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Problems With Federal Health Portal
Also Stymie Medicaid Enrollment

New York Times, by Robert Pear

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/12/2013 3:23:50 AM

Washington - Problems with the federal health insurance website have prevented tens of thousands of low-income people from signing up for Medicaid even though they are eligible, federal and state officials say, undermining one of the chief goals of the 2010 health care law. The website, HealthCare.gov, is primarily seen as a place to buy private insurance with federal subsidies, but it is also a gateway to Medicaid, which generally provides more benefits at less cost to consumers. That door has been closed for the last six weeks, with the federal government unable to transfer its files to state Medicaid

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It´s really interesting to see the New York Times writing stories about the major failures of 0bamaCare. Here´s a simple test. Ask your Congress-critter if they would ever travel in a plane that uses primary system [like engines, cooling, brakes, radar] KNOWN malfunctioning fly-by-wire software. If they lie like 0bama and say they would, please offer them and their family free boarding to the destination of their choice. Darwin will then sort this out.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 11/12/2013 4:32:00 AM     (No. 9608943)

It is no surprise seeing the NYT helping Dear Leader get away with pure fraud (a crime, last time I checked). What is so endlessly disappointing is seeing the GOP let him get away with it.

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