ObamaCare triage

ObamaCare triage

The Obama administration has emerged from its bunker and is now in full-fledge campaign mode on ObamaCare after the recently unveiled online enrollment system has encountered numerous glitches and low sign-up rates. The most revealing thing about President Barack Obama’s Rose Garden speech this morning is that – after a calamitous roll-out – he never...

The Obama administration has emerged from its bunker and is now in full-fledge campaign mode on ObamaCare after the recently unveiled online enrollment system has encountered numerous glitches and low sign-up rates.

The most revealing thing about President Barack Obama’s Rose Garden speech this morning is that – after a calamitous roll-out – he never mentioned exactly how the ObamaCare health insurance exchange website glitches are being addressed and when the website might be fully operational.

Instead, he urged people to phone or go in-person to sign up for coverage. In other words, he wants them to sign up the old-fashioned way. Never mind that the old-fashioned way is now ehealthinsurance.com where one can look at rates and plan details, or that Americans have spent about $300 million on ObamaCare implementation (not including the glitch repairs now in progress).

Over the weekend, the government website did begin allowing individuals to view price information on health plans without first registering (which has been one of many website glitches). But they still have not released details, such as deductibles and co-pays, for those plans.

Perhaps the most revealing aspect of this press conference was that, of the 13 people standing behind the president who were supposed to serve as examples of ObamaCare success stories, only three had successfully registered through the ObamaCare exchanges and two had actually enrolled in coverage.

Maybe that is the reason the federal government has, so far, refused to release actual health insurance coverage enrollment numbers.

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