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**>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

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**>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:08 pm

Let's do this thing.

First up, MSNBC reporter Obamacare enrollment fail:

MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo ran into difficulties as she tried to sign up for the newly launched health-care exchanges on Tuesday. After getting an error message on the website, she called the help line twice, but wasn’t able to reach a navigator on the other end. Instead, she was put on hold for 35 minutes.

“If I were signing up for myself, this is where my patience would be exhausted,” Schiavocampo said before she gave up
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/36 ... ew-johnson
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:12 pm

In related news people had trouble updating their iProducts to iOS7 the day it was launched. Clearly iOS7 is doomed to fail.
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby rabble » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:25 pm

Are you absolutely sure you don't want to check the poll numbers just one more time before you double down?
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:26 pm

fisticuffs wrote:In related news people had trouble updating their iProducts to iOS7 the day it was launched. Clearly iOS7 is doomed to fail.

This is an OFFICIAL thread. I DEMAND you treat it with the respect it deserves. It has been endorsed by the ACLU, NAACP, AIM, DNC, CAIR, The Southern Poverty Law Center, NAMBLA, DFL, Planned Parenthood, NOW, American Atheists, CPUSA, Open Society Institute, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NYT, Code Pink, MoveOn.org, SEIU, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Tides Foundation, ActUP!, NARAL and Dykes on Bikes.
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby Talon Newsman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:30 pm

rabble wrote:Are you absolutely sure you don't want to check the poll numbers just one more time before you double down?

Someone's got to be on the wrong side of history.

It may as well be us conservatives; we have a lot of practice.
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:30 pm

rabble wrote:Are you absolutely sure you don't want to check the poll numbers just one more time before you double down?

This is a non-threating "safe space" were we can share the ups and downs, the tears and smiles and the camaraderie we're bound to feel as this historic law is implemented.
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:32 pm

I have asked the Solidarity Singerz to do a special number in honor of this thread's launch. Will post the video ASAFP!!
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby rabble » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:32 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
fisticuffs wrote:In related news people had trouble updating their iProducts to iOS7 the day it was launched. Clearly iOS7 is doomed to fail.

This is an OFFICIAL thread. I DEMAND you treat it with the respect it deserves.

And if you don't, he'll shut down the whole dam gubmint! Except the part where he gets paid.
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby baked goods » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:47 pm

I'm glad I went to the right college, met the correct kind of white people, and got a government job. I have the best healthcare coverage someone else can buy!
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:48 pm

"Rampant fraud on a New York City contract last year didn’t stop a major nonprofit from landing a slew of federal contracts to sign people up for ObamaCare.

Seedco, a New York-based community-development organization, was sued by the federal government for faking at least 1,400 of 6,500 job placements under a $22.2 million federally funded contract with the city.

Eighteen months later, the feds and Seedco are teaming up again, this time to help medical-insurance seekers maneuver through the maze that is the Affordable Health Care Act."
http://nypost.com/2013/10/01/fraud-firm ... obamacare/
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:55 pm

baked goods wrote:I'm glad I went to the right college, met the correct kind of white people, and got a government job. I have the best healthcare coverage someone else can buy!

Sez the white guy who married someone with a government job (UW law professor) and gets healthcare coverage through her employment.
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby baked goods » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:59 pm

She's the right kind of white woman. Tenure baby!
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:33 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
rabble wrote:Are you absolutely sure you don't want to check the poll numbers just one more time before you double down?

This is a non-threating "safe space" were we can share the ups and downs, the tears and smiles and the camaraderie we're bound to feel as this historic law is implemented.

If there was a bookie taking bets on whether or not these ACA websites would work flawlessly on October 1st I would have borrowed money to bet against it.
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Re: **>Official TDPF Obamacare Watch Thread<**

Postby Michael Patrick » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:38 pm

Obamacare started and I haven't been dragged in front of a death panel.

Yet...
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