Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NYT: Obamacare Collapse 'Has Deeply Embarrassed' White House
Big Journalism ^ | 10/15/2013 | WYNTON HALL

Posted on 10/15/2013 6:35:18 PM PDT by markomalley

A New York Times investigative article based on two dozen interviews with industry insiders and confidential Obama Administration documents reveals that the catastrophic $500 million Obamacare rollout "has deeply embarrassed the White House" and has the technology companies involved "publicly distancing themselves" from the Obamacare fiasco. 

"These are not glitches. The extent of the problems is pretty enormous," an insurance executive who participated in Obamacare conference calls told the Times. "At the end of our calls, people say, 'It's awful, just awful.'" 

The Times says those closest to the three-and-a-half year-long building of Obamacare, like embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, ignored or quashed the myriad warning bells sounding all around them. On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee released a #FireSebelius web ad calling for Sebelius's ousting. 

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; newyork; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; obamacare; texas; zerocare
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last

1 posted on 10/15/2013 6:35:18 PM PDT by markomalley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: markomalley

I didn’t think anything could embarrass them, they of no moral fiber other than Steamroller Tyranny.


2 posted on 10/15/2013 6:37:28 PM PDT by lee martell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Obama is one huge embarrassment


3 posted on 10/15/2013 6:37:35 PM PDT by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

More popcorn.


4 posted on 10/15/2013 6:38:23 PM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Don’t kid yourself. They are NOT embarrassed. They simply recalculate.


5 posted on 10/15/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT by ArtDodger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lee martell

I pray that it’s true. This jerk needs to be humbled for once, if only brief.


6 posted on 10/15/2013 6:39:36 PM PDT by CommieCutter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

I know someone who is an executive with one of the largest insurance providers in the country. He said that Obama has not given the insurers a working software application to be able to allow them to sell to individuals. In three years, the administration has not even figured out how to do that. The insurers have no guidance from the feds.


7 posted on 10/15/2013 6:39:39 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
Embarrased? Not hardly. They're right on schedule.

The Strategy was first elucidated in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation magazine by a pair of radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. David Horowitz summarizes it as:

The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse."

8 posted on 10/15/2013 6:39:46 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Think about how deadly the insurance will be.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 6:40:40 PM PDT by rlbedfor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Yeah, it’s hard to tweak the performance and patch the functionality of a website that is just very badly designed and implemented. When buildings go up with similar pathology they are usually razed.


10 posted on 10/15/2013 6:40:52 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Viennacon

Obama is one huge embarrassment
= = = = = = = = = = = = =

OBAMA =

One
Big
Ass
Mistake
America


11 posted on 10/15/2013 6:40:54 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

It would be easier to shame a murder of crows and photograph their crimson blushing than to embarrass this bunch in the White Hut.
More MSM horses***.


12 posted on 10/15/2013 6:41:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance; All


Help FR Continue the Conservative Fight!
Your Monthly and Quarterly Donations
Help Keep FR In the Battle!

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


13 posted on 10/15/2013 6:43:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
This is why you don't elect unqualified, bizarre radicals to the presidency based on the color of their skin.
14 posted on 10/15/2013 6:45:46 PM PDT by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Awwww - I feel so bad.


15 posted on 10/15/2013 6:46:19 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Why should they be embarrassed? What are you gonna do about it? The same we’ve done about Benghazi. What a country, Comrade!


16 posted on 10/15/2013 6:46:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Note to NYT: It is impossible to embarrass the White House. They ARE an embarrassment on a daily basis and the NYT covers for them!


17 posted on 10/15/2013 6:47:30 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Hey, next try will be single-payer, what they really wanted in the first place.


18 posted on 10/15/2013 6:50:08 PM PDT by Slyfox
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
Der Vaunted Head of It All:


19 posted on 10/15/2013 6:53:04 PM PDT by Slyfox
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vision

I think you hit on the exact cause of the problem. Affirmative action software from an affirmative action administration.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 6:54:13 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

They received a steady flow of warnings in recent months that the exchanges were greatly flawed, but proceeded to launch them anyway so ‘embarrassed,’ by lack of self control? Impulsive rash decision making ? doesn’t even begin to make sense in this context.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 6:55:04 PM PDT by erlayman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Slyfox

The NYT can say this and the repubs still want to fold.


22 posted on 10/15/2013 6:56:13 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

So the times calls socialism “embarrassing”, how quaint.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 6:57:28 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

The New York Slimes? Really?


24 posted on 10/15/2013 6:58:08 PM PDT by SisterK (its a spiritual war)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DonaldC
The Obama Administration, including most importantly Obama himself, are an entire gaggle of psychopaths.

They have no ability whatsoever to ever be "deeply embarrassed."

25 posted on 10/15/2013 7:00:27 PM PDT by Slyfox
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

It was meant to collapse so they can campaign for government healthcare claiming the “marketplace failed”


26 posted on 10/15/2013 7:01:13 PM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimfree

Heard Aetna CEO say got code drops one month before go-live. No integrated testing, no user acceptance testing, no performance testing. My estimate... 2 years before it works. Gov’t run, never is best guess.


27 posted on 10/15/2013 7:01:27 PM PDT by rlbedfor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Alberta's Child

If the Democrats manage to push Obamacare through, the Republicans should refuse to move the dates. This system is 6 months away from being ready.


28 posted on 10/15/2013 7:03:20 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
The WH is busy trying to find someone to blame outside their administration. In time there will be a tidal wave from the MSM on how it's X's fault once they get their talking points in order. And no matter how ridiculous the claim sounds, they will be repeating it over and over until the masses are repeating the same lie.
29 posted on 10/15/2013 7:03:35 PM PDT by DB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance
The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

It seems to me that, while the economic collapse would be terrible, as would the breakdown of civility and the horrible violence that would go with it, the up side is that the government too would collapse. Thus, it would lose all of it's completely grotesque and overgrown power.

And from that, sooner or later, pure capitalism and a meritocracy would almost inevitably arise. Basically, we'd start over, as we have many times before in human history.

It is unfortunate that liberals insist on destroying everything, when many of us already know that their fantasies cannot work.

30 posted on 10/15/2013 7:03:43 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

-— the catastrophic $500 million Obamacare rollout -—

Anyone remember these headlines?


31 posted on 10/15/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

This is what happens when you have government trying to do what the private sector knows best. How to succeed.

F U B O!


32 posted on 10/15/2013 7:05:38 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Communist apparatchiks screwing the pooch

Shocking!


33 posted on 10/15/2013 7:05:49 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoKoolAidforMe
I know someone who is an executive with one of the largest insurance providers in the country. He said that Obama has not given the insurers a working software application to be able to allow them to sell to individuals

I guess you're talking about a non state-exchange state?

Here in Washington State insurers are selling both on and off the exchange.

Healthplanfinder enrollment nearly triples in the second week (WA - 25k + 37k not yet paid)

34 posted on 10/15/2013 7:07:39 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: NoKoolAidforMe

How else to get to single payer? Seems to me neutralizing and debilitating the insurance companies is the game plan, was the game plan from the beginning, and shall be the game until the end is achieved.


35 posted on 10/15/2013 7:09:02 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

I doubt they are any more embarrassed about this than a Frenchman is about sex.


36 posted on 10/15/2013 7:10:38 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

I doubt they are any more embarrassed about this than a Frenchman is about sex.


37 posted on 10/15/2013 7:12:13 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Can a sociopathic narcissist be embarrassed?


38 posted on 10/15/2013 7:19:55 PM PDT by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Gibbsie used virtually the same words tonite on FNC


39 posted on 10/15/2013 7:23:01 PM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance

“They’re right on schedule.”

If you believe that, you’re not paying attention. Cloward-Piven is blowing up in Buckwheat’s fascist face.


40 posted on 10/15/2013 7:23:09 PM PDT by sergeantdave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

I don’t believe the $500 million number. I think it is MUCH higher.

No President has thrown good money after bad more than Obama. None.


41 posted on 10/15/2013 7:23:26 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Embarrassed? He and his supporters haven’t been embarrassed yet.


42 posted on 10/15/2013 7:27:59 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance

Really poor assumption by those two pencil necks. That is, that a collapse of government will cause a collapse of the economy. Not going to happen that way.


43 posted on 10/15/2013 7:34:12 PM PDT by lafarge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

It’s said that when Nero heard that Rome was burning, he rushed back to Rome to direct the fire-control efforts to try to save as much of the city as he could. (It’s a myth he fiddled while Rome burned.)

After the fire, his opponents began to spread rumors that he had actually started the fire, at which point he blamed Christians in Rome for the fire. This began the 3.5 year reign of terror against Christians that cost notable apostles like Peter and Paul their lives.

Here is where Obama and Nero differ: America, like Rome, is burning and Obama is roasting marshmallows on the fire he has clearly started. He has done nothing to put the fire out, but, like Nero, he has blamed others for starting it.

Things didn’t end well for Nero.


44 posted on 10/15/2013 7:57:28 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks markomalley.
...confidential Obama Administration documents reveals that the catastrophic $500 million Obamacare rollout "has deeply embarrassed the White House" and has the technology companies involved "publicly distancing themselves" from the Obamacare fiasco. "These are not glitches. The extent of the problems is pretty enormous,"

45 posted on 10/15/2013 8:34:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NoKoolAidforMe

Yeah, but ...... top men have been on it. Top. Men.


46 posted on 10/15/2013 8:52:36 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: lee martell

I’m with you - I don’t believe these people have the capacity to be embarrassed...


47 posted on 10/15/2013 9:02:23 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

48 posted on 10/15/2013 9:11:32 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance; markomalley
Want to see just what is behind Obama and his Cloward/Piven directing? Go look at the links and descriptions at Discover The Networks - BHO ^ to see how deep his rabbit-hole goes.
49 posted on 10/15/2013 10:15:05 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: lafarge

bttt


50 posted on 10/15/2013 10:33:59 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson