“Obamacare’s problems go much deeper than the Web site”
By Dave Andrusko
Executives from four contractors came before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday to try to reconcile what they said as recently as September about the health insurance exchanges—everything was hunky dory and on track—and the fiasco of the last three+ weeks.
Pick you metaphor, although rats abandoning the sinking ship is the one that comes immediately to mind but should probably be rejected.
Since October 1 every day has brought another series of embarrassing revelations about the rollout of ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges. And some of THE most uncritical supporters/boosters of President Obama are asking aloud, what next?
Here are just two examples, of many.
David Gregory is host of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Appearing on “Morning Joe” this morning, Gregory said the following:
“I think we have to take a step back at the end of the week and ask the most critical question: is ObamaCare doomed if they can’t fix this fast?
“I raise this very provocative question for two reasons. It is this caricature of incompetence that could be associated with ObamaCare for a long time because of such a bad start; and two, the very real fact that they’ve got this limited window to get younger, healthier people enrolled if the whole system is going to work.”
Ezra Klein is so in the tank for President Obama he makes Gregory look like a fiery clinic. But his Washington Post column is headlined, “Sorry liberals, Obamacare’s problems go much deeper than the Web site.” (He is talking about fellow liberals, as will become obvious.) His opening is devastating, both for who it comes from and what it says:
“There’s been a rash of commentary from some on the left who’ve decided that the real problem with Obamacare isn’t the crippling technological issues that have made it impossible for almost anyone to enroll in the federally run health-insurance exchanges but the media’s coverage of those problems.
“It’s not the crime, it’s the lack of a cover-up.”