Category Archives: Exchange BS

A BONUS FOR A BOTCHED OBAMACARE EXCHANGE

In today’s American Spectator I ask how Maryland can recoup money from an IT contractor for an ill-fated “marketplace” that was paid for with taxpayer dollars provided by the federal government: When former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley signed the bill that created his state’s Obamacare exchange, he bragged that it was “being established using no [...]

LET OBAMACARE’S SUBSIDY VICTIMS SUFFER

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the GOP’s dumb plan to let the Obama administration off the hook if SCOTUS rules that PPACA subsidies cannot be funneled through federal exchanges: The GOP seems determined to reinforce its reputation as “the stupid party.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other prominent Republicans plan to co-sponsor a [...]

WHO WILL BE BLAMED FOR KING V. BURWELL CHAOS?

In today’s American Spectator I suggest that the fallout from a SCOTUS ruling against the IRS in King v. Burwell won’t come down on the heads of the local officials who refused to set up state exchanges: A Supreme Court ruling against the Obama administration in King v. Burwell, according to conventional Beltway wisdom, will [...]

OBAMACARE’S PROGNOSIS WORSENS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss why Obamacare is likely to go the way of the McCain-Feingold “reform” law. A while back, I suggested in this space that Obamacare might go the way of McCain Feingold. That campaign finance “reform” law was not, you will recall, killed by a single lawsuit or act of Congress. [...]

NO, THE OBAMACARE DEBATE ISN’T OVER

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss our President’s delusional belief that all further argument about the future of his “signature domestic achievement” would be pointless: Last Tuesday, our President swaggered into the Rose Garden to announce that 7.1 million people have signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s exchanges … ‘The debate over repealing this [...]

SEBELIUS ENTERS THE EIGHTH CIRCLE OF OBAMACARE

In my latest column for the American Spectator, I discuss the lies and blame-shifting of HHS Commissar Kathleen Sebelius, as displayed before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday: In Dante’s Inferno, the Eighth Circle of Hell is reserved for people who deliberately commit fraud. It isn’t surprising, then, that the poet populated this [...]

VIDEO: HITLER LEARNS ABOUT OBAMACARE EXCHANGE DEBACLE

This is may be the best of the “Hitler Learns About” videos. I laughed aloud at least a dozen times while watching it for the first time: [ht Power Line]

HEALTHCARE DOT COMMIE

In my latest column for the American Spectator I discuss the utterly predictable wreck of Obamacare’s flagship: The most surprising thing about the botched launch of Obamacare’s “online insurance marketplace” is that the failure surprised anyone. From the moment, during the 2008 presidential campaign, that Barack Obama began promising to reform our medical delivery system, [...]

OBAMACARE AND THE EDSEL: A TALE OF TWO LEMONS

In my latest column for the American Spectator I compare Obamacare to another great American flop–the Edsel: Last month, as the President, HHS Commissar Kathleen Sebelius and their media toadies hyped the imminent launch of Obamacare’s dysfunctional insurance exchanges, few bothered to observe the 56th anniversary of “E-Day.” Don’t remember E-Day? This, believe it or [...]

JUST HOW AMATEURISH IS HEALTHCARE.GOV?

VERY! But don’t take my word for it. Read this devastating indictment from a software guy who supports Obamacare. He succintly describes it as a “technologocal disaster”: What should clearly be an enterprise quality, highly scalable software application, felt like it wouldn’t pass a basic code review. It appears the people who built the site [...]