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You might not remember this, but one big reason the government shut down was because Obama and the Senate Democrats rejected a Republican offer to fund the government but just delay Obamacare by a year. Now, it’s beginning to look as if the best thing the Democrats could have done for themselves politically was to take that deal because Obamacare might have to go back to the repair shop for about that long anyway.
The feds keep insisting that the Obamacare exchange website, Healthcare.gov, was just overwhelmed by all the people signing on, and they just have to fix a few glitches. But the CEO of the insurance giant AETNA said they saw a lot of problems well before the launch. Now, he says there’s so much wrong, they won’t even know what’s broken until they get a lot more of it fixed. Official estimates for fixing it range from a few weeks to two months, but independent IT experts estimate it could take as long as four or five months or more. Problem is that under the individual mandate that the Democrats also refused to delay, Americans are supposed to have health coverage well before then. Is the IRS going to fine people for not having something that nobody can buy?
Well, not “nobody,” but close. Obamacare boosters brag that 9-and-a-half million people visited the website during the first week. And that may be true. But how many of them got onto the site, registered, made it to the enrollment page and filled out the forms? An analysis by the research firm of Millward Brown Digital found that the number who actually made it through all those steps to enroll was about 36,000. That’s four-tenths of one percent of all the people who tried to visit the site. At that sign-up rate, we might have to delay Obamacare until two to four months after Jesus returns.