Skip to comments.A guide to freaking out about the newest Obamacare glitch
Posted on 09/23/2013 9:39:51 AM PDT by Zakeet
The health law's online marketplace launch is in 11 days and, as the Wall Street Journal reports this morning, there will be glitches. Reporters there write that, right now, government software "can't reliably determine how much people need to pay for coverage."
Yikes! This means it's time to play a favorite Obamacare game called Is It Time To Freak Out Yet? Previous rounds include but are not limited to the delay of the employer mandate, out-of-pocket spending limits, income verification processes and the small business health exchanges.
There are two questions, it seems, that are crucial here. First: How well are the marketplaces working? Second: How much will that matter for Obamacare?
Tackling the first question first: There's no doubt right now that the marketplaces are experiencing glitches and are still a work in progress, much more so than designers expected when they began building the Web sites.
"They're still making changes on the fly as they identify bugs," said Kevin Walsh, managing director for health eligibility systems at Xerox ...
Oct. 1 is increasingly being seen by states and outside analysts as a "soft launch," where they will work out the types of kinks in the system that the Wall Street Journal reported on this morning. Because coverage of the new plans doesn't start until Jan. 1, officials believe they have a three-month period to fix bugs and sort out problems without having a significant impact on Americans' access to coverage.
"Nobody is going to say we're not starting on October 1," says Joel Ario, who previously oversaw health exchanges at HHS, "but in some situations, you may see a redefinition of what 'start' means."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Nobody is going to say we're not starting on October 1 ... but in some situations, you may see a redefinition of what 'start' means.
Let’s get serious.
When we’re talkin’ an MSM reporter, we’re talkin’ someone who 1) is not friends with math, 2) is not friends with science, and 3) is not friends with ANY demanding university subject.
Hell, man, they’re journalists.
And, with few exceptions, that’s nothing to brag about.
If you wondered what a doomsday scenario would look like... just stand by!!
“but in some situations, you may see a redefinition of what ‘start’ means.”
Oh brother, these people can turn a phrase for any situation. They are a bunch of conniving gutter rats.
As many times as it takes.
As long as it takes.
Obama should be impeached or forced to resign, and every Democrat that voted for this horror called Obamcare should be driven from office!!! Folks.....kill the wild beast before Obama births it. Sign & Endorse the Lee/Cruz Defund Obamcare Petition, right Now......TODAY!!!
This from those who say there are Two America’s. Guess this would make them right.
You have the right of it, sir. They are ALL monsters - killers without conscience.
So if I am reading this correctly, 0bamacare sucks but what makes it great is that just like other plans, it is over budget. Man, that’s a sure sign of latent greatness. That it is destroying great swathes of jobs is just how we must supplicate before the dripping greatness of the cabal that put this into place. You won’t really need that job anyway, because the government healthcare program will take care of you. And feed you with food stamps. Heck, you’ll just be another government budgetary item. And we can see how great the government handles and manages budgetary exercise now, can’t we?
El Rushbo is big into pranks. If we can overload the capital phones, we can certainly melt Obama’s servers. Heh, heh.