ObamaCare Remains a Disaster
I’ve placed on Hannity.com a few recent quotes that will demonstrate just how disastrous this ObamaCare rollout how been for this administration. http://www.hannity.com/article/ObamaCare-remains-a-disaster/18226 It’s gotten so bad that we now have Democrats calling for a delay of the individual mandate. It does lead me to ask where was this outcry just a few short weeks ago when Republicans were called arsonists and terrorists for suggesting the same idea, but I digress. We have Congressmen pointing out the website may have to be re-done in its entirety if we are to have any reasonable expectation of privacy. Democrats themselves are using words like “train wreck” and “disaster” to describe ObamaCare's rollout. And then George Will makes the observation that it's possible more people are losing their coverage as a result of ObamaCar e than actually signing up to get covered under ObamaCare. I'd hardly consider that a “success.”
The $1 Billion Website
As if all that wasn't bad enough, the federal exchange website had another huge, embarrassing “glitch” over the weekend when the system went down on Sunday and wasn't restored until Monday morning. According to HHS, connectivity to the data services center went down. Jamie Dupree notes how ironic this was, considering the day before Kathleen Sebelius bragged on her blog that the data services hub was one of the pieces of the ObamaCare marketplace that was actually working! What a joke. The rollout of these exchanges has been so bad that even the Washington Post is calling Kathleen Sebelius' appearances anational damage-control tour, rather than the informational tour they were hoping for. When all is said and done, it is possible that the ObamaCare website will cost the taxpayers over $1 billion. This is the best we could do for that price? This is an absolute fiasco for Sebelius and for this administration.
The Blame Game
But if you listen to Obama, Republican opposition to ObamaCare is nothing more than Republicans “obsession” with denying people access to healthcare. Yes, we are back to this same, tired rhetoric from the president in his weekly address. He says that the GOP is “rooting” for ObamaCare to fail. I have a newsflash for you, Mr. President: ObamaCare is failing on its own, and it has nothing to do with Republicans! Conservatives don't want ObamaCare to be implemented because they are genuinely worried about its impact on our costs, our jobs, our economy, and our quality of care. I'd like for someone to give me an example of government providing any service more effectively and efficiently than the private sector. Why would we put our own health on the line in order to hand over that kind of power to an inept government? The bottom line is that even if the website works, health insurance is still likely to cost more for the vast majority of people under ObamaCare.