Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2 2013 4:40 p.m. MDT
Funny thing about stats.... is you can really misread them. For example, in
the table shown.... the highest group of people who don't have insurance is
those in the young adult category - 33%. Of them though, only 5% don't
have internet access... and most of those, know where to get it. On the other
hand, the group who is most covered, seniors, where only 1 percent (looks like a
rounding error) is also the group with the lowest access levels to the internet
- I think it said 45%.So those who don't have insurance.....
have the internet (95%). Those that do have insurance... don't have the
internet.Looks like someone was looking for a story, and didn't
really pay attention to the numbers - and as usual, tried to tie it to racial
bias. Numbers don't support that hypothesis.
Our country is on its knees to Obama and his cronies.Will we stand
up for the America we grew up in?
One must always question anything based on notably biased sources as the New
York Times, and the Pew Foundation, especially when the latter information is at
least a year old.However, rest assured that if there is "free
stuff" being given out, there will be large numbers of Americans who will
show up to claim the new healthcare benefits. Especially when the Obama
campaign organizers with their new "Obamacare Navigator" titles show up
to get them signed up for Obamacare. And the subsidies. And free phones
(happening in Tennessee already!), and welfare, and WIC, and SNAP and housing
and voter registration.It's enough to make a working person
Signing up isn't exactly easy for those of us who know computers,
either.Yesterday I tried to apply on California's web site for
Obamacare exchanges. I was just curious to see how expensive it would be. The
site become nonresponsive on the 3rd page and I never got in.Today I
had better luck. I was able to create an account and apply. After 10 minutes
of using a really amateurish UI, and after entering all my contact information
and SSN twice, and after setting answers to FIVE security questions that were
really stupid (like "How much did you weigh at birth?" as if everyone
knows this), the site clanked and whirred and paused and then finally blew up
with the following helpful error message: "Oracle Access Manager Operation
Error. Access to the URL /apspahbx/ahbx.portal has been denied for user.
Contact your website administrator to remedy this problem."As an
eternal optimist, I'll try again tomorrow. Meanwhile, I am contemplating
the interesting fact that managing medical care is about 100 times harder than
managing a web site. Food for thought.
"However, rest assured that if there is "free stuff" being given
out, there will be large numbers of Americans who will show up to claim the new
healthcare benefits." We are not talking government cheese here. We are
talking about actual needs. Your observation is crude in the extreme.
"Meanwhile, I am contemplating the interesting fact that managing medical
care is about 100 times harder than managing a web site."Fortunately, while the exchange website may be new, Kaiser Permanente, Blue
Shield, and the other participating insurers have been around for a while.
As I understand it from someone I know who is beginning a job to help people
enroll in Obamacare, all it will take is a phone (Obama Phone!! Oh Boy!!) and a
number to call. So, having internet access won't necessarily be necessary.
A young, healthy working women told me yesterday that her insurance has now gone
up 65%. So much for the working class people who CAN afford insurance. As usual,
working people get the shaft. Non-workers, low-income, ill and elderly probably
will find help galore. Well, maybe not the elderly. I hear rumors that senior
citizens will pay more and receive less from Medicare. I guess Medicaid is what
people will be able to afford...as usual.
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