End of Nov For Obamacare


Yes, that is what the government pledges.  All will be great around turkey day.  All they need is 5 more weeks!  FIVE MORE!  So, to summarize, let’s pretend this is a company that wants to survive and make a profit.  They come out with a product and the system fails.  They claim they were overwhelmed, kind of like Apple got with there new iPhone release.  Then they claim it’s a conspiracy by tea partiers or Republicans or Fox News trying to sabotage the system.  Then the real news starts leaking out.  They were never ready.  People were warned.  It was never tested or tested poorly when it was.

Here is Rep. Anna Eshoo of California, a Democrat,  who “took issue with assertions by the companies and the Obama administration that one reason for the problems was overwhelming traffic on the site from people trying to enroll for coverage”:

“Amazon and eBay don’t crash the week before Christmas,” Eshoo said. “ProFlowers doesn’t crash on Valentine’s Day.”

And now we get this:


“We are confident that by the end of the November, healthcare.gov will be smooth for the vast majority of users,” Zients (a newly appointed chief White House economic adviser for the website) told reporters on a conference call.

That would make it 9 weeks before it is working.  Any other company, not supported by our taxes, would go under.  So how can this stay afloat?  Well, for one, there are no alternatives as competition is not allowed.  Second, they can spend as much as they want because the DO have our taxes as a never ending source.   Remember there is a price tag for all this.  Let’s see how that is hidden from us in the future because it is going to be enormous!

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “End of Nov For Obamacare

  1. Stella fitzgibbons
    October 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I don’t see what you’re so surprised about. 9 weeks to get rolling is a lot shorter than doctors are usually kept waiting for payments on Medicare patients.

  2. DrHockey
    October 30, 2013 at 11:55 am

    And don’t forget the price tag for the recent government shutdown, measured in billions of dollars, initially to try for the 40+ time to repeal/delay the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) unsuccessfully. It was to “have a discussion,” amnestic that it was the leading news headline for months before it was passed by both houses of Congress, then signed by the President, and later affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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