Skip to comments.Obamacare Starts with a Whimper
Posted on 10/12/2013 1:21:04 PM PDT by rightwingerpatriot
For all the hoopla and cheering that the progressive liberals and the mainstream media have heaped upon the launching of Obamacare, the overall effect has been far more of a whimper than a bang. From the start, the website that American citizens had to use to sign up for this monstrosity was plagued with glitches and crashes. Very few people were actually able to log in and begin navigating the system to see how bad their choices would be.
One interesting tidbit that has emerged is that by creating an account on the Healthcare.gov website, your computer hands over your IP address which is then bundled with your name, address, social security number, email address and password, bank account info, employer details, and other info. By getting your IP address, the government can then trace your website surfing history. Hope you weren't criticizing Dear Leader Obama in a pro-Tea Party chat room recently as that will probably be picked up by some linguistic algorithms and put you squarely in their sights.
As to the number of people who enrolled, the Obama administration and the media hyped that the system was overloaded by people seeking government health insurance. When pressed for actual numbers, they evaded by quoting the "tens of thousands of accounts created", which is a misnomer as you have to create an account before you can compare which plans will screw you the least. In fact, it now seems that very few people have actually signed up for Obamacare, which is bad news for the program as it is built like a ponzi scheme where millions of healthy young people, who don't need insurance, need to sign up and pay for older people. Iowa had only five people sign up for Obamacare through October 10th. Let that sink in....five people in a state that has a population of just over three million. However, Iowa is in the lead as compared to Delaware, where not a single person has signed up. Of course, Delaware has just under one million people, so that must be the issue. It's been reported that only a grand total of 51,000 people signed up for coverage in the first week of Obamacare. The Obama administration won't release any enrollment numbers until November as the program is failing bad right out of the gate.
Just to rub salt into the open wounds of the American taxpayer, it has now been reported that the Healthcare.gov website has a price tag of $634,320,919. You read that right....the official website for Obamacare cost over six hundred and thirty million dollars! Your government at work, folks! Why should I worry about lousy medical care run by the government when they can spend tons of money on a website that is essentially broken? Aren't you filled with confidence too? Just another sign that the private sector is far more efficient. It took Facebook six years to spend $600 million dollars and that's a site that practically everybody uses.
Sad to say, the situation is just going to get worse. I only hope that enough people get stung by the true cost of Obamacare and actually vote in candidates to repeal it. However, that requires putting my faith in the low-information voter, which are the same ones who worship Obama and believe everything the media spews at them. I need a drink.
Over 100,000 applied to go to Mars and not come home...
It started with a bang!
...of something falling off, followed by a clatter, then the distinct sound of more things falling aprt.
Just like a Chevy Vega rusting in the driveway.
According to the ‘right wing.’ Other than preaching to the choir, the term automatically taints the message to the idiot zombies.
More like a liquid f*rt; and it’s only going to get worse.
Someday this will be remembered as the time when the system functioned best.
Unless you pay an extra fee for a fixed IP address that never changes, your IP address is assigned dynamically.
For most folks, every time you establish a connection with your Internet provider (ie: every time you boot your computer) you are given an IP address from a list of available IP addresses.
From the IP address, the feds can narrow down your location but can't know definitely who you are.
Fixed IP addresses are used by commercial web sites. FR, for example, has a fixed IP address. If were variable, we'd never be able to find FR.
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