Pres. Obama Remarks on Healthcare.gov Issues


C-SPAN broadcast the President’s Remarks.  As of this writing, I cannot embed the video here, but you can click on the preceding link to see it.

The President talked about all the benefits of the ACA that do not require you to use the troubled website.  He promised that the website will be fixed.

He provided a link to See 4 ways you can apply for coverage. Will the mainstream media finally start telling their viewers and readers about the alternatives to the healthcare website instead of exclusively covering the failures of the website? Or will they continue to follow NBC’s philosophy that it is not their duty to inform their viewers with useful information?

One of the ways to get the insurance is by telephone.

To apply by phone, call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). A customer service representative will work with you to complete the application and enrollment process.

The President mentioned that there have been only 1 minute wait times on the phone (expect the waits to get longer now that he has publicized the phone number). It takes about 25 minutes to go through the phone process to finish the application process.  For a family plan it may take 45 minutes.

Another way is to  Get in-person help in your community.  The URL for the previous link is localhelp.healthcare.gov.  I tried the link to see what help there is in Massachusetts.

If you live in Massachusetts, the Health Connector is the Health Insurance Marketplace to serve you. Instead of HealthCare.gov, you’ll use the Health Connector website to apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll. Visit the Health Connector now to apply.


The President mentioned that unlike after Thanksgiving shopping, these deals will not run out. He could have also mentioned, that there are millions of people who are willing to withstand long waiting times to get the bargains on Black Friday, and they aren’t even shopping for something as important as life-long health insurance.


Was the Darwin Award invented for those people who will not get health-insurance because they are influenced by the lies on Faux Noise?


Think of all the people who are stuck in dead-end jobs that they do not like because of the need for health insurance for their families, but if it weren’t for the insurance problem, would prefer to start their own businesses.

Think how much better the economy will be when these creative entrepreuners are set free to follow their dreams.

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