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November 18, 2013

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henry

TM, 1.4 million folks without insurance requires another trillion or two for the system upgrade.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Close enough for BIG government work.

Nurse Kathleen Ratchet's ass is bigger than I assumed..... did I just type that?

Extraneus

Shocker.

Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds

Peckerderm

"If the original goal had been to sign up 7 million people (cue laughtrack) does that mean they have succeeded if 1.4 million folks are shut out and left without insurance?"

Thanks for your concern. Now about the other 28.6 million you and yours left twisting in the wind?

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Cross posted from dead thread:

IMO, Rand Paul is hitting it out of the park on Special Report. Mara Liasson asked him what "the Republican plan" and his answer was well thought out and substantive. He also schooled Dr. K on the politics of the debt ceiling.

He has a pleasant demeanor, and is exceedingly articulate.

NK(withnewsoftware)

JimR-- what are the politics of the Debt Ceiling according to Rand P?

Jack is Back!

Does all this come with a Sustainability Director, Six Alpha, Agents of Chancge and Continuous Improvement? If not, its not contemporary enough to compete in the International market place.

Wonder if each floor will have its own tea cart?

Account Deleted

"Post also reports that the goal is “the first concrete performance standard in the 31/2 years since the government began to design the health exchange.”

Really? Well, I suppose when the sycophant healthcare seminars BOzo was leading involved passing a feather around the circle gathered at the beer bong, some minor details were just skipped.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Jim, I like Rand P quite a bit. I think his father might be an albatros around his neck for the highest office, although they both campaigned for Cuccinelli; but if he continues in this manner I think he could eventually shed that problem.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

That the Dems control the WH and the Senate and the Pubs the House, so there will be a bi-partisan solution of some sort at least in the Senate, and that is likely to attract the usual Pub suspects but not him.

That there is little appetite in KY for another shutdown, but there is no appetite there for raising the debt ceiling without concessions on spending. He will therefore vote against any bill that doesn't have substantial concessions on spending.

narciso

So we're talking 5.6 million in four months, well that's just dandy.

Extraneus

Well, as long as it's Developed by the People and for the People, Released Back to the People, it should be pretty great.

Government websites have not, historically, been sterling examples of design or usability. Unfortunately, in many cases, they're also built at great expense, given the dependence of government agencies on contractors and systems integrators, and use technologies that are years behind the rest of the web.

Healthcare.gov could have gone in the same direction, but for the influence of its young chief technology officer, an "entrepreneur-in-residence" who had successfully navigated the bureaucracies of the District of Columbia and state of Maryland. "Our first plan was to leverage Percussion, a commercial CMS that we'd been using for a long time," said Sivak. "The problem I had with that plan was that it wasn't going to be easy to update the code. The process was complicated. Simple changes to navigation were going to take a month."

At that point, Sivak did what most people do in this new millennium when making a technology choice: He reached out to his social networks and went online. "We started talking to people about a better way, including people who had just come off the Obama campaign," he said. "I learned about the ground they had broken for the political space, from A/B testing to lightweight infrastructure, and started reading about where all that came from. We started thinking about Jekyll as a platform and using Prose.io."

After Sivak and his team read about Development Seed's work with Jekyll, they contacted the startup directly. After a little convincing, Development Seed agreed to consult on one more .gov project.

"A Presidential Innovation Fellow used same tech we're using for several of their projects," said Cole. "Bryan [Sivak] heard about it and talked to us. He asked where we would go. We wanted to be on Github. We knew there were performance and reliability benefits from building the stack on HTML."

HTML!

That'll be $650 million.

Janet

This was on Facebook -

"I know someone who just "Obama'd" herself.
She messed with something complicated that she didn't understand and it melted down on her."

That'd be good if it caught on.

Thomas Collins

I wonder whether the chatterers for so-called single payer notice this irony: The putative "single payer" entity, the Federal Government, is looking to the insurance companies to help bail it out of the mess it has created.

Dave (in MA)


--
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new MSNBC primetime
7: Guy who wants to defecate in woman's mouth
8: Guy who led lynch mobs against Jews
9: Guy who says "c***sucking f*gs"
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narciso

No, they would go all 'norman the android' if they realized that.

Jack is Back!

George Zimmerman arrested for domestic viiolence.

Thomas Collins

If you think the Feds are messing up the prepaid health services system, wait and see what happens if 404 is not prevented from following through on his "findings" about the horrors of carbon dioxide.

Extraneus

I thought Baldwin said it wasn't clear what he'd said.

narciso

Is that north or south, of where bgates draws his inspiration,


Deputies say shotgun used in incident was "unavailable" after they arrived at #Apopka home. #WFTV.

Caputo, my fishwrap's political editor, is very verklempt about a Nelson run, JiB.

Peckerderm

I think you know the majority...

"In February, in Clapper v. Amnesty International, the Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4, that human rights groups, lawyers and journalists could not show they had been spied on, and so lacked standing to challenge a surveillance program"

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/us/justices-reject-challenge-to-nsa-program.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Captain Hate on the iPhone

I thought Baldwin went the full Costanza and said he said fat head instead of fag. He obviously has a substandard health care plan with no mental health coverage.

narciso

This is like Dana Barrett's manhattan coop, in Ghostbusters, no sane person designs a network like this,

Jack is Back!

narciso,

He should be. It opens up another Dem senate seat for a Republican and I don't think after a dirty battle with Crist, Nelson could win based on where his votes have been for ObamaCare. The libs don't want to lose Florida in the Senate.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

I am dumbfounded by the Martin Bashir apology. I can't image what caused it.

narciso

Well they finally 'dialed up to eleven' first with Alex 'let's stone Henry Hyde' Baldwin, he's always cursing up a storm and now Bashir got into the bathsalts.

Danube on iPad

"Now about the other 28.6 million you and yours left twisting in the wind?"

JFK, LBJ, Carter and Clinton left them in the same place they were in 2010. How many of them were in the wind because, although they could afford it, they preferred not to purhase it (polls say 50%). Why weren't the remainder enrolled in Medicaid?

Moron.

narciso

This will provoke a little additional rage, among the keepers of civility;


http://twitchy.com/2013/11/18/sarah-palin-visits-rush-limbaugh-at-eib-studios-photo/

Danube on iPad

"think you know the majority..."

I sure as hell know the minority.

Peckerderm

"JFK, LBJ, Carter and Clinton left them in the same place they were in 2010."

Your prattle seems unimportant...carry on.

clarice

Obama's management style is to call people in and lectue and then go golfing, I imagine.

Actually in all of DC the only person I ever worked with who had a decent management stye had learned it working as an aide to McArthur and then FR. After WWII it seems to have become a dying art here.

Extraneus

Just think, Dems spent decades fighting against anything that could improve the health care "system," in the hopes of someday taking it all in one fell swoop. And now they're left trying to swim to shore with the festering anchor of Obamacare tied around their pencil necks.

Here's hoping they're harpooned, one by one.

AliceH


"Obamacare aims to add 17 million more Americans to Medicaid’s ledgers. For this reason, some are more eager to paper over Medicaid’s flaws than to address them."

Avik Roy Medicaid: America's Worst Health Care Program

I suppose it might be considered a good thing, then, that only 183,396 of the 17 million have been registered and been determined eligible via the exchanges (as of 11/2).

narciso

Many allies are not waiting for Obama to figure things out, they have already figured him out;

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2013/11/18-us-relations-allies-free-fall-doran

narciso

Since they don't seem to be focusing on those, who should, one has to reevaluate;


http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/11/18/federal-judge-displays-skepticism-over-nsa-spying-considers-injunction

Account Deleted

Clarice,

When I look at Zients' background, I see "connected Power Point Prince", not "Project Manager". BOzo the Buffoon runs seminars for suckups, he still can't buy a clue on how to run anything of any greater complexity and he never will. I wouldn't use "manage" to describe a third rate prof using sophistry to pimp admiration from sophomores.

narciso

the Banksters seem to going for more worthy projects, like unicorn pens, and skydragon netting:


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303755504579206310376500156

Miss Marple

Hot Air says they have even less time to repair the web site than they thought:

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/11/18/uh-oh-white-house-might-have-even-less-time-than-thought-to-repair-healthcare-gov/

narciso

Taranto takes some exception and gives too much
deference to Yglesias;

But anyway, there's an obvious flaw in Yglesias's interpretation of the analogy. Katrina formed on Aug. 23, 2005, but it didn't make landfall on the Gulf Coast until Aug. 29. (An earlier landfall, in South Florida, led to flooding that killed two, but even by Yglesias's methodology that's only one-tenth of a death attributable to Bush.) ObamaCare's "landfall" won't come until Jan. 1, when ObamaCare-mandated medical-insurance cancellations begin to take effect.

Skoot

"5.6 million in four months"

I believe it's three months, narc. They were claiming 7M by 1 Mar. They'll be lucky to get 2M and the average age will be closer to 60 than 40.
If this administration is so dripping with Tech-Savy, ask Baghdad Jay to produce one soul at 1600 Penn that can list, Input, Output, Control and Mechanism for any functional block of this pile. Not gonna happen.

MarkO in warm weather and sort of on business

Shamefully, Fox has again put Juan Williams on TV. Bless his heart.

Some "folks" have no sense of history when they talk about how other "folks" talk about a President. The Man is keepin' down the President.

Miss Marple

Here's the text of Kerry's speech saying that the era of the Monroe Doctrine is over.

http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/176979664/western-hemisphere-remarks-on-u-s-policy-in-the-western-hemisphere

narciso

OTOH, we are getting Maria Bartiromo, carp Ailes hiring strategy, has gone egg shaped,

Account Deleted

AliceH,

Roy should have just pointed out that Medicaid is a less efficient prole killer than the NHS in the UK. After all, death to the poor is and always has been the end goal sought by compassionate progressives.

clarice

Kerry has an irresistible urge to betray his colleagues, his country, everyone. He's a stupid and dangerous and highly neurotic if not sociopathic creature.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

How warm is your weather Marko?

I just listened to Rand Paul on Special Report. He continues to impress.

Eric in Boise

All I can say is that after seeing what passes for reasoned discourse at Pitzer, I'm not quite as shy about telling people I teach at U of Phoenix.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Matty Yglesias is bad enough on his usual garbage but the dumbasses at Slate thought he could transfer his lack of knowledge of economics (that is what he writes about, no? I can't stand reading him) to basketball. And yes; he's just as witless there as he claims that Tim Duncan is the only number one draft choice to help his team to a championship in his rookie season. I guess Magic Johnson happened before Matty was born; but it doesn't matter because the entire article is as poorly argued as his usual stuff that TM ridicules.

MarkO in warm weather and sort of on business

70 with a light breeze.

narciso

Sports are not in my wheelhouse, but there are the intertubes if one is so inclined to research such things;


http://www.nba.com/history/top_picks.html

MarkO in warm weather and sort of on business

History is a great source of impeachment.

clarice

Out of the starting gate:
http://majorityleader.gov/video/victims-of-obamacare/?utm_source=ML+-+Project+One&utm_medium=email&utm_term=link&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=In+Their+Own+Words

clarice

Powerline commenter: "To vote Democrat, you have to believe that Bush had all the information he needed to prevent 9/11, but that Obama had no way to predict what would happen once Obamacare was implemented."

narciso

They really do see 1984 as a how to guide;


http://nypost.com/2013/11/18/census-faked-2012-election-jobs-report/

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Powerline commenter: "To vote Democrat, you have to believe that Bush had all the information he needed to prevent 9/11, but that Obama had no way to predict what would happen once Obamacare was implemented."

I love this.

Marko - it was 70 degrees with a light breeze here today. Why didn't you call?

Jack is Back!

Happy Holidays, All

Jack is Back!

Aqib Talb and Steve Smith are on course for a cage match in the middle of a fottball game. My money is on Steve.

narciso

Me thinks this will work out like Attack Watch;

Account Deleted

Will the fact the 7 million "target" was derived as an adjunct calculation for CBO scoring purposes ever be disclosed? Was there even one survey taken of those declining to purchase insurance, asking for the price point where they might consider a purchase?

I'm as sure of the answer to those two questions as I am that the entire scam is based upon purple haze projection by progressive pukes with no practical life experience or skills.

rse

clarice-and roughly 10 K voters in Ohio kept him and Mr Breck Hair from office.

As bad as what is going on is and as much as I wish bush had not been on a spending spree, we still got 8 years before the full assault began again. I still hope the interruption will make a long term difference.

narciso

Megyn Kelly was pointing out a DOJ brief date 10/17/2013, gave the lie to Obama's previous and subsequent statements.

Miss Marple

Jack,

What is this "It's time to have the talk" crap? The last time I heard that phrase used, it was about telling your kids about the birds and the bees.

I swear to God I will punch someone in the nose if I hear any of that stuff at Thanksgiving.

narciso

He does have a gift, doesn't he;


http://washingtonstatewire.com/blog/rude-awakening-for-federal-way-woman-who-got-shout-out-from-president-cant-afford-obamacare-policy-after-all/#.Uoq1uZH1JMg.twitter

AliceH

Rick - I've been reading about this study showing how people in US hate their health care more than other Western countries, and we wait longer and pay more and (you get the picture). I imagine this will be increasingly be cited and used as a blunt object by ACA defenders.

ANYway, study is here (that's the full addr, but you might need to truncate after .pdf)

Of course, it assumes all countries have one health care program, which, of course, we do not. Medicare, uninsured, medicaid, private - all one big old representative group. The methodology description is ... skimpy.

Enjoy!

narciso

Well this is where this report began with alice, from it's lead author;

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/06/29/left-wing-groups-grant-will-educate-msm-on-obamacare-law/

bgates

JiB - that's a nice looking holiday website. Must be some of that static HTML I've been hearing so much about lately.

jimmyk

a DOJ brief date 10/17/2013, gave the lie to Obama's previous and subsequent statements.

Narc, which of O's myriad lies and obfuscations is this referring to?

Jack is Back!

MarkO,

Here you go. LBJ had JFK killed

Remember Bobby Baker?

narciso

Like Trey Mclure, you may know me from;


http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Publication/10004437/in-chronic-condition-experiences-of-patients-with-complex-health-care-needs-in-eight-countries

When you've ventured into the world of Pappa McClellan, and Roger Stone, you've probably steered into a ditch.

Jack is Back!

BTW, for football fans, Fox Sports tweets:

The 4K Completion Club:
-Brett Favre
-Peyton Manning
-Dan Marino
-Drew Brees
-John Elway

Newest Member: Tom Brady, the 3rd fastest to join.

narciso

This was the summary on another blog;


So Megyn Kelly just disclosed that counter to Obama’s assertion on 11/14/13 that only the privately insured would be adversely impacted by the deficient “grandfather clause”, his DOJ filed a brief (on 10/17/13) in federal court that states the majority of those covered by group healthcare plans would also lose their coverage for the same reason before the end of 2013.

narciso

Oh, you've love this, by which I mean gag profusely;

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Publication/14343978/a-survey-of-primary-care-physicians-in-eleven-countries-2009-perspectives-on-care-costs-and

Miss Marple

narciso,

Why should I believe any of these studies, anyway? The Census Department has been faking employment numbers.

No one on the left tells the truth about anything.

Miss Marple

Megyn has moved on from the Obama lies to Arne Duncan's smug attack on suburban white women, coming up after the break.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

The thought of Reporting for Doody being President would have taken me to a place I'd prefer not to contemplate. I can rationalize Preznit Historic First winning against the two tomato cans the Repubs trotted out; doesn't mean I have to like it. But obvious human garbage like Lurch should never lead a civilized country. Neither should Gaylord Focker but at least he got over on the Nobel tools, so the country has that excuse.

narciso

Common core, like Cobalt 60, is 'not good for children. animals, or other living things' as they used to say back in the day,

Gus

Jack, could you list the 5000 completions qb's?

clarice

My thoughts exactly, CH. It was particularly disheartening to see ho readily evidence of Doody's horrible character flaws were so easily disregarded by so many people.

jimmyk

Thanks, narc, what threw me off was "DOJ," so I thought maybe it was F&F. Now you've got me curious about what case this was related to. Well, I'll try to do my own homework.

Miss Marple

One wishes that Lurch would get a public humiliation in Moscow or Paris, but alas, it probably won't happen.

narciso

There isn't a brew strong enough, to consider that notion, the Journal reports the GOP is all so gently examining her roots in Hillarycare, the last logic bomb they tried to install.

AliceH


Colo. man signs up for his insurance, his dog gets covered instead

It doesn't get any better than this.

jimmyk

Gus, only Favre and Peyton Manning.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/pass_cmp_career.htm

Account Deleted

"The methodology description is ... skimpy."

AliceH,

It's more than sufficient to determine the value of the survey. The Census Bureau response rates to regular surveys run from 95% to 98%.

A response rate of 22% strongly indicates a data garbage dump from which social "scientists" mine rather assiduously. The sample is 20% overweight in uninsured to begin with, unless they have figured out a way to accurately survey the Mythical Mexicans who comprise 25% of the uninsured.

Account Deleted

"The methodology description is ... skimpy."

AliceH,

It's more than sufficient to determine the value of the survey. The Census Bureau response rates to regular surveys run from 95% to 98%.

A response rate of 22% strongly indicates a data garbage dump from which social "scientists" mine rather assiduously. The sample is 20% overweight in uninsured to begin with, unless they have figured out a way to accurately survey the Mythical Mexicans who comprise 25% of the uninsured.

Jack is Back!

But because in 1991 Favre was in Atlanta, Marino has the most passing yards with one team. Farvre is the leader in completions overall.

narciso

Ok, his lips haven't stopped moving;

Obama on healthcare: "Everybody who wants to get enrolled will get enrolled. This isn’t a one-day sale."

Jack is Back!

Now this is odd. If you go to NFL.Com and search for passing records, only Favre is over 5K completions with Marino next a 4,967. But JimmyK's website says different. Wonder which one is correct?

Gus

Jack that site doesn't include Favre with NY JETS nor MINN.

jimmyk

Alice, on that study, in addition to Rick's comments about the low survey response: A quick perusal suggests a lot of cherry picking of facts. Even in areas like waiting times where the US does pretty well (whatever the quality of the data), the narrative points out the countries that do slightly (though likely not significantly) better. And on the all-important waiting time for specialists, as you astutely pointed out last week, looking at waiting times for specialists only looks within those who are referred, overlooking the possibility that many more people in the US get such referrals.

Even the title has weasel words: "Compared To Ten Other Countries, Access, Affordability, And Insurance Complexity Are Often Worse In The United States."

Often? What does that mean?

Jack is Back!

Gus,

Yeah, it looks like a defective site. And its the NFL. Who's have thought that Goodell would have a 404 site like Obama:)

Cecil Turner

Over-focus on the web site is a mistake. That'll get fixed (mostly) eventually, and allow the Dems to claim a victory. It'll still be a $2 Trillion entitlement program that we can't afford, paid for by borrowing. Oh, yeah, and it'll provide crappy service, too.

But at least it'll add to the people on the government dole, and provide their data to Dem political organizers, and beef up the roster of government workers . . . so that's all good.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Favre has a lock on career interceptions at 336. The closest in that group is Marino at 252. The three active players are far below that with Manning at 215, Brees 173 and Brady particularly efficient at 129.

I think #666 will have that record forever because no coach will tolerate anybody in the future that chucks so many ill advised passes.

Anti Favre Rant over

MarkO in warm weather and sort of on business

As much as I hated LBJ, it was the mob. Otherwise, one has to implicate the CIA, the FBI and far too many amateurs. With he mob, you get a professional killer and a guy they've convinced to help Cuba.

His pickup car fails to materialize, he's left on his own and hours later Ruby kills him.

Otherwise, you have a sad sack who misses at least 2 of three shots making a perfect head kill. Then, he has no getaway plan. And you have to sponsor the claim that Ruby was only acting out of respect to Jackie.

Just to show my bona fides, my wedding anniversay is, wait, wait, November 22.

Jack is Back!

MarkO,

Warm here also but full of rain cells pushing east off the coast. I blame the mob:)

Goed nacht. Slaap Lekker, Tots Morgen.

p.s. I think the Monk has caught up with Carolina and Newton and the Pats win big time tonight.

Miss Marple

Night, everyone!

narciso

You know surveying the Toronto scene, Rob Ford, maybe the least of the evils,

Dave (in MA)

Jack, you mess w/ Talib and you might want to watch out for gunfire - from him and his mother.

narciso

This was the context:

http://therightscoop.com/obama-doj-contradicts-him-says-majorty-of-employer-based-health-plans-will-be-lost-under-obamacare/

daddy

How warm is your weather Marko?

Jane,

Up here it was 1 F when dogs and I got out of the car in the bright sunshine. Brrrrrrr.

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