Obamacare at Three Weeks


Ok, so still no luck in using the healthcare exchange website and we are three weeks in.   I am NOT trying to sabotage Obamacare.  It’s the law so let’s see what we can do with it. That being said, I still can’t use the damn thing!  Enough of the excuses.  I heard them all before.  This was President Obama on Oct 1:

“Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it.  I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t.”

First of all, in deference to the 1988 Presidential campaign, I knew Apple and Mr. President, you’re f$cking healthcare exchange website is no Apple.

Second of all, the key to what you said is that Apple “fixed it”.  That’s kind of important.  Why hasn’t healthcare.gov been fixed yet?

Third of all, on Oct 20, it was reported by the Huffington Post:

Last week, President Barack Obama gathered some of his top advisers in the Oval Office to discuss the problem-plagued rollout of his health care legislation. He told his team the administration had to own up to the fact that there were no excuses for not having the health care website ready to operate on Day One.

That is more like it.  Why he had to make up the bullshit on Oct. 1 is beyond me but I guess that is politics.   He is right just like I was  when I was amazed that the website wasn’t ready to go on day one.  So, why aren’t heads rolling?  Why hasn’t he gotten some smarter people involved?  This is the key to his legacy and it doesn’t work.  Three weeks and nada.

Do I want Obamacare?  Yes but only if it works and it is affordable.  If not, then NO.  All politics aside, this is about business.  The business of medicine.  We need an affordable and workable healthcare option.  I agree that what we had in the past sucked for the middle class.  (Yes, I said middle class, because Medicaid patients do not pay into the system and get free healthcare.  Medicare patients get a very cheap option as well).  If Obamacare ends up being a typical government solution (bureaucratic behemoth that doesn’t work well) then it is a problem.  If the options are more expensive then we had before then it is an utter failure.    In life, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and my first impression of Obamacare is not so good right now.

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