Since the roll out of the new health care exchanges that are supposed to assist citizens in complying with the affordable care act the federal run online exchanges have been nothing short of dysfunctional. Of those who are even able to create an account and log on few are able to correctly purchase products that meet their requirements. It’s been the concern of even the most liberal of media outlets and a source of many a good chuckle from “I told you so” Conservatives. I was one of them until I came across this story in the NY Times. In short it talks about the great success of the state exchanges that rolled out with only some bugs that were quickly corrected. It sites large numbers of people able to complete the process in a couple hours and get affordable coverage that meets their needs.
Fast forward to as soon as tomorrow. I predict this story will be the talk of the news. The states that complied and opened their own exchanges are receiving the fruits of their compliance. Those whose states did not comply are facing an impossible deadline for compliance of the federal personal mandate. (That by the way the administration just forced a government shutdown to protect without even a postponement.)
We have an administration that locks up open air memorials for no reason, cancels White House tours, and withholds medical research funds to punish citizens by making disagreeing hurt. Would it be outside the realm of possibility that the federal exchanges aren’t supposed to work? Am I a conspiracy nut for asking the question? Look at their history.
As people in the states served with federal exchanges lose their coverage as many are, and can’t get the policies they need to comply with the mandate thru the exchanges how long will it be before they turn on their state government for not having a great exchange like those other states? How long will it be before those states decide they have to do something?
The federal government has had three years and spent hundreds of millions of dollars on these exchange web sites. These are the people that dominated the 2012 election with their tech and IT expertise. When you stop and think about it are they really too incompetent to build a simple information collecting web site? For Pete sake they can monitor everything you do thru the NSA! Remember the saying “dumb like a fox”?
This is tyranny at it’s finest and you will comply or pay the price. This is nothing but to punish states for daring to refuse the orders handed down.
You heard it here first. We’ll talk again.