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October 21, 2013

WaPo's Ezra Klein: Has Bigger Problems Than Just 'Glitches' (Video)

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At least Ezra Klein is being intellectual honest about a program that he has supported from the very beginning at the WaPo. On Morning Joe today, Obama apologist Mika Brzezinski introduced Klein with a reference to the site's "glitches," but Klein corrects her ... saying they're not just 'glitches', and that the websites' incapacity to handle Internet traffic is actually preventing users from encountering what may be the sites' biggest problem. (via The Corner):

Klein's right, but doesn't go far enough. Over at The National Journal, Ron Fournier offers five reasons Obama should actually be 'frightened' over the problems under the surface. For example:

2. This is the easy part. Finding and motivating people to take action online is the founding strength of Team Obama. This is what they do best. Managing a complex law is a different matter, and it's fair to question whether the president and his team are up to it.

How do you convince healthy young Americans to pay for insurance they may not need in order to fund the program? Do companies shed workers and working hours to avoid coming under the law? Are people with cheap catastrophic plans forced to pay more in the exchanges? Tricky questions likes these will soon make the hard art of website design look like fingerpainting. "The online federal health care exchange, the heart of the Obamacare project, is such a rolling catastrophe that it may end up creating a major policy fiasco immediately rather than eventually," wrote Ross Douthat in a New York Times column titled, "Obamacare, Failing Ahead of Schedule."

In other words, the worse may be yet to come and Cruz and company should have played it cool on the shutdown and just let the Obamacare collapse on its on as it is almost certain to do. Then, and only then, can it be fixed.

Also on Morning Joe, the panel comes right out and says the Obama administration IS LYING Obamacare enrollment numbers:

Posted by Hyscience at October 21, 2013 2:28 PM

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