More takers for one-way trip to Mars than for Obamacare
Just 712 people in Vermont have enrolled in the state's new health insurance exchange, despite $9 million in outreach, advertising and other PR expenses paid for by the federal government.
The entire state of Alaska has yet to register a single person, according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
('Juneau how many people have signed up?' asks one cheeky blogger. 'Hint: It's a round number!')
A CNN medical correspondent has found that the online Obamacare system, which was reportedly first tested just days before its Oct. 1 launch, is now spontaneously deleting some Americans' passwords.
The website itself, according to The Weekly Standard, includes pilfered source code but excludes a required copyright notice required by its author.
With $394 million in contracts in the rear-view mirror, the Obama administration has an online white elephant on its hands that hasn't worked as advertised.
Krystal Ball, an MSNBC commentator best known for a series of racy 'naughty Santa' photos that circled the Internet in 2010, confessed on Thursday that she was 'embarrassed to admit' she once worked for the company that created the federal government's Obamacare website.
Is the Affordable Care Act officially the most dysfunctional and disaster-prone launch in history?
Congress, which suddenly has time on its hands after weeks of shutdown and debt-Armageddon liars poker, is about to ask some tough questions.
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A startup venture recruiting people for a one-way, 43 million mile trip to live on Mars has generated more signatures than all the Obamacare health insurance plans combined. Just 712 people in Vermont have enrolled in the state's new health insurance exchange, despite 9 million in outreach, advertising and other PR expenses paid for by the...
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properREDeye wrote October 20, 2013 3:38:38 PM CEST
1. My personal life choices have no bearing on this matter. But if you care to research it, weed smokers require less healthcare than most as cancer is a lot rarer in them.
2. Try observing other first world countries healthcare systems, you will rapidly find that the US is decades behind in its structure and functionality and the only reason it is advancing in research is because a corporation is profiting from patenting it, not because they know it will make the populations health better.
3. What about if you couldn't get health insurance like so many millions in America who get refused because they are selfish enough to need medical care? There are people in the US who have to go to Cuba to buy their medication because it costs $5 there or $150 in the US. That is a barbaric system!!! It sounds like something Hitler would have drawn up but he actually gave free healthcare to his people... it says a lot when you can compare Hitler and say he did a more humane job.
Ottomatic1 wrote October 19, 2013 11:29:43 PM CEST
I like the old way. You get a fucking job and pay for health insurance. The lazy would have you think only the rich can afford health care in the U.S. . I have a family of four and have regular doctor visits and illnesses and bumps and broken bones that come with having kids. It doesn't break me and my health insurance takes care of most of it. 40 bucks a week! the price of those two grams of pot you smoke every couple days!
properREDeye wrote October 19, 2013 2:13:14 PM CEST
The whole healthcare system in the US is a shining example of what corporate America would have the whole world look like. But a civilised developed country needs a first class healthcare system that does not discriminate based on past illnesses or how much you can afford to pay. This is ludicrous and a sadistic way of practicing healthcare, in most countries refusing to treat a patient based on money is unthinkable. The Hippocratic oath and various evolutions of it all elude to the same principle "The health of my patient will be my first consideration". How can this apply in a country where you habitually turn away sick people (who cant get health insurance because of their illness)? The medical insurance industry has a lot to answer for too, relentlessly hiring investigators to nullify agreements with customers as soon as they need to make a claim but happily taking extortionate sums of money until then. Is it surprising people are so desperate to leave the planet their greedy country is fucking up that they will take a 1 way trip to Mars?