In the real world unicorn farts fail…

Revelations that Obamacare is a catastrophic failure would have doomed it. Only government can produce a product this deficient, as part of an initiative that promises to wreak the same level of havoc on our healthcare system, and not only get away with it, but lie to us that it is all propaganda from its detractors. From the article:

(CBS News) WASHINGTON – For 31 days now, the Obama administration has been telling us that Americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance website, despite all its problems.

But no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, and this may be the reason: CBS News has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start.

Early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice-a-day “war room” meetings convened within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after the website failed on Oct. 1. They were turned over in response to a document request from the House Oversight Committee.

The website launched on a Tuesday. Publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. But at a meeting Wednesday morning, the war room notes say “six enrollments have occurred so far.”

Those statistics are baffling. In the private sector people are pushing for 5 or 6 SIGMA levels of accuracy – meaning 1 error in 100,000 or 1 error in 1,000,000 opportunities for an error, respectively. But our government puts up a critical system that is part of one of the most controversial and IMO unconstitutional laws ever passed – one that basically aims to put a government that has had no compunction turning one or more of its entities against their political enemies, in control of our healthcare system, our healthcare dollars, our healthcare decisions, but even more frighteningly, all our private information – and only one out of 780,000 unique visitors manages to complete the freak show. And this abomination cost the US tax payer over $625 million so far according to sources, with money now being poured in at a frightening rate to fix a system that simply can’t be fixed.

The sad thing is that a comedy show, doing a spoof likely intended to provide cover for what everyone suspected would be abysmal numbers, picked ridiculously low numbers in what I suspect was an effort to use humor to desensitize people to the abysmal numbers they assumed would be far better than their ridiculous pick, only to actually hit the number right on the spot. And it gets worse. A WaPo post points out that 9 out of 10 people signing up pick Medcicaid. That is just frightining for this program that requires a host of young & healthy people to sign up and pay for services they don’t want or need so the money can be transfered to pay for others whom still will be paying more as well. I bet there will be a shitton of angry people that sign up for this crap, thinking it will be free, only to find out they now gots to pay, and pay hard. I predict lots of angry freeloaders.

In the private sector this would not only cost some people their livelihood, the company would likely go under. Only a government can fail this miserably or something this critical, and not only downplay it, but blame everyone but their own incompetence for the disaster. Yet, the left in this country really feels these are the same people that will do a better job managing our healthcare system than the current private sector firms because the private sector entities make evil profits.

Look, we are discovering that Obamacare was full of empty promises. They blatantly and knowingly lied about people being able to keep their policies if they liked them. They have also quite staunchly pretended that the people pointing out that Obamacare is pushing our private sector into utilizing a part-time workforce to avoid the fiscal impact, are lying only for people doing the real analysis to show that it is happening. This thing is so shitty that even the union leadership, whom are with these progtards, have huge problems with it. Don’t let that NYT header that the unions only have misgivings fool you: they are livid and they want exclusions because it will kick them in the teeth. Let’s not forget the fact that we are all going to be paying more for our coverage. My own premiums have gone up, by more than 20% each year, for the last 3 years, and the insurer had to admit it was because of the impact of Obamacare regulations. That ludicrous claim that the ACA would limit or reduce costs?

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    When my company starts choosing suppliers, the starting point to even consider doing business with them is around the 4 sigma level of quality. Anything less is pretty much proof that they are incapable of actually providing the product/service they claim to be offering, except by accident.

    1/780,000 levels of quality show that it isn’t even random chance at work – the system is actively working against the customer. I bet I could have hired on a bunch of teenagers and let them use out of the box software tools to create the same website, and actually had one that worked fairly well.

    Just keep this in mind next time some idiot tells you that government jobs pay better so they can attract the “best and brightest” to public service.

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