Obamacare Falling Apart? Yes, Please!

The government spin doctors would have us believe that Obamacare is the most successful federal program ever.  Just the other day, I saw an ad on a city bus that said people enrolled in healthcare.gov are saving as much as 75% on their healthcare costs.   Since my family’s health insurance premium nearly doubled when we were forced to switch to Obamacare and is about to go up nearly $100 per month beginning in January, I threw up a little in my mouth when I saw this dreadful lie strewn across the Read more […]

Obamacare is NOT Affordable

This one hits a little too close to home.  You see, beginning on January 1, 2016, the healthcare premium for my family on our healthexchange.gov policy will increase by $89 per month.  That is $1,068 per year.  I was feeling pretty mad about this increase when I received the letter revealing the news to me last week.  Then I read this article at zerohedge.com, and I felt like I had fared pretty well compared to the example shared there about Mr. Tetrault.  He received news that his premium would Read more […]

Obamacare Misses the Mark

The headlines at the end of 2013 were full of words like, failed, not ready, glitches, crash, in reference to the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act website, healthcare.gov.  There were also lots of criticisms of Obama’s failure to live up to his promises from when he first presented his healthcare plan.  He said that you would be able to keep your doctors; he said you would be able to keep your health plan if you liked it; and he said that most people would save money on their healthcare premiums Read more […]

How Much Obamacare Money Ended Up in Democrat Pockets?

The Federal and state exchanges were given billions of dollars, but we have little idea where the Obamacare money went. We know that the state exchanges are doing so badly that they are looking at merging with one another or even with healthcare.gov. And we know that merely four state exchanges consumed a half billion dollars. This week’s news is that billions in Obamacare money was spent, allegedly for these exchanges, but we don’t know where the money went. Peter Suderman writes at Reason.com’s Read more […]

If the Supreme Court Obamacare Decision Goes Right, What Should Republicans Do?

The Supreme Court Obamacare decision could end Federal subsidies for healthcare.gov. What then? I’ve already noted that Democrats are getting ready to furiously blame Republicans if the Supreme Court rules that Federal subsidies for people who buy their insurance through healthcare.gov are not authorized in the Affordable Care Act. The reason they might make such a ruling is because Federal subsidies for people who buy their insurance through healthcare.gov are not authorized in the Affordable Read more […]

Healthcare.gov Still Not Finished and Costing Money

Why is Healthcare.gov still not finished when we have spent so much money on it? Way back in December 2013, Bob Allen pointed to the Wall Street Journal’s report on the White House claim to have fixed Healthcare.gov: This weekend miracle defies other evidence, such as the recent admission by an HHS official that 30% to 40% of the exchanges are still unfinished. Much of this involves the “back end” of the exchange operation that provides information to insurers but that consumers don’t Read more […]

Healthcare.gov Sells the American People’s Privacy to Corporations

Healthcare.gov is no different than any other alliance between politicians and supposedly “private” businesses. Whenever you hear about “public private partnerships” you are being told the government is selling you to a corporation for their benefit. As we have pointed out before, Healthcare.gov was designed without basic online security, it is the latest in a tradition of exposing Americans’ private health information in an unsecure online database, and it is similar to many other Read more […]

Healthcare.gov Security Fail Is a Government Tradition

Surprised by the abysmal Healthcare.gov security? You shouldn’t be. Because the Obama-compliant media is all too willing to let us forget, it is almost hard to remember all the incredible problems with the government’s healthcare exchange. But one major problem (which is almost certainly still with us) was the lack of security. In fact, this was not just an issue of incompetence, but also of deception and reckless endangerment as Americans were encouraged (and legally required!) to Read more […]

White House Won’t Reveal 2015 Obamacare Rates Until After Elections

Most transparent Administration in history won’t let Healthcare.gov reveal 2015 Obamacare rates until after voting in November. Just how bad will the health insurance rates get in 2015? So bad that the Obama Administration is not going to tell you until November 15. The Washington Times reports, “Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election.” Enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who Read more […]

Healthcare.gov Security Required Cover Ups

The lesson of the following headline on Healthcare.gov security, or the lack of it, is that, when soulless, ethically-devoid power politics is supreme, you can never trust the government. Period. End of story. For your reading today is a headline from the Daily Signal: “Government Insider Warned of HealthCare.gov Security Risks: ‘I Am Tired of the Cover Ups’” Government insiders who flagged security issues prior to the launch of HealthCare.gov were right to be concerned. That’s Read more […]

Healthcare.gov and Other Exchanges Still Have Serious Problems

I’ve already written about some of what is going on. The problems keep growing. As the Daily Signal reports, Little more than eight months ago, the bungled rollout of the government’s Obamacare website, HealthCare.gov, touched off an avalanche of bad news for President Obama and his health care team. Now comes a new federal report that gives more details on the technical woes of the online  insurance exchange — problems that could result in enrollees getting subsidies that are too small or Read more […]

CO State Computer Upgrade Botched by Geniuses Who Gave Us Healthcare.gov

I hate getting personal about government failures because then people are tempted to believe that they can fix the problems by simply replacing the people involved. But sometimes one finds that government gets botched because incredibly incompetent people are involved. Of course, that doesn’t mean that structural problems in government are unrelated to the problems of bad people. One problem with government is precisely that those who are spending other people’s money (i.e. the taxpayers) Read more […]