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SOME Lucky New Hampshirites Will Have A Choice Beyond Just Anthem Insurance In 2015 With Obamacare, i.e. Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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So the 4 counties that will initially benefit are those that SHARE a border with Maine. I live in Belknap. We don’t adjoin Maine, BUT some of us are as CLOSE to Maine aa those in the 4 LUCKY counties.


This is a good start, and needs to be soundly applauded,
BUT it doesn’t help me.

I understand the initial reasoning — just the counties that border Maine.

Yes, of course, a Maine health plan will not be much cop for those in Cheshire or Sullivan.

But what about US in Belknap. I can get to Maine pretty easily and quickly and do so often.

That they are talking about extending the plan is good and promising.

P.S., Healthcare.gov (Obamacare) website is STILL having issues. It continues to HARASS me though I am all processed. Learned something interesting last week from their CALL CENTER. In December they secretly WAIVED verification of ALL documentation in the rush to get us signed up! I wonder if the Republicans in Congress know of that. If not one of you should tell them.

The Miracle Of A Low-Carb (High Fat) Diet In Reducing Cholesterol!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Think of this as a public service post for those that are struggling to get their cholesterol under control.

I try to explain to people that the secret of reducing your cholesterol counts is to CUT BACK on CARBS
and folks just don’t get it.

I know so many people who minimize the amount of cheese and red meat they eat,
saying that they have to do it to reduce their cholesterol,
and then pig out on carbs.

Though I am facetious about it and make jokes about it
(mainly to make folks feel better because they like to
think of others worse off than them)
I have only had a above 200 cholesterol count
for 9 months of my life and that was in 1989.
I brought my count down from 214 to 17x
just by cutting out milk and cheese
and living on hummus and tuna.
(And for the record it was damn hard to find hummus
in California in those days!)

I also don’t take handfuls of Liptor (as I claim).
I take 10mg pill a day, but have so
since 1998.


Here is the real story of my counts.

Click to EXPAND.

Click to EXPAND.


This is the 2nd time in my life that I have been on a strict low-carb diet.

The first time was in 2004, just a year after we got married. Deanna said I had got too fat and insisted that I had to go on a low-carb.

I had heard of low-carb. Somebody that I had worked with closely, in NYC, was put on one a few years earlier. I had claimed I could never do it because I love bread, rice, pies, chocolates, cakes …

But, Deanna said low-carb and given that we were still ‘newly married’ I didn’t want her denying me anything.

She told me what to do. I did. Weight started falling off. I even had bad breath for a couple of weeks, due to ketosis, the ONLY time in my life, THANK GOD, that I ever had bad breath — because I hate bad breath and people with it. One of my many foibles. I was so impressed I started reading up on Atkin.

I became a great Atkin devotee. Still am.

I was on that 2004 low-carb diet for about 2 to 3 years. Lost maybe 15 pounds. I was down to about 165 — roughly the weight I was when we got married.

Don’t remember how or why I stopped the low-carb.

My blood work was at its best when I was on low-carb.

So this is deja vu all over again. This time around I am more liberal with the low-carb. It is IMPOSSIBLE to be NO-CARB.

But NO bread, NO rice, No pasta, NO pies, NO chocolate, NO bagels, NO muffins, NO pancakes, NO cereal for 15 months.

I eat one packet of hot oat meal each day with LOTS of raisins. Stomach needs that.

Yes, I have 1/2 glass of diluted red wine a day. That is medicinal.

I eat a fair amount of fruit — mainly cantaloupe, grapes, raisins, prunes, strawberries and bananas. No canned fruit.

But, I eat cheese, ham, hot dogs, chicken, pork and BEEF with abandon.

I knew my cholesterol would be OK!

That is the miracle.


Healthcare.gov (i.e., Obamacare Website) RESETS All Passwords (For The 2nd Time). Were They Hacked (Again)?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Got this via e-mail yesterday (i.e., April 22) morning.

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Click to ENLARGE.


Yes, the ‘Heartbleed’ exploit is real and no doubt they used this ‘shareware’ software.

Second time since October 1. They reset all logins the first weekend.

I try to reset the password.

Still waiting for my e-mail. Here we go again!

Amazing.

Wonder what will happen IF I refuse to pay the premium?

New Hampshire Dental Coverage via Healthcare.gov (i.e., ObamaCare), Through Delta Dental, Only Accepted By LIMITED No. Dentists.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Healthcare Exchange provided Delta Dental for New Hampshire is ONLY accepted by Delta Dental PPO dentist — basically Aspen Dental and ‘two others’!

NOT accepted by Delta Dental Premier dentists! PPO is different from Premier. PPOs charge Delta Dental less. Most ‘decent’ dentists in NH belong to Premier not PPO.

So a Heads UP!

Click to access Delta Dental  NH Plan explanations. PPO is different from Premier.

Click to access Delta Dental NH Plan explanations. PPO is different from Premier.


I found this out to my cost yesterday. After much ‘homework’ by Deanna we found a new dentist in Gilford. They won’t take MY Delta Dental insurance BUT will take Deanna’s which we were forced to buy outside of ObamaCare (for reasons that are too convoluted to describe). Amazing.

I since spoke to two other fairly busy NH dental practices. I am, so far, the ONLY person that they have met with dental insurance via ObamaCare. That alone must tell some kind of story.


Another Obamacare, Healthcare.gov, SECRET: You Can’t Change Or Cancel A Plan, After Enrollment, Till November 15, 2014!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access original at 'healtcare.gov'.

Click to access original at ‘healtcare.gov’.


I don’t think that they told us about this when we were trying to enroll.

If they did, it didn’t register with me, and as all my posts here will show, I wasn’t exactly naive,
clueless or stupid about the whole process.

I never really wanted Dental Insurance.

Waste of money for me. I have teeth like a horse.

So, I have now inquired, thrice, as to whether I can cancel.

Answer I have repeatedly got was NO.

Here is the kicker, Delta Dental REFUSES to answer that question.
They insist that I talk to ‘healthcare.gov’.

I spoke with them twice yesterday.

They didn’t know the answer right off the bat.
They had to go and check with a supervisor.

Then they told me that I HAVE to wait for the NEXT
Open Enrollment period
— starting November 15, 2014.

Amazing.

Wonder what will happen IF I refuse to pay the premium?

1.1 Million Enrolled Through Healthcare.gov DOES NOT Mean That 1.1 Million Folks Got Insurance! Geeze.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> System lies … — Dec. 20, 2013.
>> Finally completed …
>>Dec. 19, 2013.

>> Still not working — Nov. 4, 2013.
>> I contact Senator Kelly Ayotte
>> re. Obamacare
 — Oct. 2, 2013.
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1.1 Million people have logged on and created accounts.

That does NOT mean that 1.1 Million people SUCCEEDED in getting health insurance through the bloody system.

Just because you signed up and even COMPLETED the application does not mean you QUALIFY or have been ENROLLED.

Geez! These highly-paid idiots who write this garbage have never been through the process — they have company provided insurance.

Of the 1.1 Million probably 30% are duplicate applications. I made 9 applications before I succeeded.

Plus, you have to submit income verification etc. after they say that you have completed the ‘enrollment’.

The real number of folks that have got insurance through the system is probably 40% of that 1.1 million.

I think there are 8,000 who have managed to get insurance in N.H. through healthcare.gov.

Mark those words and that number.

How do I know? Just lets say that I have forgotten more about computer systems than most ever had a chance to learn.

1.1 million number is a misrepresentation.

Finally Enrolled (I Think) In N.H. ‘Anthem Silver’ And ‘Delta Dental’ Through Healthcare.gov … December 27.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> System lies … — Dec. 20, 2013.
>> Finally completed …
>>Dec. 19, 2013.

>> Still not working — Nov. 4, 2013.
>> I contact Senator Kelly Ayotte
>> re. Obamacare
 — Oct. 2, 2013.
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I had just about given up and was going to pay the $200 fine for not having insurance in 2014. Deanna was, however, not happy with that since she knows that she is the one that will be left holding the can when I do have this heart attack that each and every doctor tells me that I am long overdue for.

As I documented, after 9 applications, 26 phone calls and over 14 hours (starting Sept. 16 with pre-registration) I finally managed to complete AN application on healtcare.gov on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

But, the system lies. When it says ‘complete’ it doesn’t mean complete. There are other steps you have to YET PERFORM. In my case, if found out more or less by accident, that I still have to upload proof of income [i.e., 2012 Tax Return] and valid immigration status [i.e., scan of valid Green Card]. I, of course, had both. I had already sent two copies of the scanned Green Card image, front and back, by mail to the processing center. But uploading wasn’t a problem once I found out that they wanted these two things uploaded. Did that December 20, 2013.

Then, my healthcare.gov account was basically LOCKED. I couldn’t do anything more.

There was no point trying to do anything over the weekend and I knew that Monday, December 23, the supposed deadline day, would be crazy.

So, I waited until 2pm on Tuesday, December 24 — Christmas Eve.

Made another call to the Call Center. My 27th. This time I got a lovely lady. She said that she would not get off the line till I was enrolled!

She checked my account. She said I was fully processed BUT that the system was not working and my information was NOT BEING sent to Anthem or Delta Dental. She apologized. I was on the phone with her for 50 minutes. In the end she pulled up two ENROLLMENT NUMBERS and said that these were my two numbers BUT she can’t tell, because the system was not working, which one was for Anthem and which one was for Delta Dental. She begged me to call Anthem and Delta Dental and make my first payment so that I would be covered as of January 1.

Then it was Christmas.

miracleI wasn’t going to call December 26 because I knew it would be crazy. But, that afternoon I got a letter from Delta Dental, sans an membership number, that said I was enrolled! That was promising.

Yesterday, Friday, I called Anthem. Was on hold for 40 minutes. Then another lovely lady answered the phone. Don’t know why, must be my age, she and the lady from the Call Center on Christmas Eve and even the lady from Delta Dental called me, right through the calls, ‘Dear’! I must sound old and doddery. At least I wasn’t crying.

She found me on the system. Miracles do happen. I paid by credit card. I have no membership id nor anything else. Just this e-mail confirmation.

Click to ENLARGE.

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Called up and paid Delta Dental too. I really don’t need dental insurance. But, screw it. It was easier to get bloody insurance than decline it.

So that is where I stand. In theory I am covered, without a gap, starting January 1, 2014. So, now it doesn’t matter if I keel over with that heart attack as they say I will.

So it took, in total, 4 more calls and about another 2.5 hours.

Bloody amazing.

Click to ENLARGE. Copy and paste this URL to get the PDF from nh.gov -- i.e., from our state. http://www.nh.gov/insurance/consumers/documents/nh_mktplc_indvplns.pdf

Click to ENLARGE. Copy and paste this URL to get the PDF from nh.gov — i.e., from our state. http://www.nh.gov/insurance/consumers/documents/nh_mktplc_indvplns.pdf

Obamacare: Educated Americans Paying $600/Month Have NO IDEA That They May Qualify For Rebates!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.oscratchhead
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Just Bloody Amazing!

After, what is it, 3 years, and all this public agonizing, debate
and histrionics EDUCATED Americans (i.e., those with at least a 4 year College degree)
have NO IDEA about Obamacare.

I am an confessed political and news junkie
and I ‘lobbied’ for Obamacare.
So yes, it is true, that I probably know
more about Obamacare than is good for me.

But, how could EDUCATED Americans NOT KNOW
about Obamacare REBATES etc.
especially when they bemoan their $600/month premiums.

That Obama has done an appalling job is now beyond doubt or debate.

Since he has no shame it will not bother him.

He and his cronies are laughing all the way to the bank.

They are set for generations to come.
Obama has made thousands of multi-millionaires
through this fraud.

I just want to tell people,
unless you are earning some BIG BUCKS
there is a good chance that you might be eligible
for some monthly premium relief —
though, alas, you have to do that via the cursed
‘healthcare.gov’ Website.

From ABC. Maybe YOU should watch this IF you didn't know that Obamacare has rebates that reduce monthly premiums.

From ABC. Maybe YOU should watch this IF you didn’t know that Obamacare has rebates that reduce monthly premiums.


With 2 Days Left Before December 23 Deadline ‘Healtcare.gov’ Is Corrupted. Showing Garbled Screens — Saturday, Dec. 21.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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What ‘healthcare.gov’ looks like
at 1:17 pm (Eastern)
on Saturday, December 21, 2013.

IMPEACH Obama.

This is beyond a disgrace. This is beyond a joke.

Obama is ridiculing the U.S. Taxpayers, our IT industry and people’s lives.

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According To Anthem, N.H., It Takes 48 Hours + To Get Enrollment Data From Healthcare.gov …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Finally completed … — Dec. 19, 2013.
>> Still not working — Nov. 4, 2013.
>> I contact Senator Kelly Ayotte re. Obamacare

>>Oct. 2, 2013.
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Since, given the grief that I have personally suffered at the hands of ‘healthcare.gov’,
which eventually reduced me to tears on Thursday,
I trust ‘healthcare.gov’ even less than I now trust
the lying , thieving Obama.

So, though I now have screen shots etc. claiming that I have been enrolled with
Matthew Thorton Health Plan, in New Hampshire,
I don’t, of course, believe them or trust them.

So I called up Matthew Thorton Health Plan on Friday morning.

I was on hold for 47 minutes.

Finally got through. They claim that they will not get the data from healthcare.gov
for AT LEAST 48 hours. Sometimes longer
and possibly never.

This is beyond a joke.

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