Tag Archives: Obamacare

Disappointing Numbers, Bulger Goes Away

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health Checkup: Only 106,185 people bought an Obamacare health plan in its first month, according to the government. It’s only about 20% of the target figure for the first month. More disappointing for the administration is that only about 27,000 …

TWTR $45.10, Economy Up, Trans Fats Down

Thursday, November 7, 2013

TWTR: Shares of Twitter opened this morning at $45.10, nearly $20 higher than the offering price of $26, or $18.1 billion for the entire company. The 140-character message service has become a player in personal relationships, politics, even war. But, …

Morsi Rejects, Snowden Rejected

Monday, November 4, 2013

Illegitimate: Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi appeared briefly in court for the opening of his trial today. It was his first public appearance since he was forced from office in July. Reports from the courtroom were limited, but witnesses in …

Sox Win Series, White House Contrite

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Ring: The Boston Red Sox won the World Series last night beating St. Louis 6-1 at Fenway. Relief pitcher Koji Uehara threw the last strike and the park erupted. The Sox went from last place in their division in …

“Frustrated and Angry as Anyone”

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sick Day: Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on the congressional hot seat this morning to answer for the Obamacare website debacle. In her opening statement she said, “I am as frustrated and angry as anyone.”   The Administration delivered its …

Gathering Storm, Red Sox Lead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Healthcare: The gathering storm over Obamacare is not the website troubles, but that the Obama administration might have known that millions of Americans will lose the health insurance they already have. President Obama repeatedly promised that, “If you like your …

Data Center Down, Crash in Tiananmen

Monday, October 28, 2013

Now This: A Verizon data center critical to the operation of the Obamacare website went down Sunday, making it impossible for people to register for health insurance in all 50 states. Computer contractors are working 24/7 to fix the problems. …

They Say They’ll Fix It, Cold Case Files

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Promises, Promises: The White House promised that problems with the Healthcare.gov website will be fixed by Nov. 30th. One of the companies that designed the faulty system has been appointed to run the repairs. The government is under added pressure …

Listening to Friends, Wag the Finger

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friends: The Obama administration gave a shifty denial to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about monitoring her personal cell phone, according to the NY Times. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said the monitoring was not “currently” happening, but didn’t say it …

Don’t Blame Us, Re-trial for Skakel

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Don’t Blame Us: The computer contractors who built the Obamacare website dodged responsibility this morning for the system’s malfunctions. Cheryl Campbell, senior VP of Canadian company CGI Federal, told a congressional hearing that The White House is in charge as …