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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

So Tweet

The president, his Democrat supporters, and at least some of his trained media hamsters all claim that the the Obamacare website now works for "80 percent of all visitors." They studiously avoid discussing the more important interface to actual insurance companies or reports that over 30 percent of data collected by the front end of the website is incorrect or unintelligible coming out the back end for transmission to actual insurance providers. Worse, they studiously avoid any discussion of the simple reality that those who have participated and now think that medical coverage is in process, may in fact have no coverage at all because errors in the website make them invisible to the folks who provide coverage.

Navigating the "much improved" website is a joke. Twitchy reports:
Mark Jaquith, a WordPress developer and web publishing consultant, decided to give the “gauntlet” another run Tuesday afternoon, and he live-tweeted his experience. The site might be running smoothly for the “vast majority” of Americans, but Jaquith isn’t in that vast majority.
Depending on your point of view, Jacquiths' detailed tweets of his travails at are either funny, infuriating, or mindboggingly ridiculous. After $600 million to build the site and another ??? million (no one knows the number and the White House is in stonewall mode yet again), is still a mess.

Don't believe me? Spend a few minutes reading Jacquith's tweets.

Sadly, this is big government at its worst—wasted money, incompetent execution, and no culpability for the massive problems that this breathtakingly bad legislation is causing for millions of citizens. Individuals will now be forced to spend hours or days trying to wade through the mess that cancelled policies have caused. They will spend more money for policies with higher deductibles, and they have no choice in any of this.

But progressives suggest that it's all worth it so that the 50 million "uninsured" will have coverage. It. Is. Not.

There are many simple ways to provide catastrophic health coverage to the uninsured. They have been proposed repeatedly but were D.O.A. in the democratically controlled senate. The Dems rammed through Obamacare when they held majorities in both houses. They created a disaster and now refuse to admit a profound mistake. They own this mess and no amount of "messaging" will help them with those that have been affected in an adverse manner.

Bring out the popcorn. This is going to be very interesting to watch.