Beware: Obamacare Scammers on the loose

Silvio Canto, Jr.
Here is a bit of friendly advice for President Obama:  Delay ObamaCare for one year. 

Why?  It isn't ready for prime time, drive time, trash time or any other time. 

The computers are still a mess:    "The website is troubled by coding problems and flaws in the architecture of the system, according to insurance-industry advisers, technical experts and people close to the development of the marketplace."

I am not computer smart but it looks like a big problem.  This has all of the looks of a major recall! 

The second problem may be a lot bigger,; scammers: 

"Scammers look at opportunities where there's confusion, where people don't really understand what perhaps the new law is bringing to them. ... There's plenty of confusion over this, and this a great opportunity for scammers to confuse you further to try and get into your pocketbook. ... We're getting reports even here in Birmingham of people going door-to-door, telling homeowners that they are with an insurance company or they are with Medicare and that they're going to have to have an Affordable Care Act Card. And so, in order to get their new card they've got to give their Social Security number, their bank accounts, all these things that people need to protect with everything they have and we've gotten report of them just handing these out... It's a perfect opportunity for your identity to be stolen, for your bank accounts to be... your payments to be re-routed. It's just so critical that people understand what the Affordable Care Act is, what it will do and what it won't do, and you're not going to get that information from strangers knocking on your door or calling you on the telephone. ... [The federal government is not soliciting door-to-door for people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act], and they're not going to...  HealthCare.Gov is where you can go for real information..."

We know that this is the president's baby or his signature legislation.  However, sending it back to the shop may be the only way to save the baby. Otherwise, people will throw the baby out with the water.
 

 

You can hear CANTO TALK here.

 

Here is a bit of friendly advice for President Obama:  Delay ObamaCare for one year. 

Why?  It isn't ready for prime time, drive time, trash time or any other time. 

The computers are still a mess:    "The website is troubled by coding problems and flaws in the architecture of the system, according to insurance-industry advisers, technical experts and people close to the development of the marketplace."

I am not computer smart but it looks like a big problem.  This has all of the looks of a major recall! 

The second problem may be a lot bigger,; scammers: 

"Scammers look at opportunities where there's confusion, where people don't really understand what perhaps the new law is bringing to them. ... There's plenty of confusion over this, and this a great opportunity for scammers to confuse you further to try and get into your pocketbook. ... We're getting reports even here in Birmingham of people going door-to-door, telling homeowners that they are with an insurance company or they are with Medicare and that they're going to have to have an Affordable Care Act Card. And so, in order to get their new card they've got to give their Social Security number, their bank accounts, all these things that people need to protect with everything they have and we've gotten report of them just handing these out... It's a perfect opportunity for your identity to be stolen, for your bank accounts to be... your payments to be re-routed. It's just so critical that people understand what the Affordable Care Act is, what it will do and what it won't do, and you're not going to get that information from strangers knocking on your door or calling you on the telephone. ... [The federal government is not soliciting door-to-door for people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act], and they're not going to...  HealthCare.Gov is where you can go for real information..."

We know that this is the president's baby or his signature legislation.  However, sending it back to the shop may be the only way to save the baby. Otherwise, people will throw the baby out with the water.
 

 

You can hear CANTO TALK here.