Glitches, bugs, over-promises plague ObamaCare on the sort-of deadline for enrolling in ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges

  By Dave Andrusko The temptation is nigh on irresistible to poke fun at Healthcare.gov which “went offline” (crashed/went down to the rest of us) for six hours this morning, the day of the ostensible deadline for open enrollment in the insurance exchanges established by ObamaCare. A “ software bug” (the official explanation) naturally brought …

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Washington Post reports that errors at HealthCare.Gov cannot yet be fixed

  By Dave Andrusko So how many people in the United States do you think don’t know that HealthCare.gov is awash in problems—everything from…. Well, you know the snafus, small, large, and huge. But the game plan for the Obama administration (understandably, from its point of view) has been to appeal for calm and insist …

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AP: HealthCare.gov Can’t Handle Any Common Life Changes, But Is ‘Running Fairly Smoothly’

  By Tom Blumer Obamacare’s designers appear to have assumed that life is completely static. As far as they’re concerned, people who are single don’t marry, women don’t have children, married couples don’t sometimes divorce, individuals and families don’t move, and workers don’t change jobs. I say that because HealthCare.gov will from all appearances not …

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We should have seen it coming…

  By Dave Andrusko The closer we get to January 1, 2014–in theory the day Americans can use their newly purchased health insurance for the first time—the more we will read two competing narratives. The first one will be the insistence that by and large the “bugs” are out of Healthcare.gov and if you were …

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HealthCare.gov, Security Officer’s No-Go Recommendation

  By Tom Blumer Friday morning, CBS News’s Sharyl Attkisson reported that Teresa Fryer, the chief information security officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), “told Congress there have been two, serious high-risk findings since the website’s launch.” Further, Fryer “told congressional interviewers that she explicitly recommended denial of the website’s Authority to Operate (ATO)” …

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ObamaCare, HealthCare.Gov, and computer gremlins

  By Dave Andrusko The remarkable quality of the ObamaCare rollout is that never a day goes by that you don’t find something else broken or find that the damage you knew was coming three years back has landed on the backs of millions of Americans with a thud. Looking ahead, nobody put it better …

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Can it get worse? The HealthCare.Gov nightmare continues

  By Dave Andrusko If you didn’t know better, reading the Associated Press explain its own AP/GfK poll, you’d think that ObamaCare is getting a bum rap from those Americans who already have health insurance who “are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles.” Perhaps Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jennifer …

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As many as a third of the records of those who’ve enrolled at Healthcare.gov contain errors

  By Dave Andrusko Clearly President Obama subscribes to the “best defense is a good offense” school of thought. Here’s the headline to a CBS News story this morning: “With site on the mend, Obama makes new PR push.” Wait a minute! “On the mend”? Compared to what? That’s surely not what the devastating lead …

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Putting the best face on Healthcare.gov: “In effect, the administration gave itself a passing grade”

  By Dave Andrusko Over at “Stenographers to Power: WashPost Prematurely Proclaimed ‘Health Web Site to Meet Deadline,’”  Newsbusters’ Tim Graham deftly explains how the Washington Post was ultra-eager to give Healthcare.gov not only an “A” for effort but also (at a minimum) a Gentleman’s “C” for improvement. Worth noting—not because it is unique but …

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HealthCare.Gov won’t be running smoothly come December 1 and much more bad news for ObamaCare

By Dave Andrusko The awful news about the roll-out of ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges—bad as it’s been—promises to grow even worse, and very soon. Here are five items that have appeared in the last 24 hours; there could be 50. #1. From The Denver Post “Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act through Colorado’s health insurance …

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Healthcare.gov’s “Anonymous Shopper” feature actually worked, shelved by Obama Administration anyway

  By Dave Andrusko A tip of the hat to Ed Morrissey over at hotair.com for alerting readers to a CNN exclusive—“Key part of HeathCare.gov passed test, but Anonymous Shopper shelved anyway.”  Here’s how Morrissey explains the significance of CNN’s report: “Why is this CNN exclusive important? The ObamaCare website forced Americans to create accounts …

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Tiny number of people have enrolled through Healthcare.gov

By Dave Andrusko It was like pulling teeth, only harder, but the Obama Administration today reported on the number of people who enrolled in the new health-insurance plans that are offered through the Healthcare.gov website. Predictably the numbers were a mess, as was the assurance—qualified under questioning—that the snafu-ridden website would be smoothly running by …

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