Ohioans can now enroll in Obama’s health care plan

Ohioans can now start shopping for health insurance that’s a key piece of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 2, 2013

 

The new law requires almost everyone to have health insurance. With Tuesday’s launch, consumers are able to search for health coverage options.

Ohio is leaving it up to the federal government to run the state’s health insurance exchange where people can buy coverage.

Health care providers and other organizations that serve the poor will be out promoting “Obamacare” to 1.5 million uninsured Ohioans. But some groups in the state that received federal dollars to hire people to walk applicants through the process say it will be weeks before they’re ready.

Consumers have until mid-December to sign up if they want coverage by the first of the year.

Comments

Contango

Re: "out promoting “Obamacare” to 1.5 million uninsured Ohioans,"

Even with subsidized premiums, how are low paid uninsured workers expected to be able to afford the additional costs when most are already living paycheck-to-paycheck in Pres. Obama's "McJobs" economic recovery?

If this "stuff" is so d*mn good; let all the members of the Executive, Congressional and Judicial branches be subject to the same ACA rules and regulations as the "commoners."

Quite obviously, the Political Ruling Class in Washington have different rules for themselves.

Wanna see where the REAL one percenters live?

http://www.businessinsider.com/i...

deertracker

LOSER!

SamAdams

I guess I'd take the insult a lot more seriously if, under Obamacare, almost EVERYbody isn't a loser!

deertracker

Turn the channel ShamLOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JudgeMeNot

And the usual flock of brain dead obamabots show up to dismiss the lies... shocker...

The New World Czar

Typical deertracker responses- if you don't have an argument, then resort to name calling.

shucks

Typical The New World Czar responses-if you don't have an argument, then resort to a robotic, brain dead, slogan.

shucks

And the usual flock of brain dead obamabots show up to dismiss the lies... shocker...

..........All you have is a brain dead slogan , right dim wit?

Contango

Re: "LOSER!"

Tsk, tsk. Such language.

Shouldn't you be kinder to those of us that are helping to provide your Medicaid, SSDI, SNAP and other govt. "cash & prizes"?

deertracker

Nope! Screw you and your so called help LOSER!

Contango

Re: "so called help,"

In the next financial crisis, your amt. of "cash & prizes" are gonna shrink.

Enjoy your "crumbs" while you and your worthless family's got 'em. :)

Unassumer

you have alot of nerve calling people worthless because they are receiving help. you don't know their situation and you could be in need of help one day. god bless!

Contango

Re: "you have alot of nerve calling people worthless"

What would you call a family that stole money from their mother in order to qualify her for Medicaid?

And what would you call someone who continually just writes, "LOSER!"?

The Big Dog's back

What would I call them? winnie the pooh.

JudgeMeNot

If you love me,let me sell yo food stamps an keep the profit.

deertracker

Ignore the drunk Unassumer. There is no truth to anything he has written about me or my family!

Contango

Re: "There is no truth to anything he has written about me or my family!"

"My mother in law died in a nursing facility.....may she R I P......and the cost to Medicaid was nowhere near 80k." – deertracker, Oct. 1, 2013

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...

Your loser family split her home and assets before you dumped her into that crummy nursing home didn't you?

JudgeMeNot

Oops. :)

shucks

Contango is a skillfull liar , propagandist , and alcoholic.

The Big Dogs ba...

sweet comeback 4shizzie, I especially like the part where you denied what he said.....

deertracker

Wrong again my drunk friend. Her home burnt down while she was recovering from having her leg amputated. My wife and I took care of her in our home until we were no longer able to due to other illnesses. I realize that you really think if you repeat something enough or make up your own so called facts enough times that it actually makes it true. It does not! I am a proud and honorable man and there is nothing you or anyone can say that will ever change that!

Contango

Re: "Wrong"

You burned her house down for the insurance money eh, govt. teat sucker?

You and your b*tch are REAL low-lifes aren't you?

deertracker

Yes, we both are presently doing 10-20 for arson too! What else you got boy?

shucks

LOL !

Contango

Re: "we both are presently doing 10-20 for arson too"

Yet confirming once again:

Sucking off the govt. teat. :)

Startin' to sweat your SSDI and Medicaid benefits yet?

Just wait until the well REALLY runs dry during the next financial (sovereign debt) crisis.

shucks

@ Clown,

Tsk tsk, do you kiss your mother with that mouth ?

Darwin's choice

Azzhat. Always the jackwagon, eh deertracker? Do you ever have an original thought? Obamabot clingon!

deertracker

Original thought: Dagwood is a LOSER!

JudgeMeNot

oh shut up with your rubbish. The world does not revolve around you.

shucks

Hey JudgeMeNot!

That's the brainless slogan you call me !
I thought we had something special.

Unassumer

we won't need healthcare when we might not have jobs tomorrow, or food to eat. the government is closing. get your supplies stocked now.

Darwin's choice

The online site is just like the current Administration......not working properly!

The Big Dog's back

Don't you like it when the Cons blow something up and act like they didn't do it. Like little kids caught it the act but still say I didn't do it, wahhhhhhhh.

deertracker

I think little kids behave better than these cons. At least mine did! They just cannot accept DEFEAT!

Darwin's choice

A little spooky today?

JudgeMeNot

Liberals are so butthurt about the shutdown. :)

shucks

Because of the shutdown -America goes into deeper debt and more people will need assistance.

Thanks, dumb ass Republicans.

The Big Dogs ba...

haha yeah must be.

deertracker

@ dagwood
Elaborate please!

shucks

For starters:

http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/30/...

Sorry , I'm not too much of an elaborator.
I just listen and try to sort the sensible from the shit .

deertracker

I was responding to the "spooky" comment!

shucks

ok

Contango

Re: "They just cannot accept DEFEAT!"

Why can you?

And the Progressives just cannot accept forcing ALL Americans into their authoritarian-totalitarian ideology.

Not to worry Bambie, your SSDI and Medicaid benefits are OK for now.

tk

Millions are trying to access the site. Hopefully all those who need insurance will be able to get it. Those living from paycheck to paycheck may find it easier to pay low premiums then to pay for office visits or to miss work due to illness because they can't afford a doctor visit.

Contango

Re: "can't afford a doctor visit."

One of the MAJOR fallacies of Obama☭are:

Having health insurance does not automatically guarantee access to quality care.

tk

You aren't automatically guaranteed access to quality care no matter what insurance you have. You get what the insurance company says you can have. I meant what I said about can't afford a doctor visit. I have a local doctor and my visits are a minimum of $175. Most are over $200. Without insurance I could certainly not afford them.

Contango

Re: "Without insurance I could certainly not afford them"

Just expect your insurance premiums to rise with Obama☭are.

Pterocarya frax...

Don't you ever get tired of spreading these lies? I understand you get paid pretty well by FreedomWorks for it, but still it must be tiring. And it is cute how they taught you to put the hammer and sickle in there!

Contango

Re: "hammer and sickle"

Like it huh? Came up with it myself.

So Obama☭are ain't the beginning of socialized health care?

If it's such great sh*t, why do the Democrat *ssclowns need to force everyone to get insurance or they penalize 'em?

Did you sign up on the exchanges?

shucks

Re: "hammer and sickle"

Like it huh? Came up with it myself.
..............................You're not bright enough , comrade.

JudgeMeNot

Pterocarya frax...: Your mind is so naked. A book that yearns to be read. A door that begs to be opened.

Pterocarya frax...

@ Judge-Mental:

What??? you wanna see me naked? Well, it ain't gonna happen.

shucks

LOL !

Come on, show him a little.
He failed with his attempt to impress with an intellectual "sounding" put- down.

deertracker

No he does not get tired of spreading lies. He is a miserable doom and gloom kind of guy! Has to be a terrible way to live on a daily basis!

tk

I don't have any premiums. I have insurance through a union. Bet you like that, don't you?

Contango

Re: "I have insurance through a union."

Lucky you. Public or private?

So why do think that Obama☭are is so great if you're not affected by it?

BTW: It WILL affect your health benefits eventually.

tk

So why do think that Obama☭are is so great if you're not affected by it?

Because I know people who are uninsured and I care for them. I am not so selfish that if it doesn't affect me, I don't care. I care much for those less fortunate then me. They are not lazy worthless people. Maybe you haven't noticed from your elevated position, but poor people do the dirtiest, hardest jobs out there.

Contango

Re: "Because I know people who are uninsured and I care for them."

Good for you.

So you think that they'll be able to afford those "affordable" health ins. exchange premiums with little-to-no disposable income?

Again: Public or private union?

Dirty, hot and sweaty; know it well. Worked in factories and elsewhere to help pay for college.

The Big Dog's back

pooh, sounds like you want to raise the minimum wage. Good for you.

deertracker

For the LAST time pooh, the ACA was passed in the HOUSE and SENATE, signed into law by our President then upheld by SCOTUS! THEN our President Barack Hussein Obama campaigned for reelection highlighting this particular issue and WON! What's the problem LOSER? You need rehab immediately and stay the course this time!

Darwin's choice

Step away from the urinal! You're being polluted!

Contango

Re: "For the LAST time"

Good thing for you that Obama☭are hasn't affected Medicaid YET huh?

The Hero Zone's picture
The Hero Zone

If I remember correctly, deertracker, this law (which probably wasn't even read thoroughly by those who passed it due to its massive scope) was along strict partisan lines, rushed through with all kinds of closed-door antics like Kucinich's flight on Air Force One that magically convinced him to vote for it, and on top of that in order to squeak it through it was resolved as a budgetary item - not a traditional law. Well, what happens when a budget hasn't been enacted in years? On top of that the Supreme Court upheld it as a tax.

So it is a budgetary/tax law and by no means are those safe. Look at the "Bush Tax Cuts", etc. How many people constantly tinker with the budget and taxes? But, it is subject to it because that is how it was passed. Rushed through, misunderstood, and not wholly explained to either constituent or Congress member.

I, for one, wouldn't be as opposed to it if it wasn't done in such a shady-deal kind of way. If this legislation was TRULY historic, groundbreaking, and actually good for the "millions of uninsured" then there should have been no problems taking time to make it right. Instead, we are left with this lemon of a law that, even if it DOES benefit people, has them scratching or shaking their heads.

http://www.theonion.com/articles...

deertracker

The point is Hero is that like it or not it is the law. If the Cons had their way there would not have ever been enough time to get it right because they were and are against it. Do you want your employees to be healthy or sick and unable to work? Do you want them to have access to care that will in turn benefit you or your business? Nothing to my knowledge is perfect but for a country that claims to be no.1 in everything I think it is time to act like a no.1! This law is helping people. Americans claim to be so intelligent and brilliant yet sometimes they can't even see the forest for the trees!

The Hero Zone's picture
The Hero Zone

Deer, be very careful about your first sentence. I remember but months ago the rage some had over the legal innocence that George Zimmerman obtained after his trial. I also know there have been many lemon laws passed over the years. Prohibition wasn't just a law, it was a part of our Constitution for a while until people realized how horrible it was.

I am way more upset at how this tax was implemented instead than I am about its content. You just don't sneak legislation that affects 310+ million people through at the eleventh hour through non-standard procedures. Doesn't that seem shady at all to you? Aren't you upset that there is so much ignorance about a tax/law that WILL affect EVERYONE in this country?

Why don't we just help people by giving every American citizen $100,000? That certainly helps people. That's rhetorical, of course. I'm trying to make a point without using contrived examples because I know you and I are capable of a good conversation.

As for us being Number One? Here's my reaction. The whole clip is worth watching, but I want you to especially focus on 3:10-7:38 if you would like, in others' words if I can't be taken at my own, what my general point of view is. I will warn that there is a f-bomb in it, but it isn't (in my opinion) untasteful:

http://youtu.be/BJWKccHQFOA

The Big Dog's back

hzero, the debate about healthcare has been going on for 40+ years. There were no surprises.

Contango

"Under the law, health insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to someone with a pre-existing medical condition and cannot impose lifetime caps on coverage. They also must cover a list of essential services, ranging from mental health treatment to maternity care."

Only in Obama☭are economic fantasyland is it possible to have no pre-existing, expand covered benefits, increase the number of insureds and have lower premiums!

Premiums for health ins. will eventually rise for everyone.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/sto...

The Big Dog's back

This is all about racist CONservatives trying to destroy President Obama's signature legislation. Think I'm B Sing, watch this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s...

JudgeMeNot

Liberals are so butthurt about the shutdown. :)

shucks

JudgeMeNot is another dumb ass who has nothing to say but repeating stupid slogans.

America is being hurt , dumb ass.

Ned Mandingo

BObama care is a scam that the insurance companies paid a lot of money for. Enjoy the screw job sheeple, you wanted it.

shucks

Proof ?

Darwin's choice

Democrat Harry Reid tells reporter "why would we do that" when questioned about helping a cancer stricken child! Coasterfan's brethren!!

You should be proud of your party.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u...

shucks

You should be proud of YOUR disgraceful party.

Darwin's choice

Azzhat. Unlike you suckling's, I don't "belong" to either.

Again, dodge, deflect, defer. Reid is an old fool, and another of your leaders. Can't dispute that video though, eh azzhat? You are proud of failure.

shucks

What party do you belong to ?

Darwin's choice

It doesn't matter what "party" I do or don't belong to, your party fool has put all of your party's feet in their mouth's! Reid is another sorry assed, sour old bat, who needs to go! Your non-answer and deflecting the question is so typical of you! By the way, suck azz, have you signed yourself up for the "affordable insurance" yet? All you loud mouth democrat's extolling the benefit's of "Obamacare" should shut your mouths until you have!

shucks

" Your non-answer and deflecting the question is so typical of you! "
..................Same to you, idiot troll.

You haven't evolved much.
How does that taste ?
Is that " choice" to you Darwin ?

http://www.demotivationalposters...

Darwin's choice

Ever the azzhat. You can lick under big dogs tail forever, and never get the taste of Obama out of your mouth.

So, again, what about Harry Reid?

shucks

Trying to lure me into a useless and irrelevant argument?

I knew that was Contango's ass that you have your nose buried in-- you sound just like him.

Darwin's choice

see the post's below for you....

Read that coasterfan, big dog, deetracker, and shizzle, you're a bunch of turd polishers,trying to convince everyone how to pick one up by the "clean" end......

Darwin's choice

"On the first day of the “shutdown” of the federal government, when members of the U.S. Senate were going to the well of their house to point out that the shutdown would prevent the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses, the administration was giving $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the Daily Treasury Statement.

That means PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio and Sesame Street got a taxpayer subsidy during the shutdown, but not would-be cancer patients at the NIH.

The $445 million the Treasury handed over to CPB was more than the $119 million the Treasury paid on the first day of the shutdown in interest on U.S. government debt that is held by the public. It was also more than $171 million in Social Security benefits the Treasury paid that day."

Go democrats!!! Keep polishing!!

The Big Dog's back

You can dispute the video because it wasn't shown in it's entirety. Hmmmmm, imagine that.

Darwin's choice

Ok, clingon, play it any way you'd like, the man is a democrat moron.

So, get your family signed up yet, hypocrite?

KURTje

Like the commie symbol....always thought he might be 1.

Concerned For A...

Ha, lower "affordable" premiums...Has anyone thought about the ridiculously high deductibles? What about all the extra tax involved? There are nurses being laid off everywhere, private practices being shut down, jobs being lost by the minute, but Obamacare is such a great addition to America. Do people think its crappy of these doctors shutting down, yes, but it don't change that it is happening, and that it affects the availability of healthcare across the globe people!!! You are now going to wait much longer for care you need. It may not be immediately, but you will see it happen. People paying for private insurance are feeling the pinch already by higher premiums. They may not be able to deny you coverage for a pre existing condition, but boy I bet you'll pay for that condition! It isn't just about people making 250,000 plus a year, that is lies. The middle class is going to suffer horrible from this. Our chief is acting like a 5 yr old refusing to talk to the republican party. While the shutdown loomed, he goes golfing. While he sits back and laughs at everyone trying to struggle paying for a 5,000 dollar deductible before their coverage begins, and the government rakes in money from these low premiums. This doesn't seem so affordable to me. Good luck finding the level of care you need, and have fun jumping through hoops trying to get medically necessary procedures without giving up your first born. Out of pocket cost for medical devices is going to be higher now, so hopefully mom, dad, or grandma can afford that pacemaker they need to stay alive. I bet a majority of people who support Obamacare either already receive Medicaid, or have private insurance that won't be affected, so they think. Or they are in denial, that they have elected the worst president in the history of America. Some people just can't stand to be wrong!

grumpy

I don't know if my low premium, very high deductable umberlla heath care policy will even be offered when the ACA takes affect. I do know that my wife's Platnum insurance, that I tag along on will be tagged with an additional tax, same as many trade and other unions policies. That is why many unions have changed their minds about obamacare... they don't want to pay on their quality insurance policies... You see them trying to get exemptions and/or trying to get gov't to give them money to pay the taxes. We are seeing more and more about what is in it.

Pelosi was right you have to pass it so we can see what is in it... but like when you pass a turd, you really don't want to be tearing it apart to see what all is in it. It is enough to simply know it is a turd.

Darwin's choice

My insurance is also going to take a significant hit, around 35% from what I'm told. All these unions are laughable, trying to un-ring the bell! Sorry boys, you asked for it, you've got it!

Your Pelosi/turd comment is spot on.

Read that coasterfan, big dog, deetracker, and shizzle, you're a bunch of turd polishers,trying to convince everyone how to pick one up by the "clean" end......

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thinkagain

Best analogy of the year!!!

Contango

Read some of the comments on the Obam☭are Facebook page.

The posters (using their REAL names) don't seem very happy.

https://www.facebook.com/Healthc...

Democrat-Progressive-socialist-Obamabots, this boondoggle is goin' down in FLAMES.

reese

Check this out from Fox News!

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2...

reese
OSUBuckeye59

Read a story from the New York Times News Service today about another failing of how the ACA was written in that the ACA will "leave out 2/3 of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance. Because these people live in states largely controlled by Republicans that have declined to participate in a vast expansion of Medicaid, the medical insurance program for the poor, they are among the 8 million Americans who are impoverished, uninsured and ineligible for help as they are stuck between people with slightly higher incomes who will qualify for federal subsidies on the new health exchanges and those who are poor enough to qualify for Medicaid in its current form, which has income ceilings as low as $11/day in some states. "The irony is that these states that are rejecting Medicaid expansion - many of them Southern - are the very places where the concentration of poverty and lack of health insurance are the most acute", said Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founder of the community health center model. Every state in the Deep South, with the exception of Arkansas, has rejected the expansion. In Mississippi, Republican leaders note that a large share of people in the state are on Medicaid already and that, with an expansion, ~1/3 of the state would have been insured through the program. Even supporters of the health law say that eventually covering 10% of that cost would have been onerous for a predominantly rural state with a modest tax base. And expanded Medicaid program was intended to cover the poorest but the Supreme Court's ruling allowed states to choose whether to expand Medicaid. Those that opted out (including Ohio) leave about 8 million uninsured people who live in poverty, or $19,530 for a family of three, w/o any assistance at all. Poor people excluded from the Medicaid expansion will not be subject to fines for lacking coverage. In all, ~14 million eligible Americans are uninsured and living in poverty."

Yet another example of how even though the ACA was intended to provide insurance for all US Citizens, in fact it will fail some of the most vulnerable by not allowing for everyone to indeed be able to afford insurance. Yet another shining (sic) example of politics & big business winning while "We the People" are still losing.

Contango

Re: "these states that are rejecting Medicaid expansion"

Better read the "fine" print in this Ponzi scheme expansion.

The feds fund it for three yrs., THEN the onerous goes on the respective states' taxpayers.

Remember: The large print giveth, the small print taketh away.

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A MUST READ:

"David Stockman Explains The Keynesian State-Wreck Ahead - Sundown In America"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/20...

The Big Dog's back

Is this the same david stockman who authored Reagan's trickle down economics? Even he admitted it was a mistake.

KURTje

Comrade clown having no friends must have made you bitter.

RikkiTikkiTavy

the president....is a hack