A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’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 you’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 Obamacare’s insurance plans would scare people away.
(Forbes article continues)…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.
Alaska’s not drinking the Kool-Aid. According to the Anchorage Daily News, In the two weeks since ObamaCare went live, not a single individual in the entire state of Alaska has signed up.
Congress is not drinking the Kool-Aid. Well of course they aren’t. They’re exempt. How convenient is that? They don’t need to worry about the provisions of ObamaCare impacting their precious lives.
A week ago, I thought I was amongst at a minimum, like-mined individuals (my mistake, I always warn Mrs Bannon of doing this)…but I was in a dark place, with amongst other types – a former Navy SEAL. One of the younger lads asked a question about Obamacare, and…to my surprise, the SEAL jumped in, "It is NOT a government program!", and went on to explain that it would reduce the deficit while forcing un-insured people to have insurance, which would lower costs for the rest of us (the theory being that we pay for un-insured people currently anyway through higher premiums that end up covering their hospital visits). I decided not to engage, but with a simple statement that, "Anything, even regulation, that gets between buyer and seller can only raise prices," and, "a little bit of Socialism, is still Socialism." But, I think that should Obamacare proceed, they will learn…the hard way.
Alaska IS a beautiful place.
No matter what people do/used to do for a living doesn't mean that they understand government — SEALs are notorious for being able to put ordnance on target (trust 'em with your life but not your money or your wife) – while not being quite so sharp at other aspects of life.
Yes it is.
obama has a Communist agenda. Period. He doesn't like America.
I don't think that he likes you either, WoFat.
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