None of these notes are website-related. Remember, this is a piece of legislation which will fail on many levels, not just as poor technology.
- Covered California is supposed to be one of the most successful state exchanges, and they’re falling well short of projections, even if you don’t include the one million people who have lost insurance directly due to Obamacare. Oh, and of those million, the state estimates that at least half will see their rates go up. Remember when President Obama was out there saying that the average family would save $2500 a year?
- Even if you get to the point where you see the Obamacare numbers, it turns out that the website lies to you.
- Oregon, meanwhile, is an utter failure. As of November 26th, they had exactly 0 people signed up.
- Thanks to Obamacare, everybody pays.
- Small businesses are cancelling health care thanks to Obamacare. This includes a business owner who appeared in White House advertisements touting Obamacare. I guess they had to pass the bill to find out how screwed you are by it.
- Matt Labash follows around people going door to door trying to sell people on Obamacare. Hilarity ensues. The best line comes from Welly Corgelas, who nails it: “This is how I see it: The government is still running it. That’s the problem. Insurance companies have always taken advantage of people. Government takes advantage of people. But like, the two of them are going to get together and create something that helps the people? I’m very skeptical, okay? Two barracudas getting together and saying we made something good for you? I just don’t buy that.” The follow-up is just awesome, when the government sasses the government cheerleaders.
- And Kay Hagan, soon to be ex-Senator from North Carolina, says that this is all the insurance companies’ fault.