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Friday, November 15, 2013

Health Care Rollout is a Total DISASTER

What did they expect?!?!?!  When one sixth of the economy gets taken over by the government — by a single website! — it’s going to FAIL.  Why couldn’t those socialist bureaucrats see this coming?  How long do we have to wait before this lurching careening monster can be stopped???

And no, it can’t be “fixed.”  Tweaking the law, tweaking the website — forget it!  Repeal it NOW.  Repeal and replace!

After several weeks of being “up and running,” a whopping 123 people have signed up for this boondoggle.  Repeal and replace!

Yes, when Mitt Romney’s socialist Romneycare first rolled out in Massachusetts in January 2007, it was a nightmare.  An unmitigated disaster.

And who came up with this Communist idea in the first place?  The government can force its citizens to purchase health insurance?  What country is this, the Soviet Union???

But you can’t blame Mitt Romney for this.  He was only following orders from his fellow Communists at the Heritage Foundation.

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Anonymous Jess said...

Like the drug program commander cuckoobananas put in place but that is way different according to a few of my republican friends. They should have gone with a buy in for everyone for medicare and negotiated from there is my opinion. I'm lucky now that hubby has gone to work for the feds, we get the benefits from them now.

November 16, 2013 at 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Columnist Mark Shields was concerned on PBS news the other day that the failure of Obamacare could mean the end of "Liberal Politics", in other words there will be such distrust of Government that another program may not come along to help people for many years as Republicans will be able to use the example of Obamacare to block it (kinda like the specter of Vietnam made the Government edgy about getting into military conflicts for awhile).

He then went to say it is a real shame that no help has come from Republicans when over 38 million do not have any kind of Coverage and use the ER as their care center.

He thought the better message should have been made how we all pay for those people. I maintain that it has and went nowhere.


November 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

More than anything else, the nearly total ineptness and incompetence of this country, all of it, leads me to conclude it's hopeless.

November 17, 2013 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Goodtime Charlie said...

I lived in Massachusetts when "Romneycare" was rolled out; I remember it being a bit wobbly but not a disaster. But let's say for the sake of argument that it was a gigantic mess. So what? We're not trying to roll out Romneycare now.

I also work in IT, managing large development and systems integration projects. I understand the challenges of building a system like Healthcare.gov. From what I have read, this sounds like a really poorly planned and executed project, full of red flags that apparently nobody saw, or wanted to see. I'm sure that the site will be running better by the end of November, but I think the assurances that all the problems will be fixed by then are delusional.

I desperately want the ACA to succeed. It's utterly shameful that in a wealthy, modern economy, we should have the kind of crappy system that the ACA is supposed to fix. I'm sure that once the program has gotten established and the broad populace has felt its benefits, there will be no turning back, whatever Cruz, Paul and co. may want.

But through its failure to effectively communicate the benefits of the ACA, its ham-fisted rollout of the program, and now its clumsy attempts at damage control, the Obama administration has potentially put the whole thing in jeopardy of suffering a death by a thousand cuts. 39 Democrats just voted for the Upton bill that would allow insurance companies to continue to sell the kind of crap policies that were supposed to be history under the ACA. That should give anyone who cares about the ACA pause.

It doesn't matter if the Romney healthcare law, or Medicare part D, or anything else looked like a mess at first. It's 2013 now, and like it or not, those things are distant memories to the American electorate. This is a critically important program being rolled out against the determined resistance of powerful opponents who have demonstrated the extremes to which they are willing to go to fight it. I'm alarmed, disappointed and upset that the Obama administration's inept handling of the ACA rollout just provides them with more political ammunition to fight it with.

November 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Medicare for everyone, that's the ultimate solution, whether it happens tomorrow or fifty years from now.

Erik: As far as how much fallout there'll be from Obamacare's failings, I think the truth will be somewhere in between what Mark Shields said and Nancy Pelosi's view that these Obamacare glitches won't hurt the Democrats at all in 2014.

Mr. C: I agree with the ineptness and incompetent part, but I'm always hopeful, for whatever reason.

GC: You're probably right that the Obamacare problems are more serious than I thought. I still think that when they get the problems fixed (hopefully sooner rather than later), the public will forget about what a mess it was at first. But still, there's no excuse for these mistakes. They had 3 years to get this together. What were they waiting for?

I also want the ACA to succeed, only because that's as good as it's gonna get in this country. Ultimately the ACA could be a stepping stone to a public option or single payer system, but that's a long ways off.

November 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM  

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