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November 6, 2013 - 11:52 am

CNN has obtained documents from the contractors that dealt with the October 1 Obamacare rollout. The documents reveal that rollout was even more of a Kafkaesque nightmare than anyone outside the rollout has been led to believe.

According to the war room notes: On day one, October 1, the system mistakenly rejected 90% of Medicaid applicants. The next day, estimates counted 40,000 people in the HealthCare.gov waiting room, while just 100 people had enrolled. By day three, it was clear that insurers were not getting the data for people who had signed up for their plans.

Systemwide issues were compounded by more isolated problems. On day six, Utah asked to shut down its exchange because the main insurance provider in the state had not been able to set up its template in the system. A few days later, on October 9, contractor notes say that the entire system has skipped some questions or information for 30% of all applicants.

A few days later, and another specific problem: insurers in Oklahoma were confused over whether they had to provide coverage for bariatric weight loss surgery (they didn’t, sparking the need for changes to some plans).

That’s a sample, there’s more in the full story.

Here comes a wet blanket. Obamacare is a disaster for the administration and some Democrats. But it may not actually change as many minds as it should. Allahpundit tweeted a link to this story, about a couple of “cradle Democrats” who have been hurt directly by Obamacare. They lost their insurance. Obamacare was the cause. Their replacement plan would cost more, carry a higher deductible, and have higher out-of-pocket costs. They’re trying to figure out how to afford Obamacare, which they were told by the president they support would not hurt them. They may even lower their income so they can qualify for the subsidies — welfare, more or less, for a couple who have worked their whole lives and continue to work into their 60s.

All of that is not enough to get through to them, though.

“We’re not changing our views because of this situation, but it hurt to hear Obama saying, just the other day, that if our plan has been dropped it’s because it wasn’t any good, and our costs would go up only slightly,” he said. “We’re gratified that the press is on the case, but frustrated that the stewards of the ACA don’t seem to have heard.”

It’s not that they haven’t heard. They lied from the beginning. But you’ll never convince some Obama partisans of that fact….    Battered Voter Syndrome?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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If only the Tsar knew about these problems, he would be sure to fix them.
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“We’re not changing our views because of this situation..."

When you hold on to a viewpoint in the face of empirical evidence that directly, inarguably contradicts it then we're no longer in the realm of politics. What you have there is a religion.
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my classmate's mom makes $83 an hour on the internet. She has been without a job for eight months but last month her pay check was $12820 just working on the internet for a few hours. this hyperlink>>>>>>>>
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I must give my thanks to Ashley, who posted here last week comment about system she uses to earn online... I've got my FIRST check total of $2550, pretty cool. I am so exicted, this is the first time I actually earned something. I am going to work even harder new and I can't wait for next week payment. You can try it for yourself>>>>>>>>>>>> -
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McGehee, I hate to bear bad news. But they don't NEED the "House" to go single-payer! They let this train wreck continue, people lose their standing health care, H signs a declaration that one option to "obamacare" is to voluntarily go single payer and people take the option. (Better than NO insurance, they will think! Bob's your Uncle and there's nothing you can do to stop him. Er, except appeal it to Eric Holder!
22 weeks ago
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When these two "Cradle Demorats" realized that their light worker has lied to them from day one and they are still drinking the kool Aid then what can we assume from this? That liberalism is a disease and there is only one cure. Take responsibility for your own life and tell the government to leave you alone.
22 weeks ago
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That's better known as the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
22 weeks ago
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It also touches, however lightly, on the Tenth Commandment. The impulse to demand that government provide to you what others have provided for themselves constitutes coveting thy neighbor's goods.
22 weeks ago
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If only Stalin knew...
22 weeks ago
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Stalin did knew. Why else would you think a lot of communists yelled "long live Stalin!" in front of Stalin's firing squad?
22 weeks ago
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I wonder if these are the same people who fainted at campaign rallies, mesmerized by the hypnosis. I'd always figured those were staged but in light of this evidence, I'm reconsidering.
22 weeks ago
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Here's what's bothering me. I've heard on the local radio (740AM Houston) that according to a website expert, the setting up of the simplest of websites (information form automation; that is what Healthcare.gov is) is trivial and should have cost less than 1 million US dollars. One must then consider that one of three possible processes are happening.

1. The government hired the most incompetent technicians possible.
2. The government is funneling approx. 200 million US dollars elsewhere.
3. The government intentionally wants Obamacare to fail.

Items 1 and 2 are things that governments do repeatedly, so they do not concern me as much (at this time) as Item 3, which scares the hell out of me. In the face of disastrous failure of its Unaffordable Healthcare, what does the White House plan to do next? Declare Martial Law? Think about it citizens, as I put nothing past this corrupt, treasonous administration.

22 weeks ago
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They're hoping to win back the House and push through a single-payer "fix."
22 weeks ago
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Whether a religion or not what you have are True Believers in the extreme. Eric Hoffer was right.
22 weeks ago
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More like a Jonestown suicidal cult than a religion.
22 weeks ago
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If you think people are PO'd now, just wait until next summer wen they can't afford the usual vacation.........

Health insurance isn't the only thing that is about to skyrocket, food prices are going up too.

Transforming America, one business sector at a time.
Bye bye Capitalism!
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