I have no doubt part of the reason the obamascare website doesn’t work is to hide costs. Those who have gotten through the signup process have reported premium increases up to 300% from what they are paying now. The other reason for the glitches is obvious the system was set up by a pack of buffoons who couldn’t program an Atari 2600!
I cannot understand how anyone can support this law with everything we know to date about it. Everything people have been warning about this obamination of a law is true. Allowing the law to be implemented is the worst strategy anyone could suggest. If we wait and hope for a conservative majority in Congress and the White House to repeal it, it will be too late. There will be too many people on the system, it will be embedded into the economic and healthcare system and there will be no way to repeal obamacare.
We have to hold the line and not budge over the shutdown and false threat of a default. DC wants to play games fine let’s play the game and call the radicals bluff on all of their economic scare tactics.
Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are
Avik Roy | Forbes
A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacareâ€™s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not youâ€™re eligible for subsidies. HHS bureaucrats knew this would make the website run more slowly. But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacareâ€™s insurance plans would scare people away.
HHS didnâ€™t want users to see Obamacareâ€™s true costs
â€œHealthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,â€ report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal. â€œBut that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.â€ Why was it delayed? â€œAn HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.â€ (Emphasis added.)
As you know if youâ€™ve been following this space, Obamacareâ€™s bevy of mandates, regulations, taxes, and fees drives up the cost of the insurance plans that are offered under the lawâ€™s public exchanges. A Manhattan Institute analysis I helped conduct found that, on average, the cheapest plan offered in a given state, under Obamacare, will be 99 percent more expensive for men, and 62 percent more expensive for women, than the cheapest plan offered under the old system. And those disparities are even wider for healthy people.
That raises an obvious question. If 50 million people are uninsured today, mainly because insurance is too expensive, why is it better to make coverage even costlier?..more