Well, you know, Crackberry addiction is just as important as children losing health insurance.


More from USA Today:

WASHINGTON — A “family glitch” in the 2010 health care law threatens to cost some families thousands of dollars in health insurance costs and leave up to 500,000 children without coverage, insurance and health care analysts say.

That’s unless Congress fixes the problem, which seems unlikely given the House’s latest move Friday to strip funding from the Affordable Care Act.

Congress defined “affordable” as 9.5% or less of an employee’s household income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the “error” was that it only applies to the employee — and not his or her family. So, if an employer offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn’t provide it for her family, they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges.

Totally the GOP’s fault, too.  Because, funding stripping or something. Sigh.

The hits just keep coming. As Twitchy reported, insurers are telling customers, “you’re screwed” and that the only thing they can “keep” with Obamacare is their cancellation notice. Now comes the news that 500,000 children could lose insurance altogether.

You can keep your plan? LOL, guys!

Twitter users notice a little something else:

Bingo. They’ve done that before, too. Another devastating effect of Obamacare was called a “quirk.”  Just cute little quirk, y’all!


Unintended consequence or intended one? Hey, that passing the bill to find out what’s in it sure worked well, huh?

And an exit win:




‘HAHAHAHA!’ Lapdogs run cover, call devastating Obamacare effect a ‘quirk’ [pic]

‘Thanks to Obamacare’: Rep. Gardner opts out of federal health care, his insurance plan is canceled

Hey, know what you get to ‘keep’ with Obamacare? Cancellation notices

Health insurers to customers: If you like your plan, you can keep … nah, you’re screwed

  • Night Owl

    Who believes the 500,000 number? It’s way more than that if employers drop family coverage.

    • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I’m guessing it’s missing a couple of zeros (and no, not Biden and Pelosi)

      • MyrmidoNOT

        Back to the original premise: obamaDON’Tcare.

        THAT should be our narrative… 😉

    • Gallatin

      Exactly employers can dump spouses and children.

  • peteee363

    but, but, but it’s for the children!

    • Clete Torres ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      (who suddenly find themselves without coverage thanks to incompetents trying to ‘fix’ ‘health-care’)

  • MarcusFenix

    Glad Congress passed it so we know how much fail was in it…

    • conservativechick

      HEY- pardon the interruption, again! … can someone PLEASE tell Nancy we just FOUND 340 MILLION dollars to send to Syria! What a stroke of luck and now she’ll have to stop crying poor mouth.

      • MarcusFenix

        Well, don’t be so hasty. She may have to ask her 5 year old grandson about what would be the best use of the money… +1

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    While I am convinced the purpose of Obamacare is to fail miserably so as to usher in a single payer system so we “will be like all the other nations” (1 Sam 8:20), this sounds more like a real glitch. 10,000 pages or small type regulation is bound to have a glitch in it.

    Obamacare itself is not a glitch.

    • MarcusFenix

      I’m more of the mind that Obamacare IS the glitch…but yeah. :)

      • Michael Anderson (WB)

        A glitch is a mistake, Obamacare is designed to fundamentally change this nation.

        If there is a glitch it would be in the people of this country who have not defended our constitution against those who want to destroy it.

  • Bemani Dog ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    500,000 is a lowball that doesn’t count the countless who are being driven off their insurance. FORWARD OFF THE CLIFF!

  • philips66

    That’s not a glitch, it’s a “feature”! #DontFundIt

  • Maxx

    Obamacare will go down as one of the worst pieces of legislation in the history of this country. It’s as simple as that.

    The problem is, Democrats would rather ride this buffoonery bus straight off the cliff rather than admit, “ok, this is a disaster, let’s back up and see what we can do together to resolve it.” Nope. They simply don’t have the courage or the guts to admit they backed the wrong horse so millions will suffer as a result of the left’s stubborn hatred for Republicans.

    And Ted Cruz is supposed to be bad for America? This is the one fella standing between the bus and the cliff for Pete’s sake.

  • arttie

    Reading is hard. Rubber stamping is easy (and cruel).

  • conservativechick

    Resident troll, probably getting paid with our tax dollars, is afraid of Ted Cruz. I love that! Keep defending the failed program that is Obamacare and we just might have a very good year in 2014!

    • Karin_A

      There is always one resident paid troll on every obamacare article on the internet. They hog all the comment space, every other post. They’re so frantic and annoying.

  • Clete Torres ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Glitch, my ass. The entire premise of 0bamacare is a clusterfuck.

  • LibLieExposer

    It’s not a “glitch”, it’s a designed-in monumental shafting by the radical socialist left.

  • tops116

    “If you like your insurance… well, too bad, there’s a glitch in the system.”

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Obamacare will be the salvation of America”
    “So why are so many unfavored people getting screwed by it while certain favored people are being excused from it?
    “Because, whenever you have legislation that represents a sea-change… oooh, look! A squirrel!”

  • LinTaylor

    Don’t you love how the USA Toady* has a cute little Obamacare logo right there on the front page?

    *This was originally a typo, but I left it in when I realized that it made too much sense.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Re: the typo: sometimes genius just insists on emerging.

    • World B. Free

      Love it! I stole it to use in my comment above.

      • LinTaylor

        I approve of this theft.

    • grais

      The glitch “may” leave half a million kids uninsured.
      Illegal immigration “may” be rising.
      Your typo “may” be factual.

  • stuckinIL4now

    “Congress defined ‘affordable’ as 9.5% or less of an employee’s household
    income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans
    for subsidized coverage through the exchanges.”–AS IF … And yet it’s the workplaces that are leaving their employees–in the lurch–having to dump many of them completely from health coverage due Obummercare’s “unlimited” coverage requirements which is bait’n’switch since no one is going to get even minimal health care under the looting, raiding, ransacking, pillaging and plundering of this combo megadisaster.

  • alanstorm

    Instapundit has the best take on it: “Old spin: If you oppose ObamaCare it’s because you want kids to die! New spin: Hey, what’s a half-million kids in the scheme of things?”

  • syvyn11

    How many of these 500k have to die for Obama to say he’s wrong?

    Silly me. All of them can die and Obama will still never say he made a mistake.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      Wait! I thought he was all about “If we can just save ONE child….”

      • therantinggeek

        So did I. Another “oversight”, perhaps?

      • syvyn11

        Right, Obama couldn’t give a crap about the other 499,999 kids.

        • $8203344

          Thats what Speaker Boehner should be saying at a press conference right this minute, with Cruz, Lee, Rubio.

      • ObamaFail

        He never said it would be an American child, did he?

    • ObamaFail

      He’ll just smile at the camera and say, “it’s Bush’s fault!” and the lemmings will begin applauding and then begin blaming Bush for Obamacare.

      • syvyn11

        I wish there was only so many times that card could be played. Sadly, it seems to have unlimited uses.

        • ObamaFail

          It only works because his supporters are too stupid to pay attention to when policies are put in place. They are too dense to realize that anything passed AFTER Jan. 2009 is all on Obama.

  • therantinggeek

    …and, once again, crickets from the Left. No surprise there. Too busy down-voting instead of coming off the bench. 😛

  • Keith

    But you can probably get a free abortion anytime you want…democrats rock!!!

  • ObamaFail

    The party who always screams “for the children” is now SCREWING children out of healthcare just so Obama can make government bigger.

    And I just love how fast the lapdogs are at defending it. It’s a “glitch.” Glitch my ass. We’re starting to see the negatives of this “miracle of a bill”, and the Democrats are in spin mode and doing everything they can to project attention at Republicans to keep attention away from the millions of people already being negatively effected by the “miracle bill”.

    Eventually Obamacare will be repealed. All it’ll take is public outcry to become so deafening that they have to listen. Just like all of the past laws that the Dems were fully behind until public opinion was against them. You know: Slavery, DOMA, Jim Crow laws, etc.

  • World B. Free

    USA Toady (intentional misspelling, per a previous comment) writes:

    “That’s unless Congress fixes the problem…”

    Why does the burden of fixing the problem end up with congress? Shouldn’t the “glitch” be fixed by the mental deficients who wrote it?

    Unless, of course, by “fixing the problem,” they mean repealing or defunding it, then yeah, congress should do that.

    • Jerry Camp

      Obama didn’t call on congress to delay implementation for businesses, did he? Why does he need it now?
      Well, mostly because he, legally, needed it when he delayed implementation to business, too.

  • therantinggeek

    Memo to Leftists: A “glitch” is a minor flaw in a program. This isn’t a mere “minor flaw”, it’s a “critical error.” Start debugging, or re-write the whole thing and try again. #ReCodeThis

  • ObamaFail

    “500,000 kids won’t have insurance because of our failed healthcare law that is hurting millions of Americans in some way already? FORWARD!!!” – some out of touch Democrat who cares more about increasing government control than the American people who put them in office.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    Note the other headline:

    Illegal immigration may be rising

    Then further in the health insurance article, there’s this:

    The Obama administration is working with the YMCA and other organizations to get the word out about children’s eligibility, he said.

    This can be a particularly big deal for immigrant families, where one parent might be a documented immigrant, a second could be undocumented, and the children could be U.S. citizens.

    “Most of the kids are United States citizens,” said Jenny Rejeske, a health policy analyst for the National Immigration Law Center. “We know already that many kids in mixed-status families don’t have insurance.”

    Though she said the majority of immigrants are in the country legally, undocumented immigrants may be afraid to seek benefits for their children. Those children, she said, need immunizations and preventive care, in part to keep everybody else’s kids healthy, too.

    “I feel very confident saying it is safe for mixed-status families to sign up,” she said. “The information they give will not be used for immigration enforcement.”

    Despite their concerns, the analysts said several promising things for families have happened through the law, including…

    American children of immigrant parents — even undocumented — can get insurance subsidies through the new health insurance exchanges, and may be eligible for Medicaid.

    The immigration article is here. A snippet:

    Tamar Jacoby, president of ImmigrationWorks USA, a business lobby that supported the Senate immigration bill, said the economy, not border security, was to blame…

    “Border enforcement is still very tough. And the situation in Mexico has not turned south. So the only conclusion I can come up with is the U.S. economy is improving and attracting more workers.”

    Yep. That must be it.

    • TocksNedlog

      Since WHEN, in Obama’s America, have “undocumented immigrants” been afraid to seek government benefits?

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

        They have even less to fear with this “promising” development, analysts say.

    • ObamaFail

      Is that guy serious? “The US economy is improving and attracting more workers.” Liberals are really, really stupid.

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

        She actually sounds like more of an establishment Republican-type. Improved enforcement, but pro-amnesty.

  • Todd Hill

    If those half-million so-called “children” had simply been aborted, this wouldn’t have been a problem. See? This is what happens when Republican and conservative types BULLY women into forsaking their right to choose.


  • Judy Taylor

    It’s insane that Obama keeps pressing to enact this bill that goes into effect next week. The whole thing is one big glitch and it’s a wonder that ANYONE thought it should pass in the first place. The only certainty is the 16-18K new IRS agents who will make sure that conservatives don’t get care.

  • TocksNedlog

    Ted Cruz needs to jump on this, STAT!!!

  • Karin_A

    Even the loons at Democraticunderground have noticed, and are panicking.
    Here’s the thread, if interested.

    • ObamaFail

      They’re panicking only because they’re afraid that Obama will lose the only thing he’s really accomplished since being elected.

    • LLouM

      I read one entry on the thread that blamed the GOP and insurance companies for writing the law. We are so screwed when they don’t know (or refuse to believe) that their demwit legislators are the ones who passed the law.

      • Karin_A

        That’s why I called them loons. I watch these people; they’re clinically insane. The fellow inmates didn’t really buy what that particular DUmmie was trying to sell; it’s just a talking point they attempt to spout at each other to see if it will “take.”

      • JR48


        Desperate times call for desperate grasping at straws. Problem is, I don’t think that they calculated this one because of hubris.

        They had the presidency, and a supermajority in Congress. They refused to work on any level with Republicans. Ho ho ho, they’re large and in charge…They WON!

        Oh, wait. That means that they’re completely and utterly responsible for this nightmare. Uhhh…whoops.

  • Paul

    Imagine that… the proggies ram through a bill that, by their own admission, they didn’t even read before they passed it.

    Who woulda thunk it would be a screwed-up POS bit of legislation?

    Buy hey…. because Obama! right? Forward!

  • Acethepug

    Nope, sorry, not buying it. This is not a glitch, it is by design.

    Obamacare is a stepping-stone on the way to Single-Payer. And if the Libbies start shrieking that this isn’t the case, ask them this:

    Why did none of the geniuses who passed this Bill catch this? We were sold a bill of lies from Day One, so either it was by design, or truly monumental stupidity.

    Nevermind the dichotomy of wanting an exemption from the totally incredible Obamacare. If it’s so wonderful, why should Congress OR their staffs (or anyone else) be exempt?

    I’m okay with Obama, Reid, and Pelosi admitting either one, deceit or weapons-grade stupidity.

    Well, Lefties — which is it?

  • TJ

    Add another lie to the pile. Stay on your parents insurance until you are 26….But only if the employer covers kids and not just the employee.

  • Spinmamma

    I thought it was funny they put that headline ” For CrackBerrry Adict, Handheld Heartache” right under BHO’s photo. Maybe they meant Crack Barry addict.

  • sludog

    Wow, USA Today will soon be on the sh*t list, they accidentally let the cat out of the bag.

  • Jeff

    Well, you have to buy it just to see whats in it!!!

  • MyrmidoNOT

    Doggone it…
    how do we apply for a ‘glitch’…?

    Hope their fine is imposed…stat! 😉

  • nc

    12,000+ pages, and they “forgot?”

  • $8203344

    Disaster of a law, they can’t even roll it out properly and they expect me to believe its actually gonna work ? BTW – I just received a letter from my insurance company informing me my plan will not be available next year. I hope they’re throwing rotten tomatoes and trash at the President and politicians in months. And every member of Congress both Dem and GOP … should be ashamed for taking an exemption on Obamacare. I have a warning for the GOP, you’re losing me …

  • Zach Smith

    This is not a glitch. This is reality imposing itself on socialist dreams. Someone has to pay for health insurance. It’s not free.

    Maybe the Democrats had intended to sneak in more subsidies after the cost estimates were done, but didn’t get a chance with all the legislative maneuvers, and now they don’t have the votes.

  • marion vega

    it’s all quirks & glitches until someone loses an eye

  • Karin_A

    My theory is that the morons who wrote it were DINK types who’ve never raised a “family” and can’t imagine what it must be like. I’m sincere.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    A glitch, or just more bumps in the road?

  • anjullyn

    How clever. They report…It’s the Repubs fault for defunding…those caring, socialistic dems can’t fix the “glitch.” Damn those conservatives!

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    That hateful racist meanypants newspaper also put the words “illegal immigration” on its front page.

  • $25753324

    Read through these comments. What’s missing?
    Where are you on this, troll bitches!!
    They can’t defend the defenseless.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Nor would they.

      Doesn’t fit THEIR narrative.

      The believe THEY are correct (erroneously).
      WE pay for that belief… 😉

  • rssllue

    Whoever thought we would see a second D-Day like we will on October 1st? And on our own shores, against our own people, by our own government no less! So sad and pathetic.