Skip to comments.Obamacare architect Rockefeller: It's 'beyond comprehension'
Posted on 04/09/2013 2:02:19 PM PDT by grundle
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, one of the towering architects of Obamacare, on Tuesday openly criticized program managers for not moving quickly enough to build the system, warning that if it gets off to a bumpy start it will just get worse.
Decrying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as way too complex, he warned the acting Medicare director that Obamacare is "so complicated and if it isn't done right the first time, it will just simply get worse."
The retiring senator also told Marilyn Tavenner at her Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that Obamacare rivals tax reform in its capacity to confuse Americans.
"I believe that the Affordable Care Act is probably the most complex piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress. Tax reform obviously has been huge too, but up to this point it is just beyond comprehension," said Rockefeller.
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The retiring senator ........ getting out of town while getting’s good.......
“..he warned the acting Medicare director that Obamacare is “so complicated and if it isn’t done right the first time, it will just simply get worse.”.
Well, there is little hope that it can be done right the first time.....no one in the gov’t knows whats in it....
I would assume that Jay Rockefeller is the one person who didn’t have to pass this pile of crap to know whats in it...
Liberals always think that they are the first in history to do something. ObamaCare will fail, but NOT because they didn’t plan well enough.
Ain’t central planning grand?
John, you really have to back off on the satire!
Perfect record throughout history!!
I honestly thought it was The Onion.
“But I had the best intentions in the world.”
FU senator rockefella.
You won’t get off this easy!
Putting “The Disclaimer” out there REAL early, because they KNOW Obama”care” is CRAP.
“...if it is not done right the first time...” I hate to think about how it will be done the second, third, and fourth time.
That sounds like the botched execution of a condemned man.
Woody Guthrie once said, “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.”
Obamacare is a Rube Goldberg application that is so convoluted it is beyond what any one person could comprehend.
"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. " --- Gall's Law
Noted author John Gall, who has extensively studied large systems, is warning us that attempts to develop complex systems simply don't work. This will be the fate of Obamacare.
Obamacare could well be the gift that keeps on giving for the 2014 mid terms.
Baraq had all the impacts postponed until after HIS 2012 election but it’s starting to impact people bigtime now.
It won't get done right the first time. It will simply get worse. And... healthcare will suck. And the media will sing Obama's praises forever, amen.
Is Sen Rocky a genius or what? He must really have been living under a rock. Oh, and has he seen the Federal Tax Code?
“....And the media will sing Obama’s praises forever, amen....”
King Hussein, their first black present, could fall off a skateboard and bust his ass and they would be reporting that he’s the world champion skateboarder. They will not let their messiah fail...no matter what it is. He will go down in their history as the best present that ever lived. You may even live long enough to see the dumbo ears on Mt. Rushmore..LMAO.
There's NO WAY of doing this right to begin with. Even if they do it right the first time (whatever the hell is right by this legislation), it will STILL get worse over time.
The OBayMe Holocaust isn’t moving fast enough?
Hey, Jay: Where were you three years ago, asshole?
Jay...you are an idiot...you duplicitous cretin.
Great highlight of intellectual governing methodology. Based on past experience the conservative intuitively recognizes that obamcare won’t work. The progressive wants to come to the same conclusion through trial and error.
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