Friday, December 13, 2013

ObamaCare: The 1962 Mets of health care programs

(My new American Thinker post)

The 1962 New York Mets lost 120 out of 162 games.  They are the definition of baseball incompetence. They would have lost 122 but two rainouts were never rescheduled.

At least the '62 Mets were a charming bunch led by Casey Stengel and a Venezuelan shortstop named Elio Chacon who would scream "Yo la tengo" or "I got it." Chacon did not speak English and the outfielders did not speak Spanish.  The result was collisions and confusion, a bit like ObamaCare.

The latest of the ObamaCare stories is that people are shopping but nobody can really confirm that they are buying.  

It reminds me of the "story" of the sales manager who told a bunch of new recruits:  "No check, no credit for that application".   

The WSJ has the latest flaw in this mother of all flaws:   

"Insurers know that the hardest part of doing business in the individual market is getting customers to write a check. People are accustomed these days to automatic payroll deductions and the unseen lost wages of employer-sponsored insurance. Many Americans may enroll on the exchange but then fail to pay once they see monthly costs that could range from the equivalent of a cellphone bill if they qualify for subsidies (President Obama's favorite comparison) to premiums that can exceed $1,000 or huge deductibles for the unlucky who must overpay to finance the insurance of others.    
HHS also hasn't built the tools that would allow people to pay through the exchange. Customers must contact their putative insurer, who may not be aware of their existence because the federal exchanges continue to produce corrupted data on the "back end" that are crucial for insurers.   
After stonewalling for weeks about the error rate, HHS now says it is down to 10%, which we suppose is good enough for government work. But some insurers are still processing applications by hand, not least because one of five customers are submitting them on paper, not electronically."

Looking back at the Mets, they did pick up a few young pitchers like Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan and won the '69 Series.  

ObamaCare won't be so lucky.  

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The week of 'fake': Bonnie & Clyde, sign language and ObamaCare enrollments

(My new American Thinker post)

Last Monday night, I sat down to watch something very real, or the Dallas Cowboys play the Chicago Bears. It was so painful to watch that I started doing the "channel flipping" that happens after your home team keeps dropping passes or missing tackles.

Over at another channel, I found "Bonnie & Clyde," a new version of the old story about the young couple from North Texas.  

I found the whole story rather bizarre.  It seemed "fake" to me.    

Well, it turns out, that there is a lot of "fake" in this movie, especially the part about the lady reporter P J Lane of The Fort Worth Herald.  I had my doubts watching the movie that PJ Lane and Bonnie were feminist comrades years ago.

Well, the next day, my fears were realized when I read this review:   

"The reporter, a woman named P.J. Lane, is completely fictional. So is the scene itself; neither Bonnie nor Clyde ever spoke to a reporter, at gunpoint or otherwise."
Read more here:

The fake went on during the week.

Well, the next day we heard that the guy doing the sign language at the Mandela funeral was a fake, too:

""The South African sign language interpreter accused of using fake signs at Nelson Mandela's memorial service this week said he suffered a schizophrenic episode at the event, but another interpreter says it was not the first time Thamsanqa Jantjie has done bogus interpretations.   Jantjie, who has been called an imposter by sign experts, told Johannesburg's Star newspaper Thursday that he hallucinated and heard voices during the memorial service."

Who is doing background checks in South Africa?  Maybe it's the same people who put together the ObamaCare website.

Well, the next day more fake stuff.  

Secretary Siebelius goes before Congress and she can't explain a word.  She tells everyone that thousands are going to the web site,signing up but she can't say a word about premiums. This lady should thank Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus that she does not have a real job.  She would have lost it many weeks ago.

A week of fake, from Bonnie's feminism to sign language to enrollment for ObamaCare.  Everything was fake this week except for that real Dallas defense that got blown up in Chicago. 

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