Oh dear:

Louisiana’s leading health insurance company reports that not one person has yet successfully enrolled in a new health care plan offered through the Affordable Care Act … “It’s a situation that we are coping with,” said John Maginnis, vice president of corporate communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, one of four companies offering products through the marketplace … “It was not as intense as we had anticipated,” he said.

Three smaller Louisiana insurers haven’t reported their numbers yet, and the reporter of the above article, Rebecca Catalanello, isn’t giving up hope.

And we thought Connecticut was off to a weak start. Silly us.

  • AmericanMom

    It’s obviously a glitch caused by those mean republicans. Wait’ll they get your personal information and it goes online.

    • BlahBlah

      And also huge traffic measured in the hundreds of millions.

      • jorskippy

        HAHAHAHAHA There are only 320 million people in this country. I love to hear Obama talk about the hundreds of millions…. hahaha

        • Ren

          The other hundreds of millions live in all those extra states he thinks we have.

        • http://www.sportsmansdaily.com/ Ang V.

          Well, knowing the left—-maybe there really are hundreds of millions trying to sign up. I’m sure they got the word out to every country in Central and South America as well as every African nation.

          • John J. Virden

            Thantand what a great cross reference for SNAP and Voter Registration Cards

          • Michael Shea Butler

            Let’s not forget the dead people…. Democrats are very good at getting them to show up….

          • WHBUSMC65

            Will dead people count just like in elections?

          • Egbert O’Foo

            I’m sure they’l be getting full coverage….

          • Joe Barry Richardson

            I am sure they will find away.

          • Linda Fink

            Obama is counting all the other people in all 57 states!!! HAHA

          • TexSizzle

            60.

        • Sean Gohn

          Now… is that 320 million ‘documented’ AND ‘undocumented’ people living in OUR country? =}

        • TexSizzle

          When people repeatedly try to get to a web page, they can have several dozen tries each. Couple that with the Democratics’ natural tendency to exaggerate everything, and you can very easily surpass the U.S. population.

      • Jerry Baker

        Four million reported is hardly millions. You must’ve went to the same school as Pelosi and Watters!

        • Figanootz

          “Four million reported is hardly millions.”
          What school did you go to?

          • http://www.sportsmansdaily.com/ Ang V.

            But 4 million people who have to log on 100 times each (and still can’t get through) equals 400 million attempts. That’s the Obama math.

          • Barbara NeSmith

            I don’t think they have a record of his going anywhere! I mean a real record! lol

          • Eileen Bradshaw Fleming

            WE DON’T KNOW THAT FOR SURE NOW DO WE?

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

          Sarcasm? No? I see.

        • Barbara NeSmith

          LOL

        • sgb1

          Gone.

        • Jim Rasmussen

          “You must’ve went to”? – It’s “You must have gone to”; if I were you, I’d stop questioning other people’s schooling.

          • Jerry Baker

            I truly was just joking!!!!

        • Robert Zampino

          Actually 2 million is millions…just sayin’.

          • Jerry Baker

            Ok. As I said, typing skills aren’t the best, I omitted the reference to the tens of millions someone claimed that tried to access the website on October 1.!!!

          • TexSizzle

            “Edit” is your friend.

          • Jerry Baker

            Amen!!!!

        • TexSizzle

          Four million is easily millions.

      • AmericanMom

        They wish.

      • Pierre A Bridger

        I hope you included Hezbollah and Al Qaeda because they need affordable healthcare also..
        .

      • Kevin Snyder

        we dont even have a hundred million in Louisiana. probably less than a hundred thousand even went to the exchange in Louisiana. I live here. And most un-insured young people are just going to pay the 95 dollar fine. The rates are far too high. We in Louisiana make very meager wages compared to the rest of the country. And nobody I know can afford to take on a 300 dollar a month note on top of their other living expenses.

        • PumpedUpKix

          Until what, next year or the year after, when it goes to min 695 per year penalty/tax, still not sure what it is…

          Not that I am promoting this by one bit. I am saying I don’t think these younger people knew what was coming, although they were told. Cult…

          • Nancy C.

            Since “they” were counting on all the young people to sign up and pay their monthly premiums and that is likely not to happen. I wonder who will have to pick up the slack?? Obama would never raise our taxes again, right?

          • PumpedUpKix

            I saw a headline in an article last night saying something about Boner already thinking about caving on “raising revenue” which we all know means tax hikes. Even without Obamacare being a drag on the economy, they are going to have to jack taxes to get anywhere near a balanced budget and a start to reducing the debt. What a cluster.

        • Raina

          95 I HOPE THEY CAN FIND ME ..

          • Jai Jai

            I will sign up when Obama signs up, after all, if it’s good enoth for us and he works for us, then it should be good enoth for him and his family, and he want. So that in it self should tell the American people just how good obamacare will be for the American people, wake up people before it’s too late.

      • Nancy C.

        I think you meant to say “huge traffic measured in the hundreds”

    • VotingForZombieReagan2016

      It’s Bush’s fault!!!

      • JMW

        Obama Score Card….

        FIX PROBLEM…

        BLAME TEA PARTY
        11111 11111 111111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111
        11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111
        11111 11111 11111 11111 1111

        …there may be a couple hundred more times that he blamed the
        Tea Party, but a guy has to sleep and go to work once in a while so I didn’t score all of ’em….

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

          Hope this isn’t a drinking game. There is such a thing as alcohol poisoning!

          • MooseonPatrol

            it’s covered.

          • Bruce Cline

            Only if you can enroll is it covered though.

          • Lisa McBride

            Thank goodness for those pre-existing conditions.

          • nursefletcher

            is there a limit to the number of drinks that is covered?

          • Scott H

            Close, it’s a Bingo game card!

          • nell

            You forgot ‘I bent over backwards”

          • Jerry Baker

            He expanded his vocabulary, early on it was “unprecedented.” I mean time after time!!

          • Whizbang

            Don’t forget . I have evolved. You can keep your doctor. We defeated our enemies. we got them on the run. we have them on their heels

        • Sharon Roser

          Well, at least you’re going to work. Some of us are on furlough because of this idiot…

          • threebarrs

            Which idiot are you referencing??

          • mharper42

            Do you really have to ask? :)

          • Jim

            Well some of us were smart enough not to work for this idiot

          • Sharon Roser

            I’ve worked there (a military base) since 1990…I have seniority! 😉

          • Nancy Janzen

            Seniority and 25 cents got my mother laid off at 20 years when she was in a union.

          • I hate govt worker whiners

            Oh please, you’re going to get back pay.

          • Brian Robinson

            No you don’t get back pay while furloughed. Nice try though! I suppose your going to tell me I’m going to be back payed for the 3 months I was laid off due to sequestration as well? PS I hate dumb ass people that like to think they know what they are talking about. By the way I’m not a govt worker I’m a contractor, before your start.

          • Ronnie Bailey

            Same difference, just another unessential worker collecting pay off the backs of hard working people.

          • butch64

            WELL IF YOUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF REALLY CARED ABOUT YOU, HE’D GET A BILL SIGNED BY CONGRESS DONE. THEY’D BE HAPPY TO DO IT. BUT HE WANTS TO PLAY POLITICS.

          • Sharon Roser

            Only after we go back to work. In the meantime, would you like to pay my rent, cable (only have basic – only way to get any tv in my apartment), phone, and electric/heat? About $1500 shoud cover it all. After this month, I won’t be able to pay any of it…

          • butch64

            GET THE PRESIDENT AND HARRY TO DO IT, SIGN THE HOUSE BILL AND IT’S A DONE DEAL. YOU MIGHT WANT TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT IT. IF THEY HEAR FROM ENOUGH OF YOU THEY MIGHT LISTEN. IF YOU DON’T TELL THEM THEN IT’S YOUR OWN FAULT. BEST REGARDS.

          • Robert M

            Maybe you should let your boss know that you are okay with a delay in your pay! He might be able to use that.

          • Bob Wynne

            I’d take eight weeks off today without pay if I get backpay when they call me back.

          • Guest

            yea well try 24 hrs this asshat caused!! at 54 with a 14 y/o still home I might as well be furloughed at $7.50 ph
            !

          • Jerry Baker

            According to that idiot, all furlouged are on his side.

          • Breanda Mc Cabe

            I am out of a job, ,Due to aca, ( Audiologist
            )…..and no it isn’t all the insurance companies fault. I have 3 libertards try to tell me that yesterday………….flippin’ idiots….

          • Michelle Brown

            He furloughed me permanently when company budget cuts had to pay the changes they needed to make. I used to work for Blue Cross. Still can’t find enough work. My paycheck for my last two weeks of work? $60. I thought I was struggling on 35K a year. LOL Reality check time. Prior to this, I had never been out of work more than 2 weeks and I’d always found a job that would at least cover minimum expenses. That economy is long gone.

          • Nancy C.

            Sorry you will not be receiving any $ until you return to work. Come by my supermarket and the people sitting at the table in front of the store will sign you up for food stamps and tell you how to apply for welfare and I heard you may get a free phone!! Hang in there.

        • John Thomas

          Barry has blamed Bush for way of his failures than he has the Tea Party, but I am sure that number will rise quickly.

          • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100002220220146/ Frances Chute Quinn

            what is interesting is for the last few months the media has been saying how the tea party has lost influence and not important, and all of a sudden this whole shutdown is their fault. kind of funny!

        • Happy go Lucky!

          yeah obama needs his rest so he can go and play a good game of golf!

          • nursefletcher

            Well he can get all the rest he wants, he still isn’t good at golf.

          • nell

            He’s missing his ‘time’ with Tiger!!!

        • Mike O’Brien

          no, your right, the rest of the time he was golfing or on vaction and golfing…

        • Barbara

          LOVE IT…KEEP GOING ON THIS ONE! YEEE…HAH!

        • Beadbabe16

          BLAME ANY~ONE!! he does NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for ANYTHING!!!

      • $266791

        Ignoramous!!

      • Jack Nantz

        lmbo !

      • Marilyn Kay Strawser

        Would you explain yourself? Are you still blaming your parents for your mistakes. GROW UP! OBAMA SHOULD BE IMPEACHED. AND HIS WIFE SHOULD GO WITH HIM.

      • Ron Wilson

        Doh!!!

      • AmericanMom

        Nothing is ever Obama’s fault, or Pelosi’s, or Reid’s. Insufferable asses all of them.

      • tonilaura

        Of course it is. President Bush is an intelligent man and takes this type of blame for what it really is. An acknowledgement of Obama’s, Pelosi’s, Reid’s, Holder’s stupidity. Holder was a judge for years and I wonder just how much true justice he handed out.Affordable Health Care Act. It has already taken $900 million from Medicare and will steal more. Some states have received “permission” from Obama’s stooges to use some of the state’s Medicare/Medicaid funds from the federal government for Obamacare. Hope your parents or maybe even you, stay well and out of reach of the 15 member medical panel that will pass on certain treatments. Good luck.

      • Jerry Baker

        Amen Brother!!!

    • $266791

      Oh shut up!! Your ignorance is overwhelming

      • trixiewoobeans

        OFA troll? Should probably put a (sarc) tag on if you’re not serious.

      • AmericanMom

        Only to you sweetheart! Only to you!

      • E Quilibrate

        But not nearly as deep and broad as your own.

    • Linda Heilman

      RASCISTS

      • Kelly Johnston

        LOL… do people still pull the race card??

        • Lisa McBride

          It depends on what the circumstance is as to whether it’s the “race card” or the “for the children card” or the “throw granny off a cliff card”…. it varies through time and space.

          • Bonnie Moncada

            They are certainly NOT for the children! Old man Reid wants them to die!!

        • Diggur

          Yeah, but they don’t know how to spell racist.

        • Julian A

          only extremely stupid people do,thats what you say when your mush brain can’t think of anything semi-intelligent,it’s like a kindergarten child,the brain has not developed yet

      • Stephanie Wahl

        Pronounced Rashists.

    • Marilyn Kay Strawser

      I’m a Republican and I’m not mean. I help other people, fix meals for them, run errands for them, take care of my grandchildren who know I love them. Pity that people have to point to someone else as the problem when perhaps the fault belongs right in the hands of the beholder….that includes you. Pity that you globalize all Republicans. Pity.

      • VotingForZombieReagan2016

        Do you not get sarcasm? I’m a Republican. When I said, “It’s Bush’s fault” it was a jab at Obama blaming everything on Bush. When AmericanMom said “mean Republicans” that was sarcasm. Read at least half of the posts here with a right leaning sarcastic tone and you won’t waste your time calling out your own. Cause I won’t waste my time explaining it to you again.

    • msmac12

      I believe the Democrats are the ones gathering healthcare information through the ACA.

    • Rodney Jones

      Well you will see when it comes time to pay your ACA insurance and if you cant afford it they will suspend your drivers license. Obama care puts the government in control of our health and frankly I do not trust any of them and will not entrust my health or my life to the Government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Shen Gill

      really republicans? i hope that comment was tongue in cheek…..

    • Whizbang

      Republicans will be accused of enrollment surpression

    • JANET BROWN

      it was probably Bushs fault

  • Mister A

    We do know that sooner or later, they’ll find a way to fudge the numbers. Next thing you know, after a couple of weeks they will have 15 million people enrolled.

    • Locke Wiggin

      why stop there? why not say 16 trillion people?

      • Laura Millet

        No wait 16 trillion…that’s our deficit…

      • David Lelm

        They might that many if everyone in a 57 states enroll

        • Voni

          nice shot! LOL

        • Happy go Lucky!

          OOOO LOL!!!!!! duh 57 states, obama knows everything, right?

          • linda stoever

            I missed that Did he really honestly say that 57 states? And this Country elected him President?

          • Debbie Henz

            57 states in Islam…….of course he is confused he forgot where he was……

        • jorskippy

          Does that include the Second State of Mexico (the country of Mexico)

          • bear

            china..

      • Turtledove

        And in more than 150 languages!

      • bear

        are they going to put people who can.t pay the fines.into fema,s relocation camps..debtors prison/concentration camps..

        • 23anniebrown45

          Don’t give them any ideas!

    • CSG

      Impossible. Not even 5million in whole state. Unless the sea enroll, many of them have voted in past. Voter ID has reduced that number some.

      • joao1960

        Nothing is impossible for the man who got 108% of the vote in some precincts.

        • Teri Williams

          ROFLMBO…EXACTLY!!!

      • Michael GeauxTigers Bergeron

        You forget Democrats vote and vote often. Even dead people, so it wouldnt be hard to run up them numbers there

        • linda stoever

          Just ask voters in Chicago

    • John Alvarado

      In all 57 states…

      • Kristopher Schindler

        Nice!

      • Jabsdna

        I thought ole OVOMIT said 57 states and one more to go :)

        • Happy go Lucky!

          yeah we don’t want to forget that 1 more to go /~:

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        Is one of the 150 languages Austrian?

    • $266791

      He is already spouting numbers!! He was nearly jumping up and down with jubilation as he announced 500% MORE people went to apply on the second day… GAG

      • jorskippy

        In Connecticut, out of 28,000 web site hits, only 167 signed up for Obamacare…….

      • Lisa McBride

        That’s because most couldn’t enroll the first day so they tried again today.

      • Robert M

        Probably telling the truth after all 500 percent more of nothing is still nothing!

    • nursefletcher

      in all 52 states.

    • Anna Fabian

      They always do!
      I had eveun heard that the tea party caused the crash!
      We have some seriously mentally ill problems in wdc.
      I really mean that.

      Can anybody tell me why this man has wrecked our healthcare?
      we have the best, that’s why ppl from other countries came here to be treated.
      either they are bumbling idiota or they just want to mess the one last thing we had going for us.
      Don’t get me wrong, we do need reform but not like this!
      The ppl who had good insurance should not have had their’s wrecked for the ones that did nit bother to buy any of any kind.
      most of us worked for our insurance and a lot of ppl that could retire kept working just for our insurance.
      a lot of the people they are trying to cover..were already covered under medicare.
      On the flip side, these very same ppl are not going to spend their welfare checks on healthcare.
      They won’t even buy car insurance so i doubt they have any intentions of buying healthcare!
      a lot are illegals too, so why should the working, middle class have to pay for their’s too?
      thus is all about one man’s very large ego and hate for america and the middle class. He wants 2 classes….rich and poor.
      that is what is called socialism and we have a constitution to protect us from leaders like this!
      We are being lead down a dark path and we need to stand up against it before it is too late.
      Hope this comes out ok.
      Stupid system will not let me edit.
      the bbc wa just talking about all this chaos in our country.
      This is not good to be seen as a weak country but maybe that is also part of his great scheme.
      it’s pretty bad when nobody can trust our govmt and feel they are out to destroy us.

      late!
      This is just one of many things that has been forced on us without a say.
      even our elected ppl are having a hard time with this admin. Who will not even sit down with the gop to try to reach some kind of solution!
      This is going to blow up in ‘s face and the democrat party.

    • Scott H

      No, they’ll have 153% of the population for Louisiana enrolled!

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Come on people………….. you have to sign up for it before you can find out how “great” it is………………

    • Monte M.Turner

      They didn’t read it before they voted on it…. So why not complain about it before anyone signs up for it!!

    • linda stoever

      All of our Govt reps that signed on the dotted line, should be mandated to sign up first.

    • disgusted_with_government

      No thanks.

  • Duane_of_Dibbley

    In the private sector, ineptitude on this scale gets project managers fired.

    • Nancy Chapman

      Can we fire Obama? He’s the project manager for this fiasco, right?

      • disgusted_with_government

        Top of the food chain.

  • SUDS

    I wonder how many illegals are waiting to enroll

    • gracepmc

      Dunno’ but they can do it in any one of 150 languages apparently.

    • Alton Clark

      11 million !

    • ohioone

      All of Mexico has the site bogged down again!

    • MW

      None, because they get their medical for free now, so why would they want to ante up ?

    • someDude

      None, because illegals are explicitly denied access (it’s in the law).

      • Mike O’Brien

        so is congress can not pass any law that does not include covering them, they must be included, however a couple of months ago Obama excluded them along with their families and staff…laws are not ment for king obama, just like the Constitution, he doesn’t need to follow it.

        • someDude

          You still believe the myth (the nice way of saying “lie”) that Congress is exempt from Obamacare?

    • Mike O’Brien

      They funded California with 60 million dollars to get the word out to hispantics, they were enrolling all, including illegals and also had workers there to enroll them in the food stamp program af the same time..this was in oakland, california where they have a large hispantic population, they have hired workers going door to door. haven’t heard how many have registered…Oregon on the other hand are not ready to enroll anyone yet in many counties around the state, the online enrollment process is not up and running, maybe another 2 to 3 weeks before its ready. what a joke.

    • Rinehard Carsjens

      They already get medical

  • Karin_A

    H5 to Twitchy for the graphic. I was trying to place that little character.

    • Jesse Malkin

      thanks!

  • Brother bob

    After disappointments from traitorous SCOTUS and RINOS…this POS might actually implode by itself. God really operates in mysterious ways.

  • bruce lancaster

    Yesterday, the obamacare sign up system in Helena Montana successfully signed up 5 people.

    • Laura Millet

      and 3 cows

      • stuckinIL4now

        What-the moose weren’t interested?

        • bruce lancaster

          Nope. The sheep lined up, though…

          • Hypo

            awesome reply.

          • Hypo

            To be sheared no doubt.

          • disgusted_with_government

            More like slaughtered, victims of Obama’s death panels.

      • lindy marie abbott

        honestly I am laughing so hard my side hurts. thanks for this one.

    • Lisa McBride

      One wonders if they were all from under the same rock.

  • J. Cox

    Why does 500 failures in a row not teach these LIV’s that socialism has always,is,and will always be a failure?

    • ked5

      because they were taught they were special snowflakes.

      • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

        Would that they really were.

        Then they would melt away every spring.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Because it is their religion. They failed because other people didn’t go along with their designs; never because their designs were stupid. To admit that would be sacrilege.

      • Darticus

        Bingo, Stephen

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Here is what cracks me up – Most of the Dem members of Congress are boasting about the traffic (“interest”) on the states’ exchange sites, but they have no flippin’ clue that the reason MOST are leaving without enrolling is because the prices are TOO high and the coverage is TOO low. If they REALLY want to get an accurate picture, they should put exit questions in place for when a person leaves the site without enrolling.

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Just building a little “uninsured” database. Nothing to see here….move along.

    • spaceycakes

      heh; the next thing is they’ll send some NBP dude dressed in clothing bought at an army surplus store to stand with a baton next to your pc while you’re checking out the site

    • Amercan111

      That would make too much sense and be too obvious :(

      • Michelle ✓classified

        They don’t want the truth to be known. They have a Senate to hold onto in 2014.

    • John L. Krueger

      I don’t really care how many hits the sites get. What really matters is how many actually buy insurance. That number, at least by anecdotal evidence, is way too low to be sustainable. We can hope. Of course the powers that be don’t want folks to know that, so they advertise their inflated traffic numbers.

      • disgusted_with_government

        We know what they have done with the unemployment numbers.

    • MW

      You only put in exit questions if you really want to get honest feedback and you know the emperor never wants to know that he has no clothes on.

      • Mi Li

        I love your wit. You’ve had some good ones.

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100002220220146/ Frances Chute Quinn

      they don’t care, when someone checks and doesn’t enroll because of cost they have their number so they can fine them later. a disaster in the happening.

    • disgusted_with_government

      How many of them could not even get that far?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    New spin: “Obamacare is like a trendy nightclub. It’s so popular, you can’t get in.”

    • ked5

      and when you finally do, you wonder why you wanted to.

      • spaceycakes

        and the toilets are filthy.

        • trixiewoobeans

          And your purse gets stolen.

          • I’m not dead yet.

            And the girl that you were talking to wasn’t really a girl.

          • spaceycakes

            and someone digs their Payless high heel into your Guccis, and spills some pink martini on your silk Nina Ricci blouse.

          • trixiewoobeans

            Oh! Gucci and Nina Ricci? Is Nancy Pelosi there?

          • spaceycakes

            no, I mean mine. LOL ‘tho

          • David_Francis

            Or a doctor either, just some nut from the Holiday Express.

          • spaceycakes

            and there’s no smoking ’cause, you know, it’s one of THOSE clubs.

          • Adela Wagner

            And some weirdo, in a tight white shirt unbuttoned down to here, with a bunch of gold chains around his neck and no chest hair but hard dark nipples you can see through that shirt, comes up and says “Hey baby, I’m Carlos…Carlos Danger”

    • Greg

      And when you do get in, you find out that you can’t afford the drinks the club is forcing you to buy.

      • TJCrane_NCC1701

        And watered down drinks to boot !

      • SonsOfMontesQ

        oh look… it’s $9 beer night!

  • ICOYAR

    May Obummercare crash and burn.

    John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, and (pretty soon), Jimmy Carter are bored in that place in Hell where the worst presidents we ever had lie. They need new company.

    • stuckinIL4now

      You mean like somebody to get them coffee and press their elevator buttons–yeah there might be “elevators” that go down.

  • cmerlo1

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

  • cmerlo1

    Obamacare might fail due to lack of participation before it collapses under its own weight..

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100002220220146/ Frances Chute Quinn

      that is why we need to keep the government shutdown while it is failing! that way maybe we can defund it. I know three people who need insurance….they can’t afford obamacare so no insurance but they can’t afford any fines either…and they don’t own anything or have bank accounts…so nothing! no insurance and can’t pay the fines. now what, take it out of their paltry income tax returns if they get one.

  • CableNewsGuy

    Even the OFAer’s can’t tweet fast enough to keep up with this implosion.

  • bkeyser

    Messaging?

  • Joseph Kurt

    (Ben Stein’s Voice) Anyone? Anyone? NOLA? NOLA? NOLA?

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    I was reading the missoulian and it had a poll “Will you be buying heath insurance on the new Obamacare exchange.

    I thought that was kind of funny because they didn’t even use the act’s real name Affordable Care Act.

    95 voted yes

    346 voted no

    75 voted I’m confused and don’t know what to do

    60 voted i’m interested but waiting to see cost and subsidies.

    Scroll down the right hand side of the front page.

    http://missoulian.com/

  • ObamaFail

    No one in Louisiana has enrolled in Obamacare because of how insanely popular it is. – liberal logic

    • WhoDat

      No one has enrolled because the national website is slow. I blame Jindal for not setting up a state exchange.

      • John L. Krueger

        Apple’s website takes 30 million hits a day and doesn’t blink. The Feds couldn’t even handle less than a tenth as many hits on Tuesday. Yeah, I want THEM in charge of my healthcare.

      • cocodrie

        Shame on Gov. Jindal for not saddling us with higher costs for less care.. He should have let the feds come here and rape us again. Landrieu, the ugly hooker, sold us down the river and Gov. Jindal refused to drown us. He should be ashamed.

        Jesus loves you so much He died for you

    • LegalizeShemp

      Not liberal logic, liberal propaganda.

  • Oxbow

    “You mean we have to ENROLL? I thought Big Daddy was just gonna mail us a ‘free health insurance’ credit card.”

    • stuckinIL4now

      And that’s exactly what the lowinfObamabotzombie crowd believes.

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100002220220146/ Frances Chute Quinn

      that is going to be a problem for those low information voters who can’t read….sitting there waiting for their cards to come in the mail!!!

  • https://soundcloud.com/juanmaibz JuanmaIBZ

    And the shock is????

  • liberalssuck

    So this is a typical government run program, Nothing works, will cost more, and you will get told lies at every turn!!

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    I admit I’m a mite confused: has no-one signed up because the servers are overloaded, or because nobody wants the dam thing?

    • Amercan111

      Both.

  • right_on

    B-b-but, it’s supposed to stop the delays in healthcare coverage, foisted upon us by the “evil” insurance companies!

    I can’t wait to see how smoothly it runs, once people who sign up try to use it.

  • Amercan111

    Doesn’t Obamacare need like 270,000 people a day to sign up to meet the goal of 26 million by Jan. 1 2014? Not gonna happen.

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100002220220146/ Frances Chute Quinn

      nope, it is not going to happen!

  • Charlotte North

    Wait until you get your PRICE range…or somewhere between 400 and 900 dollars…of course, this may be even higher before we’re done with you…..boooooooo

    • Zach Smith

      The plans available to me are between $735 and $1413 for a single person / non-smoker. I live in a county with a median per capita income of $27,900.

      • Tree Feathers

        Don’t forget the $5,000+ deductible.

  • WhoDat

    If I could log into healthcare.gov, I’d be able to see. But, I can’t.

    Thanks to Bobby Jindal being too stubborn to set up our own exchange.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Gov Jindal did you a favor.

    • Zach Smith

      I’ll bet the private insurers’ websites are still working.

  • Ryan Johnson

    well that was a nice blast from the past. some of these were shown on tv again in the 90s. Anyway, I thought this meant not one single person in louisiana wanted it, which I figured was a statistical impossibility. though that would be amusing.

    • cajun_2

      La has a Charity Hospital system. It has been cut badly due to medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cuts but it still functions and has great quality health care for the poor. Pretty sure un insured do not realize that their access to our Charity system will not be their choice anymore. When they have to pay a penalty instead of “out of pocket’, we will then see significant problems here.

      • Ryan Johnson

        Wow. people need to know that Obamacare negatively affects hospitals that act out of charity! Has this been coming out in all the debates?

        • cajun_2

          Bobby Jindal has learned not to openly attack Obama. Obama has ordered the DOJ to file 3 different lawsuits against Jindal’s administration.
          But our charity system has been in place starting in New Orleans in 1736. It became a “teaching” facility associated with medical schools throughout the state. At one time, we had 5 Charity hospitals in every corner and center of the state. Medical care readily available to the poor. The “poor” have had medical care based on income , excellent medical care, and staff that do eligibility searches for other programs like Medicaid, for people with long term medical problems. Katrina and Rita did much damage. Cuts to Medicaid and medicare and other medical programs have caused the state to cut staff and services. After Katrina destroyed NOCH, it has not reopened but has been moved to a much smaller facility.
          The people of La have been so cushioned by the Charity Hospital system, that they really do not understand that being “uninsured” is no longer a choice. We have a population of 4 million. FEMA is busting us with 200% increases in mandated flood insurance up to $23k a year. Obama has been cutting oil and gas permits and drilling for 5 years. This to us is like dominoes. Loss of jobs, companies failing, and the young educated moving out of state. This all has taken millions of revenue shares from the state that were the basis of our Charity Hospital system.
          Each state is different in population, culture, ethnic groups, industry. When O Care gets finished being set up, we will all be forced to “charity” hospitals, long waiting lines, and all “poor”. THAT is O’s goal. Then and only then will you have true equality./s

          • Sol T. Knutts

            This is true. Grand plan is to permanently hobble the states

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100002220220146/ Frances Chute Quinn

      well there were counties that not one person voted for mitt Romney and one hundred and eight per cent voted for Obama…and the democrats won’t admit those are statistical impossibilities.

      • Ryan Johnson

        I heard about this not too long ago. I remember the hanging chad disputes from when I was a kid, they should’ve looked into this too.

  • Roziland McCoy

    I like it so if im injured i can go to the hostpital for free and taxs are raised
    only because our heath is better than taxs and more important

    • Rasputin

      sarcasm ? or are you an obama voter?

    • David M Harris

      Right, free after the first $5,000 you have to cover on your own

  • gman213

    Louisiana is raaaaaacist!

    • Debbie Shumaker

      They all qualified for Medicaid.

      • ibelieveinfreedom2

        Not funny. Just because New Orleans is a boil on the @$$ of America like Chicago, doesn’t make the rest of Louisiana the dregs of the earth.

  • LegalizeShemp

    They just don’t want to sign up for Obamacare because they don’t like our first black President. Sorry I had a TIA and temporarily adopted a liberal’s point of view.

    • ibelieveinfreedom2

      LOL!

  • Mark Smith

    I wonder how much time the people have wasted trying to do as the king as decreed? What a colassal waste of time

  • makeupdiva
  • UwasaWahya

    I’m not signing up, period.

    • Rasputin

      nor will I.

  • MW

    Maybe they actually read the fine print on that glorious “Bronze” plan that has a high deductible and covers only 60% of all “approved” medical costs ?

  • American-By-Choice

    Rain falls, water is wet, night is dark and Socialism fails…

  • Diane Rickman Carder

    they know how bad it is

  • Mark_Krieg

    Let it fall on it’s on weight.
    the Democrats own this train wreck, we just need to make sure it’s not blamed on the republicans.
    Congress Needs to pass a law that says no one is exempt from Obama care and send it over to the Senate and let them cut their own throats

    • oldenough2remember

      They already did send a CR to the Senate that funded everything but removed the exemption for federal employees (including reps, pres and v. pres). The senate sent it back. Basically that tells us that they aren’t willing to live under the same laws they pass for the people, but expect special treatment and they have no interest in negotiating.

      • TheRMSDave

        Notice how many parrots in the press say both sides aren’t willing to compromise? Sounds to me like one of the sides offered a compromise.

  • ibelieveinfreedom2

    Most Louisianians are conservatives, the rest are welfare democrats.

    • Rasputin

      you mean minorities

  • MovingToNevada

    If you like the DMV, post office, you’ll like the ACA. Personally, I know of no one that does.

    • Phil Dych

      I know of one post office that you’d swear is run by true business people…they are nice, efficient and go out of their way to help their customers….we joke that no one should tell anyone about how good they are or the Postal System might shut them down! I’d never disclose what post office because they never have long lines, and any lines that do form move quickly….oh, they also have great candy there!

  • Tammy

    but since Louisiana is NOT expanding Medicaid there will be no fees….or so I hear

  • Pete Klemans

    If it’s a problem with the Internet, blame Al Gore.

  • HeNeverLies4

    That is BS. The state of Louisiana is responsible for setting up these exchanges and making them available to people. They have failed to cooperate with this law AT ALL. This is well documented. How can you systematically do everything within your power for a law to fail, and when it does blame the law? LMAO.

    • CrashFroelich

      That’s not quite right. The government has subsidized ACORN, Planned Parenthood, SEIU, and any number of other progressive tools to operate the exchanges for the states. What you’re witnessing is their incompetence.

    • stacy meros

      No state is required to participate. This was the ruling of the Supreme Court…that it is a violation of the Constitution for the STATE to be required to set up exchanges, etc. 36 states did not set up exchanges.

      • HeNeverLies4

        So the fact that no one signed up is a failing on ObamaCares fault then.

  • Kristine Menefee

    Who can afford it, geeze I was reading the deductibles someone had posted, $6000 for a single person, $10,000 for a family, and this was the cheap ones, lmao, how is this supposed to help anyone!

    • stacy meros

      The deductibles and coverages are shockingly inadequate. I got on the exchange and viewed my options and was disgusted. These plans will do nothing to get vital HEALTHCARE to needy people, but they will, indeed have HEALTH INSURANCE!

  • James 94708

    Totally has to be Bush’s fault

  • Kelly

    Have you heard that they tell people if you opt out it is over 4000 dollars more in taxes a year and if you sign up and make 45 to 55,000 dollars that the plan you would get has over a 15,000 dollar deductible and get this…here is the special part…you don’t pay for or make arrangements to pay the IRS they suspend your drivers license and it can go as far as putting a lien on your house…So when do we split the country in half and/or revolt? Oh and the really special part about posting is that 50% posts are Obama bots…they aren’t real people it is one person posting for several…Facebook study…Just someone tell us all where the split is in the country so I can go to the Conservative side…

    • Rasputin

      arizona is the cut off .

    • Grizzled_Gringo

      It’s like $500 or 1% of your pay, doubles the next year and up after that..

      • stacy meros

        It is $95 the first year and 1% of…not sure what it is 1% of…. Max fine after 4-5 years is under $1,000.

        • Grizzled_Gringo

          1% of your annual income, goes up to 2.5% or $695 whichever is greater by 2016. That is per person $95 but is capped at $285 for a Family in 2014. 2016 is $695 or 2.5% up to $2085 per family or 2.5% of annual income whichever is greater..Your figures are per person, 4 is average family size.

  • onetruepatriot

    It’s Bush’s fault!

  • George Murrey

    Could this be the beginning to the end?

  • johnos2112

    It is because people expect it to be free. What a bunch of jackasses that support this crap!

  • Darrell G. Walton

    Its a bait and switch! What you sign up for comes back in your email confirmation as something totally different and very more highly priced. If you choose to opt out at that point it wont let you! Opting out, you will receive threat emails of all the heavy duty fines and all the tactics the IRS will do to you!

    • nc ✓s & balances

      That’s why you shouldn’t touch these sites with a ten foot pole.

  • wally

    F obummer and his BULL**** make believe care

  • CL JOHNSON

    Still confused why House Republicans want to defund Obamacare?

    Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.

    **
    Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.

    **
    Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN).

    **
    Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

    **
    Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.

    **
    Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient’s age. AGE 76, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY CANCER TREATMENTS.

    **
    Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

    **
    Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)

    **
    Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

    Still think Obamacare being implemented is no big deal?

  • Tommy La Grone

    it”s Bush’s fault !!

  • Joyce Chestang

    Louisiana has chosen not set up there own exchanges and supposedly, waiting for the Federal Gov’t to set them up????….other states have chosen that set-up also….

  • jsw7533

    What if the government offered health insurance – and no one showed up? I see a new strategy emerging: STRIKE!

  • abudoggie

    So far, my local “news reporters” are blaming “overwhelming enthusiasm” for the “glitches.”

    Very understanding of them, don’t you think?

    I’m sure they’d do the same if it were a Bush fiasco we were talking about here. :)

    • Frustrated Teacher

      I like how you put “news reporters” in quotes. I think we should do that all the time now….the word ‘journalist’ as well. Some of them are flat-out lying to us, but a lot of what they do is just not report things that go against their beliefs which is just as bad. Enthusiasm…yeah, right!

      • abudoggie

        So true. They mention nothing about the offers made by the GOP, nothing about the president refusing to compromise or even negotiate. They just continue to imply that it’s alllllll one side’s fault. And the folks buy it. This is Southern California, after all.

      • TheRMSDave

        They aren’t journalists; they’re activists.

  • KathyHT

    According to what I’m seeing for those that attempted to enroll when they saw the dollar figure they opt-ed out only to get a notice later they were going to get HUGE fines that if not paid will lead to loosing Driver License, withheld tax return monies, lien’s against homes, etc. Go figure!!!!

    • SWalkerTTU

      The ACA penalty is a tax, and increases the tax owed. The consequences of failing to completely pay the tax owed under the law would include the things you’ve mentioned.

  • Hargraves Ian

    Ha Ha I got a quote and mine for medium coverage is a very affordable $555 a month (affordable for a senator or Donald Trump but not for this chump)

  • magicboop

    It’s not suppose to help anyone. The point of this crap is to collapse the system.

  • victoryengineer .

    Aside from a few inconsequential glitches, this is what’s really happening. The very people this was intended to benefit begin the enrollment process and find out that it will cost them something. These people, have become to entitlements for free for many years and are just now finding out they have to pay a token amount. That’s where their enrollment process stops. Owebama care is nothing more than another liberal attempt to redistribute what we work for and give it to those that don’t want to work. I don’t like the dems or the gop, but I will most assuredly vote for the gop to at least get rid of Owebama care. Our Country just can’t afford this monumental disaster.It will cost more than our Country can bear and result in substandard health care for all.

  • Cliff Nier

    Kinda funny that nobody seems to realize that insurance isn’t something you devote 5 minutes to before you actually buy it. Also, nobody seems to realize people have until 12/31/13 to purchase it for a Jan. 1 effective date. I work in insurance sales and deal with this every single day. What I am seeing happening is normal insurance business, people kick the tires several times before they buy, just how the business works and this will be no different. Also, just a side note, in New York, all of the agents in my office are jumping ship and going to the exchange because the coverage in New York is not only lower in cost, it has better benefits included. That’s a fact from someone IN the industry, sorry to burst your bubbles.

    • tallron

      Jumping ship from private insurance is the plan- next step, single payer. Good luck.

    • sickofdems

      Cool story, bro.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Hey Cliff – Why do you suppose the citizens of MA elected a Republican to fill the seat left empty by Kennedy, in an effort to stop Obamacare?

      All of the agents in your office, eh? I call bullcaca Cliff. I lived with MA’s exchange and taken a look at CA’s exchange (where I live now). In BOTH cases, exchange premiums double, co-pays more than doubled, and a $5,000 deductible before only 60% coverage kicks in.

      • SWalkerTTU

        That argument would hold up better were it not for that Republican getting ousted at the next regular election.

    • Tree Feathers

      I call B.S.

    • Ted H.

      What is also “normal insurance business” is for those companies to pass along the increased costs due to more and more layers of regulations. And when those shiny new rates reach a critical mass, employees get the axe. That’s a fact from someone IN THIS EXACT POSITION, sorry to burst YOUR bubble Mr Salesman

    • IHateSchoolYardBullies!

      Your pretty and smart and write real nice and did I say smart! If they can’t afford it they can’t buy it.. It’s not that hard to figure out, let me say it slower. if ….. they….. can’t ….. afford….. it ….. they….. can’t ….. buy ….. it.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Shorter:#NOBRAINERALERT!!! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Glen Saunders

      I can say Liberal Democrat Troll and not hurt myself……..Just a bunch of words with no facts to support them.

  • CreepyUncleSam

    Serious question: Has ANYONE been able to set up an account at http://www.healthcare.gov, successfully login, and access plans, rates and calculate subsidies? I have been trying ever since Midnight of October 1 to no avail. Is it just me? I have no intention of signing up, but it would be interesting to see how high the rates are.

  • Randy West

    Louisiana Senator Landrew
    Obama Lovers to Blame

  • Geoff Potter

    If Obama took a computer science course….

  • Geoff Potter

    It’s George Bush’s fault and you are all racist!

  • Scott Snoopy

    shocking I say…how could it be The White House occupant said it was ready

  • Lisa Lee Gonzales

    That is because when you get to the part where you set up an account and it asks challenge questions the questions do not show up from the drop down menu.

  • jorskippy

    On the official Obamacare website a few weeks ago, there was a section on FREE Insurance and Dental Coverage….. These sections were taken off the site…. What happened to all the Free insurance Obamabots were going to get?

    • TheRMSDave

      It’s a classic bait and switch scam from the bamster.

    • DocScience

      I want to know how the homeless will pay for Obamacare…since it is mandatory. Will they get thrown in jail for not getting it? And what about all those part-time workers that literally live paycheck to paycheck? No extra $$ there for paying for Obamacare. Do they go to jail also? How do they plan to enforce payment? Take your tax return, which may be the only time you get your car fixed to get you to work because it is the only time you HAVE extra money?

      • jorskippy

        That is my point. How can anyone making minimum wage even with the government paying part of their premium even pay out anything for insurance. Most people cannot live on what the wages must less pay out a dime for insurance. Money is too tight for them. On a website I read at lady wrote this: “It’s insane! There is no way I can afford the most basic plan they offer and I would be paying for stuff I don’t even need coverage for! I’m 25 and no preexisting conditions just for myself it would cost me $135 dollars a month AFTER subsidies”

        • Dwight

          you forgot about the deductable which you must pay before you get any benefits, all out of pocket until the deductable is met…

      • SWalkerTTU

        The homeless have generally had Medicaid available since 1965. Obamacare is not directed at them.

    • GoneFishing

      NOTHING is free……………….

  • lindy marie abbott

    I WOULD NOT DARE give the government all of my information to sign up for healthcare… these people signing up are idiots. ha ha that is if you can really sign up.

  • Judy Eaton

    Sic those IRS agents on those naughty people

  • jr61020

    Administration has had 3 friggin years to work all this out. You think this is bad…just wait. Govt can never do anything right

  • clari szeplaki

    my biggest worry what will happen w/the 11-12 million illegals/??????i know they should not have an ID because that would humiliate them…….ohoh.more problems for dear Zomaba……….

  • Barbara

    DO NOT CALL IN AND GET THIS obamacare…it may be hazardous to your health not to mention your wallet and bank account! I wouldn’t touch it with a 10 ft. pole…not getting it…sticking with ‘my own personal insurance that I chose and have used a long time!’ Also have my own doctors that I chose! What is Obama thinking about besides his self, money, power and greed! He is purposely bankrupting and destroying OUR country!

    • Marilyn Kay Strawser

      Anyone that names a government program after himself is only out for his narcissistic glory. It should be called BUM BUM CARE.

    • Lisa McBride

      A friend of mine was telling me that he received notice today that his insurance with his work is expiring on 12/31/2013. He will have to find insurance elsewhere. So have a back up plan to the personal insurance you have.

  • Bill Dalton

    Wait til you see how efficiently the guv handles the actual healthcare.

  • Lynda Gockenbach Butler

    Next they will boost numbers by insuring dead people..

  • Hugh Jaynus

    Polish that turd Dems.

  • Arnold Townsend

    That sneaky Bush. hehehe

  • VET US ARMY

    10 dead people got sign up

  • TheRMSDave

    Think these health insurance companies are going to regret ever having supported Obamacare? If the new business doesn’t materialize, they’re just one more group of people that got hosed in the deal.

  • AZWarrior

    Chinese clusterf***k

  • http://standingforhim.wordpress.com/ Jason Lovelace

    Shouldn’t THIS be a sign that IT WON’T WORK………? The PPAHCA thing, that is?

  • Floyd Feske

    I’LL DRINK TO THAT !

  • Rebecca Fox

    It’s because the stupid website doesn’t work. I’ve tried over 20 times.

  • Violette_Crime

    They are reporting success by as many people “asked” about the program online. Asked about it is not success, it’s just asking for info. And the lines being “jammed” means the Republicans lied and everyone is asking about it, see it works!

  • Scott H

    Don’t worry, they will have 153% of Louisiana’s entire population enrolled the very day that the government shutdown ends.

  • bikerdogred1

    Louisiana is the 57th state.

  • Guest

    obama has a lot of corpse that will be enrolled. Need someone to chuck if the people are really dead or alive. Just like his social security number. And the no voter ID. If you can not read to get an ID. How can you vote.

  • Jing Yagunazie

    obama has a lot of corpse that will be enrolled. Need someone to check if the people are really dead or alive. Just like his social security number. And the no voter ID. If you can not read to get an ID. How can you vote.

  • GoneFishing

    A government that can construct acres of servers to collect the NSA’s mass electronic surveillance data, doesn’t have functional server capacity and wherewithal to be prepared 3 years after enacting ObummerCare? Facebook, Google, etc. handle billions of files every single day in their sleep. ObummerCare truly is a train wreck and not ready for prime time…if at all.

  • chrissy

    My nephew has no plans on calling any exchange. He can barely make rent. Not sure if these “hundreds of millions” of young people are going to call let alone sign up for coverage they can’t afford.

    • Morrill Turpitude

      That’s why the Left’s goal is a “single-payer” (read: fully government-run) health care system so his medical taxes can be withheld. The government will take its cut before he even gets his check.

    • SWalkerTTU

      He’ll probably be okay for the first year, though his tax refund will be lower. Okay, of course, unless he actually needs serious medical care. But, if he can barely make rent as it is, he’ll probably qualify for premium subsidies which he can only get through the exchange. He has options and he has choices to make. I would say, though, that he actually does need to look around and see what’s out there, both in the exchange and out of it, and make a decision based on actual information.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        The only CHOICES we have are those that KING FINK OBAMA is trying to force down our throats! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Lynn

    If people would lay down their Political Party, for just once and actually think with the brain that you have been given, Go and READ the ACA, Obamacare and go to the Federal Register and read all Ten Thousand Regulations, YOU would agree that this is the most destructive Law ever crammed down the throat of Americans. Very few will be exempt, Very few will pay Nothing, The Deductibles on the Majority of the Plans like Bronze, and Silver ( The Most Affordable) run around 600.00 per month with 7000.00 OUT OF POCKET, and the Plans only coverage a percentage. You have to make less than 14,000.00 (Fourteen Thousand) to receive Medicaid (Side note, very few Doctors even accept Medicaid). If you smoke, YOU can be charged 50% HIGHER Rates and Deductibles. Also, and I have yet to find this out. People, who Pay or Receive CHILD SUPPORT, and ALIMONY, Get ready to lose your money. Most NON CUSTODIAL Parents are responsible for the Child’s Health Insurance, since this is a FEDERAL Law, The Parent will FIRST Pay for HEALTH CARE unless Child can be placed in one of the State INSURANCE Programs, If they Can’t. Non Custodial Parents will be MODIFYING Orders. Many Parents who depend upon that check is going to be without FUNDS as all of the other parents money is going to be going to health care. READ IT AND WEEP.

  • Ed Thornton

    obama SUCKS!

  • Their Grandma

    Just for kicks and grins, I tried to register. I got my account setup, but the e-mail verification link is now dead. As a retired IT person, this is funny because NO ONE rolls out a service when you KNOW it doesn’t work. There are several sites that handle way more traffic than this. You’ve never seen youtube down have you? Or….Facebook????

  • Angela Richter

    Let’s be honest, because most of them are already on Medicaid and Medicare

  • Macknkeys

    well then it’s just not meant to be….period end of story!

  • jk

    wait till people find out that if they dont pay the penalty, it may result in a federal tax lien on their houses. People will loose their homes of they can’t afford the ACA, i’ve heard.

    • SWalkerTTU

      It would be the same situation as if somebody failed to pay their income tax, since the penalty actually is a tax. However, federal tax liens against real property usually only come into the situation if someone is owing very large amounts to the IRS. The first year’s penalty would just put a dent in someone’s refund. The later penalties would take a bigger chunk, and some people might not get a refund after the penalty, but it would be a very rare situation for someone to get a federal tax lien from ACA penalties alone.

      What’s much more likely to cost somebody their house is bankruptcy because of medical bills, which can still happen because the ACA is not nearly as much of a change to our health payments system as some people would have you believe.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Congrats, TROLL! You just affirmed our fears and confirmed KING FINK OBAMA’s want to take over our country, Lock stock and barrel! #PleaseDoNotFeedTheTrolls Jawamax 8<{D}

        • SWalkerTTU

          Physician, heal thyself.

      • jk

        Thank you SWalkerTTU for your explanation.

  • Dwight

    doesn’t aca get rid of welfare healthcare? don’t they have to sign up and pay too?

  • Kathy in Mandeville

    Go to the healthcare estimate calculator site… and see yours… BEFORE you start forfeiting your info to O.

  • skick

    90% of Louisiana’s population is on Medicaid. Why on earth would they go out and BUY insurance. They need their drug and alcohol money, they don’t have time to waste with that.

  • Joe Keating

    Lets see how many people don’t buy health insurance that they are “ORDERED” to do by Federal Law and then get fined.
    Many uneducated Obama supporters think they are getting free insurance from Obama when in fact they are being forced to buy it or else. What fools.

  • SWalkerTTU

    That attempt failed, didn’t it?

    • Michelle ✓classified

      I think I already acknowledged that with this sentence: “It didn’t work.” Regardless of the attempt failing, the fact remains that a heavily Liberal state elected a Republican in an attempt to stop Obamacare. I don’t understand how that fact continues to confuse you.

  • Warren Jones

    “Isn’t giving up hope,” sounds like an old political campaign slogan that just won’t die a natural death…let it go people, he was not the hope you thought he was.

  • Valerie Waddelove

    What would be interesting is if no one applied through the exchanges as a protest to The Affordable Care Act. It would be almost impossible to prosecute the vast numbers who fail to comply with the dictum that everyone must cooperate.

    • SWalkerTTU

      The exchanges are entering their third day, and the enrollment period is three months long. Speculation about levels of interest and reasons for such levels is unwarranted now. Besides, most people — as far as I understand — will already have conforming coverage without having to use the exchanges.

      • Shawn Johnson

        This is only the first part of the entire system to be put in place, but you already think it is the best thing. Obama pushed back the employer mandate(til after elections), but allowed a shutdown over the part that his voters will drool over. Get them with the good part before the elections and then smack them with the parts they wont like.

        • SWalkerTTU

          No, I don’t think it’s the best thing. I think it’s the best we could have done. It’s not the first part of the reform to go into effect, though. Parts have gone into effect over the last three years. As far as the employer mandate goes, that should probably just be done away with, as well as any tax breaks for health benefits. That would put everyone on the individual market and on the same basis.

      • Michael Gebert

        Zero. Not “below expectations” or “slow start.” Zero. You know, a big round O.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          As in Nix, Nil, nada, Goose-Egg, Zip, Zilch, Naught!
          #ZeroMyHero Jawamax 8<{D}

          • Michael Gebert

            The administration says it’s merely “pining for the fjords.”

  • Morneau_for_4

    This is what we knew all along. It’s not that people can’t get insurance. It’s that they don’t want it.

  • Wayne Springer

    Be the solution…………DO NOT ENROLL IN THE ACA EXCHANGES!

    • SWalkerTTU

      What problem is that supposed to solve?

      • Wayne Springer

        If the system isn’t being used it will collapse! If nobody shops at Store A then Store A goes out of business. Thought that would be obvious…..my bad!!

        • DamonLee

          That would work in a free market system.. but this is the government, and they will keep pouring millions into it.. even if it’s a total loss.

  • $474680

    don’t enroll at all , wonder what would happen then ? but then there are the greedy who want the freebie that isn’t free

  • Sharon B

    Do these numbers include all 57 states (according to the world of Obama)?

  • JimSherwood3

    Once the folks learn that they have to pay a premium, co-pay and a deductible…moving on….

  • Lori Logan
  • Jack Burnett

    I’m in Louisiana and went to sign up. It sent me to the Medicaid site…which I am not eligible for. I’m down with a bad heart and can’t afford my $300 a month Effient heart meds and I CANNOT see any doctor UNTIL it’s a life threatening emergency..i.e..my next heart attack,

    • DamonLee

      It’s a difficult thing deciding between your medication and putting food on the table, or paying the utilities, mortgage or rent to keep a roof over your head. I have to deal with it each and every day. Anyone that thinks the bureaucrats in DC understand the decisions we face each day, are fooling themselves.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    “ZERO, MY HERO!!” #SCHOOLHOUSErOCK When this enormous GLITCH finally withers on the vine, I’ll be the first behind Rush Limbaugh to say “SEE, I TOLD YOU SO!” Jawamax 8<{D}

  • theBuckWheat

    The focus is at the wrong level. Even if signups when swimmingly, the system is an outrage. Socialism is economically destructive and morally corrosive.

    Václav Havel a playwright, essayis and poet. He was also the last President of
    Czechoslovakia before it was broken up into the Czeck Republic and Slovaka.

    He lived under suffocating socialism. He found it to have a horribly corrosive effect on
    humanity. In his famous essay, Power of the Powerless, he wrote:

    “…[it] touches people at every step, but it does so with its ideological
    gloves on. This is why life in the system is so thoroughly permeated with
    hypocrisy and lies: government by bureaucracy is called popular government;
    the working class is enslaved in the name of the work ing class; the
    complete degradation of the individual is presented as his ultimate
    liberation; depriving people of information is called making it available;
    the use of power to manipulate is called the public control of power, and
    the arbitrary abuse of power is called observing the legal code; the
    repression of culture is called its development; the expansion of imperial
    intluence is presented as support for the oppressed; the lack of free
    expression becomes the highest form of freedom; farcical elections become
    the highest form of democracy; banning independent thought becomes the most
    scientific of world views; military occupation becomes fraternal assistance.
    Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything.
    It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics. It pretends not to possess an omnipotent and unprincipled police apparatus. It pretends to respect human rights. It pretends to persecute no one. It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.

    “Individuals need not believe all these mystifications, but they must behave
    as though they did, or they must at least tolerate them in silence, or get
    along well with those who work with them. For this reason, however, they
    must live within a lie. They need not accept the lie. It is enough for them
    to have accepted their life with it and in it. For by this very fact,
    individuals confirm the system, fulfill the system, make the system, are the
    system.”

    from:
    http://bit.ly/4bqmRu

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Laying the SMACK-DOWN on KING FINK OBAMA, I Hope.. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Marianne Marie Munger

    Constitutional lawyer has read the entire health care bill.
    A
    retired Constitutional lawyer has read the entire proposed health care
    bill. Read his conclusions and pass this on as you wish.

    This is EYE-OPENING!

    The Truth About the Health Care Bills –

    Michael Connelly, Retired Constitutional Attorney.

    Well,
    I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill
    3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with
    particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was
    frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being
    discussed might be Unconstitutional.
    What I found was Far Worse than what I had heard or expected.

    To
    begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its
    implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media
    are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care,
    particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are
    involved, free health care for ILLegal immigrants, free abortion
    services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of
    the medical profession.

    The
    Bill will also eventually Force private insurance companies out of
    business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions
    about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal
    bureaucrats, and most of them will NOT be health care professionals.
    Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of
    necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

    As
    scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have
    concluded that this legislation really has NO intention of providing
    affordable health care choices. Instead it is a Convenient Cover for the
    Most Massive Transfer of Power to the Executive Branch of government
    that has EVER occurred, or even been contemplated. If this law or a
    similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United
    States will Effectively have been DESTROYED.

    The
    First Thing to GO will be the masterfully crafted balance of power
    between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S.
    Government. The Congress will be Transferring to the Obama
    Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives
    of the American people, and the businesses they own.
    The
    irony is that the Congress doesn’t have any authority to legislate in
    most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the
    U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of
    Congress to regulate health care.

    This
    legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama
    administration, of all of your personal healthcare. Direct violation of
    the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution
    information, your personal financial information, and the information of
    your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting
    against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also Forget about
    the Right to Privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion
    regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

    If
    you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private
    insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices
    Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It
    is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid
    application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However ,
    that doesn’t work because since there is nothing in the law that allows
    you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely
    depriving someone of property without the due process of law.
    So,
    there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so
    much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively
    nullified by this law. It doesn’t stop there though.
    The
    9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of
    certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others
    retained by the people;
    The
    10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by
    the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to
    the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this
    piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are
    going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were
    theirs to control.

    I
    could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get
    the idea. This is NOT about health care; it is about Seizing Power and
    Limiting Rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of
    both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation to support
    the Constitution.” If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to
    vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was
    violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I
    would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

    For
    those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult
    the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see
    exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

    Michael Connelly, Retired attorney,

    Constitutional Law Instructor,

    Carrollton , Texas

    AFTER HAVING READ THIS, PLEASE FORWARD….
    If you don’t care about our constitution, or your rights under it, just do nothing.

    WE MUST HOLD CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

    Remember….if you’re not old already, with some luck, you will be, that is, if the government lets you.
    It really doesn’t matter what party affiliation you belong to. This is your life! Pass it on !
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  • Jim Hise

    Maybe the glitches are not glitches at all. Maybe that is the way to up the numbers. If one can’t get in to the site but is counted as individual persons at each attempt then you can surely drive up the count ten times. Then also, those manning the system are not very literate and have no idea what they are doing. I live in Ar. Yesterday my wife and I went to WallyWorld. There sat a health care person to help people to sign up for Obama Care. (They don’t call it that) We were in the store for about an hour and I didn’t see one person sign up.

    I think the people in the country should force the politicians in DC onto the Obama health care system first. A must, no opting out for at least two years before voting to having the rest of the nation in.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      The Republicans tried to put in a clause so that they ALL would have to have obama”care”, but alas the Libs rejected it.

  • tonilaura

    Gee, just think of it, 500 people out of millions tried to register for what? Oh, yes, Obamacare but they were just obeying the law to register.

  • JimmiJames

    It’s quite obvious why. Most of those w/o insurance are the poor! It is simply NOT AFFORDABLE! The poor in this country simply cannot afford it, they live week to week just trying to survive, trying to get some food to feed their kids. Liberals live in an alternate universe, they don’t understand reality… Instead Liberals think we should subsidize millions of Illegal Mexicans to add to the poor so …. wee good people can take care of everyone and the world will be happy, happy, happy with feeeelings…weeeeee! Liberals in reality ONLY want to feel good about themselves, because they cannot grasp reality, or refuse to. Think about it? Who is going to pay for the 11 MILLION Illegals healthcare? YOU ARE!

  • JLS

    LHC has closed doors so I have no choice but to look for a healthcare plan. I tried for hours to get into the market with no results. I guess its either the Republicans or Tea Party folks who are blocking us from registering.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      How can they block you from registering? LoL Reaching much? If it was a hack job, it’d have been found out and fixed by now. It definitely would be on the Liberal news. Grow up. They obviously hired a bad coder to do the site. People like you make me wonder why the Liberals are still surviving, then I remember it’s us that pay for everything you have so in essence it’s the Right Wing’s fault Liberals haven’t brought themselves into extinction.

      • JLS

        Tea Lady you are so far off you’re ridiculous. First of all what I said was sarcasm. Secondly I’m very conservative. Probably more so than you. Thirdly, you pay for nothing I have. I work and pay all my bills. It’s people like you who give hard working conservatives like myself a bad name. So grow up. Quit calling names and get your facts straight.

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          I’ll be the bigger person here and apologize for being wrong. Also, there were no names called. :) Now now lets not compare who’s the better conservative, we’re all important in the scheme of things as I am a hard working conservative myself. Calm down now and have a cup of tea.

          • JLS

            Idk

          • JLS

            Idk about the bigger person thing, but thanks for the acknowledgement of your screw up. And btw I would rather drink the tea than the koolaid.

  • Chris Chaykowsky

    It’s a shame there is a President in the White House who does not want to even consider a compromise…when over 51% are against The Affordable Care Act. He could delay it for companies (by breaking the law) Why can’t he delay is for the individual?

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Simple. Without the individual paying into the system to subsidize those who can’t pay, Obamacare collapses under its own weight. Obamacare is the closest thing to an accomplishment that Obama can point to, so…….

  • Otis Joiner

    Call 800-316-2596 it has 150 lauguage

  • Mark Hadley

    I wish our state would just opt out of the United States altogether. Those of us who wish to continue in freedom, just copy the Declaration of Independence, join together and flip off Washington, D.C. forever. Up your ass, Obama!

  • Leonard Barry Coates

    There’s no way that they will let us know how many get in to the website, look at it and sign off. Affordable?

  • Leslie

    127 signed up in CT…woohoo! lol

  • Whizbang

    Obamacare will destroy it’s self Don’t have defund it.

  • OldSalt50

    We all knew this would be a cluster!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    Only 99 people submitted applications in all of Nevada. Yes, I got this figure from a Lib site too. LMAO

  • Ted H.

    Cliffypoo…do you have any idea how a Ponzi Scheme works? It’s a silly thing called the rule of large numbers as your base. Essentially the more at the base, the larger the money pool to draw from to payout to the small numbers at the top of the pyramid. It’s the scheme that has been used for forever but popularized in the 20’s, requires more and more of WC’s ‘suckers born every minute’, and was most recently implemented by noted Democrat donor Bernard Madoff.
    Of course it’s just a scheme, but you should look it up, it may help you understand why mathematically it is unsustainable.
    Good luck in your sales!

  • butch64

    i wonder why the white house refuses to say how many people have signed up? do they not know or are they afraid that it would reinforce the republicans effort to merely delay it for a year and give people a little more time to fix the unexpected IT problems encountered. they might start looking for new ways to fund it too, since i think their assumptions on funding might not be working out very well for them. 😎

    • richard40

      They either know, or can easily find out, as the author of this article did. When Obama does not tell us something, it is because he knows it is bad news.

  • zelduh

    I sure hope they can get it soon. They only have five months and 29 days left to get online to the website!

    I am going to save alost $700 per month and lower my deductible from $5000 to $2500 – AND – I will be able to get prescriptions for a lot less. I am so grateful for it.

    I am one happy person!

    • World B. Free

      You are one delusional person.

    • Tom_Zeeba

      The stench of troll abounds.

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      Uh, Huh. Sure.

      Any idea which state they told you to say you lived in?

  • Shelly Summer

    Don’t sign corrupt ObamaCare, all your personal data will be given to criminals

    • SWalkerTTU

      If you never gave personal data to criminals, you’d never be able to open a bank account.

  • you asked

    I wanted to share something with you from someone who looked into Obamacare & then changed her mind & decided she couldn’t afford it.

    “I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 “Silver Plan” and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I “opt-out” and chose to continue along with no insurance…. I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the “REPERCUSSIONS PORTION” for “non-payment” of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with “Non-Payment” and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy “Automatically withdraw” your “penalties” weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is “Free” or even “Affordable”.

  • Ted H.

    Cliffypoo…do you have any idea how a Ponzi Scheme works? It’s a silly thing called the rule of large numbers as your base. Essentially the more at the base, the larger the money pool to draw from to payout to the small numbers at the top of the pyramid. It’s the scheme that has been used for forever but popularized in the 20’s, and requires more and more of WC’s ‘suckers born every minute’, most recently implemented by noted Democrat donor Bernard Madoff.
    Of course it’s just a scheme, but you should look it up, it may help you understand why mathematically it is unsustainable.
    Good luck in your sales!

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Reality is Obamacare is for the poor, who are…..wait for it…..POOR….and can’t afford the premiums. Even if they can scrape together the $600 per month premium, they still have to scrape another $2000, $3000, $4000, $5000 or more for the deductible before they can benefit from having the insurance. And the tax credit? What good is it if they have to wait a year to get it. That doesn’t help them today.
    Bottom line is we are destroying the healthcare industry in this country so that 15% of the country can get affordable health care (not)??? I call bullshit.

    So, we know from these facts that Obamacare is NOT about healthcare. It’s about tapping into the cash flow of the health care industry, which is about 1/6 of the economy, in order to siphon off cash and redirect it to other entitlement programs within the ever-burgeoning Marxist-socialist government in Washington. Once enough voters are dependent on the expanded entitlement base of the government, they will gladly trade their votes each year in order to keep the party of entitlement in power, and the country is then permanently lost.

  • http://www.nosocialism.com/ NoSocialism.com

    This is what we shut down the country for? A plan no one wants??

    • richard40

      Nobody wants it, but with the individual mandate the gov will fine you if you dont get it, while big business gets a waiver. This is called fairness and hope and change.

  • Frank

    This health care program is a JOKE. BO is forcing this on the people who do not want or need it. Should have never been passed unless the citizens of this country voted on it. BO is turning this country into a dictatorship. Here is a quote from John Adams from a letter he wrote in 1774.

    A settled plan to deprive the people of all the benefits, blessings, and ends of the contract, to subvert the fundamentals of the constitution, to deprive them of all share in making and executing laws, will justify a revolution.

  • CL JOHNSON

    So, if 99 percent of Americans do not sign-up. What, the government will end up owning our homes? Is that the end game here?