Still all smiles: Newly insured who became latest faces of health overhaul defend their choice

  • Article by: HOLLY RAMER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 1, 2013 - 8:14 AM

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — It didn't take long for the friendly-looking young woman whose face was splashed across HealthCare.gov to spiral from smiling stock photo to laughingstock. As it scrambles to correct problems with the website, the Obama administration is now asking people who have successfully purchased health insurance to let their pictures be used instead.

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theagonybhoNov. 1, 1310:08 AM

A whopping (6) people were able to enroll in Obamacare on the very first day of the roll out. It takes 39,000 a day enrolled to reach thier 7 million goal by March. My guess is 1 million will sign up and rest will pay the fine, this bill will collapse under its own weight.

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drichmnNov. 1, 1310:18 AM

"A whopping (6) people were able to enroll in Obamacare on the very first day of the roll out." ... You mean the website was having problems? Wow. Didn't know that.

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lostinstpaulNov. 1, 1310:19 AM

""I won't have to ration my doctor's visits," he said. "It gives me good peace of mind."" @ @ And for that I get to pay for your health insurance. (on top of my own) Boy, thats a sweet deal for him now isnt it? Oh wait, my costs will go up 150%. . . . .

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dlzabzNov. 1, 1311:35 AM

So what you are saying is the odds you'll be able to navigate the website (1 in 780,000) are about the same as being hit by lightening (1 in 700,000)?

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drichmnNov. 1, 1312:42 PM

"So what you are saying is the odds you'll be able to navigate the website (1 in 780,000) are about the same as being hit by lightening (1 in 700,000)?" .... More fantasy thinking. Not only is the website vastly improved since the first day, it's not the only was to sign up for coverage.

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lostinstpaulNov. 1, 13 1:13 PM

it's not the only was to sign up for coverage. @@@@ yes, call the helpline, so they can refer you to the website. . buwahahaha! "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period" <== Biggest lie told to the American people in history

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drichmnNov. 1, 13 1:25 PM

"it's not the only was to sign up for coverage. @@@@ yes, call the helpline, so they can refer you to the website." ... no, the federal exchange only refers you to a website if there's a state exchange. You can complete the entire sign up process on the phone for the federal exchange. The federal exchange is what this story is about.

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halsteadbayNov. 1, 13 1:28 PM

In Colorado they interviewed a worker that had yet to sign anyone up for a plan in that state. She said everyone found the rates too expensive. It's a shame that this is what it takes to prove to liberals that government is not the answer.

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drichmnNov. 1, 13 1:37 PM

"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period" <== Biggest lie told to the American people in history" ... who knew people actually like plans that cover practically nothing at all. Like that 56 yo woman CBS trotted out who was paying over $600 / year for "insurance" that only gave her a prescription drug discount and $50 toward a doctor visit. She can get a plan that will cost less than what she's paying now and actually get some decent health care. Of course she was complaining because she hadn't checked that out and only knew her "insurance" was being canceled.

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lostinstpaulNov. 1, 13 1:38 PM

You can complete the entire sign up process on the phone for the federal exchange. The federal exchange is what this story is about.@@@@ So give out ALL of your private financial data, SS#, income, etc- over a phone line. Yup, that sounds safe, especially from a cell phone. "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period" No mention of cancelling plans, when the Dems voted to include that? Dem's arent going to be in a good spot come next election time.

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