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Despite President Obama's propaganda machine telling us Obamacare is right on time, Reuters is reporting Obamacare exchanges could be delayed.
Two U.S. government officials warned on Wednesday that the launch of new state healthcare exchanges could potentially be delayed, raising further doubts about the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature legislation.
Alan Duncan, an auditor with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an Internal Revenue Service agency that monitors performance, said testing the systems needed to implement the exchanges "will be difficult to complete" by the October 1 start date.
"The lack of adequate testing could result in significant delays and errors in accepting and processing ... applications for health insurance coverage," he told the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform committee.
Yes Vote / Supporters
Missouri law will prohibit the Governor from issuing an executive order to establish a health insurance exchange. Missouri law will block state officials, agencies, and other stakeholders from working to implement a health insurance exchange without legislative authorization or voter approval. Proposition E would delay the creation of statebased health insurance exchanges in Missouri. The Governor should have specific authority from voters or the legislature before an exchange is implemented.
Federal law requires that Missouri have an operating exchange by January 1, 2014. Proposition E influences
who in Missouri will be involved in the design of the exchange and the timing of that involvement.
Who wrote the Obama Health care reform bill?
In: Barack Obama, Healthcare Reform [Edit categories]
It was actually written by a number of people, some in the House and Senate, but others who were advisers to President Obama (like Ezekiel J. Emmanuel), and some who advised members of congress (like Elizabeth Fowler). Other influences included lobbyists from the healthcare industry; the former governor of Massachusetts (and Republican presidential candidate) Mitt Romney; MIT Economics professor Jonathan Gruber (a former aid to Mr. Romney and later an adviser to the Obama Administration); and Harvard Professor of Public Health John McDonough (also a former adviser to Mr. Romney, and later an adviser to several US senators).
As Obamacare was being pushed through Congress in 2010, the Obama administration and its allies were unequivocal in two claims: If you like your doctor and you like your current health care plan, you can keep them both. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius and then-House speaker Nancy Pelosi backed the president fully in this regard. The White House even went so far as to post a "Health Insurance Reform Reality Check" on its website, where "Linda Douglass of the White House Office of Health Reform debunks the myth that reform will force you out of your current insurance plan or force you to change doctors." President Obama upped the ante, putting the promise in the form of a "guarantee":
While there has been sniping back and forth between the administration and its detractors about the real-world application and implementation of Obamacare, the new Healthcare.gov website has taken some of the mystery out of the controversy. And President Obama and his administration do not fare well in this latest "reality check." Among the questions that HHS recently added to the website: "Can I keep my own doctor?":
Originally posted by beezzer
It must be hard, being a tyrant these days.
The cost of necessities does need to be regulated, for the common welfare as stated in the preamble to the constitution.
Originally posted by xuenchen
Who else has 'Had IT' ?