02 December 2013

Obamacare Website Still Not Fixed

The US taxpayers are out more than 500 million dollars for one website -- and the Affordable Care Act's (Obamacare) website healthcare.gov still isn't fixed or anywhere close to being finished -- at this rate Amazon or any other company would either have fired their CEO or be out of business, or both!

Obamacare Website Getting Fixes as Repair Deadline Passes - Bloomberg: "....Karen Ignagni, president and chief executive officer of America’s Health Insurance Plans, an industry group, said Nov. 29 that while the site is improved, “significant issues” remain. “Until the enrollment process is working from end-to-end, many consumers will not be able to enroll in coverage,” Ignagni said in a statement."
.... [even] larger troubles with the law.
“Americans are far less concerned about a website than they are about the availability and affordability of their health care,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement.
“The White House has tried to dismiss stories about folks losing insurance by saying they had lousy plans to begin with, and that those Americans should be happy that the government is now forcing them to get a different one,” said McConnell... “But what so many have discovered is that Obamacare is actually worse.”..."

Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama - NYTimes.com: "As a small coterie of grim-faced advisers shuffled into the Oval Office on the evening of Oct. 15, President Obama’s chief domestic accomplishment was falling apart 24 miles away, at a bustling high-tech data center in suburban Virginia. HealthCare.gov, the $630 million online insurance marketplace, was a disaster after it went live on Oct. 1..."

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