Category Archives: Exchange BS

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 [...]

EXCHANGES NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME

In today’s American Spectator, David Hogberg explains why the President would be smart to accept the GOP’s offer to delay the implementation Obamacare’s exchanges. From the technological perspective, they aren’t even close to being ready for prime time: For example, the software used on the federal exchanges cannot accurately calculate health insurance prices. And it [...]

HHS PUBLISHES PHONY EXCHANGE FIGURES

Yesterday, I noticed a number of my “progressive” Facebook friends crowing about the figures released by the Obama administration regarding the allegedly low cost of the plans that will be offered through Obamacare’s exhanges. These folks, like everyone who supports Obamacare, have failed to do their homework. Yesterday’s report was a cherry-picked sample of a [...]

IRS: OBAMACARE FOR THEE BUT NOT FOR ME

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the latest Obamacare irony: The IRS will enforce the “reform” law but doesn’t want to be included in its insurance exchanges: The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), whose members include most IRS employees, has launched a letter writing campaign whose goal is to prevent Congress from passing legislation that [...]

CALIFORNIA SCHEMIN’

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the latest effort by Obamacare snake oil salesmen to deceive the public: Peter V. Lee is the Executive Director of “Covered California,” the Golden State’s system of Obamacare insurance exchanges. On May 23, his shiny new bureaucracy issued a press release announcing that the premiums for health plans purchased [...]