Health Secretary Coming to Phoenix to Promote Obamacare

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Phoenix today to promote Obamacare.

Sebelius isn't exactly in everyone's good graces right now, since her agency is responsible for rolling out the health insurance exchange website that's been a world-famous failure so far.

Phoenix reportedly is one of 10 places the White House is sending officials to urge people to get coverage through the new healthcare law.

According to one report, "Sebelius is expected to tour a HHS customer call center for the Health Insurance Marketplace and then head to the Wesley Community and Health Center for meetings with local healthcare "Navigators" and others who been educating the public in Arizona about how to register and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace."

The success stories of people signing up for coverage have been few and far between, and in places that don't have a state-run exchange (like Arizona), there haven't been any statistics released to show how many people have successfully signed up.

HHS has been adamant that the fixes are coming, and the agency's been promoting that a lot of people have been signing up by phone -- perhaps the reason Sebelius is heading to a call center in Phoenix.

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Michael Herrera
Michael Herrera

Opted out of signing up for this shit!! Why should I pay for lazy ass people to have what working people pay for? As for you dumbass's that do and have signed up.. Hope you like those chips that will be implanted under your skin so everyone knows everything about you!!

DjAdidas Nick Nuvamsa
DjAdidas Nick Nuvamsa

not signing up for oboma care, people in a free country will not be forced to pay money to live. native americans were not forced to pay to live and they had a good thing, then the gov came and screwd this country up, they can't even properly drill for oil lol, its so pathetic.

Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

States with republicant governors resisted and aren't ready. I talked to an Arizonan who breezed through. I can't believe the U.S. is so cocksure we are the hottest shit on the planet, and we are way, way behind in taking care of each other. What fools we have been to believe the Insurance industry-- those parasites! The greedy, Ownership class benefits from having desperate slaves.

Scott Bowersock
Scott Bowersock

I came back to the US from a life overseas.....we are wonderful but need modern safety nets like all and I mean all of the rest of the modern world has.....we should not be second best...or more like no 30 on the list in the world.

Scott Bowersock
Scott Bowersock

F'n people one medical emergency from a bankrupt existence....wake up. there are millions of us who were priced out of American health insurance...we deserve to survive too.

Scott Bowersock
Scott Bowersock

I got a call to do it on another site.....they are trying hard and I am all in.....I lived in Japan for 10 years and saw single payer work well with great cost controls....we are the world's leader in many respects......not in health and health care..

Rob Rowley
Rob Rowley

Thanks Manny for letting me know your just another Tea Terrorists. I block criminals like you. Bye, bye.

Emanuel Gonzalez
Emanuel Gonzalez

Ricky Hollywood are you really suggesting that for me to use my freedom of speech and expression I need to go to another country?

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Amnesty for all who worked so hard to get here and to get our new healthcare plan, no proof of citizenship required! Thank you Obama!

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Bless our most gracious god, Obama.

Ricky Hollywood
Ricky Hollywood

@ John that looks like a girl - who's said that here ? The people answering the question have said they didn't have any big problems using the website. Didn't that register in your little troll head ?

Ricky Hollywood
Ricky Hollywood

Or you could go to Mexico and stay there if you don't like it here. You could talk impeachment over there to your hearts content

Ricky Hollywood
Ricky Hollywood

@ John that looks like a girl - Ted Cruz is your anchor baby master

Emanuel Gonzalez
Emanuel Gonzalez

Ed Carr, insurance my friend is an option. One that I and I alone choose to exercise or not. If I want to pay out of pocket or not what is it to you? I may, since I live near the border, go to Mexico for cheaper care and prescriptions. Or I could just choose to not get any treatment whatsoever and let nature take its course. The key word here is choice. No government has the right to force upon me a purchase of any good private or not. If I don't want to pay auto insurance, that's my choice. I can also choose to walk or bike or carpool. See it's called freedom. The irony of this is found in your profile picture. As for impeachment, There are many acts committed by our president and his predecessors: Benghazi, operation fast and furious, misappropriation of funds, Iraq, the U.N., spying on Americans, violation of the 1st and 2nd amendments, and not to mention severe incompetence. Where did you find such a big rock to hide under all this time? #sucker

Ed Carr
Ed Carr

It is very irresponsible of you to avoid purchasing health insurance...why should the rest of us cover your illnesses when you get sick and go to the emergency room? Or, do you plan on paying 100% of all medical care out of YOUR pocket for the rest of your life?

Ed Carr
Ed Carr

Emanuel, impeachment is reserved for those committing illegal acts...are you aware at all how the US election process works?

Victor Hoelscher
Victor Hoelscher

T Bagger, Alex?...Really? everyone who opposes this is a Tea Bagger? What a childlike simplistic view of life you must have.

Victor Hoelscher
Victor Hoelscher

Yes, but I Haven't felt an IRS Agent looking up my ass with a flashlight, so I don't think it went into effect yet!!

Stephen Grange
Stephen Grange

Yeah, health coverage..what a joke, right? (Dumba$$)

Alex Mogo
Alex Mogo

Signed up an account no problem. I think its going be awhile until you are able to shop around and see available insurance options. Oh yes Impeach . Bringing affordable health care options to Americans is an Impeachable offense. . Just another T bag bigot.

Paul Harwood
Paul Harwood

Dreams are coming true for many. Healthcare for all. We are finally on the right path. I do not need to utilize this perk because my wifes employer offers insurance. If it were not for that I would have signed up.

Emanuel Gonzalez
Emanuel Gonzalez

Impeach! That's a word that should have some action behind it. This action should have been at about 8 of our last 10 Presidents.

Jeff Ramon
Jeff Ramon

I'm really hoping I don't see the word " sheeple" or " impeach" on this thread.

Michael Touger
Michael Touger

No and I am not going to. I cannot be forced to buy something from anyone nor can a fine be levied against me for not buying from any market. This ObamaCare is bullshit. The government gets the country into a deep dark hole of debt and then forces Americans to buy "insurance" or be fined so that the proceeds can pay of the debt

Stephen Grange
Stephen Grange

I logged on Monday night @ 9 pm..I was done by 9:45 pm....The result was inaccurate but I was informed as t what to do next... but the opening part of the process was glitch free....

Rob Rowley
Rob Rowley

It took me about 3 minutes yesterday to set up an account. No glitches, no "internal server error...no problems what so ever.

robert_graham
robert_graham

The dumb bitch is not welcome here.  But when she does come you better get out your checkbooks and be ready to pay because even you will get a hefty fine if you don't sign up for ObamaCare.  Sorry, no waivers for you!

chris.m.robert
chris.m.robert

@robert_graham I can't wait to get out my checkbook. Right now I get it out to pay for fucking shitty catastrophic coverage that is insanely overpriced and worthless unless I catch AIDS from using a public toilet after you. Looking forward to paying less for coverage that allows me to go see a doctor in a non-life threatening situation.


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@chris.m.robert

Maybe you should have stayed in school so you could afford to pay your own costs, instead of asking those of us who work for a living to pay them for you.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@chris.m.robert

Why do you assume I'm proud of it?  I wasn't given any choice in the matter.  Your lack of common sense may provide another clue as to why you can't afford to pay your own way through life.

chris.m.robert
chris.m.robert

@valleynative @chris.m.robert What does one do around here to earn the "TOP COMMENTER" badge? It's a volume business I presume, unrelated to comment content? Nevertheless, you're proud of it and no one can take that from you.

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