U.S. HHS Secty Kathleen Sebelius speaking on Montclair State University. State Senator Nia Gill in background. copyright Gallco Media, LLC
If you don’t have heath insurance, you won’t have it this year unless you sign up at heathcare.gov by midnight on March 31, according to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Speaking at a press conference at Montclair State University this morning to promote the Affordable Healthcare Act to young people, Sebelius said that the government does not plan to extend the March 31 enrollment deadline for the individual market. Those who fail to enroll by the 31st will have to wait to enroll for health insurance until November and coverage will not take effect until 2015. The penalty in 2014 for failure to have health insurance is $95 or 1% of your income.
Sebelius said the heathcare.gov website is working well and that security concerns have been addressed.
Montclair State University has released a video of Sebelius’s press conference. The Secretary answers MMM’s Art Gallagher’s questions starting at the 27:41 mark.
Posted: March 24th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: Enrollment deadline, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, ObamaCare, Senator Nia Gill | 1 Comment »
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to hold a press conference to kick off Enrollment Week ahead of the March 31 Affordable Healthcare Act sign up deadline Monday morning at Montclair State University.
MMM has been invited and Art Gallagher will attend.
What would you like Art to ask the Secretary if he’s lucking enough to be called on? Leave your questions in the comments, please.
MMM will be live-streaming the press conference at 10:30am Monday morning.
Posted: March 23rd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Health Care, ObamaCare | Tags: Affordable Care Act, Art Gallagher, Kathleen Sebelius, Montclair State University, ObamaCare | 9 Comments »
Widespread backlog roils NJ health insurance market
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has clogged the system for nearly all types of health insurance in New Jersey, causing frustration and delays for consumers, agents and policyholders say. Lingering backlogs have left thousands in limbo,…
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Posted: March 13th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: Affordable Care Act, health insurance, ObamaCare | Comments Off
Posted: February 6th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Obama Administration, ObamaCare | Tags: ObamaCare | 7 Comments »
680,000 New Jersey residents will be losing their health care coverage in the coming weeks, as Horizon Blue Cross and AmeriHealth cancel policies that are not compliant with ObamaCare.
But all is not lost! HealthCare.gov doesn’t work, so one of the firms contracted by the federal government to help with the enrollment process has opened centers in Edison and Wayne that are open seven days per week where trained navigators will be on hand to help the uninsured and soon to be uninsured enroll.
The deadline to enroll in ObamaCare, if you want coverage by January 1, is December 23. Get your elf off the shelf and hustle off to Edison or Wayne. There are malls nearby.
President Obama is leaving Friday for a $4 million vacation in Hawaii.
Posted: December 18th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: ACA, Affordable Care Act, Healthcare, ObamaCare | Comments Off
By Tommy DeSeno
As if President Obama didn’t have enough trouble this week with all the news about how he has lost the youth vote. Wait until the cool kids get a load of this.
It seems our government ran a contest for young people to submit videos to HHS to convince other young people to buy into Obamacare. Populist propaganda. Amateur government porn.
It was called the “Healthy Young America Video Contest” and the winners were announced on the White House website Tuesday. The overall winner was submitted by a lovely girl named Erin McDonald.
The name of her video to convince young people to buy an Obamacare policy……… is………wait for it……….drum roll……….I’m not kidding about this………..
FORGET ABOUT THE PRICE TAG
If a Freudian slip could have a Freudian slip it wouldn’t be as revealing as the White House telling young people to not look at the cost. Or the rest of us for that matter.
If Democrats could have a theme song to capture the spirit of their utopian lust, the winner in the “Fiscal Irresponsibility” category would be a song called “Forget About The Price Tag.” It’s so pre-Presidential Barack Obama rhetoric. It harkens back to his promise of a single payer healthcare system. It unfortunately portends the same for your future.
And it’s real. It seems too perfect a desperate blunder, but I’m not making this up. It’s real. The White House has endorsed a song about ObamaCare called “Forget About The Price Tag.” Pinch me. Or shoot me. I haven’t decided yet.
Now for the video. This is no hip “Obama Girl” tune. This is bad. It’s corny. It’s Rebecca Black “Friday” bad.
Before I show it to you, will someone please contact his young lady, Erin McDonald, and ask her to reorganize that one corner of her bedroom? It drove me insane the entire video (but thankfully distracted me from the lyrics).
With apologies to all of you, I give you the new descriptor, sound-bite, slogan, bumper sticker cum personality disorder of the Obama administration – Forget About The Price Tag:
Posted: December 6th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: Can out a price on life, Erin McDonald, ObamaCare, Tommy DeSeno | Comments Off
Dr. Alieta Eck
By Alieta Eck, M.D.
A Star Ledger headline reads: “ObamaCare fuels applicant boom for NJ Medicaid—Advocate hails 35% increase in October.” Almost 22,000 new applications were filed in October, up from 16,000 in September. Is this a triumph? Was a 990-page law needed to accomplish this? The taxpayers will have to fork over $5,000 per applicant to a Medicaid HMO—that’s $110 million—and what will the patients get?
I am a physician who volunteers at the Zarephath Health Center, a non-government charity clinic in central NJ, where volunteers care for the poor and uninsured. We see Medicaid patients who cannot find a Medicaid doctor. The other day I saw a 35-year-old mother with severe asthma. She is on Medicaid and had gone to the emergency room a few days earlier. She was instructed to find a physician for follow-up treatment. Unable to find a doctor who takes Medicaid, she was welcomed at our clinic. I saw her, spent time hearing her story, and was happy to give her prescriptions to keep her asthma in check.
The next day she returned with the odd complaint that no pharmacy would fill her prescriptions. Since I had not enrolled as a “non-billing Medicaid provider,” the pharmacies were told they would not be paid if they filled my prescriptions. I have a license, am board certified in internal medicine, and pay each year to keep my controlled-substances licenses updated, so why would they not honor my prescriptions?
When the patient called the Medicaid office, they instructed her to go back to the emergency room to get her prescriptions rewritten there—presumably copied by a physician enrolled in the program. Why would the Medicaid program deny her the medicines she needed? One would think they would appreciate the fact that a doctor was willing to see and care for her without costing the system anything. But apparently this is not how a bloated bureaucracy works.
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Posted: December 3rd, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Alieta Eck, Health Care, ObamaCare | Tags: Dr. Alieta Eck, Medicaid, ObamaCare | 6 Comments »