The Obamacare website is failure, the exchanges aren’t working and the President held a press conference yesterday that amounted to, “it was on fire when I got here”. Oh, well, I’m sure this disaster was a complete surpri … oh:
Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously.
Despite the failed test, federal health officials plowed ahead.
When the Web site went live Oct. 1, it locked up shortly after midnight as about 2,000 users attempted to complete the first step, according to two people familiar with the project.
Obama is trying to blame everyone else: it’s Republicans fault for not setting up state exchanges, it’s the media’s fault for harping on the failures, it’s the public’s fault for loving Obamacare too much. But in the end, they had three years and tens of millions of dollars to make it work and it’s not anywhere close to working.
A responsible “transparent” President would have acknowledged this in advance. He might have acknowledged that creating a national insurance exchange was a huge technical challenge and maybe even (gasp!) delayed implementation. But they pressed on anyway, afflicted the public with this cowpat of a website and are now desperately trying to pretend things are not so bad.