- Obamacare will remain complex and ever-changing
- It involves tax returns
- Citizens will need a place to report changes and/or discrepancies in income
- Citizens will need a place to go to resolve disputes with insurance companies
On October 29, 2013, Access Health CT www.AccessHealthCT.com opened what is believed to be the nation's first Obamacare retail storefront for walk-in service.
On October 29, 2013, I submitted a plan to the House Ways and Means committee that asks SSA to partner with HHS and all state Obamacare exchanges to allow ACA navigators and application helpers to use the empty workstations in all 1300 SSA offices nationwide. In my blog posting below dated October 29, 2013 is my written submission. The Honorable David Camp is my Congressman. I have also sent copies to Senators Levin and Stabenow. There are between 5,000 and 15,000 desks and computers available. This office space available is worth close to $200 million and they are unused due to staffing losses. There would be little to know costs since SSA has lost 15% of its staff in the last 6 years.
Half a million dollars of the money donated to the PAC has come from corporate health care interests which — like the governor and Georgia state Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens — oppose the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” Last week, state insurance commissioner Ralph Hudgens was caught on tape boasting to a crowd of supporters that his office is deliberately obstructing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. As Floyd County Republicans called out “Amen!” and applauded, Hudgens said that his office is interfering with the certification of the ACA’s insurance policy “navigators,” individuals hired to help consumers choose policies on the open market. Some might say that these actions along with the lack of Medicaid expansion are like a form of socioeconomic genocide.
Half of those eligible for Medicaid Expansion aren't getting it b/c GOP Governors want to please Koch Bros, insurance companies, etc.
My plan to have 5,000 to 10,000 Obamacare Application Helpers use the 5,000 to 10,000 empty workstations in the 1300 Social Security Offices nationwide was just forwarded to http://www.familiesusa.org/ and http://www.enrollamerica.org/ These organizations received grants to develop the roll-out of Obamacare. This would be a win-win for HHS and SSA as SSA is paying for office space they are not using and managers do not want to see dozens of local SSA offices shut down. Having Navigators in all 1300 SSA offices would make more efficient use of office space and equipment that has already been paid for and it would give HHS one simple location in most communities that is more trusted than any other agency.
We only have this one chance in the history of America to get Obamacare right. Lives are at stake and we cannot afford to fail