Keys to having a successful relationship include being able to say, “I’m sorry,” or “I made a mistake.” So it doesn’t look like President Barack Obama or his Democrat supporters will ever have a successful relationship with the American people.
After all, if Obamacare was to be the crown jewel of this administration’s reign, then the Democrats have fallen and they can’t get up—certainly not before the 2016 election. The president has nothing to show after $421.7 million was spent on contractors to develop a HealthCare.gov. For some reason, the administration selected a Canadian company, a subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., to create it. Apparently HHS no longer trusts the contractor.
Contractors testified before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health Oct. 24. They said the Health and Human Services department did not test the whole system from end to end until September—too late to fix glitches.
The website is a dismal failure in everyone’s eyes except the president and the yes men surrounding him. For example, “even with all the problems at healthcare.gov, the website is still working for a lot of people, just not as quick or efficient or consistent as we want,” Obama said at a press conference this week.
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R) called the law a “grave threat” in Saturday’s weekly Republican address. Cuccinelli pointed to anecdotal evidence of employers citing the new health care law in their decision to drop employees or their spouses from coverage.
Workers “were told their premiums wouldn’t increase, that proved to be false,” Cuccinelli said. “And they were told they could keep access to their insurance and their doctors, and that proved to be downright dishonest.”
In Maryland, state officials have included illegal immigrants in the number of uninsured citizens bringing the state total to nearly 800,000. Of course illegal immigrants, or the undocumented, are not entitled to insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Only about 60 percent of Maryland’s uninsured residents, a little than 500,000, are eligible for the Maryland Health Care Connection.