Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Consumer Alert: (Net Right Daily) Get ready for Obamacare auto-enroll

While President Barack Obama attempts to put a happy face on the cluster rollout of Healthcare.gov and other state exchanges, where only a half million people are said to have applied for government-subsidized insurance, it may be time to start asking if this was not all a part of the plan in the first place.

Consider the dilemma facing the Obama administration. More than 80 million Americans aged 26 to 64 years old making less than $46,000 not already on Medicaid now qualify for Obamacare, whether through Medicaid or the insurance exchanges, based on data from the U.S. Census and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Of the half million that have reportedly applied, there is no word yet on how many of them actually qualify or will ultimately enroll in the program. And even if every single one of them did qualify — a highly dubious prospect — at the program’s current pace it would take about ten years to sign everyone up. And that’s not even taking population growth into account.

Couple that with the web server failures at Healthcare.gov and Obama in the interim having to direct Americans to a switchboard at 1-800-318-2596 to apply, and it appears that the road to “universal” health care is set to be a bumpy one at the outset.
Making the problem more daunting, as many as 43 percent of the nation’s uninsured are not even aware that come January 2014, they must purchase or carry health insurance or else pay a fine, according to a June Gallup survey.

“If they ever get their website working, and millions who qualify still do not sign up for a product they never asked for, we should expect they will at some point simply be auto-enrolled,” predicted Americans for Limited Government (ALG) president Nathan Mehrens.
Of course, the lack of universal enrollment in programs like Medicaid has long been a topic of considerable interest in the ivory towers of the nation’s health care policy elites. A 2006 study by Stan Dorn and Genevieve M. Kenney found that “Sixty-two percent of uninsured children qualify for but are not enrolled in Medicaid or the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Similarly, two-thirds of uninsured, poor parents qualify for Medicaid but are not enrolled.”

The solution, per Dorn and Kenney? “Auto enrollment could reach many of these uninsured families. Under this strategy, eligible parents and children receive health coverage based on information already in the hands of state officials, rather than through full, formal applications for Medicaid or SCHIP.”

The study cited numerous examples where this has already been done, including Medicare Part B “into which seniors are enrolled automatically unless they decline participation, covers 96 percent of eligible seniors.”

“The entire push for ‘universal’ health care in the U.S. is simply unbridled government coercion to force individuals to behave in a certain way,” ALG’s Mehrens commented.
Anecdotally, in the mid-2000s when the college I attended, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, instituted a mandatory insurance program, lacking coverage I was automatically enrolled in a student health plan. Student health plans had already been available, but it was not until it was required that I was forced to pay for it and automatically added that I actually enrolled.

So, it will come as no surprise to me when health care officials in Washington, D.C. eventually give up on the ill-suited Healthcare.gov strategy to achieve “universal” coverage. But nobody else should be caught off-guard either, even if this is their first experience with a mandatory coverage regime.

In fact, auto enroll is already the top policy recommendation of Enroll America, a non-profit set up to promote Obamacare. The plan to get everyone on Obamacare is to “automatically enroll people who are already known to be eligible,” including “us[ing] data from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to determine eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP,” and “connect[ing] eligible parents to coverage if their children are already enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP,” and “min[ing] existing databases to identify and enroll uninsured residents who are already known to be eligible for coverage programs.”

Monday, October 7, 2013

Synopsis Feedback: Castle (Season 6, Episode 3)

Hi my Cyber Zombies,

Welcome to New York City!!!

Tonight Show Information:

Need to Know

Beckett's still DC. A new detective has been assigned to the 12th, NYPD Detective Frank " Grant" Sullivan, so Castle sneak to the precinct helping Esposito and Ryan investigate the murder of a former child star. But before much and be done, and without explantation, Beckett and McCord show up and take over the case find out arms trafficking operation from  Russian. After an invention of the CIA, the case was shutdown for national security and Beckett leaks information the press so she can save one witness life but she got fired from the Attorney General's Office.

Here is Synopsis Feedback.

getting ready for Caskett cuteness

OMG! Could their skyping in bed be ANY more adorable??? Answer...No. Oh wait, he wiped her kiss all over his face.

LOL Espo declines Castle's call on live TV

She kissed the phone and he took the kiss and put it all over his baby face

I bet Gates is just ecstatic that 's not around anymore..
Detective Beckett sounds so much better than AGENT BECKETT.

Are the biggest conspiracy theorists on Ryan and Esposito? You bet! Anything to get Castle nervous.

We're doing a reunion movie Ryan (huge smile) You are??? I mean this is the 1st I've heard of it Ryan is a fanboy

The clone of the Deweys!

I'm so glad the truth talking from Beckett is back this season. is totally a tool, and he's totally bribing her with her latte.

Beckett with a gun = everyone with a hardon.

Sully (or whatever his name is) needs to vacate Kate's desk ASAP.

Yes Castle corrupt her corrupt her! Let us watch!

Beckett!! Helpin her boys out! Yes! Getting justice for the victim!

Beckett: "That sounds...crowded..." I can't with the face she makes 😂😂 lmfao

and the boys need to work together in the Pricinct! Original !

Hubba Hubba Beckett as mediator!

And Beckett choosing again the side of the NYPD!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Synopsis Feedback: Once Upon a Time (Season 3, Episode 2)

Hi my cyber zombies,

Welcome to Neverland/The Enchanted Forest!!

Tonight Show Information:

Lost Girl

Peter Pan presents Emma with a map of Henry's location. However,  there's a catch. Emma embrace her true identity. Meanwhile, Mr. Gold gets some startling advice; and back in Fairy-tale land the Evil Queen has a tempting offer for Snow White.

Here is Synopsis Feedback.

so basically peter pan is evil af and neverland is NOT fun

Can't believe Hook is basically the good guy and Peter Pan is the villain.

I'm with Emma, I seriously NEVER figured Peter Pan was evil..then again I don't think i ever read or watched it..

Emma is the only one letting hook help them

For everything your father and I have been through there is one thing we've learned, it is never too late. - Mary Margaret

Emma is tough, Peter is a creep, don't believe him.

Noooo! Why does Peter Pan have to be the bad guy in one of my favorite shows?

I wonder what Emma would have been like if she'd grown up with Snow and Charming. Hm..

Prediction once emma calls marymargrot mom she will accept who she is. And BOOM map unlocked

wow!!!! Grumpy does not trust Charming...DAMN!!!!

Oh snap! Belle with the Australian accent is back and in Neverland! Been waiting on that to happen.

lol Charming really a try too hard!! .....I ain't saying he a gold digger!!

Regina doesn't has any patience

You're afraid you'll make the selfish choice. - Belle I generally do. - Rumplestiltskin

If you don't want to repeat the mistakes you made, you need to let go. - Belle

Regina is about to throw down! 💯 Down with Pan!

"I'm pretty sure they're just all larping in the woods." -Logan about

was brilliant for making Peter Pan a villain. It's pretty awesome 😃