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(Talking Points Memo)   Meanwhile in Kentucky, the Obamacare rollout is going really, really well. Duke still sucks, though   (talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2013-10-28 12:17:23 PM  
why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.
 
2013-10-28 12:32:00 PM  
Yeah, we love our Obamacare up here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. We love it so much we've been doing it since before it was cool.
 
2013-10-28 12:53:33 PM  
FlashHarry:
why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.

It's amazing how well things can work when someone isn't actively trying to screw them into the ground.
 
2013-10-28 12:54:57 PM  
The Kentucky exchange also makes it easy to get coverage for your wife and sister.
 
2013-10-28 01:33:55 PM  
you mean, in states where they put up state exchanges and they don't have to compete with the rest of the country to gain access.  Those sites aren't experiencing as much traffic, and therefore, people can get one.  my god!  what a break through!
 
2013-10-28 01:34:31 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: for your wife and sister.


and sometimes, that's the same person.
 
2013-10-28 01:43:19 PM  

ManateeGag: Eddie Adams from Torrance: for your wife and sister.

and sometimes, that's the same person.


hey-ohhh!
 
NFA
2013-10-28 02:14:41 PM  
Other states have had smooth implementation of the ACA websites as well.  In reality everyone is bashing the federal government over the troubled roll out.  In reality ALL the website problems have been caused by corporations which bungled the project.
 
2013-10-28 02:27:18 PM  

FlashHarry: why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.


Don't they also have a kick-ass database admin who lives there?
 
2013-10-28 02:28:34 PM  

ManateeGag: you mean, in states where they put up state exchanges and they don't have to compete with the rest of the country to gain access.  Those sites aren't experiencing as much traffic, and therefore, people can get one.  my god!  what a break through!


On the back-end, it's also probably easier since they don't have as many partners to interchange with.
 
2013-10-28 02:29:34 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: The Kentucky exchange also makes it easy to get coverage for your wife and sister.


Not all wives are the husband's sister.  Please try to delineate between "wife and sister" and "wife, and sister".
 
2013-10-28 02:30:06 PM  

Flab: FlashHarry: why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.

Don't they also have a kick-ass database admin who lives there?


*snerk*
 
2013-10-28 02:38:28 PM  

I_C_Weener: Not all wives are the husband's sister.


You're right.  Some are his daughters.
 
2013-10-28 02:51:08 PM  
KY is fortunate enough to have a governor who chose to act like a grown-up.

AKA: a Democrat
 
2013-10-28 02:55:42 PM  
And New York. And Washington. And Oregon....

It's as if states that are TRYING to make it work have some weird advantage over the states actively trying to fark over their people.

Weird.
 
2013-10-28 02:58:42 PM  
All in all, this has been good for the ACA. More publicity (bad or not) has made more people aware.
 
2013-10-28 03:50:09 PM  
Was there a big-testicled squirrel involved in the process?
 
2013-10-28 04:04:38 PM  

No Such Agency: FlashHarry:
why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.

It's amazing how well things can work when someone isn't actively trying to screw them into the ground.


GOP motto: Government is terrible and will only harm you. Elect us and we'll farking prove it.
 
2013-10-28 04:05:26 PM  
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to re-set my stopwatch to see how long this fleeting pride in my state lasts, probably until Mitch McBribes or "Doctor" Paul says something in public.
 
2013-10-28 04:06:16 PM  
Louiville sucks dicks too.

/University of Memphis ftw
 
2013-10-28 04:07:20 PM  
How many people have applied for and been approved for insurance in Kentucky?
 
2013-10-28 04:08:13 PM  
Headline: How Kentucky Built The Country's Best Obamacare Website

Simple answer: the democratic governor told the republicans in their state to go fark themselves.
 
2013-10-28 04:10:10 PM  
hurr Rand Paul's gonna be President in 2017 and he'll fix your little red wagon durr
 
2013-10-28 04:10:13 PM  

ManateeGag: you mean, in states where they put up state exchanges and they don't have to compete with the rest of the country to gain access.  Those sites aren't experiencing as much traffic, and therefore, people can get one.  my god!  what a break through!


It's also highly amusing to see such a bunch of bootstrappy states' rights advocates deliberately opt out of a state exchange, and then complain that the federal exchange (built by a private contractor, no less!) doesn't work.
 
2013-10-28 04:11:20 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-28 04:11:37 PM  
Kynect is a great program.  It's way better than Kenyan Muslim Socialist Care.
 
2013-10-28 04:12:13 PM  

what_now: Yeah, we love our Obamacare up here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. We love it so much we've been doing it since before it was cool.


You mean Romneycare don't ya?
 
2013-10-28 04:12:43 PM  

SlothB77: How many people have applied for and been approved for insurance in Kentucky?


FTA: The numbers back it up: more than 26,000 people have enrolled in coverage, more than 50,000 have started applications and more than 300,000 unique visitors have checked out what the marketplace has to offer. For a state with about 625,000 uninsured people, those are promising figures.

I know you're a troll, but try to at least read the article before shiatting on the thread.
 
2013-10-28 04:13:00 PM  

what_now: Yeah, we love our Obamacare up here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. We love it so much we've been doing it since before it was cool.


You had absurd insurance rates before they became mainstream.
 
2013-10-28 04:13:04 PM  

FlashHarry: why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.



Yeah....in MN we have a Democratic governor also but our state exchange has had several issues. Seems like Kentucky may have picked the right contractor.
 
2013-10-28 04:15:22 PM  

physt: what_now: Yeah, we love our Obamacare up here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. We love it so much we've been doing it since before it was cool.

You mean Romneycare don't ya?


Who is this Romney you speak of?  I voted for Ron Paul.
 
2013-10-28 04:15:28 PM  
My father, a 70-something year old Fox News viewer from Lexington, was proudly telling me this weekend about how good of a plan this was.

"We know how to do things right in Kentucky. It's a lot better than Obamacare" was, I believe, precisely how he worded it. I just kind of laughed and said "That's good", because I didn't have any desire to try and correct him.
 
2013-10-28 04:15:47 PM  
"So do me a favor. It won't cost you a dime to go on that website and just find out what you might qualify for. I'll guarantee you you're going to like what you find, and that's what's been happening."

"You'll like the way your insurance looks. I guarantee it."
 
2013-10-28 04:16:06 PM  

MrPleasant: FlashHarry: why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.


Yeah....in MN we have a Democratic governor also but our state exchange has had several issues. Seems like Kentucky may have picked the right contractor.


Issues which seem to have been quickly resolved.

/Are you concerned?  You sound concerned.
 
2013-10-28 04:16:06 PM  

No Such Agency: FlashHarry:
why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.

It's amazing how well things can work when someone isn't actively trying to screw them into the ground.



Well they did try: "Beshear created the exchange via executive order, over the objections of a Republican-controlled state legislature, which sought other means -- including an effort to prevent the exchange from finding office space -- to block the site's creation."
 
2013-10-28 04:20:03 PM  

Wyalt Derp: including an effort to prevent the exchange from finding office space


jesus christ. these people are children.
 
2013-10-28 04:20:29 PM  
It started with the commitment to build the state's own website rather than default to the federal version. Beshear created the exchange via executive order, over the objections of a Republican-controlled state legislature, which sought other means -- including an effort to from finding office space -- to block the site's creation.


something something state's rights federal tyranny something
 
2013-10-28 04:22:15 PM  

Rapmaster2000: physt: what_now: Yeah, we love our Obamacare up here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. We love it so much we've been doing it since before it was cool.

You mean Romneycare don't ya?

Who is this Romney you speak of?  I voted for Ron Paul.


How'd that work out for ya?
 
2013-10-28 04:24:36 PM  

SlothB77: How many people have applied for and been approved for insurance in Kentucky?


If you read the article, you will know.  Its even right near the top!
 
2013-10-28 04:25:46 PM  
states' rights?
 
2013-10-28 04:25:50 PM  

Flab: FlashHarry: why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.

Don't they also have a kick-ass database admin who lives there?


Possibly.

Also, Mr. Drew Curtis resides there.
 
2013-10-28 04:26:11 PM  

Markus5: MrPleasant: FlashHarry: why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.


Yeah....in MN we have a Democratic governor also but our state exchange has had several issues. Seems like Kentucky may have picked the right contractor.

Issues which seem to have been quickly resolved.

/Are you concerned?  You sound concerned.


Well, it seems like every morning on MPR they list out the newest status of how things are working...just stating that it seems like a fallacy to state that the political side of it matters much.  Kentucky is a much redder state overall than Minnesota.  And yes, I am a bit concerned when the exchange has a  security breach two weeks before go live time.
 
2013-10-28 04:28:48 PM  

No Such Agency: FlashHarry:
why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.

It's amazing how well things can work when someone isn't actively trying to screw them into the ground.


So much this.

It's amazing how the states that actually set up their own exchanges like they were supposed to do and didn't throw a goddamn hissy fit are actually doing pretty well right now.
 
2013-10-28 04:31:41 PM  

EyeballKid: Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to re-set my stopwatch to see how long this fleeting pride in my state lasts, probably until Mitch McBribes or "Doctor" Paul says something in public.


Here you are.
 
2013-10-28 04:32:17 PM  

Rapmaster2000: physt: what_now: Yeah, we love our Obamacare up here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. We love it so much we've been doing it since before it was cool.

You mean Romneycare don't ya?

Who is this Romney you speak of? I voted for Ron Paul.


embarassing
 
2013-10-28 04:34:41 PM  

stovepipe: [i.imgur.com image 492x512]


i586.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-28 04:53:03 PM  

Dimensio: Flab: FlashHarry: why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.

Don't they also have a kick-ass database admin who lives there?

Possibly.

Also, Mr. Drew Curtis resides there.


This, of course, is the key to all this.
 
2013-10-28 05:28:59 PM  
As Krugman pointed out in another article, it's going along better in states that have implemented exchanges but the Federal website for people in states without exchanges is a headache.
 
2013-10-28 05:39:12 PM  
We're doing pretty good in California too.
 
2013-10-28 05:54:40 PM  

FlashHarry: why? because they have a democratic governor with the power to implement it correctly.


When you count Medicaid signups as enrollments to pretend the exchanges are successful. ..

For some reason people sign up quicker when a product is free...

Current count still has more people losing coverage than gaining it.
 
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