cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, has been making the news especially since the President made his pitch from the White House grounds yesterday. And the news seems to have taken a decidedly bad turn if you are involved in the roll-out of ObamaCare. Even the mainstream media has finally gotten involved in highlighting the shortcomings of ObamaCare.
In the “cute” vein, I received an e-mail overnight with a picture of the supposed new “Forever” first class postage stamp and thought I’d share that with you:
Whoever put this together appears to have hit upon the essence of ObamaCare’s systems issues. In that respect, at least, ObamaCare has shown itself to be a train wreck.
Setting “cute” aside, the systems issues are huge. Insurers are slow to complain, probably fearing retribution, but the inside stories have some insurers in Wisconsin quoting the numbers of ‘completed’ applications in a range from 14 to as high as 50 since ObamaCare enrollments commenced. These same insurers face the conundrum of policies that do not meet the standards for essential benefits becoming illegal to sell on and after January 1, 2014.
The idea that ‘navigators’ and ‘agents’ can help is blunted when you stop to consider that they use the same website that everyone else is trying to use.
To date, this is an epic embarrassment. Maybe it is time to admit that and have all sides come together to create a workable approach to health care.
Do you think that will happen?