us-is-dead-last/267045/

http://www.americashealthrankings.org/Rankings/InternationalComparis on s
 
2013-10-01 09:24:56 AM
Oh.. and I tried to register about 10 times before giving up.. reminds me of going to the DMV, getting up to the counter and being told I have the wrong form, and have to go back to the end of the line.. This is definitely government at work.  Ill wait a few days and then look.
 
2013-10-01 09:29:19 AM

Thats No Moose: If Republicans are so convinced that Obamacare will be a failure, why don't they let it fail? Then they won't need to pass laws against it!


Cruz already said if we (the GOP) does not kill this thing it will never go away, aka people will like it and it will level the economic cost of health care so the insureds are not subsidizing the uninsured through higher insurance and hospital charges.
 
2013-10-01 09:31:22 AM
Jesus, people. Of course it's having problems, everyone and their dog is trying to access it. The fact that it's operational at all under the legit load plus the probable ddos is pretty amazing.
 
2013-10-01 09:43:13 AM

Cyclometh: Jesus, people. Of course it's having problems, everyone and their dog is trying to access it. The fact that it's operational at all under the legit load plus the probable ddos is pretty amazing.


Don't forget GOP staffers are probably trying to hack the site to disable it.
 
2013-10-01 09:46:52 AM
Didn't Sen. Cruz ask everyone listening yesterday to log in today at the same time and shut down the site?

I guess DDoS attacks aren't illegal when a Republican does it.

/IOKIYAR
 
2013-10-01 09:53:11 AM

The Homer Tax: Beer cap: Republicans hackers must be firing their lasers.

Republican Hackers?

Can they get the Internet on their Leap Frogs Jitterbugs now?


FTFY.

/Leap Frogs are for young children
//Republicans aren't actually young children, just an incredible simulation
 
2013-10-01 10:14:48 AM

fark_the_herald_angel_sings: Oh.. and I tried to register about 10 times before giving up.. reminds me of going to the DMV, getting up to the counter and being told I have the wrong form, and have to go back to the end of the line.. This is definitely government at work.  Ill wait a few days and then look.


Are you being told you don't have the information you need, or is the line so long that it's out the door and not everyone can get up to the counter at the same time?

In a way, having so many people it can't handle the load blows Republican's theory that the citizenry will hate it out of the water.  Of course, their response will be that the failure of the website will be just another example of how Obamacare isn't ready for prime-time.

And our response will be "What, you never tried logging into a MMO on launch day?  This always happens, and it's always smoothed out after a day or two."
 
2013-10-01 10:37:05 AM

DamnYankees: Don't forget GOP staffers are probably trying to hack the site to disable it.


Just the overzealous ones, though.
 
2013-10-01 10:49:31 AM
It's like going to see a popular movie on opening night. It's best to wait until the following weekend, so you can avoid the lines.
 
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