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  •  Is it just my imagination... (5+ / 0-)
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    hulibow, TofG, kalihikane, ruellia, IM

    Or has the whole "Obamacare is failing" meme disappeared from the MSM already? In the month of November there were plenty of links to articles about the "debacle" at healthcare.gov. But now, since they have updated the site and fixed many of the problems, I'm not seeing those stories anymore. Even this morning on Yahoo News (I know, I know)! there wasn't a single headline about ObamaCare. Has anyone else noticed this? Seems like it has completely vanished from the news - I know they won't report anything GOOD about this, but to have completely abandoned the "failure" talking point surprises me. Has anyone ventured over to Fox News or Freeperville?? I would check those out, but I've already showered today! ;-)

    •  No, I don't think it's your imagination (6+ / 0-)
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      gaspare, shoeless, red rabbit, askew, TofG, IM

      next up: Republicans saying the ACA is the greatest thing ever, since most people love the ACA but hate Obamacare! I think it was Jimmy Kimmel who went around interviewing folks that had no idea they were one in the same.

    •  As I pointed out earlier. The news cycle . . . (3+ / 0-)
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      TofG, kalihikane, Odysseus

      at this time of year is partly responsible.

      with not big elections to cover, there was room to cover the web site problems, until last week. Then it was the usual retinue of thanksgiving related stories(weather, travel problems, black Friday on the news et al, with addition cooking, family tips, etc on the morning news shows).  the Print media is about the same.

      Now the main thing that dominate right now is the Train accident, followed shortly any number of Christmas/Holiday stories.

      There just isn't time to focus on the website anymore.

      The only holdouts were/are the sunday morning talk shows.

      •  Was there something in the workup of... (0+ / 0-)

        ...the ACA bill that prevented the Feds from promoting/ marketing the new healthcare law and why it is great for everyone along with the basics of how we could go about finding out if it was good for us as individuals, family, etc., etc. ??

        Our nations quality of life is based on the rightousness of its people.

        by kalihikane on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 12:04:35 PM PST

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    •  The ACA story will come in waves, as parts go into (2+ / 0-)
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      IM, AlexDrew

      effect.

      We should expect an adjustment in enrollments in January for 2013, as some people counted as enrolled decide not to make their initial premium payment.  We should not be surprised if this is 10 to 20%, as this would include people who decide not to buy through exchange, but buy elsewhere.

      In April the stories will be about to what extent the young and healthy decide not to buy insurance, which may require insurance premium increases.

      In late 2014, the impacts on business hit, where companies may change employment practices and change health insurance benefits and increases in premiums.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 10:57:29 AM PST

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