Obamacare: more “unexpected setbacks”

While we are all waiting with bated breath for Tuesday, October 1 when we can find out how much “free stuff” we will get under Obamacare, some of us may have to wait a bit longer.

Yesterday we learned that, in the District of Columbia, the insurance exchange, well, isn’t exactly ready for prime time.

 In an unexpected setback, officials at the District of Columbia’s health insurance marketplace announced Wednesday that a computer glitch won’t allow consumers to get their federal tax credits that are key to helping them buy health coverage on Oct. 1 when the marketplace officially opens for business. [emphasis supplied]

Don’t you just hate those unexpected computer glitches?

But, there is good news…we are assured that all will be well with the D.C. exchange by November 1.

On another note, the President gave a speech today before students at a community college in Maryland.  He explained how wonderous Obamacare will be, but cautioned that there will be some glitches, and that some (I assume he is referring to those dastardly Republicans), will be quick to jump on any problems.

While the President was giving said speech, the administration announced that there was an unexpected glitch in the implementation of the small business exchange.  Apparently, for some unspecified period of time, small business enrollment can only be done by mail or fax.

The government is now heavily involved in your health insurance.  What could possibly go wrong?


16 replies
  1. cherwin
    cherwin says:

    Unexpected setbacks, glitches blah, blah, blah. The who thing is one big glitch because no one read it before it became a law! How does that happen? And how does a judge possibly rule it legal knowing that it hasn’t been read??And who had the audacity to call it the “Affordable” care act? ?? I can’t believe this is happening. If Obama has shown me anything he has shown me how incompetent, irresponsible and idiotic the people leading our country really are.?
    I think 911 was the beginning of the end for America. Nothing has made sense since then. Then Obama got elected, twice. I knew it was only the beginning of our nightmare. If someone doesn’t start some kind of aggressive action against this administration, there will be no hope for this country to retain any of it’s former greatness.

  2. Gary J
    Gary J says:

    ahhhhhhhhhh yes what could possibly go wrong. Well IE….The future of this country was left to the hands of the voters,including who the last 2 opponents were to run against the left. Knowing that what could have possibly gone wrong?

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    When they screw up, it’s “unexpected”; when they actually do something (good or bad), it is “unprecedented”.
    Do you really want these clods to run your healthcare?? Or anything, for that matter?

  4. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    The only thing this administration does well is the blame game. It seems to be wearing thin, but the cheerleading media just neverstops.

  5. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Even if the ACA were perfect in every way, implementation should be expected to have “glitches”. It happens just about everywhere in real life. Ask Boeing how well the design of the Dreamliner fared when it was built for real, and even after FAA certification.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      The difference is that ?bama went into this with full knowledge of the “glitches”, even prior to the signing of the law.? There was no attempt to fix them prior to release (beta editions), and no consultation with people that knew what they were talking about, i.e. people with experience in healthcare.
      Now was that incompetence or hubris?? Or both?

  6. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    WTIC said that the average cost for healthcare insurance will be $430,is that correct?
    I haven’t had insurance in 28 years & only had to pay that much twice,to a dentist. When it got to $98,I dropped it & saved about $33,000,if it never went up. I took 5 trips to Europe instead.

  7. bien-pensant
    bien-pensant says:

    Wow! Holy Brinksmanship! Really, though, it’s the same-old same-old.
    At least this time the House has sent a delaying variation to the Senate to delay the implementation of Obamacare. Everyone else has gotten it. Why not the working stiff and family? Oh, even the unions are feeling the pain of Obamacare. (A friend is retired union. His health insurance costs have doubled for his Cadillac+ plan.)
    Is this just a massive transfer of wealth to the insurance companies? I never hear any insurance company complaining about Obamacare.
    These democrats are desperate to have the Republicans be the bad guys in all of this.
    The tricks the Senate democrats and Reid are using are just astounding.

  8. Shock and Awe
    Shock and Awe says:

    Time for Senate Democrats to end their obstructionism and put an end to the Democrat forced government shutdown. The Republicans have compromised basic economic principle, basic morality and the well being of this country in search of bipartisanship, but what has the President done, other than sleep and play golf all day I mean?

    This is only about the Affordable Care act. The most unpopular aspect of the law (the individual mandate) is they only thing they are going after in this legislation. They’ve compromised and aren’t seeking full repeal, they compromised and aren’t trying to defund implementation of theb law, and they have compromised and are not dealing with $261 billion spent on waste fraud and abuse annually. What has President Obama compromised or sacraficed? How many vacations he goes on? No he still sends a seperate Air Force jet to pick up the family dog for their vacation.

    Obamacare does NOT increase access to healthcare, it was never in reality designed to. If it did, it would have dealt with the doctor shortage or the rising cost of medicine, procedures and other medical care. Instead it drives…

  9. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I think we should start calling them “unprecedented setbacks” to combine the ?ne’s constant use of “unexpected setback” and “unprecedented”.

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