MN Jobs Coalition ad mocks MNsure director's tropical vacation [IMAGE]

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:::: UPDATE :::: MNsure director Todd-Malmlov reportedly resigning amid vacation controversy

This afternoon, the conservative Minnesota Jobs Coalition sent City Pages a new ad that has fun at the expense of MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov, who generated unfortunate headlines yesterday thanks to the two-week vacation she took late last month while the state's new health online exchange continued to be plagued by a number of usability issues.

The Jobs Coalition's ad alludes to the surprisingly controversial Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox imagery MNsure used earlier this year to promote the exchange.

During a news conference yesterday, Governor Dayton said he didn't think Todd-Marmlov's long-planned vacation was a big deal. He did, however, say he's "incredulous" about the ongoing problems with MNsure's website, especially since many Minnesotans stand to lose their health insurance on January 1 if they can't successfully navigate the online exchange and purchase a new plan by then.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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WhiteMatt
WhiteMatt

I just thought about it and I now know why Obama lied about Obamacare for one reason only: He did it for my best interests. My current single coverage plan costs only $100/month and a $15 co-pay which covers almost everything. 


But next year, when the employer mandate takes into effect, I was told that I will be reduced to part time (and loss of coverage) or I might lose my job altogether because my employer cannot afford Obamacare. But that's OK! Nancy Pelosi told me that if I get reduced to part time or lose my job, I will have more time to pursue my dreams. 


I will forever vote for the DFL because they are the party that are in my best interests! Even if I do lose my job and health coverage, I will still be able to get health care through Obamacare....for FREE! At the expense of you tax payers!


Thanks Obama! I will worship you until the day I die!


OH

BAM

AH!


OH 

BAM

AH!


Obama is truly the savior of the human race.


I would love to meet him in person so I could kiss his feet!


I love you Obama!

Jason Kahl
Jason Kahl

Got bored and did some research. Here is your health plan Nick NMDP (National Marrow Donor Program *http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasgoers) Benefit Offerings 2013-2014MedicalBlue Cross and Blue Shield of MN Aware PPO/BlueCardPlan Year: Oct. 1 –Sept. 30Deductible:$300 in-network, $600 per person per calendar year out-of-network.Lifetime Maximum Per Person:UnlimitedHospital: 80% coverage in-network, 60/40% out-of-network.Office Visits:$25 co-payPrescription Drug Plan:$10/30/50 Open FormularyGeneric drugs cost $10.00 (unless retail is less), brand name formulary drugs cost $30.00, and non-formulary brand name drugs cost $50.00. Mail order prescription plan available.A regular employeescheduled to work 30 or more hours per week is eligible the 1stof the month following date of employment.Family (2+ dependents): $190.29Employee+1: $130.82Employee Only: $59.46(The above premium amounts are deducted from each biweekly paycheck on a pre-tax basis. That's great that you work for a Non-Profit with no profit motive. But where does the NMPD get it's funding. Let's see: "The NMDP receives annually about US$ 23 million from the US government through the Health Resources and Services Administration. The US Navy also provides some funding.[2] The program also receives income from donations, from monetary donations from tissue donors for tissue typing (about $50 as of 2008), from fees charged for in-depth database searches (initial searches are free, full searches can cost several thousand dollars), and from the fees charged to the transplanting hospital once a match is found and the stem cells have been transferred. The latter charge amounts to about $21,000, which is somewhat more than other registries in the US and abroad charge.[3] (The final cost to the patient or his/her insurance company for the completed transplant can range from $100,000 to $250,000.[4]) The NMDP pays affiliated donor centers and recruitment groups for every new donor they sign up" - Wikipedia So let's break it down. You are employed by a non-profit that charges hospitals $21000, to match transplant recipients with donors, who then pass that cost on "to the patient or his/her insurance company" to the tune of $100000 to $250000. All while receiving $23 million annually from the Federal government (taxpayer money) as well as the US Navy (also taxpayer money). If you read closely you'll notice the NMDP also accepts donations. A total of"about $50 as of 2008". Now the average Family Premium in state of Minnesota is $15408 with employees paying $4228 and the Employer kicking in $11180 (Kaiser Family Foundation) So that is great you work for a non-profit who provides you with health insurance. I'm sure you and your family can rest easy knowing that you don't have to worry about healthcare. You won't have worry about paying for insulin if you develop diabetes down the road. You won't have to file for bankruptcy if you are struck with some untreatable form of cancer. And you won't have to sell your house because you life depends on a bone marrow transplant. MNSure a joke? "obeyme care" (took me a second but I figured it out) a failure? I guess I'll ask you: How so? How do you know that being you are already provided with health care? It's not perfect but it is doing what it was meant to do. I know you are someone who is all like, "socialism this and government healthcare that!" Seems to me that a majority of your health care is payed for by US taxpayers. Or by the exorbitant fees that your company charges hospitals, who pass that on to insurers/patients, which only adds to the "cost of health care" problem. So, I guess what I really want to know is: Are you an asshole? Or are you really just stupid?

WhiteMatt
WhiteMatt

I'm surprised you liberals aren't blaming Bush for MNUnSure's fuck ups. If you haven't signed up for Obamacare yet, hurry up. Us older people need your money. You liberals prove once again that Government can't run anything.

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

idiots..by 2016 they will look just as stupid as they actually are..suck it haters..its the law

Nicholas S. Goers
Nicholas S. Goers

Glad they are! Mnsure is a joke just like obeyme care's failure....

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

It looks like shit... They couldn't get a real artist or...?

Onan
Onan

@WhiteMatt   - "But next year, when the employer mandate takes into effect, I was told that I will be reduced to part time (and loss of coverage) or I might lose my job altogether because my employer cannot afford Obamacare."

So you blame the ACA for having a shitty employer.

Got it.

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Looks like stupid

Onan
Onan

Damn, Nicky has a pretty sweet plan.

Given that the amount of tax payer's money that goes to the National Marrow Donor Program  all I can say to Nicky is, "You're welcome."

Onan
Onan

@WhiteMatt   - ..."Government can't run anything."

Except Medicare, Medicaid, the VA...

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

@WhiteMatt Hey everybody, whitematt is here with the solution to heath care...bitch and moan all while offering nothing constructive to the conversation.  Does anyone even wonder anymore why only the below 100 IQ crowd buys the gop bullshit?  

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Wipe your kool-aid mustache, kid.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

They're doing a real good job of running those, huh? You are a giant glass of kool-aid.

WhiteMatt
WhiteMatt

@Drewey 


You mean like those millions of people who bought the lie that they could keep their plan and their doctor if they wanted? Oh wait, those were................

WhiteMatt
WhiteMatt

@Southsider 


You do realize that Nick posted from facebook and cannot read your reply. So basically you wasted a whole hour doing your "research" for nothing. But you get a D for effort! Nice job! 

Southsider
Southsider

Got bored and did some research.  Here is your health plan Nick


NMDP (National Marrow Donor Program *http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasgoers) Benefit Offerings 2013-2014MedicalBlue Cross and Blue Shield of MN Aware PPO/BlueCardPlan Year: Oct. 1 –Sept. 30Deductible:$300 in-network, $600 per person per calendar year out-of-network.Lifetime Maximum Per Person:UnlimitedHospital: 80% coverage in-network, 60/40% out-of-network.Office Visits:$25 co-payPrescription Drug Plan:$10/30/50 Open FormularyGeneric drugs cost $10.00 (unless retail is less), brand name formulary drugs cost $30.00, and non-formulary brand name drugs cost $50.00. Mail order prescription plan available.A regular employeescheduled to work 30 or more hours per week is eligible the 1stof the month following date of employment.Family (2+ dependents): $190.29Employee+1: $130.82Employee Only: $59.46(The above premium amounts are deducted from each biweekly paycheck on a pre-tax basis.

That's great that you work for a Non-Profit with no profit motive.  But where does the NMPD get it's funding.  Let's see:

"The NMDP receives annually about US$ 23 million from the US government through the Health Resources and Services Administration. The US Navy also provides some funding.[2]

The program also receives income from donations, from monetary donations from tissue donors for tissue typing (about $50 as of 2008), from fees charged for in-depth database searches (initial searches are free, full searches can cost several thousand dollars), and from the fees charged to the transplanting hospital once a match is found and the stem cells have been transferred. The latter charge amounts to about $21,000, which is somewhat more than other registries in the US and abroad charge.[3] (The final cost to the patient or his/her insurance company for the completed transplant can range from $100,000 to $250,000.[4])

The NMDP pays affiliated donor centers and recruitment groups for every new donor they sign up"  - Wikipedia


So let's break it down.  You are employed by a non-profit that charges hospitals $21000, to match transplant recipients with donors, who then pass that cost on "to the patient or his/her insurance company" to the tune of $100000 to $250000.  All while receiving $23 million annually from the Federal government (taxpayer money) as well as the US Navy (also taxpayer money).  If you read closely you'll notice the NMDP also accepts donations.  A total of"about $50 as of 2008".

Now the average Family Premium in state of Minnesota is $15408 with employees paying $4228 and the Employer kicking in $11180 (Kaiser Family Foundation)


So that is great you work for a non-profit who provides you with health insurance.  I'm sure you and your family can rest easy knowing that you don't have to worry about healthcare.  You won't have worry about paying for insulin if you develop diabetes down the road.  You won't have to file for bankruptcy if you are struck with some untreatable form of cancer.  And you won't have to sell your house because you life depends on a bone marrow transplant.  


MNSure a joke?  "obeyme care" (took me a second but I figured it out) a failure?  I guess I'll ask you: How so?  How do you know that being you are already provided with health care?  It's not perfect but it is doing what it was meant to do.  I know you are someone who is all like, "socialism this and government healthcare that!"  Seems to me that a majority of your health care is payed for by US taxpayers.  Or by the exorbitant fees that your company charges hospitals, who pass that on to insurers/patients, which only adds to the "cost of health care" problem.  

So, I guess what I really want to know is:  Are you an asshole?  Or are you really just stupid?






Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

@WhiteMatt @Southsider matt, you're not smart enough for this conversation, you should quit before you end up looking more foolish than you already do

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