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Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:22 PM

Michele Bachmann: 'I Lost My Health Insurance Under Obamacare'

Michele Bachmann: 'I Lost My Health Insurance Under Obamacare'

Friday, 15 Nov 2013 02:37 PM

By Lisa Furgison

http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/michele-bachmann-lost-health-insurance/2013/11/15/id/536928?promo_code=12289-1&utm_source=12289Raw_Story&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

Rep. Michele Bachmann, a staunch opponent of Obamacare, says she's lost her insurance under the new law just like millions of other Americans.

Bachmann told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that she'll be forced to shop on the health exchange site, but refuses to do so until the glitches are worked out.

Bachmann told Blitzer on "The Situation Room" that her husband has serious health concerns that require quality insurance. Democratic strategist Paul Begala, who was also on the show, told Bachmann she should be thankful that Obama's healthcare law keeps insurance companies from discriminating against preexisting conditions.



Video at site.


"Are you kidding? Iím not going to waste an hour on that thing," the Minnesota Republican said, referring to the continuous technical problems on the HealthCare.gov site.



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Accourding to Politico, Bachmann did not say how she ost the coverage and she didn't say she would sign up for a plan on the insurance exchange site by Dec. 15 to get coverage by Jan. 1.

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The health law technically requires congressional staff to buy insurance through the exchange, but it's up to each congressional office to determine who qualifies as official staff, Politico reported.



Yeah, I know - Newsmax, but at least it was reporting a prior Politico story. I love it, Especially when Paul Begala told her that because of the ACA, Marcus' "pre-existing condition" wouldn't keep him from being covered.

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Reply Michele Bachmann: 'I Lost My Health Insurance Under Obamacare' (Original post)
marble falls Nov 2013 OP
spanone Nov 2013 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2013 #2
Skittles Nov 2013 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2013 #4
marble falls Nov 2013 #11
lpbk2713 Nov 2013 #5
zbdent Nov 2013 #6
pnwmom Nov 2013 #7
Fumesucker Nov 2013 #8
big_dog Nov 2013 #9
IllinoisBirdWatcher Nov 2013 #10
marble falls Nov 2013 #13
City Lights Nov 2013 #12
MH1 Nov 2013 #14
marble falls Nov 2013 #15

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:26 PM

1. i do believe ms bachmann has a golden policy whereas she is covered for life.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:27 PM

2. Bachmann is a resident of Minnesota, which has one of the best, cheapest

and well-run exchanges in the country (because we have a Dem governor and legislature). The web site works and thousands of people have signed up; she doesn't have to go to the federal site at all (it won't even let you in if you live in a state with its own exchange). I assume that as a resident of Minnesota she would be eligible to use its exchange to obtain reasonably-priced insurance. Instead she chooses to grandstand for political reasons - it wouldn't look good for her to have to tell the teabaggerati that she was able to get good, reasonably-priced ACA insurance on a state exchange that so many of her wingnut colleagues have rejected. (And I thought congresscritters would be keeping their employer-provided insurance anyhow.)

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:29 PM

3. she is lying

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:30 PM

4. Her lips are moving, so, yes.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 07:23 PM

11. <snicker> my thought exactly when she told Politico but didn't say how that happened.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:36 PM

5. If she has the time to wait ...




then she's admitting she's full of shit.

But then, that goes without saying.


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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:37 PM

6. Michelle ... it's not your insurance you've lost ... it's your mind.

And that's in question as to whether or not you had your faculties in the first place ...

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:40 PM

7. She won't be forced to buy on the Exchange unless

she thinks she'll qualify for a subsidy.

Otherwise, she can buy a policy from any company off the exchange, and those policies will be subject to the same protections as the ones on the exchange.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:42 PM

8. Well then it and her mind are in the same place so there's that n/t

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:43 PM

9. she better lay off the corndogs at the Iowa State Fair!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 07:01 PM

10. Bachmann is soooo full of fecal matter.

First, it was Republicans who introduced the idea that Members must move from the regular Federal Health Care cafeteria plan and be limited to plans under the new exchange.

Members and staff receive between 72 and 75% insurance premium subsidy from their employer (The US Government).

As others have previously pointed out, dear Marcus must be automatically covered regardless of current health if she elects to purchase insurance under the exchange. Why? Because the ACA prohibits limitations for pre-existing conditions.

But here is the most important fact Bachmann either ignores, or is too stupid to know:

From Timothy Jost at Health Affairs Blog...

"Second, the final rule modifies the proposed rule by providing that members and their staff will return to the regular Federal Employee Health Benefits Program upon retirement."


DUH. So as soon as she "retires" next year (thank God, but not soon enough), she goes right back into the federal cafeteria plan pool and has that luxury for the rest of her life.

I assume she has brown eyes.

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Response to IllinoisBirdWatcher (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 07:24 PM

13. And really bad, bad breath.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 07:24 PM

12. No, that was your brain. nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 07:27 PM

14. Yet another positive outcome of the ACA! Woo-hoo!

Now someone, quick give her typhoid or something.

Ok, just kidding.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 08:00 PM

15. Noooowww you tell me.

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