Obamacare: Not Working

Like the vast majority of the federal government, Obamacare didn’t shut down during the recent spending impasse in Washington, D.C. Its namesake might have wished that it had, though … The rollout of U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature socialized medicine law has been a colossal clusterfuck, most notably the epic…

Like the vast majority of the federal government, Obamacare didn’t shut down during the recent spending impasse in Washington, D.C.

Its namesake might have wished that it had, though …

The rollout of U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature socialized medicine law has been a colossal clusterfuck, most notably the epic (and ongoing) failure of the Department of Health and Human Service’s HealthCare.gov website.

Launched on October 1, the website has been plagued by crashes, slow-loading pages and forms which do not permit visitors to complete transactions. And in typical government fashion, it costs way more than it was supposed to.

Originally budgeted at $94 million, the site was pushing the $300 million mark back in May. And given all the contractors hired in recent weeks to fix it, the price tag for the site could soon exceed half a billion … with no guarantee it will work.

CGI – the Canadian company which built the site – was reportedly “forced to deal with last-minute design changes ordered by the government … hampering (its) ability to test the site.”

Of course a damning USA Today exclusive report exposed much more fundamental problems.

“The federal health care exchange was built using 10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system,” the paper reported.

Ouch …

“Health care reform is more than a website,” Obama’s press secretary told reporters last week. “Across the country, people are getting health insurance.”

Hmmmm …

Obviously this is the first of many disasters likely to be associated with the implementation of this new law … which is why we supported efforts to defund it (unlike the vast majority of “Republican” politicians in Washington, D.C.).

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Robert October 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

I can vouch that the website is a cluster. Verdict on the Act is still months away.

Frank Pytel October 21, 2013 at 9:49 am

Verdict is in. #Fail

? October 21, 2013 at 10:18 am

Even once the website is “fixed”, all it does is immediately start to erode the current healthcare system in place.

So in a weird way, the “fixed” website speed the process of private sector destruction, which is the unstated goal as the commies see evil in profit, especially in profit in healthcare.

Assuming the country holds together for 20 more years, they will start to see the effects of stagnant R&D(less profits to do it), government efficiency in healthcare interactions(think VA, Medicaid/care, & the post office all in one!), & rationed healthcare.

Its going to be a commie utopia! Soviet era breadlines for healthcare! Yay!!!

Of course, there will always be trips to Mexico and maybe a local underground economy for those paying cash.

But hey, those 10% currently without will be “covered”…lmao!

Jan October 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

Actually a lot of cutting edge R&D is coming out of Europe already, there are no Health Care Breadlines in Canada, Australia, or Western Europe, and they are all healthier than we are.
In short, our current health care system sucks.

? October 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

lol…my sister, a Canadian, couldn’t even get a diagnosis on a relatively serious personal issue in a timely manner.

Six months between ongoing visits, she finally gave up a year and a half later…she finally got her diagnosis here(which she paid for).

Frank Pytel October 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Haven’t seen your trademark Edit: posts in a while. New browser?

? October 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm

It’s a mix…spell check on this version I’m using now…which wasn’t incorporated last year but truth be told I still manage to screw things up sometimes and I don’t want register so I still have to do “edit” posts from time to time.

Frank Pytel December 4, 2013 at 8:50 am

Didn’t we have this conversation about 1.5 years ago??


I think you gave a 2 year time line. Hmmm. Read this one?

HAGD!! :)

Frank Pytel

idcydm October 21, 2013 at 11:30 am

” Verdict on the Act is still months away.”

If we had leadership and integrity in D.C. we wouldn’t need a “Verdict”.

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. ~Thomas Jefferson

idcydm October 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

Obamacare, the first stage of Single Payer.

The Colonel October 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

Can you say TRAIN WRECK!

shifty henry October 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm


jimlewisowb October 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I think the website is great. No problems. Found everything I was looking for. Plugged in my information and got results back in not time

In fact it works as well if not better than the Child Support Payment System over at DSS

I would encourage the programmers of both systems to join me on Folly Pier for fittings of Jersey Boots

It would be a pleasure to throw their cockroach asses into the Atlantic

Buck Farack

tomstickler October 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Hmmm. Now remind me again why Kentucky has a state-run health care exchange that is signing them up, plus expanded Medicaid for those below 133% poverty level?

Both are very red states based on their disdain for Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections. Both are near the bottom on most health-related rankings for their citizens.

Kentucky: Democrat Steve Beshear is governor. South Carolina has Nikki Haley.

Nuff said.

Smirks October 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

KY has a similar number of uninsured people compared to SC (we have more, though). Guess we’ll see who is better off in the long run, a state that fully accepted ACA and one that fully rejected it.

9' October 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Nikki Haley’s rejection of Medicaid money,negates the ACA for the poor in SC,as it will in many southern states.The ,I’ve got mine,FU republican attitude,will eventually come back to bite your ass…


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