Daily Archives: September 26, 2013

Amateur Hour: ObamaCare Exchange Readiness

Amateur hour: ObamaCare Technical Glitches Mount As Oct. 1 Launch Nears – Yahoo Finance.

This is scary as Oregon is one of the States “leading the way” along with Colorado…

Oregon, which fully embraced ObamaCare, announced in August that it will delay the launch of its consumer-facing website for weeks, after problems showed up in its beta tests. Until then, consumers will have to use a broker or get help from a community group to apply for ObamaCare coverage.

You can’t make this stuff up. Read the whole thing.


Obamacare: Frustration over health insurance premiums rises among employers | NJ.com

Obamacare: Frustration over health insurance premiums rises among employers | NJ.com.

“It’s monumentally frustrating,” said Scheininger, former chairman of the state Chamber of Commerce, who supported health care overhaul, but is less than thrilled with how it turned out.

“The difference between the hope they held out versus what they delivered is phenomenal,” he said.

Hmmm. Sounds like Jeffrey Scheininger drank the kool-aid.


Shift to part time: Employers cutting work hours thanks to Obamacare

The list has grown to 313 employers. ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs – Investors.com.

ObamaCare’s impact on jobs is hotly debated by politicians and economists. Critics say the Affordable Care Act, with its employer mandate to provide health insurance, gives businesses an incentive to cut workers’ hours. This year, report after report has rolled in about employers restricting work hours to fewer than 30 per week — the point where the mandate kicks in. Data also point to a record low workweek in low-wage industries.

That’s just what the doctor ordered for workers in low wage industries, shifting workers to part time and less hours. Guess that’s a good way to breed dependence on government.


Obamacare limited networks: I thought you could keep your doctor….

Turns Out Obamacare Is Going to Limit Your Choices – Bloomberg.

Once again we’re talking about the Obamacare limited networks. This excerpt pretty much sums it up…

The first time a cute child’s limited policy keeps him out of a top-notch research hospital, that kid’s parents, and the activists for whatever disease he has, are going to turn him into a poster child on the nightly news.

My daughter has been in and out of Children’s Hospital in Aurora seven times. We’re not talking a visit for lab work or a simply out patient procedure. We’re talking 7 visits with multi-night stays. Now I have no idea if Children’s is in the available Colorado Heatlh Marketplace networks or not, but in general, that is the type of facilty that is being left out to control costs.