Thursday, September 12, 2013

Obamacare Exchanges not Ready

Thinking about about rushing out to the Internet to find your new Obamacare insurance in your state health care exchange on October 1st? Think again:
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Obamacare is likely to have a "rocky" enrollment start on Oct. 1 in some U.S. states, because of ongoing technology challenges facing new online health insurance exchanges, a leading expert told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday. "At this moment, not a single state appears to be completely ready," W. Brett Graham of the Salt Lake City-based consulting firm Leavitt Partners said in testimony to a Republican-controlled oversight panel in the House of Representatives. He said states should be capable of providing "baseline functionality" when enrollment begins in three weeks. But he cautioned about the potential for delays: "Most, if not all, exchanges will experience a rocky enrollment period as they work to overcome both known and unknown operational challenges."

This thing is a disaster just like every other social program Democrats have devised. "Social Security" devised as a death benefit in the mid-30s. The first recipeint paid in less than $20 and recieved nearly $20,000 in benifits. The "Social Security trust fund" is bogus and contains IOUs to the tune of unfunded liabilities of $40+ trillion. Witness Medicare: Projected in 1965 to cost $9 billion in 1990. Actual 1990 cost $109 billion. Medicare Part D added by GW Bush added an addition $400 million annually. The food stamp program: a 47% increase in recipients under Barack the Terrible. It isn't war or infrastruture spending that is bankrupting this country: It is the utterly unconstitutional social prgrams. Now the granddaddy of all social programs -- Obamacare, is off to a "rocky" start my the admission of the Obama-friendly leftist media. The original cost was projected to be $900 million -- the "under a trillion" number Barry pulled out of his ass. If is now projected to be more like $2 trillion of ten years or more. Considering the government's own projection of the cost of Medicare was off by a multiple of 10, how far off do you suppose this $2 trillion estimate for Obamacare is?

More than enough to take this country down.

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