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Watching it live on Fox as available, but I also have it booted up on CSpan3 online....

http://www.c-span.org/Events/CMS-Head-Updates-the-House-on-Health-Care-Enrollment/10737442340-1/


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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 10:19:32 AM »
"We will not have those numbers available until mid November."
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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 10:20:44 AM »
"We will not have those numbers available until mid November."

"We will not have those numbers available until mid November."

"We will not have those numbers available until mid November."

"We will not have those numbers available until mid November."

"We will not have those numbers available until mid November."

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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 10:22:54 AM »
"We will not have those numbers available until mid November."

(I'm sensing a pattern here...)

"We will not have those numbers available until mid November."

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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 10:25:09 AM »
The stated goal for enrollments in the system by mid October, that was previously provided to the Committee, was 494,000 people.

How many now??

"We will not have those numbers available until mid November."

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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 10:26:48 AM »
They need something like 2.3 million young, healthy people to sign up immediately to even come close to "sustainability" (so to speak...)

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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013, 10:28:46 AM »
Pretty clear that the Administrator responsible for the website development is not going to answer any substantial questions so this is probably going to be yet another dead end.  If Lois Lerner can clam up for as long as she has, this woman shouldn't have any problem stonewalling those evil Rethuglicans as well.


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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 10:35:46 AM »
Pretty clear that the Administrator responsible for the website development is not going to answer any substantial questions so this is probably going to be yet another dead end.  If Lois Lerner can clam up for as long as she has, this woman shouldn't have any problem stonewalling those evil Rethuglicans as well.

Exactly....just sugar coating their lies....Repubs asking good questions and Dems asking the typical softball questions perpetuating the lies...

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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 10:43:55 AM »
Rangel saying Repub's have never voted for any of these social programs including SS and Medicare......IOW..mean old Repubs

Obama just wants Americans to be healthy

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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2013, 10:44:38 AM »
Charlie Rangel just said "Big Government saves lives"

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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2013, 10:46:59 AM »
Rep Brady...for the record..Repubs revamped Medicare..lol

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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2013, 11:35:31 AM »
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/10/29/video-rep-dave-camp-presses-obama-admin-official-marilyn-tavenner-obamacare-problems

'How Do You Not Know?': Lawmaker Presses Gov't Official on ObamaCare Enrollees

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FOX NEWS INSIDER
 // OCT 29 2013 // 10:43AM

On Capitol Hill this morning, we're hearing testimony for the first time from a high-level Obama administration official on the problems with the ObamaCare rollout.


'Don't Go Off to Your Happy Place': Megyn Battles Dem Over ObamaCare Plans

The House Ways and Means Committee is questioning Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). At a hearing last week, contractors paid to set up Healthcare.gov blamed CMS for the problems with the website.

Tomorrow, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify at a highly anticipated House hearing about the issues related to the ObamaCare launch.

Committee chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) persisted in trying to get Tavenner to give lawmakers an idea of how many people have signed up for health plans so far.

Tavenner stated over and over that the numbers won't be available until mid-November, but she said she knows about 700,000 people have completed applications. She said she has not been provided with numbers internally about how many Americans have actually enrolled.

"No one is forwarding even weekly updates on how the system's working? ... I understand you're not publicly releasing those numbers, but I'm asking, do you have any idea of how many people on a weekly basis enrolled? How do you not know how many people have enrolled? Camp asked.

"We'll have those numbers available in mid-November," Tavenner answered.

Camp did not understand why the figures are not available, saying ObamaCare is a "government program and we're trying to do oversight here."




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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2013, 11:41:22 AM »
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-implementer-we-have-system-thats-working_765528.html

Obamacare Implementer: 'We Have a System That's Working'
11:10 AM, OCT 29, 2013 • BY DANIEL HALPER   
     
The head of the agency implementing Obamacare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services director Marilyn Tavenner, said today at a hearing on Capitol Hill that "We have a system that's working."

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze114pOmzzo" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze114pOmzzo</a>


Rep. Brady said, "You know, you've been described as a quarterback of the Obamacare rollout. I'm sure that's not the term you chose for yourself. But can you guarantee no American will experience a gap in their health care?"

"So what I can guarantee is that we have a system that's working," said Tavenner. "We're going to improve the speed of that system --"

"Excuse me." 

"Yes?" 

"You're saying the system right now is working?" 

"I'm saying it's working. It's just not working at the speed that we want and at the success rate that want. Those are the things we're working on," said Tavenner.


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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2013, 12:55:07 PM »
Glad you posted this thread. No way I could deal with watching it. Now I know to stay away from news tonight. What a farce.


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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2013, 06:22:41 PM »
I heard it got a bit out of control at one point with Pascrell yelling at another congressman (a GOP congressman)
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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2013, 06:26:06 PM »
I heard it got a bit out of control at one point with Pascrell yelling at another congressman (a GOP congressman)

Pascrell is a dick.  Another poor example of NJ politician.  Much like Frank Pallone.
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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2013, 08:10:04 PM »
Tavenner is a complete fool.

She sounded like a puppet moron today.
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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2013, 08:15:52 PM »
Tavenner is a complete fool.

She sounded like a puppet moron today.

yep...pretty clear she was quoting talking points and little else.  This will go on as long as the congress allows it.


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Re: Ways and Means Committee hearing on Obamacare website (Live Thread)
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2013, 11:49:45 PM »
yep...pretty clear she was quoting talking points and little else.  This will go on as long as the congress allows it.

That's the problem.  We have congressmen who want to actually do some in depth investigation and a Speaker who refuses to unleash them and allow select committees to be formed for all the scandals this administration is part of.
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