In the 16 days since the Obamacare exchanges launched on October 1, there has been little positive press surrounding the implementation of the President’s signature legislation. From web glitches to identity theft, lack of signups to higher costs, very little has gone the President’s way. On radio this morning, Glenn shared two more stories that are sure to make Obamacare supporters cringe.
According to the Daily Caller, a health care employee in Kansas tasked with helping individuals enroll in President Barack Obama’s signature health care program appears to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest.
Rosilyn Wells, 41, who is an Obamacare “certified navigator,” reportedly has an outstanding arrest warrant in Shawnee County, Kansas, according to a webpage on the local sheriff department’s website, highlighted by the Caller.
It was not immediately clear what charges were connected with Wells’ warrant.
It was also not 100 percent clear if the Rosilyn Wells with the arrest warrant is the same Rosilyn Wells that is employed by the federal government as an Obamacare “navigator.”
“Yeah, she's the one the government decided could handle your healthcare and all your personal information,” Glenn said. “They don't care.”
“And they've been told that this is one of the biggest identity theft fraud possibilities in the history of the world, probably the biggest,” Pat added. “ I mean more information is going to be stolen, we're told, by people like McAfee than has ever been stolen in the history of the world from Obamacare.”
The other Obamacare story of the day involves ‘Tirge Caps,’ a blogger on the far-left Daily Kos website, who has penned a post complaining he and his wife are facing a nearly 100 percent increase in their monthly premiums.
“I'm not necessarily a big fan of Tirge Caps,” Glenn said, “but here's what he wrote:”
My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who don’t go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe.
Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wife’s rate is gong to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284.
I am canceling insurance for us and I am not paying any f***ing penalty. What the hell kind of reform is this?
“They're so vitriolic. If you say anything against Obamacare, you are going to be excoriated on the Daily Kos,” Pat said. “But wait until they get signed up. See, nobody signed up yet, or very few. These are just the people finding out that because of Obamacare, the insurance that they did have they now don't get to keep, or their rates have gone way up because the insurance doesn't work anymore under Obamacare. Wait 'til the people who absolutely have to get it, and are forced into the system, wait 'til they find out how ‘great’ it is.”
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