Tomorrow the Obamacare exchanges are supposed to open for business. Whether they will function or not is yet to be seen. Word is that the software has glitches (see here, also) and is vulnerable to determined hackers and identity thieves. All the crack software developers are probably working for Barack Obama’s spying NSA, so it’s likely that software development for Obamacare was farmed out to well-connected progressive friends of Obama’s–like ACORN community organizers, “minority” contractors, and former hackers who quickly created startups with a little help from the taxpayers via the Stimulus.
Like this president, prior experience and a record of accomplishments not required.
As with “green technology“, Obamacare has been a boon for friends of Obama. A little research turns up an article that lists six of the companies that are “cashing in on Obamacare,” but surely there are many others.
The software alone has already cost us taxpayers $88 BILLION, and yet it reportedly doesn’t work. How many more billions will it cost to get it fixed?
This is typical when government tries to do anything complex–incompetency, waste, and fraud soon follow. That’s exactly why the private sector and the free market work best–competition and the quest for profit ensure that the product, in this case health insurance software, will be delivered on time and will function as required. Let’s guess that the contracts contain no penalties for shoddy workmanship.
Some argue that at this point Obamacare is unstoppable solely because so much time, money, and effort has already been “invested” (wasted) creating the Obamacare infrastructure.
That’s like proceeding to serve a meal to your guests, even though you realize that you accidentally put rat poison in the vichyssoise. You wouldn’t want all your hard work and expense to go to waste, so let’s just serve up that soup!
Obama and his supporters want you to take your medicine and like it,
even if it costs you more for less, rations your health care, takes away the doctor of your choice, forces you to wait to see a doctor, makes you see a nurse instead of a doctor, adds to the national debt, and leaves nearly as many citizens uninsured as there were prior to Obamacare being foisted upon us.
Obama and his supporters, however, don’t seem to care that Obamacare is a train wreck. That’s because it’s a program designed to fail. Failure was deliberately built into the system.
In the meantime, before it fails, Obama will be able to reward his supporters through contracts and grants and, by doing so, continue to redistribute wealth from the taxpayers to his chosen few.
Why is Obamacare designed to fail? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid let the cat out of the bag [emphasis added]:
Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care. …
“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said.
When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said:
“Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
The progressive left’s ultimate goal is a “single payer system“–in other words, socialized medicine where bureaucrats and not doctors will decide when it’s time to let you die, because you’ve become too much of a financial burden on the collective. In other words, they’ll ration “life years” and decide for you whether or not your life is still worth living.
Baby Boomers beware! In the meantime,
Take your Obamacare medicine,
and like it.