New ObamaCare glitch: If you like your baby …

posted at 10:01 am on January 3, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Add this to the list of items about which Nancy Pelosi warned we wouldn’t know until we passed ObamaCare. Opponents of ObamaCare warned that the federal government couldn’t possibly design a system that would account for the millions and billions of choices made and changes handled in the health-care sector, but most of us figured that they could at least design a system that handled the most basic change of all to families (via Instapundit):

There’s another quirk in the Obama administration’s new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes.

With regular private insurance, parents just notify the health plan. Insurers will still cover new babies, the administration says, but parents will also have to contact the government at some point later on.

Right now the HealthCare.gov website can’t handle such updates.

It’s a reminder that the new coverage for many uninsured Americans comes with a third party in the mix: the feds. And the system’s wiring for some vital federal functions isn’t yet fully connected.

That’s not the only family change that Healthcare.gov can’t handle properly. It can’t deal with marriages, or divorces, or deaths in the family, or income changes, or moving to new houses, according to Yahoo’s Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. In fact, it looks like the new system just assumes that everything will remain static from the enrollment period until … eternity.

Insurers warned HHS that they needed to have this functionality from the start. Bob Laszewski, who anticipated most of the problems in the Healthcare.gov rollout, calls this what it is:

“It’s just another example of ‘We’ll fix that later,’” said Bob Laszewski, an industry consultant who said he’s gotten complaints from several insurer clients. “This needed to be done well before January. It’s sort of a fly-by-night approach.”

It’s more like a freeze-by-night approach in effect. It raises significant questions about potentially significant gaps in the system for choices that are more nuanced than basic.  After all, if they couldn’t get a system to handle new babies, what else can’t it handle? This is right out of F. A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, which explains in great detail why central control over economies are doomed to failure.

By the way, Oregon has dumped its second high-ranking official over the ObamaCare failure in the state:

The man who led Oregon’s problem-plagued health insurance exchange has submitted his resignation. …

King came under fire when the online enrollment system failed to go live in October. The state’s online exchange still hasn’t launched and Oregon has had to rely exclusively on paper applications.

King is the second official connected to the exchange to resign. Carolyn Lawson, chief information officer for the Oregon Health Authority who oversaw most of the exchange’s development, resigned in mid-December.

Why hasn’t anyone been fired at HHS over this debacle?


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Since when did democrats care about babies?

crosshugger on January 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Why hasn’t anyone been fired at HHS over this debacle?

Um, because things are actually working according to plan?

CJ on January 3, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Yeah, but they’re automatically enrolled for indoctrination Pre-K.

So there’s that.

Shut up anyway, you ignorant Conservatives.
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/can we start shooting yet?

M240H on January 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

, but parents will also have to contact the government at some point later on.

Or just have the drug cartel smuggle the little one across the border..
ICE will make sure it is properly accounted for…
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Electrongod on January 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Ma, can I go back until you have coverage?

MNH on January 3, 2014 at 10:12 AM

You can’t blame the administration, they’re just a product of their own mind

ConservativePartyNow on January 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

At some point – every lefty troll and Obamacare advocate will have the blood on their hands of a citizen harmed by this joke of a law. That isn’t hyperbole, its fact. I am going to take it very personally.

If my family gets hit hard by this, and so far we are dodging nicely, I will remember those who foisted this on me and mine. There will be a price extracted for this. It’s personal, I have a long memory. You will pay.

Zomcon JEM on January 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM

The baby isn’t yours until the government decides that you are a worthy parent to raise a unit of the collective.

tdarrington on January 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM

In fact, it looks like the new system just assumes that everything will remain static from the enrollment period until … eternity.

King Oba assumes that no one will ever move. Why would a person move, not for employment! With EBT cards, food stamps, disability and free healthcare at their disposal we have reached a utopian society that only Bill de Blasio could have imagined. Is tis a great country or what?

SayNo2-O on January 3, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Idiots. Every single one of them, and the people that voted for them. We really need to start pulling the progressive weeds that are choking this country.

Flange on January 3, 2014 at 10:16 AM

You can’t blame the administration, they’re just a product of their own mind

ConservativePartyNow on January 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

They are the ones that are sure they are the ones we were waiting for. And that would be an apt metaphor were the U.S. a streetwalker waiting for her next herpes outbreak.

M240H on January 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM

HHS debacle is promotion worthy in obamaland

cmsinaz on January 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

What an epic clusterfark these Dems have unleashed upon the American people. May as many Dems as possible lose their jobs in 2014 over this.

neyney on January 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

JEEBUS!!!…. Barry?…. not happy being just a liar……. nooooo… you gotta be an incompetent liar.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on January 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

and then hotair will run out of material to bash the President on…that’s what you’re really afraid of, right?

nonpartisan on November 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Chris of Rights on January 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Hey! They’re working hard on the most important part. Registering everyone as a Democratic voter.

Priorities ya know.

GarandFan on January 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Isn’t Obamacare supposed to cover children on their parents’ health insurance plan until they are 27 years old? But if their parents can’t sign up a newborn baby, the child will have to wait until the year 2041 to get health insurance!

Besides, why do new parents have to notify the government of the birth of their babies? The President’s parents never did!!!

Steve Z on January 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Clusterf*ck thy name is Obamacare…

workingclass artist on January 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

You can bet Obama and his gang will soon begin promising more of our tax money to the parasitic underclass in hopes of keeping their votes and retaining the senate. This country is very sick.

rplat on January 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

“It’s just another example of ‘We’ll fix that later,’” said Bob Laszewski, an industry consultant who said he’s gotten complaints from several insurer clients. “This needed to be done well before January. It’s sort of a fly-by-night approach.”

Well, when you know you’re going to miss the big deadline that everyone is watching….

…. you just don’t worry about the details that are a little less obvious.

And when the web site front end fell flat on its face on Oct 1st in spite of 3 years to prepare, and HHS was scrambling to get the target off its back, it virtually guaranteed that back end considerations would get pushed back even further while they tried to make the web site at least look like it was working.

So, sadly, not a bit surprising. There’s no telling how many “We’ll fix that later” problems are floating around in the whole system.

You think the original system took too long and cost too much? Just wait until you see how long and how much it takes to fix what they broke!

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 3, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Why hasn’t anyone been fired at HHS over this debacle?

Because they’re covering for Obama by claiming he knew nothing of the problems. You don’t fire people who are that useful.

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 3, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Oh I’m sorry… but I saw a clip of Richard Wolfe on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show saying that conservatives are just making up stuff and that Obamacare is working fabulously… so there!

/s

dpduq on January 3, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Yet another story describing Obamacare’s birth pains.

Drained Brain on January 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Expanding dependent underclass…check
Expanding Database…check
Bankrupting thriving capitalist economy…check
Controlling media message…check
Promoting class resentment…check

*****

Installation of permanent Tyrant…pending…

workingclass artist on January 3, 2014 at 10:43 AM

+10000 dpduq

cmsinaz on January 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Oh ya, ‘quirk’ is surely the most appropriate word here.

Fenris on January 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM

In fact, it looks like the new system just assumes that everything will remain static from the enrollment period until … eternity.

So this is basically a representation of the entire Democratic mindset.

Gatsu on January 3, 2014 at 10:47 AM

That’s not the only family change that Healthcare.gov can’t handle properly. It can’t deal with marriages, or divorces, or deaths in the family, or income changes, or moving to new houses,

That one’s gonna be a doozy. All these folks who are getting the “subsidy” just under the income wire who get a raise of any sort during the year will be getting a “$5000-$10,000 tax bill at the end of the year when they do their taxes. That’s gonna be a big ole surprise. And since it’s the IRS running this shit — pay up or go to jail. People will be going to jail for not re-paying their health care subsidies. Debtors prison! Hope and change, baby!

Rational Thought on January 3, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Idiots. This nation is run by idiots. People who would never succeed in private industry. (well, there are a few exceptions, but not many)

sadatoni on January 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Why hasn’t anyone been fired at HHS over this debacle?

Community organizers don’t fire people.

tommer74 on January 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM

That’s not the only family change that Healthcare.gov can’t handle properly. It can’t deal with marriages, or divorces, or deaths in the family, or income changes, or moving to new houses, according to Yahoo’s Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. In fact, it looks like the new system just assumes that everything will remain static from the enrollment period until … eternity.

Static analysis is how the cost was kept below 1T. Reality is a stubborn thing.

nobar on January 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

“Good, good…everything is going as planned” muses the Obama while sipping a Mai-Tai in sunny Hawaii…

albill on January 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM

If memory serves, the under-2 crowd isn’t allowed to be included in family coverage anyway.

Steve Eggleston on January 3, 2014 at 10:53 AM

I said it when Obamacare was being voted on – I want Reid, Pelosi, Obama, and everyone else that voted for this clusterf*ck to be charged with attempted murder. Since it wasn’t done then, we *WILL* have deaths happening soon. The charges can be raised to murder. And they were WARNED this was coming. Can we get the adults running the country again please?

As Bruce Willis said “Welcome to the party, pal”.

There is no way a Federal program can handle the myrid different health issues that will come up. In 1994, it took the doctors 30 days to figure out what was wrong with me, because my symptomology was all wrong. They tell me I would not have survived another 30 days – yet this is where the Dems want to go.

Mycroft_514 on January 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Why hasn’t anyone been fired at HHS over this debacle?

And no one ever will be, these are all Features not Bugs.

This is Modern American Liberalism at work: The triumph of style over substance, emotion over reason; the firm belief that evil deserves a fair chance.

clippermiami on January 3, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Modern American Liberals don’t see any of this as a problem because in the not too distant future you are going to need their permission to have children, to get married, to change houses, et al, anyway so what’s the problem?

clippermiami on January 3, 2014 at 10:57 AM

I have been asking these questions since October 3rd.

1. Since you purchase your insurance based on what county in the state you are living in, what happens if you should move to another county in the state? What happens if you move to another state?

2. Does your insurance follow you? Do you have to purchase another policy based on the location of where you moved? If so, do you have to start all over again on the deductibles?

3. If your insurance follows you and because of the lessening of the providers in these crap policies, will you even be able to use your insurance in your new location?

Any answers out there?

fbcmusicman on January 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM

It takes a village idiot to deny coverage to a child. Unfortunately we have President Village Idiot in charge.

Flange on January 3, 2014 at 11:06 AM

it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Well the whole point is moot, Ed. I mean, with FREE contraception and FREE abortions, why would ANYONE want to have a baby anymore? I mean come on, who would want their daughter “punished” with such a baby?

SoRight on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

We’ve been proposing a solution since the beginning. It’s called repeal. Not that you’ve paid any attention.

Conservatives also suggested tort reform, competition across state lines and letting individuals have the same tax benefits as employers. Obama included none of those and correspondingly received zero GOP votes. Own it.

Oh, and don’t forget in your reply to reference that single Heritage paper that tangentially referenced something related to this a couple of decades ago . . .

SoRight on January 3, 2014 at 11:12 AM

why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

You think the President jumped in with a solution in the first place?

Electrongod on January 3, 2014 at 11:14 AM

t’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

You’re an idiot, like most liberals. Why would conservatives jump in to something that they voted against from the beginning? They KNEW this was a bad law. They KNEW it would eventually kill some people. This law was passed in the dead of night. The Precedent has illegally changed the law multiple times since passage. You and your ilk are responsible for this. better get ready, sport. People ARE going to die as a result of this. Liberals are going to be prone to serious – SERIOUS – retribution – for this.

HomeoftheBrave on January 3, 2014 at 11:18 AM

it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

For 3,894th time, we want him and all his socialist, redistributionist schemes to fail, f***wad.

M240H on January 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

For 3,894th time, we want him and all his socialist, redistributionist schemes to fail, f***wad.

M240H on January 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

at what cost? is a political victory worth sacrificing the lives of poor and kids?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

It’s called Repeal.

Besides, Hussein Obama is in Hawaii right now on another tax-payer vacation.

sentinelrules on January 3, 2014 at 11:20 AM

You have a friend who is a lifelong couch potato with diabetes and a heart problem. He declares his intention to run a marathon with no training whatsoever. You advise him against this, fearing he won’t be able to handle it and hurt himself. He runs the marathon, almost dies at Mile 16, and then blames you for not carrying him 26.2 miles. This is the GOP’s obligation to Obamacare, a law it had no hand in passing because it was afraid of exactly this meltdown.
 
- Mary Katherine Ham

rogerb on January 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

He’s YOUR preezy not mine, why don’t you contribute half your allowance to help your messiah out?

BeachBum on January 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM

It’s called Repeal.

Besides, Hussein Obama is in Hawaii right now on another tax-payer vacation.

sentinelrules on January 3, 2014 at 11:20 AM

what a pathetic non-sequitor…I don’t begrudge our President taking some R&R, considering the stress he faces daily (evident by his rapid aging during his presidency)

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Since when did democrats care about babies?

crosshugger on January 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

But it is “All for the children” don’t you know! Those that they do not abort of course. And the national debt? Well that’s all for the children too./s

KW64 on January 3, 2014 at 11:24 AM

I don’t begrudge our President taking some R&R, considering the stress he faces daily (evident by his rapid aging during his presidency)

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Why should Hussein Obama take another vacation when 6 million plus Americans just lost their health care on January 1?

Why doesn’t he care about the damage he has done to these people?

sentinelrules on January 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM

FWIW, stress from his own inability to perform the job is no concern of mine.

rogerb on January 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM

But it is “All for the children” don’t you know! Those that they do not abort of course. And the national debt? Well that’s all for the children too./s

KW64 on January 3, 2014 at 11:24 AM

never understood the conservative stance on abortion

as most of the aborted would’ve been born into poor households, which would mean more welfare, government dependence, debt, crime, etc

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM

it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

The GOP has a lot of very good ideas. They have not come together to agree on and package them in to a coherent plan. They badly need to do so and to market it heavily and soon.

MJBrutus on January 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I don’t begrudge our President taking some R&R, considering the stress he faces daily (evident by his rapid aging during his presidency)

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Self made stress..

And now Americans are getting stressed..

Happy Holidays…Mr President…

Hope you get the well needed rest you so righteously deserve..

Electrongod on January 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM

sentinelrules on January 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM

what the hell is he gonna do…sit in front of a computer and crank out code? I’m sure he’s given out his directives, now its for his underlings to execute

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

The GOP has a lot of very good ideas. They have not come together to agree on and package them in to a coherent plan. They badly need to do so and to market it heavily and soon.

MJBrutus on January 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM

agreed, GOP needs to come out with a clear solution of their own

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

at what cost? is a political victory worth sacrificing the lives of poor and kids?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

For almost the entirety of my life I have seen subsidization -and entrenchment- of generational poverty, the destruction of the family unit in minority blocs, and the permanent disenfranchisement of minorities and other impoverished citizenry all wrought by the policies of malignantly narcissitic c***suckers like you. A lot of people on the right like to speak of the “soft racism of low expectations” as the foundation of liberal social policy; I no longer subscribe to that theory.

I think you guys are genuinely malevolent.

“(P)olitical victory” is the least of what I want.

I am not interested in arguing with you. I am just waiting for the time when I can watch the light go out in eyes.

M240H on January 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I’m sure he’s given out his directives, now its for his underlings to execute

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

He’s had nearly four years to execute his directives.

Obama is more interested in filling out his NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets.

sentinelrules on January 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Wipe the slobber off your chin you obama worshipping moron.

BeachBum on January 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM

A solution implemented under Obamacare. Gosh, let’s do.

rogerb on January 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM

why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

You are kidding, right?

Conservatives offered solutions already before the fiasco. Your president didn’t want to listen.

jazzuscounty on January 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM

I am just waiting for the time when I can watch the light go out in eyes.

M240H on January 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM

is that a threat? should the FBI be concerned?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:31 AM

NO one should ever have to go through what this woman did.Someone needs to be fired

ConservativePartyNow on January 3, 2014 at 11:32 AM

what the hell is he gonna do…sit in front of a computer and crank out code? I’m sure he’s given out his directives, now its for his underlings to execute

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Just a few years too late dummy. Obviously you have never been in a management position. As a manager YOU are responsible for the project.

VegasRick on January 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Tom Price of GA has a plan most of which I like. I would love to see the GOP adopt it as the starting point towards a party-wide solution that they could market.

MJBrutus on January 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

is that a threat? should the FBI be concerned?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Of course that is not a threat. Have a wonderful day.

M240H on January 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

When your enemy evil is drowning you don’t try yo stop the natural flow of events. And he is our enemy and his signature law and legacy is evil.

Rio Linda Refugee on January 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM

it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

watch this, all of it.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/292260-1

it was a long time ago, i know. almost 4 whole years.

they tried. potus wee-wee’d on them. thats the answer. ok? you can stop asking.
potus didnt want it. didnt listen. and screwed it up; completely.
stop. asking. stupid. questions.
he got exactly what he wanted. and so did you.

this cant be fixed becuase it was designed not to be “fixable” – IT WAS DESIGNED TO DESTROY A FUNCTIONING SYSTEM.

if he wanted to fix it he would have done what Rs suggested.

and i know: you are just figuring all this out.
4 years after thw Rs knew it.

THATS the real crime.

t8stlikchkn on January 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM

at what cost? is a political victory worth sacrificing the lives of poor and kids?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Just what do you think Obamacare will do to the poor and kids? There are already reports of how it’s failing families across the U.S. Oh, I forgot–liberals and “progressives” and leftists do not think–they feel. You feel that by passing this law you’ve done good for the poor and kids, but the reality is it’s going to fail them big time. Mostly because it was designed to fail in the first place, in the hopes that it would cause the electorate to clamor for single payer. Which will ultimately fail the American people anyway, as it’s a lousy system based on communist/socialist principals that never work in society–”from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

never understood the conservative stance on abortion

as most of the aborted would’ve been born into poor households, which would mean more welfare, government dependence, debt, crime, etc

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM

“If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population…”
How timely. You fit right into the season with those Scrooge-like quotes. He’s not seen as a hero until he has a change of heart. Here’s hoping and praying you have one someday, before you lose your humanity (if it isn’t already lost).

theotherone on January 3, 2014 at 11:35 AM

is that a threat? should the FBI be concerned?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:31 AM

oh brother.

Drama Queen.

VegasRick on January 3, 2014 at 11:35 AM

agreed, GOP needs to come out with a clear solution of their own

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Well of course….

Since the Supremes said it was Constitutional for the Federal Gov. to f@ck Americans….
Lets make it bi-partisan..

Electrongod on January 3, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Nonpartisan asks why the GOP doesn’t compromise here. Well, remember Cruz and Lee? The said, delay for a year! The GOP tried to push that plan. Your side, nonpartisan, shut down the government rather than take a delay to fix these issues.

Your side crucified the GOP for daring to delay this disaster, to give some time to fix stuff like this.

Tell me, why should the GOP do anything at all? This bill is democrat only- from the start. They ignored the GOP completely. And when the GOP tried, just three months ago, to prevent this disaster, you and your ilk refused and went full steam ahead. You guys don’t want any GOP help, so your party owns this– lock, stock and barrel. You guys are going to kill people rather than sacrifice your stubborn pride. If Obama had taken the year delay, this stuff might have been fixed. But the media and dem party– same thing– brutalized the GOP for even trying. So Obama can hang along with his party on this.

Vanceone on January 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Just a few years too late dummy. Obviously you have never been in a management position. As a manager YOU are responsible for the project.

VegasRick on January 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Obama’s a man, not a magician

I agree he made a big mistake by overpromising…and he got rightfully criticized

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM

it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

We tried that. But your precious Obama and his cronies in Congress couldn’t get any support, rubbed Obama’s election in our faces, and told us to go suck it.

And then passed it in the dead of night on Christmas Eve because the state of Massachusetts sent a Republican to the Senate to prevent Obamacare’s passing.

You don’t get to destroy something yourself and then whine because the person that told you not to destroy it won’t help you fix it.

Spliff Menendez on January 3, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Obama’s a man, not a magician

I agree he made a big mistake by overpromising…and he got rightfully criticized

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM

He didn’t

overpromise

. In the real world that is called a LIE. And he did it to win an election.

VegasRick on January 3, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I don’t begrudge our President taking some R&R, considering the stress he faces daily (evident by his rapid aging during his presidency)

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM

The walking stool sample is not stressed, he could care less about you or the copraphagious morons that fluff for him daily.

Rio Linda Refugee on January 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM

People here consider you a moron and a joke. You are the court jester of HotAir. Your mother must be so proud, although I’m sure she’s considered retroactive abortion quite a number of times.

BeachBum on January 3, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Obama’s a man, not a magician

I agree he made a big mistake by overpromising…and he got rightfully criticized

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM

He’s an epic failure at management. He hasn’t held one person, including himself, accountable for what Obamacare is doing to both Americans and his legacy.

Spliff Menendez on January 3, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Obama’s a man, not a magician

I agree he made a big mistake by overpromising…and he got rightfully criticized

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Just a man? Seems the media at least didn’t think of him that way:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/18/barbara-walters-admits-we-thought-obama-was-next-m/

Don’t peddle the malarky that he “made a mistake.” He knowingly lied about it. He does not get to claim, “oops, my bad!” and think that will make every thing hunky-dory. He will be held to account for this; him, and every single Democrat who supported this.

theotherone on January 3, 2014 at 11:42 AM

this cant be fixed becuase it was designed not to be “fixable” – IT WAS DESIGNED TO DESTROY A FUNCTIONING SYSTEM.
 
t8stlikchkn on January 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM

 
+1

rogerb on January 3, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Ed,

You mean the websites aren’t working perfectly on day one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty-one twenty-two twenty-three twenty-four twenty-five twenty-six twenty-seven twenty-eight twenty-nine thirty thirty-one thirty-two thirty-three thirty-four thirty-five thirty-six thirty-seven thirty-eight thirty-nine forty forty-one forty-two forty-three forty-four forty-five forty-six forty-seven forty-eight forty-nine fifty fifty-one fifty-two fifty-three fifty-four fifty-five fifty-six fifty-seven fifty-eight fifty-nine sixty sixty-one sixty-two sixty-three sixty-four sixty-five sixty-six sixty-seven sixty-eight sixty-nine seventy seventy-one seventy-two seventy-three seventy-four seventy-five seventy-six seventy-seven seventy-eight seventy-nine eighty eighty-one eighty-two eighty-three eighty-four eighty-five eighty-six eighty-seven eighty-eight eighty-nine ninety ninety-one ninety-two ninety-three ninety-four?

verbaluce on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM

“That’s not the only family change that Healthcare.gov can’t handle properly.”

No, no, no. You’ve got it all wrong:

The ‘Family Change’ capability is indeed implemented. But you have to first click on that tiny ‘Contact Us’ link at the bottom of the webpage and request a ‘Family Change’.

You will be notified once the change is approved.

Tsar of Earth on January 3, 2014 at 11:53 AM

sentinelrules on January 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM

what the hell is he gonna do…sit in front of a computer and crank out code? I’m sure he’s given out his directives, now its for his underlings to execute

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Execute? Is that a threat? Should we contact the FBI? Whatever happened to the new civility?

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 3, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Before: You have to pass the bill to see what’s in it
After: Embrace the suck.

Nancy truly is the most eloquent chronicler of the new American Socialism.

xuyee on January 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Nobody thought to figure out a way to add babies? No wonder the system is dysfunctional. It’s gay

HotAirian on January 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Hey! They’re working hard on the most important part. Registering everyone as a Democratic voter.

Priorities ya know.

GarandFan on January 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Everyone understands that the dead are already active D voters and the aborted babies (from mostly D parents) have to be replaced through legalizing 12,000,000 south of the border migrants. They are still working on a plan on indoctrinating the children who slip through and get raised by undesirable (i.e. not liberal) parents. Prhaps mandatory summer re-education camps will be on Hillary’s agenda.

Annar on January 3, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Hey, they only spent almost a billion dollars on the website…what did you want for chump change.

KMC1 on January 3, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Nobody thought to figure out a way to add babies? No wonder the system is dysfunctional. It’s gay

HotAirian on January 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM

SNORT!
CHORTLE!
SNORT!

Rio Linda Refugee on January 3, 2014 at 12:13 PM

it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Perhaps the stupid black child and his racist enablers like you should have thought of the consequences of broken lamps BEFORE you started playing football in the house.

When does your black child intend to be a man and start taking responsibility for his failures?

Why did you hold Bush accountable for everything while screaming that your black child Obama is not responsible for anything?

Is it because you acknowledge the black child is so worthless and stupid that he can’t possibly be held to the same standards as a white President?

northdallasthirty on January 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM

at what cost? is a political victory worth sacrificing the lives of poor and kids?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

LOL.

Obamacare as written, as implemented, and as practiced by Barack Obama is what is endangering the lives of poor and kids.

So you acknowledge your Obama is a murderer. You acknowledge that your Obama Party wrote and voted for unanimously a law that murders the poor and kids.

northdallasthirty on January 3, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Nonpartisan aka Michelle Obama

*snicker*

workingclass artist on January 3, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Doesn’t everyone love how the screaming idiot nonpartisan insists there’s nothing wrong with Obamacare, then demands that Republicans help fix it?

northdallasthirty on January 3, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Yep…typical progressive

workingclass artist on January 3, 2014 at 12:22 PM

it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and find flaws, why don’t conservatives jump in with the President and find solutions instead?

nonpartisan on January 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

You drive me nuts. I don’t think you’re a real person.

Alana on January 3, 2014 at 12:22 PM

This seems to be a good place to post this. It’s a long read from 1987, but it’s worth it.

There are too many relevant paragraphs to quote here, but if this sentence does not describe perfectly Obama and the progressives in both parties, I don’t know what does:

But there are good reasons why most intellectuals share common ground with socialists. Keynes gets to the heart of the matter,for avarice is far less dangerous than the will to power, especially power over people.

We all know it, but it seems that others are slowly waking up to the fact that this — the will to power — is the whole rationale behind Obamacare.

PatriotGal2257 on January 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

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