While today may be the opening day for baseball, today is the final day for enrollment in the Obamacare exchange.
In trying to navigate healthcare.gov this morning, it was discovered that the website was down for maintenance. The administration was quick to put a headline on the website that said the website would be slow due to a high volume of visitors to the website, but all along this is what the White House claimed to expect during the final days of the enrollment period. Why is it that all the glitches hadn't been worked out before the day of the final deadline?
Day after day there seems to be another issue with Obamacare, it is a far cry from what was sold and pedaled to the American people. What happened to the promise of affordable healthcare, keeping your doctor and your insurance, and a website as simple as kayak.com? As we all know, these three promises, along with many more, were broken. Many visitors to the website have waited hours just to try to enroll, over six million people have lost their coverage, and premiums are skyrocketing due to the lack of enrollment by Millennials. more >>
The website of President Barack Obama's signature health care law stalled early Monday for about six hours on the deadline day for the first year of enrollment. While experts say major hurdles remain, the White House and its allies are expected to claim victory.
HealthCare.gov, which has faced technical problems since its launch in October, flashed messages that the site was down for maintenance, early visitors complained Monday morning. Some visitors were even directed to a virtual waiting room by a feature that seeks to ease the pressure on the site when the use is heavy, The Associated Press reported.
The website was brought back up shortly before 9 a.m. Eastern Time, according to administration spokesman Aaron Albright, who claimed it goes through "regular nightly maintenance" when the online portal is not expected to be busy. It's just that the off-peak period was extended because of a "technical problem," Albright added. more >>
The governor of West Virginia has vetoed a bill that would have outlawed most abortions after 20 weeks gestation, claiming the bill is unconstitutional.
Despite being passed with overwhelming bipartisan support from both houses of the state legislature, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed the bill late Friday.
In a statement issued Friday, Gov. Tomblin explained that he felt House Bill 4588 had problems regarding its constitutionality and how it affected healthcare. more >>
As the chaotic healthcare enrollment period grinds to a halt this week, it is clear that Obamacare has changed America.
Oh, what a tangled web Liberals weaved when they practiced to deceive Americans -- about why it was "necessary" to dismantle America's healthcare system, when all that it really needed was minor tweaking. Coverage for pre-existing conditions and increasing the dependent age are tweaks upon most would agree.
No one really knows how many Americans actually have coverage through Obamacare. Maybe 6 million -or maybe not; whatever the case, it's probably not enough to prevent costs from increasing as early as next year. And there's no telling how many of those were previously uninsured. more >>
A U.S. appeals court upheld a Texas law on Thursday that requires abortionists to gain admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of their abortion clinics.
The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, La., ruled in Planned Parenthood v. Abbott that Texas' HB 2, which was signed into law last July, is constitutional and does not place an undue burden on abortionists and women seeking abortions.
HB 2 went into effect in October 2013 and requires abortionists to follow FDA guidelines for administering abortion-inducing drugs, such as RU-486, to patients in-office; places a ban on abortions at 20 weeks gestation; requires abortion facilities to meet the health and safety standards of ambulatory care centers by the fall of this year; and requires abortionists to gain admitting privileges at a hospital located within 30 miles of the clinics where they practice. more >>
A group of six senators, five Democrats and one independent, proposed a set of fixes to President Barack Obama's troubled healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare." The move could be part of an effort to distance themselves from the unpopular new law ahead of what will likely prove to be a difficult election for Democrats.
The group has three proposals: 1) Provide an additional low-cost option on the healthcare exchanges. In addition to the current platinum, gold, silver and bronze plans, this "copper plan" would cover only the basics and have a high deductible. 2) Allow insurance companies to sell insurance across state lines. (This is a common feature of Republican alternatives to the ACA.) 3) Provide employers with more flexibility on the ACA's reporting requirements.
The senators are Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Angus King (I-Maine), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Mark Warner (Va.). more >>