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Obamacare news

bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,200 ✭✭✭✭
edited October 2015 in Politics

It's an Obamacare story with every imaginable outrage - blatant conflicts of interest, millions of tax dollars going to political cronies, thousands of Americans left without health insurance, lavish pay for incompetent executives, federal funds diverted illegally, multiple congressional investigations, insider trading convictions and big decisions made behind closed doors.

Tragically, there is even a child abuser. But search the New York Times web site for "Obamacare co-ops" and nothing comes up. Just three entries appear for the same search on the Washington Post web site.

Not so, Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group. Pollock has filed dozens of stories about the Obamacare co-ops since 23 of the tax-funded groups were created in 2011 at a cost of $2 billion. President Obama promised the co-ops would help lower medical costs by competing with profit-driven private companies.

Seven of the co-ops have closed. A recent report by the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General said the rest of the co-ops are in deep financial trouble and more are expected to close.

None of these dismal developments come as a surprise to those following Pollock's byline for the past four years. Here are a dozen of his most significant co-op stories, some of which were reported when he worked for the Washington Examiner.

One third of Obamacare co-ops have failed.
New York's Obamacare co-op drew the most consumer complaints.
Feds admit more Obamacare co-op failures are coming.
Obamacare co-op execs hid millions in lavish pay, consulting fees.
House panel says Obamacare co-op illegally diverted $25 million.
`Luxurious' funding lets Obamacare co-ops undercut commercial rivals.
Obamacare co-ops mostly not ready for opening day.
Four investigations of Obamacare co-ops.
Obamacare's Louisiana co-op riddled with self-dealing, conflicts of interest.
Groups led by insider trader, child abuser got Obamacare co-op loans.
Obama political ally got $340 million Obamacare co-op loan.
Obamacare co-ops being formed behind closed doors.

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  • Rack OpsRack Ops Member Posts: 18,597 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The National Enquirer?

  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    working exactly as intended
  • chris8X57chris8X57 Member Posts: 1,041 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The whole Obamacare thing is a train wreck!

    My wife got us signed up for Obamacare at a job she was working. The FIRST time in my entire life, we received a mail audit from the IRS. Said that we had earned medical credits for that year, and that we had to submit a copy of a 1099 that was alleged to have been mailed out from the provider.

    We never received a 1099, so when we attempted to get a copy from the Obamacare website, there IS NO way to get a copy.

    Calls and emails to the provider resulted in nothing. Calls to the provider means holding for endless minutes, getting referred to this manager, or that manager, and I ended up talking to people named DeShon and Latisha.

    Long story short, we ended up paying an additional $3,400 to the IRS, for something we could not prove otherwise.[:(!][xx(]
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