Funny Flashback: Remember When President Obama Took The Obamacare Website For A Spin In 2010?

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In July of 2010, President Barack Obama explained HealthCare.gov, the new consumer website “that helps you take control of your health care coverage.”

The site, it seems, worked back then.

Today, the site is so broken that the President and Congressional Democrats are hinting at the idea of delaying key Obamacare provisions:

Via MarketWatch: 

The Obama administration may give Americans extra time to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, postponing when penalties for failing to buy coverage will go into effect, MarketWatch has learned.

The health care law requires most people to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, but allows for “short coverage gaps” of up to three months before imposing the penalty, which is $95 or 1% of an individual’s income (whichever is greater) next year. That means someone must be covered by March 31, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed, which is the final day that people will be able to purchase health insurance on the public exchanges, or marketplaces, created by the ACA.

But because the new health policies take effect on the first day of each month, in order to be covered by March 31, people would actually need to have insurance by March 1. And since it takes up to two weeks to process insurance applications, consumers would have to apply by Feb. 15, the Associated Press reported recently. (People must apply by Dec. 15 if they want coverage starting Jan. 1.)

The Administration, however, has recognized that there’s a “disconnect” between the actual and effective deadlines, as the deadline to get health insurance in time to comply with the ACA is currently six weeks earlier than the final deadline to buy it. Now, the Administration is working to revise its current policies making sure the two deadlines line up with each other, says the HHS official. Official word on a possible new deadline will come shortly, the official adds.

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  • alboy5

    What country is this? Obamacare forces American citizens to buy insurance or be punished while destroying business. Is this a democracy or a bamacracy?

    • CWA

      The U.S. has NEVER been a democracy. It was established as a REPUBLIC, because democracies are destructive, practically lawless, and always fail.

      • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

        This country was founded as a Representive Republic….

        • Motov

          And someone found obozo under a rock,…

        • Average_Joe56

          America is now a RINO…Republic In Name Only…..

          Thanks to the CLODS!

          CLODS:

          Communists, Liberals, and Other Democrats-Socialists”

          :(

      • Vis Fac

        The US is no longer a republic because the people no longer have a say so in government the only people allowed to speak re liberals and their DUMBOCRITIC mob rule mentality malign those opposed to their dog crap oops I mean dogma.

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

  • JoanieDark

    Sorry, too late. No fixes allowed — it’s “the law of the land”, remember? The House produced several options for fixes, but you said “Nyet!”, wouldn’t even negotiate. It is what it is. Take your medicine.

    • KennyLLC

      Lube it up, and get ready for Obamacare !

      • Warrior

        Cost is NOW no object to straighten this mess out. Well let’s see now. We send it to CBO to score first. CBO says it;s only $900 bil over 10 years which was 3 years ago. Score today…………American Taxpayer MINUS $2.7 trillion and climbing rapidly. U lefties sure are correct about unfunded wars including the ONE on AMERICAN TAXPAYERS! DOLTS.

        • KennyLLC

          Well, congress will just spend,spend,spend, and this Muslim political jihadist, B’reak Our Backa, will still have the luxury of calling it “dynamic scoring”.
          In the end he wil accomplish his socialist agenda when America comes a’beggin’ for mercy through a single-payer medical system like Canada.
          Obamacare is designed to fail for just such a purpose.

      • KennyLLC

        …a funny thing: not long after my last message a friend called as a local Army Reserve helicopter was flying overhead. I said jokingly, ” Ithink they dropped something” and then made a boom simulation over the phone. He laughed and said it was a 50 gallon can of Vaseline !

  • KennyLLC

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. If you cannot afford a policy you are penalized by a law; if you can afford a policy your deductible and co-pays are so high you cannot afford to use the policy, and you must shell out cash to pay for medical care, even after paying for Obamacare.

    • fahkir1

      Kenny, the UCA isn’t about healthcare. It;s about control. Control of you, your money and where your money goes.

      • Warrior

        And I found a Bull with T$TS and it is more than capable to oversee HHS!

        And I spoke to all those CEO’s and informed them how upset the “boss” is! But not to be concerned, they’re putting their “A” Team on it. One can’t stop saying Uh and the other Duh!

  • terri

    Sound off good Obamacare..Alert all people will fall down hurt expensive health care package of out. That will be happen later America suffer terrible!! Stay away Obamacare..

  • Warrior

    The whole idea of the US gubmint attempting to administer HEALTH CARE is PURE FOLLY! The system is fraudulent and so are the “pushers”. Delay? Nope. Dump? Yep! And the ARCHITECTS along with it.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      They never intended this to be about health….ONLY POWER… CONTROL AND DEATH…

  • Warrior

    So now mr. money bags has too spend “unlimited” tax dollars to prop up “his” plan. Gee, ya think the next time the debt ceiling issue comes up we’re going to have to raise it to “pay past bills”? Are u frickin kidding me(*&^^@@! This is exactly WHY the debt ceiling continues to rise. No accountability from anyone in gubmint………..NONE!

  • Walt wenger

    Gee, it was so great years ago, so why are there problems now?
    Let’s go back to that version, it is sooooo much better than this new version!

    • ChiefBoring

      That version was a simple web page that answered questions and linked to insurance providers. Too bad they didn’t leave it like that. But they wanted all the controls built in, and crashed their own site. The Rs had nothing to do with it, from the beginning. They just recognized the catastrophe the Ds have created, all on their own.

      • Walt wenger

        And yet the Republicans are being blamed for the problems, even though they had no responsibility for them.

        • ChiefBoring

          No Republican voted for it; no Republican had anything to do with the ROI inviting the Techies to bid on the job; no Republican had anything to do with creating the site. So naturaly it’s all our fault! Liberal Logic 101! By inevitably postponing the deadline, BHO again violates the law!

          • Walt wenger

            I agree fully with you. So what do we do about it?

          • ChiefBoring

            I think the case before the SCOTUS was decided under the Commerce Clause. I would suggest another suit under the 10th Amendment. The G has no business running health insurance. Short of that, taking over the Senate, keeping the House, and sending BHO a bill repealing ACA by a wide margin. Barring that, let it fall on it’s on until we elect another Republican President. And the House should not allow BHO to spend a dime on “fixing” the web site. They’ve alreay spent 634 million dollars creating the monster!
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          • Walt wenger

            I would think that placing before SCOTUS that this, being a tax (as determined by SCOTUS) this bill must have therefore originate in the House, yet it did not, and so must fall on Constitutional grounds that all revenue bills must originate in the House of Representatives but the revenue (tax) bill and law known as Obamacare originated in the Senate — not allowed.

          • ChiefBoring

            Heh, heh! Good idea…Wonder how Roberts would respond to that. He missed a good chance when he changed the “fine” to a “tax” to send it back and force them all to read it, before they passed it again.

        • ChiefBoring

          Exactly right.

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    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      The old version of REAL HEALTH CARE…..Did not fit into the Liberals Utopian version of how things need to be….TRANLATE…..The Liberal has no control over our health….

      • Walt wenger

        So true.

  • Vis Fac

    Sounds as though the pasta sauce is burning so they took it off the stove. Gee they might have to throw it out and start over fresh. Then the unions would have something else to look forward to supporting.

    You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

    Libertas inaestimabilis res est
    Semper-Fi

  • Jeff Noncent

    the president care is a joke and it is a communist law and that’s why it is gone out of trouble today I have health insurance through my work if I didn’t have no insurance through my work I would not apply for this law because health care should be available for the citizen of the United State not health insurance that is why I am against the president care

  • bobloblaw

    Where are all of the trolls lately???? Guess they must be in shock over their dropped insurance coverage and the unaffordable cost of their new big gobmint policy that covers much less. Just lost my insurance of Jan 1 due to zero care.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      The BOTS are around on some of the Blog Posts….spreading their “Enlightened” empty Rhetoric and Stupidity….Along with their Personal Attacks…

  • Randy

    Fimple ‘fix’ for the whole nasty thing: Pass a law that basically says “NO Insurance company may turn down any applicant who otherwise is qualified on the basis of a ‘prre-existing’ condition or Familial tendancy to a specific disease or condition.”
    It might bend their ‘Bottom Line’ a bit, ut probably not.

  • KennyLLC

    To hell with free contraceptions for your kids through college.
    Better make sure Obama gives out free anallube .
    We’re all about to take it up the old wazoo !