Obama declares health care law is working, says there's no repealing it while he's president

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  • Hank Jr Draper, UT
    Dec. 5, 2013 1:13 p.m.

    Obama's ACA is DOA.

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    Dec. 4, 2013 9:22 p.m.

    Wow IMLDS2-Boo hoo!!

    Unlike Obama supporters, it is not personal for those of us who see Obamacare for the disaster that it is.

    Did you hear the latest? Because they don't have the payment function even built, they are now going to ask the insurance companies to estimate how much they should be paid, without any of the enrollees actually paying. They will settle it later. Gee, I wonder what could go wrong.

    There was no security built into the site.

    Why on earth do you think Obama is on your side? If he were "for the people" he would have delayed the entire law until it was ready. Besides the problems the others above have covered, now there is an excellent chance those with cancelled policies won't be covered on 1/1/14. Those who "enroll" have been exposed to identity theft.

    Get over your infatuation with him and start expecting some accountability for his incompetence. This is serious stuff.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Dec. 4, 2013 7:41 p.m.

    Let's play a game called three lies and a truth (we would play three truths and a lie, but it's hard to find that many truths). I will paraphrase four Barack Obama statements, three lies and one true statement, and you determine which is the true statement:

    1) "You can keep you doctor if you like."

    2) "My presidency will be open and transparent. No more secrecy!"

    3) "If the economy has not recovered in 3 years, I deserve to be a one-term president"

    4) "You can keep your health plan if you like it."

    Think about it for a second, this one is pretty tricky.

    The answer is number three! He did NOT deserve a second term. Of course, he made another statement (another lie) later saying that he actually did deserve a second term, seeing that he had not kept his promise of fixing the economy.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 4, 2013 3:29 p.m.

    Maybe the webpage is working better, but the law itself is not. But since when has BO been honest?

    He has yet to release overall enrollment figures – the only ones likely signing up are the takers (expanded Medicaid) not the providers (healthy young people). It has done NOTHING to reduce costs.

    No response or denial about what has been said other than to call who do not worship your hero haters? Ah – what a wonderfully strong argument!

    You mean the site IS secure?
    You mean Obamacare HAS reduced costs?
    You mean everyone CAN keep their current plans?
    You mean everyone CAN keep their current doctors?
    And when you talk about the party of no, you’re talking about how harry reid and the dem senate refused to vote on the majority of the bills coming out of the house, right?

    Attack those who don’t like your hero and defending a liar. But what else would we expect from liberals?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 3, 2013 10:24 p.m.

    Whose in charge? The people of America, or Barack Obama?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 10:20 p.m.

    Here is my story about our canadian government run health care. Early this spring, Doc says I need a new stent. Cost for diagnosis: Nothing for my employer, Nothing for me other than my tax obligation as a citizen. Stent was replaced at the lougheed hospital in June. It ended up costing me about fifty bucks in parking, and whatever I ate in junk food from the various outlets in the hospital. My weakness. Of course, I have to drive there from Utah, but that's a small price to pay, compared to having it done in the states. It cost my employer nothing. In fact, it's none of my employers' business. I'm like you. I hope Obamacare can work better than the canadian system. But I doubt it. As for what we had here in the states before that? Forget it.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 3, 2013 9:38 p.m.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    It seems the Obama campaign, criticized Mitt Romney about a man who died after losing his employment, and health care. Romney was blamed for that even though the man was insured through his wife's health plan.

    How many have lost health coverage, or have had their work hours shortened, because of Obama?

  • Warren ,
    Dec. 3, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    Welcome to the world of government run insurance. Here is my story about our Canadian government run health care-- I injured my knee in June. I thought I had just strained it. I waited for it to heal, but after 3 weeks of pain, I saw my local doctor. No problem seeing him. He gave me a prescription for anti- inflammitories. But after 2 more months nothing had changed. LOcal doc said he would arrange appt with specialist. 3 months later, I still haven't heard from the specialist. My GP said I would be lucky to hear from him by Christmas and then there would be an 8-9 month wait to get in to see him. I am hoping to see him by late summer/fall of 2014. I can barely walk and have extreme pain. Hope Obamacare works better fpr you.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    Wow. The Obama haters are out in force...along with all their spin, misdirection, and deliberate misunderstandings.

    So-called "Obamacare," the Affordable Care Act, is not a web site. It is a law.

    I hate to rain on your proverbial lynch mob, but whether or not the web site works to the satisfaction of all the haters is irrelevant to the legitimacy of the law. That Repugnitians are emboldened by problems with the web site only shows how partisan and shallow they are.

    But that is what we have come to expect from the Party of No.

  • Just one more opinion Pleasant Grovwe, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 5:45 p.m.

    Funny, had he done this before the last election, it would have been political suicide. So now that he can't be elected again, he refuses to change it. Not exactly good public relations for the rest of the Democrats in office, though.


  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    What utter arrogance. Only a dictator (or a dictator wannabe) would make such a comment. Obamacare doesn't work. And Congress has the power to change law, not the POTUS...except for Obama, who thinks he's the law giver.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 3:52 p.m.

    I hope that the prospective Obamacare enrollees take a minute to think through whether or not they really want to submit their personal information to a website that ISN'T secure.

    If one of the feds gathering your personal information (mistakenly?) sends your personal information to a phone bank (oops) in India; don't be too surprised.

    Who are you going to call to complain??

    The fact is: Obamacare has so many major holes in it that it is entirely unsustainable. The ONLY person in the country that doesn't seem to know that is Barry.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Dec. 3, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    "We believe that in America, nobody should have to worry about going broke because somebody in their family or they got sick," Obama said, flanked by people the White House says have benefited from the law."

    Don't worry Mr President, we are going broke just signing up, and we are not even sick yet. Braced yourself, we are going to hear heavy doses of speeches - that is how he fixes stuff, more speeches and things will be fine

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    First Obama told us "If you like your plant you can keep it." That was a lie.

    He told us "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." That was a lie.

    Now he tells us "Obamacare is working." Another lie.

    You cannot believe anything this man tells you.

    Obamacare- it's enough to make anyone sick.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 2:43 p.m.

    LOL democrats believe they are going to win elections running on obummercare.

    That's not true. If they win an election, it's going to be the same way they have for the past decade. Lie, deceive, fudge numbers, fear monger, race bait, beg for more time, demonize white people, demonize Republicans, demonize wealthy people (which Democrats in congress, senate and the white house are wealthy). It goes on and on.

    But they know their base is ignorant and will accept their lies as truth.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    The Obamacare site is great now!!! No slowness or security issues!! People are enrolling like crazy!!! Yes things are sunny and wonderful....at least according to the same guy who promised "if you like your plan you can keep your plan period". Never mind the fact that security of the site has still not been code reviewed let alone architecturally reviewed and to do so would take at least 4 months if you include beta testing and never mind the fact that the real usability of the site is that it still crashes and hangs and slows down to the point of being unusable with just a little more load than two weeks ago.
    Barack is banking on the fact that people are stupid and will simply swallow his little two week PR campaign....and I suspect a few will but the vast majority of the non-freeloader crowd aren't going to get burned a second time. Not again. Barack's credibility is in the low 30% range and more realistically in the 20% range and these numbers are well earned.

    Liberalism (big government) is on trial and the verdicts so far have all been predictably dismal. Truth stings sometimes.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 3, 2013 1:49 p.m.


    This is costing more then the Solyndra, or Stimulus Package failures!

    Where's the shovel ready jobs, and solar panels?

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    Every week that Obamacare fails is one less Liberal in DC......GOP couldn't have written a better script.

    2014 can't come fast enough!

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 9:00 a.m.

    CNBC: "No security ever built into Obamacare site" 11/25/13

    Chao testified a few weeks ago that 30-40% of the website wasn't even built yet, including the payment function on the back end.

    What a mess of incompetence-especially for $500+ million.

    He can also look forward to the fallout next year when millions of employer-based plans are cancelled. The Administration reported on page 34,552 of the Federal Register, "The Departments’ mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013."

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 3, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    Who is to blame:

    A. Republicans
    B. George Bush
    C. Barack Obama
    D. Rush Limbaugh

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 3, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    I am afraid his Obamacare woes are only just beginning. Major insurers have warned that the "back end" of the Obamacare website is not working and the insurers are getting garbled data or no data from people who have enrolled. In other words, if you think you have enrolled, it is probable that your enrollment information went no where and while you think you are covered, you are not! This warning is not from your government but from insurers. Your government is lying to you, again!