We were supposed to believe that on the 1st of October when the new Obamacare system went into operation that everything was going to be hunky dory from here on out. Instead it is turning into a bigger nightmare than even the naysayers of this blatant power grab thought possible. The healthcare sites don’t work, the enrollment has been pitiful at best, the cost was outrageous to build it, and every media lap dog sees fit to brush it under the rug. I mean the healthcare websites are more unpopular than clear Pepsi was back in the day.
Both the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius have said that the problems with the sites were caused by the popularity of them. Well, bulls$%^. Amazon.com gets over ten million visitors a day, and almost eighty million viewers a week. They shop, they buy, stuff ships with few problems, and everyone is happy. The healthcare sites have crashed under the massive amount of eight million people a week? Seriously, you want us to believe that you built a site so flimsy that denial of service takes place when you have a million viewers a day spread across fifty states? This for a program that everyone has to enroll in? You’re geniuses.
And another thing, it didn’t take $635 million dollars to build Amazon.com, and they didn’t farm that work out to a non-American tech company either. The Washington Examiner reported “rather than open the contracting process to a competitive public solicitation with multiple bidders, officials in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid accepted a sole bidder, CGI Federal, the U.S. subsidiary of a Canadian company with an uneven record of IT pricing and contract performance.” In fact, over a year ago, officials in the Canadian province of Ontario fired CGI for failing to deliver on time a new online medical registry. Wow!
Now that a grand total of less than 100,000 people are enrolled the government should take some time to pat themselves on the back. The other three hundred million people who have yet to get coverage only have to do so by February 15th of next year before they face fines and penalties from the IRS. But then again, no one knows who is registered for healthcare so that might as well be a crap shoot as well. Don’t worry though, all is well with the healthcare websites and program despite the repeated attempts at republican sabotage, not really.
One day they’ll hang an out of service sign on the whole damn thing and tell the American people that there have been regrettable delays and aren’t we being transparent during all this nonsense. By the way, you’ll need to pay something between 100% and 1000% more for health insurance so that we can insure those unwilling to take care of themselves, work, or be in the country legally. Don’t worry, the government knows what is best for you after all.
- Glitches persist in Health Insurance Marketplace mandated by Obamacare (kansascity.com)
- Former Obama Spokesman Gibbs: Obamacare Rollout has been ‘Excruciatingly Embarrassing’ (pjmedia.com)
- Roberts: Sebelius Should Resign For “Gross Incompetence” (wibw.com)
- Time for someone in the Obama administration to take responsibility for Obamacare and Sebelius should be first (quinnscommentary.com)
- Obamacare Is Either The Product Of Mentally Retarded Criminals Or A Conspiracy To Destroy The American Healthcare System (blacklistednews.com)