Skip to comments.Huffington Post: "Obamacare Nearing 'Holy [crap]' Moment"
Posted on 10/18/2013 10:38:11 AM PDT by Sub-DriverEdited on 10/18/2013 11:01:57 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
If Obama and his precious "Affordable Care Act" have lost the Huffington Post, they're both in a lot of trouble.
A broken website imperils the largest expansion of the American safety net since the Great Society.
More than two weeks into the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov, the website created by President Barack Obama's health care reform law still isn't working right.
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Huffington Post turns its back on the POTUS’s plan?
And it will be blamed on the Republicans, George Bush and Global Warming.........................
Lasting months is a given. The size of the system makes that inevitable. My (somewhat educated) bet is at least two years.
I live in Vegas and have been at times involved with some Strip high end shows. What is well known is that if you botch the rollout, your business is doomed. I don’t see how Obamacare avoids a death spiral, just from the crushed interest after the startup.
It’s as if these people had never run a business.
Obamacare is beyond the holy sh** moment.
Let's re-phrase that, shall we?
the website created by President Barak Obama and his team of incompetent fools
I hope ever ****sucker at HuffPo goes broke and suffers because of it. I want to see their pompous hipster NPR D-Bag readers in so much chaos it should be considered a double sin.
Bam bam will prop up “affordable” health care with Zimbabwe dollars, like Chrysler, if necessary.
We (the productive class) are paying for his peoples’ subsidies/ambu-lances, one way or tuther.
If a private company had done this they would be on the way to bamkruptcy. Only a coercive government program can do this. This needs to be drilled into the heads of any leftist who claims government is more efficient or effective.
If the Republicans are smart, they’ll refuse to push the dates out.
“And it will be blamed on the Republicans, George Bush and Global Warming.........................”
And the Democrats, MSM, and PROBABLY some Republicans (judging from what we witnessed over the past few weeks) will begin clamoring for the one-payer government system in order to “fix” everything. Not a question of “if” they will do this, but “when.”
H-S is an insult to holiness.
“If a private company had done this they would be on the way to bankruptcy. “
And the thing is that the government is already there.....multiple times over.
Interesting that they describe giveaway programs as American safety net programs. Funny how people are feeling less safe these days.
Seriously, why can’t the administration simply invent the numbers they need out of thin air after they proclaim the site fixed? If unemployment figures can be managed, surely the numbers of enrollees can be also, at least in the short term, and the short term would be all the Obama employees would be focused on anyway (other than the exit signs over the doorways).
The disaster called Obamacare is not the website, it is the math. The website may be fixable.
The site is collecting information and messing it up. This is bad. Once erroneous information is “on the computer” it’s devilishly difficult to fix it, cuz it has propagated itself into other systems and joined with correct information on countless files and databases.
It’s easier to leave the incorrect information on the files and let the poor folk suffer the consequences. And that’s what will happen.
This system is full of errors. Since the developers were under impossible time constraints they very likely omitted security and controls. This will give hackers and identity theives a fertile field to work.
The economic consequences of this disaster are only beginning.
Now that they’ve got their open credit card, the Dems have to turn their efforts towards convincing Lord Ego to grant at least a one-year delay in this thing before they all go down in an electoral tsunami.
This article is a step in that effort.
There, fixed it...
the website is NOT fixable
(and I write software for a living)
Remember, that Repubs wanted to delay Obamacare for one year as a condition of ending the shutdown, but Obama and the Dems flat out denied this? How can they delay it now and save face? Obama is a hard headed narcissist and will never admit defeat. He 'won' the shutdown and will not now move to delay Obamacare.
So this fiasco will roll on and take out the Demon Rats and the MSM with it.
At least, reap what they've sown. Feel the full effect of Dumbocare, the long lines, no doctors, high rates, etc....
The big difference, of course, is that people are not required to buy show tickets.
“Its as if these people had never run a business.”
“...Strip high end shows. What is well known is that if you botch the rollout, your business is doomed....”
They probably would have done better if everyone walking by had been forced at gunpoint to buy a ticket and watch.
This is nothing that can’t be patched over with an aggressive public relations campaign, and HuffPo will fall into line with all the other good little goose-steppers. “Did we say ‘broken’ website? We meant ‘awesome’ website!” Watch it happen.
This is the government!!! GOVERNMENT never fails BECAUSE IT IS OUR MONEY!!!!
Obastardcare isn’t a business, he doesn’t need to care how botched it is. One of the benefits of being in government.
Or “it would have worked if not for those meddling Republicans.”
Is Ted Cruz about to get an apology?
Yes! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
Our Holy [crap] moment was in Nov 2008.
We knew we were screwed that night.
A guy I respect says that Cruz screwed himself.
I told him: When ObamaCare crashes into the dirt and everyone is paying 2-5X for less healthcare who will the public remember as the man who stood up to stop it? McConnell? LOL......
What’s funny is that Obama was suppose to be soooooooo hip and knew how to use the Internet to his advantage unlike those stuffy old white guys like McCain and Romney.
And now the website for his beloved health care insurance will go down in history as a great failure like the Edsel and New Coke.
Maybe, maybe not, but you missed the point. The MATH is not fixable.
The fact that nobody in the Administration or democrats has broken ranks and started blaming CGI leads me to only one conclusion. The system was spec'd out this way, and CGI probably warned them of the possible shortcomings of the system.
There is an Oracle component to the system, and they have already come out with a very pointed statement that their software isn't to blame.
I had to read that twice..I thought you wrote "high end strip shows"! LOL
oh - I agree with that too! my only objection was where you said the website is fixable - I don’t think it is
The math is impossible you can’t add up 2 and 2 and get 7 no matter how hard you try
And no programmer in the world can follow the disjointed logic in this law and it’s 30,000 pages of contradictory regulations (you cant program something to be both true and false ) AND ALSO to be flexible enough to accommodate all of Obama’s spur-of-the-moment dictatorial changes he makes whenever he feels like it.
Read again, I said website MAY be fixable :)
I am a business owner. I agree.
The enrollment period is needed to minimize "as needed" purchases of insurance. Lengthen the enrollment period and the insurers will squeal that the rules are being changed.
That will be Hillary's job after the 2014 elections.
The problem with these left wingers is that they think it’s all about beating up on their idol. They don’t get that the working middle class democrats are going to be hurt too. It punishes everyone - young, old, sick, healthy. We all have to pay a price. I thought the rats believe in choice. Only when it comes to snuffing out a life I guess.