September 30, 2013, - 2:44 pm
ObamaCare Already Failing – Tons of Problems, Snags Reported; What Took House GOP So Long to Oppose?
With ObamaCare crap about to hit the fan, the government is already showing signs that this is a tsunami of incompetence and idiocy about to take place. And I include the House Republicans–who waited until the last minute to do anything to stop it–among incompetents and idiots, along with the entire cornucopia of Obama Administration boobs.
I don’t give any credit to the House Republicans who finally found the testicles, at T-Minus-Five-Minutes, to oppose and try to defund ObamaCare. Where the heck were they when they actually could have stopped and defunded it? Now, it is too late. They will not stop it from happening. You know the drill: Either the government shuts down temporarily until the House GOP gives in (they always cave) or House Republicans cave before the shutdown. Either way, unfortunately, the ObamaCare health exchanges will start, if not Tuesday, then soon. And some reports say ObamaCare will proceed EVEN WITH the shutdown. You can thank John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and all the House GOPers who re-elected them into the “leader”ship of the House for this. When they could have raised hell and actually accomplished something, they didn’t. They ran on this, and then never did a thing until now, when they had years to stop this. This last minute stuff–while I wish it will stop ObamaCare–is too little, too late. And it’s just grandstanding for use in re-election bids.
And then there are the glitches and admitted unpreparedness by the government for what is about to come in this disaster called ObamaCare. Check this out from today’s Wall Street Journal:
Obama administration officials scrambling to get the health law’s insurance marketplaces ready to open on Tuesday keep hitting technical problems, while government-funded field workers across the country say they aren’t fully prepared to help Americans enroll in the program.
Implementation of the law is expected to proceed even if the government partially shuts down because Congress fails to pass the necessary spending bills. But insurers, who are counting on the law to usher in new customers, say that even short-lived quirks could sour Americans on participating. That could deter people who are on the fence about buying coverage—especially young, healthy people needed to make the law work.
Nonprofit groups and brokers that will help enroll consumers in the marketplaces, known as exchanges, say they haven’t yet had a chance to preview the systems. Technical problems have limited certification for some nonprofit workers involved. And some of these groups say they haven’t fully staffed up for the influx.
Morons. Whoever heard of a major system like this overhauling our healthcare that isn’t previewed and tested first? Only in American government! This is a major programming servicing over 300 million Americans, and they haven’t fully staffed up? What the hell? Who does this? The government, that’s who.
Now read this absurdity:
The exchange software that determines whether people get the subsidies was returning accurate determinations about two-thirds of the time late Friday, up from less than 50% earlier in the week, one person familiar with the development said.
CGI Group Inc., the contractor developing the software, declined to comment.
Gee, I wonder why. This system gets things wrong 1/3 of the time?! That’s unacceptable in the real world. Obama Claus promised us this would end the red tape and help all Americans have affordable care. Really? And yet it makes things fail for one out of every three people up from one out of every two people? Wow, thank Heavens for small favors.
Regardless of how well the online aspects of the exchanges work, people will be able to sign up using paper applications.
Yay, let’s hear it for regressing to the Stone Age. What an improvement over online healthcare providers we had in the free market! I mean, why have healthcare for the Jetson Age when you can go back to the Flintstones!
And here’s some more stuff to inspire confidence in ObamaCare:
In the final hours before the launch, Highmark Inc. Chief Executive William Winkenwerder said he hadn’t expected so many question marks about the exchanges being functional on the first day. Highmark, which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has staffed up in anticipation of problems with the exchanges. “We’re as prepared as we can be, given the state of affairs,” Mr. Winkenwerder said.
The people who are supposed to help enroll Americans if the computer systems don’t work properly aren’t fully ready either. Health and Human Services awarded grants to navigators and is certifying others, such as social workers at community clinics, to help people enroll. But, the online certification programs were crashing because too many people were attempting to access them at the same time, according to insurance agents and navigators.
New hires at the Greater Phoenix Urban League Inc., a navigator, have been unable to access the training modules during working hours, when traffic is high, said David Aguirre, who is coordinating the nonprofit’s enrollment push. The problems improved over the weekend, he said.
Enrollment workers also say they haven’t yet had a chance to preview the tools they will be showing consumer how to use this week. “We don’t have any practice runs,” Mr. Aguirre said.
Yup, that’s what you do when you have government suddenly take over 1/7th of our economy: you don’t have any previews or practice runs. Uh-huh, that’s the ticket!
Thanks so much, Barack Obama, for your amazing ObamaCare. And thanks House Republicans for doing absolutely nothing to stop it until your last grandstanding opportunity arose.
If you liked Government Motors, you’ll love Goverment Healthcare.
G-d help us.
Tags: healthcare exchanges, House Republicans, obamacare