Skip to comments.Forbes: Obamacare website troubles are meant to weed out healthy middle class
Posted on 10/14/2013 9:59:55 PM PDT by Nachum
The technical disasters of the Obamacare exchange debacle over the past two weeks are not an accident, but rather a way to disguise the costs of healthcare plans and weed out people who dont qualify for a federal subsidy, Forbes reports.
Tech experts examining the Obamacare federal health exchange, Healthcare.gov, are becoming increasingly convinced that the traffic bottlenecks and site crashes experienced over the first two weeks were not by accident, wrote Forbes.
An HHS spokesperson recently told The Wall Street Journal that implementation of a feature enabling users with the option to preview premiums was delayed as a way to filter users.
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Consider me we-weed up.
Wow. So, it’s not incompetence, like Ubama and the rats wanted people to believe... it’s pure evil.
They’re not mutually exclusive, especially with this gang.
No, the DemonRats told us the glitches were due to heavy traffic. Sebelius is just as rotten as Susan Rice.
If this is true it really feeds the conspiracy inclinations in Obama critics.
I mean, if they purposely put on a rues of incompetence when they have another, hidden agenda instead, it makes you wonder: Where else do they fain incompetence while trying to do something they know would be politically unacceptable?
It’s getting to the point that even the critics are getting the facts screwed up. What a cluster ——.
Perhaps they can blame it on a YouTube video...
I want nothing to do with administration. I’ll be back in about...after obama.
When the young don’t get the insurance the rates will go up because only those who are very sick and get a subsidy will get insurance. Eventually even those who got the insurance will have a lot of people default as they lose hours and jobs under this tyrant and the insurance companies will go out of business. Then the govt. forces single payer on its subjects.
I had a strong feeling that this “glitch” was odd since they had months / years to prepare the site. What a trick.
All of it. When he sent Troops to Afghanistan early on in first term I said to myself he is sending them there to kill them. I know that sounds bad for me to say it but that is what I believe he did. Obama is evil at least that is the sense I get from him he gives me the creeps and his charms never worked on me ever.
ALL must be made to suffer except for the King and his gang of insiders...
Creep in shiny suit.
The rates have gone up already! I received a premium notice from my insurance provider, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama this weekend, informing me that "Based on new requirements of the Affordable Care Act..." my premiums for a similar, but higher individual deductible policy will be increasing January 1 2014, dramatically!
From $456 to $1099.75 per month! That's a 141% increase!
This is real, my actual experience, right now! Not some mystery person in somewhere USA, but me! I am livid!
It’s not easy to orchestrate managed failure especially on such a large and complex project.
The techs are romanticizing something often described as a cluster #.
They had months to get a simple application system coded and they totally clanked it. There's no diabolical cleverness involved. It's just incompetence on a huge scale and that's all.
Anyone who's ever cleaned up after Federal FTE's and contractors knows that these idiots couldn't write a decent block of code to save their souls from burning in Hell.
0bamacare: from the grandchildren of the people who brought you COBOL.
If obama were merely incompetent he would occasionally make a mistake in America’s favor.
jimmyray tell us how you REALLY feel!!! Hopefully many, many, others
will see the same thing you are and VERY SOON,!! Our whole system
had to be turned upside down for the very few with no insurance! I have
also become so enraged I barely can function day to day, I feel so damn
I write web apps, and have done a lot of work in state agencies. I see a both/and here. Yes, there was grand incompetence, and yet, one of the layers of incompetence was working to political rather than functional requirements, where the political “requirement” of postponing sticker shock as long as possible interfered with clean design principles. Not to mention the problems trying to mix unguided bureaucracy programmers with open source freebies. There is no free lunch. I have cleaned up after some horrific code, and it can be so bad there is nothing to do but start over with new people who actually understand how to make robust products. I think what we are witnessing here is an attempt at Machiavellian cleverness colliding with the hard reality that good applications can’t be built with magical thinking.
My dear fellow FReepers, let not your heart be troubled. For the time being at least there is a perfectly legal way to skirt both the outrageous Obamacare premiums (mine more than doubled as well) and the tax penalty for non-compliance, namely, Christian healthcare co-ops:
They aren’t a viable solution for everyone, but if every Christian in the country skipped out on Obamacare by joining one of these, we could freeze up the Obamacare engine real good AND save money AND keep a clear conscience (I refer here to the hideous and stealthy abortion mandate built into the Obamacare premiums). Just an option that everyone should at least know about before falling into the temptation to despair.
Obama OWNS YOU and there is nothing that you can do about it.
Cloward-Piven in action....OVERLOAD the system so it collapses and the Leftists RE-MAKE the system into what they want!
Obama knows families like yours have an extra $650 a month they don’t “need”, so give it up.
He has often talked about “folks’ paying “a little more” because we all have money we don’t “need”. Like he does.
Or just pay the IRS a “fine” of an extra thousands a year and be happy to do it because its cheaper than obamacare (oh and live without insurance)
Imagine, the dems found a way for the middle class to be happy with radical tax increases
LOL, thanks for the laugh!
This is a Situation-Normal-All-F'd-Up.
This is how government "works."
The mid-terms will be a landslide of epic proportions, if the House stands firm.
“I had a strong feeling that this glitch was odd since they had months / years to prepare the site. What a trick.”
I suspect they are simply trying to delay the bad news to voters (higher premiums, deductibles).
It’s an interesting strategy - if true.
I wonder how they will pull off the message - oh goodness - we are too incompetent to build a website and run exchanges - therefore the only solution is for us to completely control 100% of everyone’s healthcare with single payer.
Then like in the DAMAGED CARE expose of HMO’s death panels, we know all they want are those they can send to their early deaths for lack of health care.
From the crap we’ve been reading even Medicare and Tricare Life do not met the standards of spending per person by the ins company. Cause they only pay roughly 10% of medical and medicine bills. Depending on the procedure.
Blue Cross of NJ dropped my 87 year old mother in law from her Medicare Advantage plan. We are scrambling to now find a plan her doctor participates in.
This what big government looks like: It’s not pretty.
I've probably made as much money as anybody writing, maintaining, translating, and retiring COBOL over the last 30 years. Glad to say, it's all in C++ or C# now.
It was moved -- to Java in some cases, or so I gather -- for a reason.
I actually did use MF OO COBOL in 1999/2000. It wasn’t a bad product considering what is was. But then they got greedy at at $3800/seat.