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ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Why Obama shouldn't have told people to call the 800 number instead of using the website
Obamacare Clusterfuck: Hospital sues its state commissioner over not being included on Exchange plans.
Seattle Children’s filed suit Friday over the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s “failure to ensure adequate network coverage” in several health plans being sold through the state’s new online insurance marketplace, called Washington Healthplanfinder. ... Families that enroll in those plans could face significantly higher cost-sharing amounts they have to pay if they seek care at Children’s rather than at in-network providers.
Exactly as I've been saying. Read below the fold...
[Update] I've added some revisions, links and updates.
Thanks for adding me, Lambert
The past couple of days I’ve heard constant talk of the deals people are getting on the Obamacare Exchanges, (when the servers are up, of course). $120/month premiums, $500 or less deductibles. All of this sounds like a great triumph of liberal social policy. And if that were the whole story, I would definitely agree. Read below the fold...
You can run from the truth
You can hide from the truth
You can deny the truth
But you cannot destroy the truth
Robert J. Burrowes
According to Robert J. Burrowes in “Why Violence?” “no-Self” people run from, hide from, deny the truth. “Self” people recognize it and communicate it!
Edward Snowden! Self or no-Self?
Bradley Manning! Self or no-Self?
Gitmo Hunger Strikers! Selves or no-Selves? Read below the fold...
Only briefly, because I don't have time to tease this out: Here's Young Ezra's franchisee on what the requirements are for the IRS under ObamaCare; a tax preparer on stuff the IRS can do with its new toys; and a post by Chris Street ("Agenda 21" alert! (from a guy who also cites EFF)) on what the specs for those new toys are: Military grade.* Read below the fold...
On May 9, 2013, The Republican House passed H.R. 807 the Full Faith and Credit Act. The Bill says in part:
(a) In General- In the event that the debt of the United States Government, as defined in section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, reaches the statutory limit, the Secretary of the Treasury shall, in addition to any other authority provided by law, issue obligations under chapter 31 of title 31, United States Code, to pay with legal tender, and solely for the purpose of paying, the principal and interest on obligations of the United States described in subsection (b) after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(b) Obligations Described- For purposes of this subsection, obligations described in this subsection are obligations which are--
(1) held by the public, or
(2) held by the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and Disability Insurance Trust Fund.
So, in brief, the Bill provides for the Treasury, even when it is about to reach the debt ceiling, to issue additional debt to pay principal and interest on debt instruments issued to the public including foreign nations, and to pay principal and interest on Social Security (SS) “trust fund bonds” in the course of paying SS recipients. Read below the fold...
I stumbled across this book, by John Holloway, entitled Crack Capitalism. No, it doesn't have anything to do with crack cocaine - it has to do with looking at the world completely differently, something that I've recently started to do. I'm so very, very tired of all the pointing fingers and daily atrocities. I'm posting pp. Read below the fold...
The first thing you need to know about natural selection is that it's everywhere. Reality's most powerful tool of precision is like a great Grim Reaper wrapped around the face of the internet, relentlessly jamming its truth into anything that smells like bigotry. In fact, the history of the recent elevator-gate scandal, which doubles as a history of the skepticism movement, reads like a what's what of ideas.
h/t, of course, to the Mighty Taibbi. Read below the fold...