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Obamacare has been having some issues lately! It's expecting big premium hikes next year, and everybody is REAL GRRR MAD because they forgot that there were ALWAYS premium hikes every year, going back to the founding of the Republic and its seamen's insurance probably, and that these premium hikes are actually smaller than they used to be. Git outta heah, facts! Just because we slowed the rate of growth in healthcare spending AND premiums, and are saving super trillions of health care dollars AND insuring 21 million more people than we were before, AND running our RVs around on $2.39 a gallon gas AND having awesome unemployment rates, is no reason not to pitch a bitch!


But man, people really do hate their Obamacare, and how it lets them buy insurance even if they have pre-existing conditions, and how it expands Medicaid to cover people who are not-quite-poor unless they live in states with dick Republican governors who decided "hmmm, it is better not to accept this free federal money to insure more of our people because otherwise people might not hate Obama enough."

How much of a dick did you have to be to turn down expanded Medicaid? Well, JOHN KASICH AND JAN BREWER accepted the expanded-Medicaid money, so: MORE OF A DICK THAN THEY ARE.

And now we come to today. Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act exchanges has begun -- as of yesterday -- and at least one state is having a doozy of a time with its verkakte website and its exchanges being just ALL MUFFED UP. There are hitches on the website that people who remember trying to enroll in the exchanges when they first became available in 2013 will recall in horror. Delays, bugs, missing homepages ... and at least one problem that's quite quite new: robocallers intentionally jamming the health care enrollment hotline so nobody else can get through.

“Somebody’s trying to jam the call center, and making robocalls to try to snafu the thing — which is deplorable,” [Gov. Mark] Dayton said. “They’ve identified that culprit, and are acting … to exclude them from the system.”

How evil do you have to be to intentionally sabotage people trying to buy health care?

This evil:

Never forget this mug shot

In conclusion: fuck these guys, the end.

[StarTribune]

Rebecca Schoenkopf

Rebecca Schoenkopf is the owner, publisher, and editrix of Wonkette. She is a nice lady, SHUT UP YUH HUH. She is very tired with this fucking nonsense all of the time, and it would be terrific if you sent money to keep this bitch afloat. She is on maternity leave until 2033.

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