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ObamaCare remains the prime subject of conversation as people finally really focus on the law, the rollout, the problems and the flashing red lights for the future. Here are some of the most informative:
From the Washington Examiner: “Obamacare launch spawn 700+cyber-squatters capitalizing on Healthcare.gov state exchanges.”
More than 700 websites have been created with names playing off of Obamacare or Healthcare.gov, making it likely that some Americans will mistakenly hand over private information to unknown third-parties. … by visiting a website, you’re revealing your interest in a given product — or by identity thieves.
From the American Enterprise Institute: “Obamacare’s next shoe to drop: People buying coverage on the exchanges may owe more money that they’re being told.”
People will undoubtedly find that subsidies that they received were miscalculated, and that they owe more money than they were told.
The current IT problems are a sideshow to these looming harms. The next wave of troubles will be hard to fix. The president will need to seek relief from Congress.
From Ricochet: Peter Robinson recounts “A Brief Conversation About Obamacare”
With two economists — angry, shocked, appalled.
Item: ObamaCare imposes a marriage penalty—the most severe marriage penalty, as one of them put it, “that exists anywhere in the entire American welfare state, Better to get divorced.
Item: ObamaCare has nothing whatever to do with improving medical care or indeed with holding down medical costs. “It’s nothing but a massive redistribution program.”
Item: Although it imposes vast new costs on the federal government, there is nothing anywhere in the budget that even begins to address these new costs. As one of my friends put it, “Obamacare is completely and utterly unfunded.”
From the Gateway Pundit: “Former Xerox Engineer; Obamacare Website Won’t Be Fixed Anytime Soon:”
A retired 44-year veteran of Xerox Corp. tells FOX Business that the problems with the health exchanges “won’t be fixed anytime soon,” that it appears the Administration didn’t do “the most rudimentary Beta tests” to catch problems ahead of time, and that the software architecture clearly is “very outdated.”
A former computer engineer adds: I had a 54 year career in technology. Obamacare will never be implemented. This is an integrated system involving many players with different systems, hardware and programming language. … It appears that the potential users of the system have not been involved in addition every time a law is changed, they will have to open up the system and make program addition and/changes.
Also from the Gateway Pundit: “Team Obama Blew Enough Cash on O-Care Website to Pay Developer $200 an Hour for 5,000 Years
Computer engineers are shocked at the cost of the Obamacare website.
From The American, AEI’s magazine: “Obamacare’s Next Bout: More Legal Challenges”
Four Legal Challenges to Health Care Exchanges: The cases are another reminder that much of Obamacare was constructed haphazardly out of political fables, budgetary gimmicks, legal contortions, and procedural shortcuts. Its troubled past keeps catching up with its unworkable future.