In an interview broadcast before the Super Bowl, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly asked Obama about all the problems with the ObamaCare web site. Obama responded:
"The good news is that right away, we decided how are we going to fix it, it got fixed within a month and a half, it was up and running and now it's working the way it's supposed to."Really? That same day the Washington Post came out with a story describing how 22,000 people who need corrections to their ObamaCare signups but can't get help because there is no system set up to handle the process. The Post personalizes the problem with this story:
“It is definitely frustrating and not fair,” said Addie Wilson, 27, who lives in Fairmont, W.Va., and earns $22,000 a year working with at-risk families. She said that she is paying $100 a month more than she should for her insurance and that her deductible is $4,000 too high.The poor woman only earns $22,000 a year and is in need of urgent medical care but her ObamaCare insurance is overcharging her and no way to get the situation resolved. Does that sound like the system is fixed? Thanks Obama!
When Wilson logged on to HealthCare.gov in late December, she needed coverage right away. Her old insurance was ending, and she was to have gallbladder surgery in January. But the Web site would not calculate the federal subsidy to which she knew she was entitled. Terrified to go without coverage, Wilson phoned a federal call center and took the advice she was given: Pay the full price now and appeal later.
Now she is stuck.
And if the web sites problems weren't bad enough already here's a shocker:
U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised.ObamaCare's negative impact extends far beyond 22,000 caught in bureaucratic hell. Aside from the millions who have lost insurance they liked, the Congressonal Budget Office estimates that ObamaCare will kill 2.3 million jobs and force more people into part time work.
The intelligence agencies notified the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency in charge of the Healthcare.gov network, about their concerns last week. Specifically, officials warned that programmers in Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, were suspected of inserting malicious code that could be used for cyber attacks, according to U.S. officials familiar with the concerns.
The software links the millions of Americans who signed up for Obamacare to the federal government and more than 300 medical institutions and healthcare providers.
“The U.S. Affordable Care Act software was written in part in Belarus by software developers under state control, and that makes the software a potential target for cyber attacks,” one official said.
Next, the Brookings Institution, a left of center think tank, comes out with a report showing:
Obamacare will increase the income of Americans in the lowest 20 percent of the income scale, and especially in the lowest ten percent. But all other income groups -- even people who make very modest incomes in the $25,000 to $30,000 range, as well as all income brackets above that -- will experience a decline in income because of Obamacare.Obama thinks that if he gives another speech or interview that all the problems with ObamaCare will be solved. But reality doesn't work that way. Writing at the Washington Post columnist Ed Rogers concludes: "Engaging in denial and deceit isn’t a plan, and they won’t be able to maintain multiple cover-ups for the next nine months. The Democrats can run, but they can’t hide."
In other words, Obamacare is going to cost some of the very people it was designed to help.