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  •  Way, way over the line (12+ / 0-)

    I don't know what your personal insurance situation is, but this is a hell of a thing to say to someone who's uninsured or on crappy insurance, and has been waiting to see real, actual numbers for YEARS now.

    The President himself was telling people in speeches to go to starting on October 1st, not "a month or so."  

    This is a major fiasco.  And you'll be hearing about it all day from enemies of this law--count on it.

    •  It won't go into effect (5+ / 0-)

      until January first. You are not disadvantaged in any way, if you wait a couple of weeks before signing up.

      •  No kidding. Did I say the insurance starts today? (7+ / 0-)

        I said people want to see what their options are, and they were told by the President among others that they could do so, starting today.  

        It's insulting to tell people who've been waiting to see their healthcare options that they just need to suck it up and stop complaining that what they were promised isn't happening.

      •  People have been told (1+ / 0-)
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        that they could get information today. Nobody really wants to sign up, they just want to know if they'll be able to get insurance next year at a price they can afford. Maybe they're trying to decide whether they need to plan a trip to India to get that operation they need and can't pay for.

        Given the stakes and the amount of misinformation flying around, should have been better designed. No one's complaining that they can't sign up today...that's not the issue. The issue is that, after waiting three and a half years, we still don't know if we'll be able to get health insurance or will be exempted from the mandate because it's unaffordable.

        "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

        by Alice in Florida on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 12:13:16 PM PDT

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    •  As someone with crappy insurance (6+ / 0-)

      I thank you for your comment.

      y'all... if the GOP had rolled this out with all the fanfare that Obamacare has received (and I'm a huge supporter too; I've been beating the drum about how great it will work) and then the launch day turned out like this....

      We'd be all over them.  Democrats are the people who think government can and should work.

      and unless you've had your insurance company hand you 4 separate "exclusions" for what they called "pre-existing conditions" even though you'd had no diagnosis for any problems, but had a poor family history... and unless you've paid $12,000/year for a policy that doesn't even start paying until you've spent another $5k out of pocket (but nothing for your "exclusions" in any case).... then please don't get so darn snippy towards people who really, really want to know if they'll finally have decent coverage and at an affordable price.

      Yes. There ARE progressive Democrats in Alabama. Visit with us at Left in Alabama

      by countrycat on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 07:28:09 AM PDT

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