It's October 1st, which means that today is the day that ObamaCare exchanges go live … even with a government shutdown. While Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may be excited about “making some history” today, millions of families and businesses aren't so thrilled about history in the making.
Even though the president himself has admitted that could “absolutely” expect glitches with ObamaCare's rollout, he insisted that it be ready for primetime nonetheless. So how is the first day of the ObamaCare exchanges going? Based on news reports throughout the day, about as good as was expected … which means terribly. Here's a short roundup of the different glitches experienced:
Not to mention the reports on potential fraud and abuse that is widely expected. Did you know that the company being paid over $1 billion to implement the ObamaCare exchanges is being investigated in Great Britain for fraud? That should make you feel real good.
While Democrats and the administration will try desperately to ignore it, ObamaCare is already having a negative impact on our economy and it also will on the quality of care and costs. Today National Review has a sobering list of 100 Unintended Consequences of ObamaCare: Companies, workers, retirees, students, and spouses all suffer from the law’s inflexible mandates. If that is considering “making history,” then I fear for the history books our grandchildren will one day read. American exceptionalism is making way for liberal utopianism of government mediocrity.