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The new and improved Obamacare enrollment form

Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services released yet another version(s) of the forms you must fill out to obtain insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.

The original versions, “released” in January, only became available in March.  (I have absolutely no explanation for this.)  In any event, your mission in tackling the forms is now far easier.

The January versions were a svelte 21 pages should you be single, and over 60 pages long if you had a family.  And both included a ”helpful” 12 minute video to guide you through the process.  That has all changed, at least for the moment.

If you are single, the application is now only 5 pages long, and a mere 12 pages should you have a family.  No word yet on either the fate of said video in the new versions of the application, or what it cost you, the taxpayer, to create it.

You can find the “I’m single” version of the application here, and the “I’m married” version here.  And, be assured, these versions are the final versions…until HHS revises them yet again.

Two thing did strike me though.  Both applications contain the following language:

If you want to register to vote, you can complete a voter registration form at xxxxx.gov.

First, are we creating a new “.gov” just to register people to vote?

And second, what is this language doing in an application for health insurance?

 

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18 Responses to "The new and improved Obamacare enrollment form"

  1. JollyRoger says:

    Could it be an intimation that your treatment and overall outcome might depend party affiliation?  Thus, a neocon might best visit his dog’s veterinarian while the correct party affiliation, like that of Bob Casey D. PA, might render a murder victim with the right organs of the right size and tissue type within hours of a press conference declaring the governor’s need for a heart and liver transplant?   Call me cynical…

    • stinkfoot says:

      The two palettes labeled “cynical” and “reality” are indistinguishable from each other… I was thinking along the same lines here-  there is more than one way to silence the opposition.

  2. Dimsdale says:

    “You can find the “I’m single” version of the application here, and the “I’m married” version here.”
     
    Wouldn’t it just be simpler to have a single “I’m screwed” version?  ;-)
     
    We’re the government, and we’re here to help you…..

  3. yeah says:

    its almost like they WANT us to bring the guillotines back out.
     
    they’re recreating the conditions, at the very least.

  4. sammy22 says:

    Could have been easier with a single payer system.

    • Lynn says:

      Could have been simply more expensive with single payer system.

    • yeah says:

      It was easier to paper over all of the financial problems in 2008 also, where did that get us?  We’re poised to have it all happen again, only this time we’re starting way further in the hole.
      Or are you forgetting that a single payer system would have been wholly rejected?
      As it is, this piecemeal claptrap we got told was Obamacare wasnt even passed properly – it COULDNT pass properly, it couldnt pass with any sort of honest assessment of it.
      So your assertion that single payer would have been easier is partially true in that – if it was presented as that – it never would have budged a nanometer off the ground and we the american people would not be swindled with a law none of us wanted.

      • sammy22 says:

        You’re right, the single payer system was “rejected”. That is why we have this pile of cow manure to deal with!

      • yeah says:

        well sammy, at least you’re sane enough to concede the fact that obamacare is a pile of cow manure that nobody wants.

      • Dimsdale says:

        Monopolies are never the answer.  If Øbama, in a genuine act of concern for the state of things in healthcare, had bothered to do it right, and hash out the details WITH the contributions of Republicans, and fixed what was broken, instead of ramming through a plan that puts gov’t in charge of too much of the private sector, he would probably have a successful, thought out plan right now instead of  cow squeeze. 
         
        Instead, he took his hubris, disguised as popular support, to force feed us a plan (who actually wrote that brobdingnagian bill anyway?) whose details are just emerging, along with its inefficiencies.
         
        You can have health care if you pick any two: good, inexpensive or universal.

  5. Fish says:

    I noticed on page 2 it states ”
    Your social security number (or document number if you’re a legal
    immigrant). Does this mean the Obama regime recognizes there are “Illegal immigrants” and not undocumented?
     
     

  6. JollyRoger says:

    It’s a progressive claptrap- we will fix it and invest in it until it is single payer, and then we’ll have given grandma & grandpa the blue pill and rolled them off the cliff!

  7. sammy22 says:

    Well yeah, I did say that Obamacare is a pile of cow manure. I did not say that “nobody” wants it (you added that). I dare say that the health insurance companies love it since they were not cut out of the health business by a single payer system.

    • yeah says:

      yeah I added nobody – because anyone that wants it wants the government to nanny them cradle to grave and go full single payer, where the government can endlessly paper over costs and we the people will *never* find out what the real value of anything is.
      lol…so does that surprise you that obama is in bed with big businesses on this one?  think he’s some “man of the people?”
      this is a sleight of hand against the insurance companies – blatantly obvious with the poison pill provision in there of making the no insurance penalty nice and small to incentivize people to drop their plans – then a few years out after the insurance companies have taken huge losses, exchanges established – the penalty for no insurance rockets up an order of magnitude and then some – oh, my, where do they have to go now?  the government.
      that wasn’t painfully obvious to you the second you had a handful of details about this???

      • sammy22 says:

        Maybe you have heard of MEDICARE? And I suppose you think the insurance companies are stupid.

    • Dimsdale says:

      The only people that want Øbamacare are the ones that don’t know anything about it, be it from simple ignorance, or the fact that the media didn’t, and doesn’t, report any of the dirty details.
       
      Ask yourself why Congress (both parties) is having secret talks to exempt themselves from it, or that friends of Øbama (like big unions) are getting exemptions to its regulations.

  8. yeah says:

    its getting kinda old, crystal

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