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ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:06:26 AM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/329527-obama-to-address-aca-site-problems


ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden (Video)
By Justin Sink - 10/20/13 05:12 PM ET



President Obama "will directly address the technical problems" with the ObamaCare website during a Rose Garden event Monday morning, according to a White House official.

The president will discuss work continuing "around the clock" to improve the website, which has been plagued by problems since its launch earlier this month. According to the White House official, the president and his team find those troubles "unacceptable."

The official said the president will be joined by "consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists," including individuals who have already enrolled in ObamaCare online.

Many individuals have reported issues creating accounts on the website, which allows uninsured Americans to shop for health insurance. Healthcare providers have also complained that the government has turned over error-riddled data for those Americans who are able to successfully purchase coverage on the exchange.

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have expressed outrage with persistent problems. The House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to hold a hearing on the website's issues during the week.

On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the issue "has to be fixed."

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) have called for the resignation of Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius over the issues.

In a blog post on Sunday, HHS said it had called in "some of the best and brightest" to help iron out the technical glitches.

“We have updated the site several times with new code that includes bug fixes that have greatly improved the HealthCare.gov experience,” the agency said. “Today, more and more individuals are successfully creating accounts, logging in, and moving on to apply for coverage and shop for plans. We're proud of these quick improvements, but we know there's still more work to be done.”

The White House said the president will also stress that the Affordable Care Act is "much more than just a website" in the event.

"The product – quality, affordable insurance – is good, and if anything, the interest and demand at the launch of HealthCare.gov proves just how urgently Americans want and need access to these new health care options," the White House official argued.

Despite the technical issues that have plagued the opening weeks of the new exchanges, the White House has been eager to highlight the intense interest in the marketplaces.

According to the White House, there have been more than 19 million unique visits to the website since its launch this month. And an administration official said Saturday that nearly a half million Americans have begun shopping for insurance on the site, although the White House did not announce how many of this individuals had successfully purchased coverage.

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 09:08:39 AM »
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The official said the president will be joined by "consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists," including individuals who have already enrolled in ObamaCare online.
So we're paying to fly to D.C. these 20* or so people from places near and far? I trust hotels and meals are included, at our expense.  **nononono*

*however many actually succeeded in signing up, that is.
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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 09:17:37 AM »
So we're paying to fly to D.C. these 20* or so people from places near and far? I trust hotels and meals are included, at our expense.  **nononono*

*however many actually succeeded in signing up, that is.

What makes you think they will be people who actually managed to sign up?

Just curious.

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 09:19:24 AM »
That's how they were described ("individuals who have already enrolled in ObamaCare online") but I wouldn't bet on it.
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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 09:23:12 AM »
That's how they were described ("individuals who have already enrolled in ObamaCare online") but I wouldn't bet on it.

LOL! Neither would I!

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 09:49:21 AM »
Obama will call healthcare website unacceptable in speech on Monday and says the 'best and brightest' techies will be called in to try to fix the bugs

     President Barack Obama will declare Healthcare.gov glitches 'unacceptable' in White House address on Monday
    He will also cover steps his administration has taken to fix bugs
    The online portal, launched October 1, gives access to health insurance exchanges or marketplaces
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says updates will include new code to fix bugs
    The HHS says the initial consumer experience has 'not lived up to expectations'

By Reuters Reporter

PUBLISHED: 17:05 EST, 20 October 2013 | UPDATED: 00:29 EST, 21 October 2013

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2469612/Obama-healthcare-website-glitches-unacceptable-best-brightest-techies-try-fix-bugs.html#ixzz2iMe0zEyo


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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 11:28:48 AM »
John Nolte ‏@NolteNC 1m

Obama did 2 things to push OCare enrollment: Postponed biz mandate, forced insurers to cancel hundreds of thousands (millions?) of policies.

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 11:31:20 AM »
Laura Ingraham ‏@IngrahamAngle 56s

Sebelius must go if Obama is to be seen as serious about fixing this Obamacare disaster. Wagon circling is what Bush did--waste of capital.

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 11:32:59 AM »
Jim Acosta ‏@JimAcostaCNN 49s

Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on hand for POTUS event.

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2013, 11:35:33 AM »
House GOP ‏@gopconference 40s

Obamacare: A bad product that you will be fined for if you don't buy

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2013, 11:36:02 AM »
Shannon Bream ‏@ShannonBream 6s

PresObama says: Thousands are signing up for Obamacare at http://healthcare.gov  and saving money as we speak

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2013, 11:36:19 AM »
Ezra Klein ‏@ezraklein 33s

"http://HealthCare.gov  hasn't worked as smoothly as it was supposed to work." That's an understatement.

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2013, 11:36:41 AM »
Moe Lane ‏@moelane 35s

Some of those #obamacare props are workers?

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2013, 11:37:11 AM »
Zach Wolf ‏@zbyronwolf 14s

Obama - "The affordable care act is not just a website." He's not calling it Obamacare today.

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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2013, 11:37:37 AM »
David Limbaugh ‏@DavidLimbaugh 42s

Also, can you imagine the president himself standing up there micromanaging this thing -- instructing us poor rubes how to sign up? Amazing.

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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2013, 11:38:05 AM »
T. Becket Adams ‏@BecketAdams 7s

Who the hell is clapping at this thing?

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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2013, 11:38:58 AM »
Amy Lutz ‏@amylutz4 34s

It looks like @BarackObama found the 12 people who were actually able to enroll.




Katy Abram ‏@katyabram 9s

where are the people who have lost the coverage they like due to Obamacare?

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2013, 11:39:59 AM »
Mark Knoller ?@markknoller 13s

Pres Obama stresses that some ObamaCare benefits already in effect such as free preventive care tests; deeper Rx discounts for seniors.




Oceander Loesch ?@DLoesch 38s

So who is going to pay for the FUBAR site job by Sebelius?

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2013, 11:41:39 AM »
David Limbaugh ‏@DavidLimbaugh 1m

How many times is he going to say, "That doesn't depend on a website."? My gosh this guy is … out of descriptors, never mind.



jimgeraghty ‏@jimgeraghty 1m

Serious question: Is Obama being accurately and fully briefed on the problems with the site? Because it sounds like he isn't.




Shannon Bream ‏@ShannonBream 1m

PresObama says: We've created competition where it didn't exist before and now insurers really want your biz, "prices had to come down"

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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »
Josh Kraushaar ‏@HotlineJosh 1m

The speech is almost exactly what the president has been saying, selling Ocare in the past (26yr olds covered, free birth control, et al)



John Podhoretz ‏@jpodhoretz 38s

This is beginning to have a "heckuva job Brownie" quality



Philip Klein ‏@philipaklein 1m

REMINDER -- Nothing Obama says today matters. All that matters is whether they can fix tech problems, and soon.

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2013, 11:43:41 AM »
This is nothing more than a pep rally for Obamacare.....same old crap

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2013, 11:45:29 AM »
Ed Morrissey ‏@EdMorrissey 1m

His voice is really pitchy today. Sounds like he's a bit desperate to make a sale.




jimgeraghty ‏@jimgeraghty 2m

He's bragging about web hits.




Katie Pavlich ‏@KatiePavlich 4s

Obama talked about healthcare now costing as much as "your cable bill" If you pay for cable instead of health insurance, ur doing it wrong

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2013, 11:46:18 AM »
Ezra Klein ‏@ezraklein 37s

So far, this seems weirdly similar to the speech Obama would've given if the exchanges were working fine




Byron York ‏@ByronYork 1m

Well? ..... RT @TheFix: By putting such a pro-Obama crowd at this speech, White House immediately allows GOP to dismiss it as pep rally.

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2013, 11:47:45 AM »
S.M ‏@redsteeze 1m

Obama is counting web hits and letters written to him as successful enrollments.



Tim Scott ‏@SenatorTimScott 33s

Instead of holding a pep rally at the WH, the President should be addressing the serious problems Obamacare creates - its not just IT issues




Jim Acosta ‏@JimAcostaCNN 1m

Obama on tech problems: "there's no sugar coating it. The web site is too slow... Nobody is more frustrated than I am."




Jake Tapper ‏@jaketapper 29s

Glitches now kinks.

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Re: ObamaCare enrollees to join president in Rose Garden
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2013, 11:49:05 AM »
FloridaJayhawk ‏@HouseCracka 38s

Obama gave $635 million dollars to his crackhead friends to build the ObamaCare website. Follow the money to a black hole. Its gone




Jim DeMint ‏@JimDeMint 1m

Mr. President, these people aren't seeing lower prices




Mother Jones ‏@MotherJones 38s

Obama: "We are doing everything we can possibly do to get the website working better, faster, sooner. We've got people working overtime"

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