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Fake Obamacare Site Is a Cruel Attempt to Confuse People Who Need Insurance

Posted by on Dec. 5, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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Fake Obamacare Site Is a Cruel Attempt to Confuse People Who Need Insurance

by Maressa Brown

Covering Health Care CAAs if it wasn't bad enough that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, roll-out was a total mess, and the website has only just started working, now comes news that people have been further confused by fake, misleading websites. The California Republican Assembly is under fire for creating CoveringHealthCareCA.com, which is suspciously similar to and could be way too easily mistaken for the state's health care exchange, CoveredCA.com.

The GOP site, which launched in August, actually started raising eyebrows this week, because various Republican Assembly members sent out mailers to their constituents, pointing to their deceptive website as a “resource guide” for information on the Affordable Care Act. And that's still what they're claiming in their defense ... that it's meant as a tool to help constituents know what the law means for them. Suuuure!

While there may be legit info on the site, which was paid for by taxpayer dollars, it was clearly meant to mislead, much like 10 other imitation sites that have been pulled down. If it was truly meant to educate and inform constituents about the law, it wouldn't have been so lacking in unbiased information. (The GOP site only highlights the costs and penalties of the Affordable Care Act and ignores its potential benefits.) And it would have had a URL and design that differentiated it significantly from CoveredCA.com.

At least, since the backlash began, the GOP site was updated to include direct links to California's state insurance exchange, reports the L.A. Times. But they're small, and the layout/design of the site is still set up in such a way that is obviously meant to resemble the real site. And for what other reason than to sow confusion and prevent Californians for signing up for health insurance? So repugnant!

Whether the GOP likes it or not, the Affordable Care Act is LAW now. It's not being campaigned for, voted on, or debated anymore. It's been enacted, so like it or not, all representatives owe Americans legit information on the law -- NOT a below-the-belt, partisan attack in the form of a deceptive website that's about as educational or helpful as virus-laden, spam emails.

But if there's gotta be griping no matter what, the least these politicians can do for the people who elected them is showcase their disagreement in an above-board way! And that's something this website is doing anything but.

How do you feel about these Obamacare imitation sites? Do you think they're clearly meant to be deceptive/misleading?

by on Dec. 5, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM
There's not a low these people can't stoop to
rocketracer
by Gold Member on Dec. 5, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Well, security hasn't been built into the real website so what difference does it make?

-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM
No website is 100% safe, even with the best security encryption. I learned that the hard way.

Quoting rocketracer:

Well, security hasn't been built into the real website so what difference does it make?

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Dec. 5, 2013 at 11:47 AM

well, it would have been better if at least the real website had any initial encryption from the onset.

Quoting -Celestial-: No website is 100% safe, even with the best security encryption. I learned that the hard way.

Quoting rocketracer:

Well, security hasn't been built into the real website so what difference does it make?


Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Quoting Cafe Steph:

How do you feel about these Obamacare imitation sites?

What's the definition of treason, again?

AdrianneHill
by Bronze Member on Dec. 5, 2013 at 12:31 PM
I don't understand how people can claim patriotism and then do whatever they can to destroy fellow citizens. I guess it's ok because good people won't be hurt, just Obama supporters right? And all of those people sucking off the govt teat, the users of Medicare. Social security, highways fire departments etc just deserve the awful things that happen to them because they are part of the forty six percent of takers, not makers.
AdrianneHill
by Bronze Member on Dec. 5, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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Treason is something only liberals do. If a conservative does it, they are only breaking laws so they can save the constitution/country.
Gosh, Clair, you said you knew about politics.


Quoting Clairwil:
Quoting Cafe Steph:

How do you feel about these Obamacare imitation sites?

What's the definition of treason, again?

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 5, 2013 at 2:07 PM

 Did someone hack you and steal your common sense?

Quoting -Celestial-: No website is 100% safe, even with the best security encryption. I learned that the hard way.

Quoting rocketracer:

Well, security hasn't been built into the real website so what difference does it make?

 

vic270
by Vic on Dec. 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM

they probaly get just as much results as the real one, just saying

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