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(Talking Points Memo)   Not content with unconvincing lies about Obamacare to tug at the heartstrings of Real 'Muricans, AFP decides to double down by cranking the bullshiat to 14...and they still get called on it   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 127
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2014-03-21 11:54:32 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: SlothB77: welcome to working with the government. It wasn't just a glitch. It was a sea of glitches

[img.photobucket.com image 800x533]


That's how Republicans see government, and surprisingly people elect them to run it!
 
2014-03-21 12:00:31 PM  

zetar: sdd2000: zetar: Just for the record:

Couldn't get health insurance pre-ACA because of a 'pre-exiting' condition.
Got a really great health insurance policy (with a subsidy) ~ $250 a month.
The insurance policy became effective 1/1/14.
Got approved - by my new insurance company, no problems - for a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/3/14.
Got a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/17/14.

I'm home from the hospital and alive. And, yeah, without the ACA I would be going into a slow death spiral now.

Best of luck on the recovery.

Thanks. Doing really good (all things considered).

I've got (had, I should be 'cured' post transplant and another round of chemo) AL Amyloidosis (I'll wait while you Google it). 8,000,000 : 1 shot. 100% fatal.

Literally, the ACA saved my ass.

The last day I could physically teach was 12/17/13 (I made it to finals!).

The director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Center told me last week that I would have probably lingered on for the rest of 2014 before my heart, lungs and kidneys gave out towards the end of the year. Not a real pleasant death, either. It felt like drowning in a sponge. I guess you had to have been there.


Glad you made it.
 
2014-03-21 12:02:10 PM  
Just to remind everyone here arguing with Sloth.

Sloth is a devoted follower of Ayn Rand and her beliefs. He thinks they are "fun".
 
2014-03-21 12:04:58 PM  

SlothB77: JamesBenjamin: That's not a horror story about Obamacare not working, its a glitch in the system that could be attached to any large company. It definitely sucks and he's going to go through a metric s**t-ton of paperwork to get it fixed, but he's not going to have to pay those bills.

Considering the various website issues at and after launch, let's see if this 'glitch' ends up being an anomaly, or the norm.

The difference between Obamacosts and 'any large company' is that
a) if the large company screws up enough, it goes out of business.
b) citizens don't have to pay a tax penalty if they don't do business with the large company.


Insurance companies trying to get out of paying claims and screwing people over is SOP for goodness sakes!
 
2014-03-21 12:06:32 PM  
I've noticed they've changed the cancer patient ad in MI since word got out it was mostly full of shait.

The new add now laments about how the Democratic senator was attacking her (for lying on a tv ad) and now instead of "Obamacare is killing me" she just now says she liked her old plan better and shouldn't have been forced to changed, because the truth was her Obamacare plan was cheaper over the course of a year but her monthly out-of-pocket was no longer a fixed amount.
Oh and the new ad also has more dramatic music then before.
 
2014-03-21 12:08:36 PM  

zetar: sdd2000: zetar: Just for the record:

Couldn't get health insurance pre-ACA because of a 'pre-exiting' condition.
Got a really great health insurance policy (with a subsidy) ~ $250 a month.
The insurance policy became effective 1/1/14.
Got approved - by my new insurance company, no problems - for a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/3/14.
Got a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/17/14.

I'm home from the hospital and alive. And, yeah, without the ACA I would be going into a slow death spiral now.

Best of luck on the recovery.

Thanks. Doing really good (all things considered).

I've got (had, I should be 'cured' post transplant and another round of chemo) AL Amyloidosis (I'll wait while you Google it). 8,000,000 : 1 shot. 100% fatal.

Literally, the ACA saved my ass.

The last day I could physically teach was 12/17/13 (I made it to finals!).

The director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Center told me last week that I would have probably lingered on for the rest of 2014 before my heart, lungs and kidneys gave out towards the end of the year. Not a real pleasant death, either. It felt like drowning in a sponge. I guess you had to have been there.


Best of luck for a full and speedy recovery!
 
2014-03-21 12:17:04 PM  
Americans for Prosperity Now Going After Democratic Governors

"It's a sign that despite the Washington magnifying glass on AFP's federally focused spending so far, state politics will be another priority for the group in 2014."
 
2014-03-21 12:17:39 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Americans For Propaganda

Why do they want Americans to die?


they only want the right kind of Americans to live.  the ones with money.
 
2014-03-21 12:18:13 PM  
Obama said I could keep my doctor too, and so I have.... just have to buy another freezer...
 
2014-03-21 12:24:29 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: And will you ever vote for a Republican candidate again, at in level, state or federal, again in your life?

Ever?


Not unless I was feeling suicidal.
 
2014-03-21 12:34:40 PM  

zetar: Satanic_Hamster: And will you ever vote for a Republican candidate again, at in level, state or federal, again in your life?

Ever?

Not unless I was feeling suicidal.


If you wanna go out like a bumble bee, stick to tradition and just go for Police Assisted Suicide.  Much less damaging to society than voting for the GOP.
 
2014-03-21 12:42:24 PM  

James!: sprawl15: James!: Who is responsible for the Nevada exchange?

stone cold steve austin

Which is actually fortunate since he's a well respected Oncologist.  A lot of people don't know that.

The world's first bionic wrestler of cancer cells?
 
2014-03-21 12:45:27 PM  
Hey, Farkers:

Thanks for all the 'get well' wishes.

I'm doing really well. Yeah, I have no immune system; but I write code from home, so it ain't too bad. A year from now... it'll just be a bad memory.
I'm really weak (a month in a hospital will do that to you).
I had some 'near death' experiences in the hospital (yeah, there were some screw-ups), but the Bone Marrow transplant did save my life.

All in all: worst vacation ever. Would not recommend this travel agency.
 
2014-03-21 12:50:37 PM  

zetar: Just for the record:

Couldn't get health insurance pre-ACA because of a 'pre-exiting' condition.
Got a really great health insurance policy (with a subsidy) ~ $250 a month.
The insurance policy became effective 1/1/14.
Got approved - by my new insurance company, no problems - for a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/3/14.
Got a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/17/14.

I'm home from the hospital and alive. And, yeah, without the ACA I would be going into a slow death spiral now.


Yeah but you're probably one of "those*" people trying to game the system because of soshulizm and inner-city-ness and Obamaz.
/good on ya, recover soon
 
2014-03-21 01:04:38 PM  

zetar: sdd2000: zetar: Just for the record:

Couldn't get health insurance pre-ACA because of a 'pre-exiting' condition.
Got a really great health insurance policy (with a subsidy) ~ $250 a month.
The insurance policy became effective 1/1/14.
Got approved - by my new insurance company, no problems - for a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/3/14.
Got a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/17/14.

I'm home from the hospital and alive. And, yeah, without the ACA I would be going into a slow death spiral now.

Best of luck on the recovery.

Thanks. Doing really good (all things considered).

I've got (had, I should be 'cured' post transplant and another round of chemo) AL Amyloidosis (I'll wait while you Google it). 8,000,000 : 1 shot. 100% fatal.

Literally, the ACA saved my ass.

The last day I could physically teach was 12/17/13 (I made it to finals!).

The director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Center told me last week that I would have probably lingered on for the rest of 2014 before my heart, lungs and kidneys gave out towards the end of the year. Not a real pleasant death, either. It felt like drowning in a sponge. I guess you had to have been there.


Why do you have America?

/congrats
 
2014-03-21 01:20:08 PM  

BMulligan: SlothB77: Here's a real Obamacare horror story.

Basich, 62, bought a plan through the state's Nevada Health Link insurance exchange in the fall. He's been paying monthly premiums since November.
Yet the Las Vegan is stranded in a no-man's-land where no carrier claims him, and his tab is mounting: Basich owes $407,000 for care received in January and February, when his policy was supposed to be in effect. Instead, he's covered only for March and beyond.
Basich said he began trying to enroll on Oct. 1, the day the exchange website went live. Like many consumers, he fought technical flaws during multiple sign-up attempts. In mid-November he finally got through and chose his plan: UnitedHealthcare's MyHPNSilver1.
"It was like reaching the third level of Doom," Basich said of the torturous sign-up process.
Basich paid his first premium on Nov. 21, and within days the exchange withdrew the $160.77 payment from his money-market savings account. Because Basich paid a month before the Dec. 23 deadline, his coverage was to begin Jan. 1.
Weeks ticked by, but Basich received nothing to confirm he had insurance. Nevada Health Link kept telling him he was enrolled, but UnitedHealthcare said he wasn't in their system.
Basich's predicament went critical on Dec. 31, when he had a heart attack. His treatment, which included a triple bypass on Jan. 3, resulted in $407,000 in medical bills in January and February that no insurer is covering.
Basich and his insurance broker, Tamar Burch of Branch Benefits Consultants, said the issue appears to be confusion at the state exchange. Xerox's system says Basich chose a plan from another insurer, Nevada Health CO-OP, even though Basich has paperwork that shows he selected MyHPNSilver1. In short, Xerox can't seem to decide where Basich belongs, Burch said.
So the exchange is trying to compromise, putting Basich with Nevada Health CO-OP for January and February, when he incurred his bills, and with UnitedHealthcare from this month on. But CO-OP ...


Yep, a pain in the ass but far from a "horror story".

News 3 received a statement from Xerox spokesperson Jennifer Wasmer.
The statement reads: "Mr. Basich's issue is complex, and we're working on it every day. We are in touch with Mr. Basich, his broker, the carriers, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange leadership, and the Division of Insurance to sort it out.. we'll continue to keep the goal of resolving Mr. Basich's issue front and center."


If Obamacare is so bad why do right wing shills on the internet have to distort facts?
 
2014-03-21 01:56:18 PM  

Karac: Dansker: Can we please not abbreviate Americans For Prosperity?
On a news media oriented site AFP should be reserved for the French press agency.

It could be worse.  Go look at the picture fark uses for links to the Detroit Free Press.


Um, that's the logo of the Detroit Free Press; what else should Fark use?

FYI, the Free Press has been known among Detroiters as "the Freep" for decades; freep.com was a thing well before "Free Republic" opened its doors.
 
2014-03-21 02:11:10 PM  

zetar: Satanic_Hamster: And will you ever vote for a Republican candidate again, at in level, state or federal, again in your life?

Ever?

Not unless I was feeling suicidal.


And this, Sloth and other right wingers, this what has gotten the Republican party so scared.  This is the cost of your blind opposition to Obamacare, a Republican idea to start with.  A single issue that will be costing votes for life.

FOR NO REASON.  You dipshiats did this to yourself.  shiat, you could have taken credit for it because IT WAS YOUR PARTY'S IDEA.
 
2014-03-21 02:45:08 PM  

zetar: Just for the record:

Couldn't get health insurance pre-ACA because of a 'pre-exiting' condition.
Got a really great health insurance policy (with a subsidy) ~ $250 a month.
The insurance policy became effective 1/1/14.
Got approved - by my new insurance company, no problems - for a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/3/14.
Got a Bone Marrow Transplant on 1/17/14.

I'm home from the hospital and alive. And, yeah, without the ACA I would be going into a slow death spiral now.


Why do you hate freedom?
 
2014-03-21 03:35:12 PM  
Real Americans?

WE THE PEOPLE!
jrarts1.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-21 05:08:15 PM  

SlothB77: JamesBenjamin: That's not a horror story about Obamacare not working, its a glitch in the system that could be attached to any large company. It definitely sucks and he's going to go through a metric s**t-ton of paperwork to get it fixed, but he's not going to have to pay those bills.

Considering the various website issues at and after launch, let's see if this 'glitch' ends up being an anomaly, or the norm.

The difference between Obamacosts and 'any large company' is that
a) if the large company screws up enough, it goes out of business.
b) citizens don't have to pay a tax penalty if they don't do business with the large company.


You do realize, it is a large company that is A) running the website (Xerox) and B) issuing the insurance (United Health Care).
 
2014-03-21 05:19:45 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-21 07:02:19 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: SlothB77: JamesBenjamin: That's not a horror story about Obamacare not working, its a glitch in the system that could be attached to any large company. It definitely sucks and he's going to go through a metric s**t-ton of paperwork to get it fixed, but he's not going to have to pay those bills.

Considering the various website issues at and after launch, let's see if this 'glitch' ends up being an anomaly, or the norm.

The difference between Obamacosts and 'any large company' is that
a) if the large company screws up enough, it goes out of business.
b) citizens don't have to pay a tax penalty if they don't do business with the large company.

You do realize, it is a large company that is A) running the website (Xerox) and B) issuing the insurance (United Health Care).


Its why I just remortgaged my house to fully leverage my position in shorting both.  I have it on good Internet authority that big companies that screw up go out of business.
 
2014-03-21 08:47:50 PM  
The difference between Obamacosts and 'any large company' is that
a) if the large company screws up enough, it goes out of business.
b) citizens don't have to pay a tax penalty if they don't do business with the large company.



Or just passes the cost onto customers (Duke Energy), and keep right on farkin' that chicken
 
2014-03-22 01:22:45 AM  
They said if I liked my doctor, I could keep him, and now I'm in prison for kidnapping. Thanks Obama!
 
2014-03-22 03:18:12 AM  
"But the ads keep falling flat upon examination of their claims."
-=-
The problem is, no one of the Fox News generation examines any such claims. They just buy it like Glen Beck's Goldline.
 
2014-03-22 11:27:31 AM  

somedude210: FlashHarry: why can't they find one single obamacare "horror story" that's actually true?

because if there is a true "horror story", it's something like "OMG, I HAD TO WAIT 5 MORE MINUTES!!!" or something insanely trivial like that


Well. My healthcare has become significantly more expensive.
 
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