Healthcare Update 10/27/13….Remember Bush’s Medicare D roll out?

The piling on continues unabated against the Healthcare Law this weekend……

The White House seems to have No real comeback except a end of November promise and IS taking a political pounding….

Several have pointed out the Bush Medicae Part D * roll out was quite similar…..

Anyways….the Law isn’t going anywhere…..

Obama in no mood to talk ObamaCare

resident Obama was not in the mood to field questions about ObamaCare during his walk to church on Sunday.

“C’mon guys. I’m going to church,” Obama reportedly said when asked if the law’s troubled enrollment website would be ready by Nov. 30.

The exchange comes after a tough week for the White House on ObamaCare.

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Republican: Sebelius to testify ‘before she’s out the door’

A key figure in ObamaCare’s congressional oversight said Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before Congress “before she’s out the door.”

The comment from House Energy and Commerce Committee Vice-Chair Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) pointed to calls from Republicans for Sebelius to resign over the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare’s online enrollment system.

Blackburn said that the administration should “absolutely” delay the law given predictions that HealthCare.gov will not be fully functional until Nov. 30.

“The incompetence in building this website is staggering,” Blackburn told “Fox News Sunday.”

The Energy and Commerce panel will host Sebelius on Wednesday for questioning in her first appearance before Congress since HealthCare.gov’s debut on Oct. 1.

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Intel chairman slams ObamaCare site’s cybersecurity plan

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) says he’s more concerned about HealthCare.gov’s problems today than he was last week.

“It was very clear to me in the hearing that they don’t have an overarching solid cybersecurity plan to prevent the loss of private information,” he said Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Rogers, who’s chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is also a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and sat in on the Thursday hearing in which the ObamaCare website contractors testified.

“I’m even more concerned today than I was last week,” he said.

Host Candy Crowley asked Rogers what he thinks of Department of Health and Human Services officials saying the website will run properly by the end of November.

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The Above the Hill….

More insurers dropping individual coverage as Obamacare rolls out

Report and video from CBS News:….

The Affordable Care Act was signed by President Obama in 2010 and since then he has repeated one reassuring phrase: “If you like your insurance plan you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you. It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.”

But it is happening. The president’s health care law raises the standards for insurance policies, which many consider to be a good thing. But hundreds of thousands of Americans whose policies don’t meet the new standards are being told that their health plans are being cancelled.

Natalie Willes is a sleep consultant who helps parents in Los Angeles train their newborns to sleep. She buys her own health insurance.

“I was completely happy with the insurance I had before,” Willes said.

So she was surprised when she tried to renew her policy. What did she find out?

“That my insurance was going to be completely different, and they were going to be replaced with 10 new plans that were going to fall under the regulations of the Affordable Care Act,” she said.

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*How Democrats Saved Bush’s Medicare Drug Program

As Americans should recall, the Bush administration rollout of the Medicare drug benefit for 43 million elderly Americans was a disaster. Ohio Congressman John Boehner admitted as much to Fox News in February 2006 when he lamented that two years after its passage, “The implementation of the Medicare plan has been horrendous.” As Ezra Klein recently recounted, in his rare moment of candor the future Speaker was right:

In 2006, the bill went into effect. It was a disaster. Computer systems didn’t communicate with one another. Seniors were confused. Some of the poorest and sickest enrollees — “dual eligibles” who qualify for aid under both Medicare and Medicaid — weren’t able to get their drugs. It was so bad that in his 2006 State of the Union address, Bush “said nothing about the new Medicare prescription drug program, an initiative Republicans once hoped to trumpet but has angered many seniors in its implementation,” reported the Washington Post….

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  1. I vaguely remember discussing the Medicare Plan D rollout with Corey on P1 back in those days.

    His answer was that everything was just fine. Nothing to see here.

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