Why We Need Healthcare.gov Up And Running!


Yesterday, I took the time to make fun of the Zerocare truthers.  In it, I shared a secret with them…. well, secret to them.  The fact is we’re soon to be reaching the point of diminishing returns on the abject failure of the Zerocare website, and it’s coming close to the time where we need to focus on other failures of Zerocare.

Right now, the failure of the website is offering cover for another failure, and, the cynic in me isn’t sure this wasn’t by design.  I mean, how stupid do you have to be to make the log-in on the front end before you can price compare?  And, I see that they’re still bitterly clinging to this notion, even to the point of giving us faux prices to browse, only to be disappointed when they get the actual prices. 

Now is the time to focus on the actual numbers of people being insured vs the people losing their coverage.  Forbes, can you help us out on some of the early numbers?  Thanks!  Of course, Zero won’t let the actual enrollment numbers released because the world would laugh at him.  But, we know this much …..

Over 500,000 individuals have seen their insurance policies cancelled in just 3 states.  In all 50 states, only 476,000 applications have been “filed” in an exchange. (Even though we are still learning the true definition of “filed.”) 

Actually, it’s way more than 1/2 million who have lost their insurance.  In two states alone, we’re over 1 million.  It could be as much as 800,000 in New Jersey, and the 300,000 in Florida could actually be as much as 500,000 (Lat, you got the link?)  And, there’s 76,000 more in the D.C. area.

So, what we’re seeing here is the failure of Zerocare’s website covering for a much larger failure.  That is, that the entire premise, and onus for this law was to insure more Americans, not less!  But, after 3 weeks, we see that the opposite is happening.  Team Zero will claim that once the site is righted this will change.  But, it won’t.  People are poorer today than when the law was passed, and the subsidy bar is too low for those who can’t afford it.  And, (ha ha!!!) the penalties are too low as to offer an impetus to sign up this year.  For the poor it’s a matter of easy math.  $95 taken out of the EIC, one time, or a $hundred or so every month, which they don’t have.  It’s not hard to see where that’s going to go.

So, let it rock!  Let it roll!  Let’s see whose neck this albatross ends up around!   

h/t Breitbart

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11 Responses to Why We Need Healthcare.gov Up And Running!

  1. philjourdan says:

    I do not think the failure was planned for 2 reasons.

    #1 – the goal was to make it fail, but make it look like everyone BUT government was responsible, so that everyone would clamor for a single payer system. This is born out by the attempts to blame Republicans (if the website had worked and other things failed, perfect foil).

    #2 – Obama is trying to shift the focus off of Obamacare – he is now (once again) campaigning for illegal aliens. (Notice that he never switches the meme to jobs?)

    • suyts says:

      LOL, he’s trying, but, it won’t get anywhere. But, he’s turned his laser like focus to the economy several times …… after he made a mess of whatever was happening at the time. He moves from issue to issue to get the people’s focus away from what ever thing he totally messed up. He just fubars everything he touches!

  2. copernicus34 says:

    how is that no numbers have been released? Can’t Congress bring up HHS to talk? i don’t get this non-releasibility thing. How can basically one person (and his minions) hoard public information? Labor report is due when its due. Can the administration just cancel it when they want? Having a real hard time understanding how one entity (this administration) can literaly control every aspect of a law.
    Not jumping all over you Suyts, certainly not, but I see alot of whining about the administration doing this and that, with absolutely nothing but whining coming from the other side. How in the hell can one part of the government have this much control? Can’t anybody actually do anything? Force the administration to provide numbers? WTH?

    • DirkH says:

      I think most of what the Obama administration does violates the law and the constitution; so, a decade after Obama has finished his tenure, the supreme court will rule on that.

      USA is a de facto banana dictatorship but pretends to have rule of law. They get away with everything just through procedural tricks.

    • suyts says:

      See earlier post about eminent domain. Laws can only do so much. Our good governance is entirely dependent upon the morality of the people who govern. In this case, they have none.

      Given Dem control of the Senate, our legislature can be no recourse. So, we’d have to rely on the slow moving courts, and given that many judges are activist judges, it’s improbable that it would work it’s way through the system in order to be effectual. But, even if it did work its way through, it would not suffice.

      President Andrew Jackson is supposed to have said: “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”.

      The proper recourse would be impeachment. You can be sure if the situation were reversed, leftards would be screaming for it, right now. But, these are the same people who put party politics over the good of the country.

      We sit poised to take back control of the country within the next 3 years, if not the Senate next year. I hold hope that Repubs would learn from the mistakes of the early 2000s and actually work to pass good laws which constrain the executive branch and force them to act in accordance to the laws and proper conduct. But, I am not very hopeful.

      I think, we should by statute, or by constitutional amendment, move the office of attorney general outside executive control. Or, at least, change the duration of the office holder so as to overlap presidencies.

      I share your angst and anger. But, I can only offer you what was known in the past. It is no solace.

      ….But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practising iniquity and extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

      Our Democrat countrymen in office abhor religion and morality. Their oaths have no meaning to them. What constrains the ambitions of man if not God?

      Our only hope for the continuance of America, as the nation we know it to be, is for ALL of the people to see and feel the pain of the tyrannical despot they’ve placed in office, and to vow to themselves and their children, ‘never again’.

      If this fails us, then we should seek to separate ourselves from these people who mean to rule over us.

  3. tom0mason says:

    You mean that the ObamaCareless’ bitter pills must forced down the voters throats so that some sanity is restored.

  4. Latitude says:

    mission accomplished….

    Census Bureau: Means-Tested Gov’t Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers –


    • suyts says:

      Right, but, there’s much more to that than meets the eye. My head exploded with thoughts when I read that. Couldn’t put them all down, yet.

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