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Healthcare.gov (Obamacare/ACA): Kudos Upon Kudos For The Amazing Call Center Reps.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Automatic re-enrollment.
>> NH health care premiums up 29%!

>> 88% tax penalty on Obamacare!

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As with most things in my life, of late, my fervent hope that I would be able go through this year WITHOUT having to deal with the dreaded healthcare.gov came to naught. My plan to rely on the automatic re-enrollment, even IF it cost me more, just to avoid the aggravation of dealing with healthcare.gov unravelled, in a hurry, when I found out that I had no choice but to put the two kids on my insurance.

So with utmost trepidation I logged onto healthcare.gov. The system was all primed to handle my re-enrollment.

To be fair the system is at least 1,000 times better than it was in 2012 — and quite a bit better than it was last year.

It is actually getting pretty slick!

95% of the data was preloaded and updating it was a snap. Yes, there is still some infuriating ‘questions loops’ you have to answer BUT it is not too bad.

After saying all of that, in the end, it still SCREWED UP BIG TIME. It ended up saying that my eligibility was different to that of the kids, both minors — and here is the real kicker, they claimed I had ‘better’ eligibility than the kids! That obviously is wrong.


obamacare2016So I had to call the Call Center. 15 minute wait.

Then I got ‘Wendy’ (and I think as with most call centers they use arbitrary aliases).

The healthcare.gov Call Center Reps., from the getgo in 2012, have been SUPERB. Outstanding. Brilliant. Exemplary.

Wendy was magical. She is a genuine veteran. She has been there since the very start in 2012. She knew her marbles.

As soon as I started explaining the problem — and I did NOT have to finish — she knew what had to be fixed.

She fixed it. That is something very nice about the system: the reps can go in there and change values, on your application, without you having to do it.

I then begged her to stay on the line till I enrolled. She did. They really are trained to spend as much time the caller wants. Amazing.

Yes, I could have done the rest on my own BUT it was so much quicker and easier with Wendy.

She advised me to get a ‘Silver’ plan rather than ‘Bronze’. And to be FAIR I no longer care about the cost! ‘They’, THE GOVERNMENT, is going to tax me one way or the other. So might as well get a Silver Plan and pay less taxes rather than get a Bronze and pay more taxes.

Yes, the system, still has problems with document submission. Though I uploaded the documents I am not taking any chances. I am mailing them in too — today.

So that is my healthcare.gov story for 2015.


No Sex Please, We Are Re-Married Catholics — Per Pope’s New Annulment Decree.

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>> Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — THE book.
>> “Popes: 101 Facts & Trivia” #3 at Amazon fleetingly.


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Backlash (as expected) from Catholic conservatives to
Pope Francis’ new marriage annulment decree.


From the ‘U.K. Daily Mail’. Click here for original.

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From “The Week”. Click to access original.


Click here for Pope Francis’ ‘Nullity of Marriage’,
i.e., marriage annulment,
documents — in English.

The two ‘motu proprio’ edicts are:
“Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus”
(Latin Rites)
“Mitis et misericors Iesus” 
(Eastern Rites)


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Pope Francis’ Marriage Annulment Documents, Originals, English Translations & Explanations.

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>> Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — THE book.
>> “Popes: 101 Facts & Trivia” #3 at Amazon fleetingly.


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These are the two ‘Nullity of Marriage’, i.e., marriage annulment,
decrees issued by Pope Francis on September 18, 2015.

The REASON for their being TWO is that
one is for the Latin Rites Catholics
and the other is for the Eastern Rites Catholics
— given that EACH has its own set of
Canon Laws.

They are both ‘motu proprio’ (on his own impulse (or initiative))
edicts. As the name says it is an edict enacted by a pope
without seeking ‘blessing’ from a council or synod.
A pope can do that and it is a perfectly valid decree.
It can ONLY be overturned by another pope.

The two ‘motu proprio’ edicts are:
“Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus”
(Latin Rites)
“Mitis et misericors Iesus” 
(Eastern Rites)

As is the case with nearly ALL papal documents
the TITLE is the first few words of the document in Latin.
So the title per se does NOT refer to marriage or nullity!
Instead the title in each case refers to Jesus (Iesus).
“Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus” — Clement Jude Lord Jesus.
“Mitis et misericors Iesus”  — Jesus, forgiving and merciful.


The English translations, from the original Italian, using Google Translate.
Click to access translation as a PDF.
Originals, from the Vatican, in Italian. You can also get the Latin version.
Click on image.


Click here for the not unexpected
backlash to the pope’s decree.


“Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus”
(Latin Rites)

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“Mitis et misericors Iesus”
(Eastern Rites)

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Explanation from the Vatican.
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Alton Central School (ACS), N.H.: THE FLOOD?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Related posts:
>> Can’t Jump Around —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Subtitle Oct. 28 video —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.
>> Bullying post gets attention —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.

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It is all here around the 7:30 minute onward mark on this ACS YouTube video of the Oct. 28, 2013, "Breaking Glass" School Board Meeting. That they hijacked the audio is very convenient to the Board. Click to access the video on YouTube -- with barely any audio.

It is all here around the 7:30 minute onward mark on this ACS YouTube video of the Oct. 28, 2013, “Breaking Glass” School Board Meeting. That they hijacked the audio is very convenient to the Board. Click to access the video on YouTube — with barely any audio.


Well it is all on tape — albeit with hardly any sound!
This is why the Board MUST subtitle this video IF they are serious about Public involvement.

Yes, that is Deanna up at the podium.

She is recounting a story that was told to her at the Alton Library, by somebody that was at ACS in 2012.

According to that person, in 2012, prior to that year’s vote on the ACS Building Renovation Bond
ACS school ‘staff’ intentionally let the floors flood, for ‘an hour’, from a burst central heating pipe
WITHOUT letting the maintenance folks turn off the water!

We do NOT know if this story is true.

So Deanna is up here trying to tell it — with the usual bullying interruptions from the Board.

She asks that this incident be investigated.

Just think about it.

If true ….

IRONY abounded at that meeting.

When the GLASS BROKE there was talk of ‘Damage to School Property‘.

What about flooding?

I am leaving it at that.

Watch the tape IF you can.

This is serious stuff.

Lets see if the Board takes any action as requested by Deanna.

I, personally, doubt it.

We are doing the only thing we can.

Documenting all of this so that there is a record.

Just in the last month, in addition to this ‘flooding’ allegation,
one or both of us have been approached by Alton residents
who have told us of ACS related incidents
involving: sour milk, door locks, architect fees
and a School Board member getting TEXT instructions
on how to vote!

BUT, the YouTube video starkly confirms the BIG problem
we have in Alton when it comes to ACS.

This pivotal School Board Meeting video has had,
to noon, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013,
41 views!

NOBODY CARES and the BOARD exploits that.

This blog, just yesterday, a Sunday (which is ‘down’ day) had
928 hits.

There were easily more than 41 hits on my ACS posts …
NOT counting the 98 hits on the ‘homepage’ of the blog.

My Comet ISON video on YouTube has had 811 views.

41 views of this School Board video.

Therein lies the problem.

Alton’s Funniest Videos (AIFV): Central School Superintendent William (Bill) Lander — “We Can’t Operate Meeting …”

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Related posts:
>> Subtitle Oct. 28 video —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.
>> Bullying post gets attention —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.

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Listen to this GEM of an interaction at the 1:00:27 mark. Turn your VOLUME as high as it will go.

Listen to this GEM of an interaction at the 1:00:27 mark. Turn your VOLUME as high as it will go.


This is where I raise a ‘Point Of Order‘ as to why WE, i.e., Joe Smuck the Public (some of us actual Tax Payers),
can’t see the document that is being discussed —
though it was PASSED, unanimously, at the August 8, 2013 Board ‘workshop’.
We have it on video.
That most documents will be made available to the Public.

Listen carefully, if YOU CAN, to what the Superintendent William (Bill) Lander has to say.

CLASSIC.

Jumping around!

Might actually not be a bad thing …

But, also LISTEN carefully. He says the document that I am inquiring about is in the handout.

IT WASN’T.

Now … we have this … which I already posted … as another Alton’s Funniest Video … Lander saying ‘He doesn’t know‘ what happened to the document.

Amazing.

It would actually be funny if it wasn’t so sad.