Skip to comments.There’s No Obamacare Comeback Yet - Serious questions remain about implementation
Posted on 12/09/2013 5:32:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
"....... question is whether insurance companies believe in the website enough to put their advertising money where their mouthpieces were before its launch on October 1. The big tell of if/when people finally believe its working is when you see the states, insurance companies, etc., restart their ad buys and outreach programs that they put on hold to drive people to the site, a Democratic observer of health-care issues told NBCs First Read.
Once its established that you can go from typing in the words HealthCare.gov to getting a confirming e-mail saying youre covered with reasonable ease, then I think youre going to see a huge marketing boost to get people enrolled, Sheryl Skolnick, managing director of investment analysis from CRT Capital, told Politico in late November. She said it would be a bad sign if insurers didnt ramp up their marketing after November 30, since we know theyre prepared to do so.
I talked with several people in and close to the insurance industry who told me they see scant evidence that any big rollout of publicity directing people to Obamacare is under way or imminent. One insurance executive bluntly told me: In addition to continued problems with the data, there is zero evidence they have fixed the security vulnerabilities of the website. We dont want to send people to a site where their data could be compromised or stolen. Indeed, David Kennedy, the founder and principal security consultant of TrustedSec, told CNBC in late November that security wasnt built into the site. Last week, Kennedy told the Washington Free Beacon that it doesnt appear that any security fixes were done at all during the recent relaunch.
As for the back end of the website, last month Henry Chao, the Medicare and Medicaid Services official in charge of the site, told Congress that the accounting systems, the payment systems, they still need to be created. That amounted to some 30 to 40 percent of the whole HealthCare.gov system. Its not built, let alone tested, an insurance executive told the Washington Post last week.
No wonder insurance companies are hanging back with a wait-and-see attitude. ".................
“Obamacare Comeback”?! From the dead?
Their incompetence is helping cover up their ineptitude. Jujitsu, of a sort.
Zombiecare. About the only thing its good for, medical care for the dead.
OBAMA CALLS Mrs O: "Before she pocketed some of the billion dollars,
your pal shoulda told us they didn't teach web site construction at Princeton."
SECY SIBELIUS TO OBAMA: "While you're on your brand new brick
phone, Mr President, get a few more cases of these cute floppy disks
Mrs O's Princeton classmate provided."
During the web site crisis, Mrs O displayed her usual tolerance and compassion (sob). She ordered the WH kitchen to provide the hardworking fix-it team with glass carafes of Chock-ful-of-Nuts coffee heated on bunsen burners, cans of evaporated milk, packets of aspartame, and fresh-made donuts fried in olestra.
healthcare.gov failures include: billion dollar pay
checks to cronies, insiders, and Mrs O's Princeton classmate.......
Toni Townes-Whitley, Senior Vice President at "CGI Federal" for
Civilian Agency programs, healthcare.gov designers is Princeton Class of
1985---same dumbed-down class as Michelle Obama. Both are members of
the racial separatist organization----Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
" At Princeton, Michele and I took intellectually challenging courses like
Black Is Beautiful, How To Intimidate Employers with The Civil Rights Act,
Getting Ahead Using Your Skin Color, with graduate studies in Pay-Me-I'm-
Obamacare will be liberalism’s death by a thousand cuts as a calvalcade of horror stories will progress every month for the next few year.
A good post. I'm going to vote for your second point, above, as the reason it isn't fixed yet.