The whole Obamacare website nightmare is getting worse.
That’s not the worst news, though. The website is just one aspect of why Obamacare is failing.
The latest about the website: CBS News found that a new feature may give people a misleading report on how much insurance may cost them:
CBS News ran the numbers for a 48-year-old in Charlotte, N.C., ineligible for subsidies. According to HealthCare.gov, she would pay $231 a month, but the actual plan on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s website costs $360, more than 50 percent higher. The difference: Blue Cross and Blue Shield requests your birthday before providing more accurate estimates.
Remember that when the Obama administration dredges up someone who claims to have gotten a good deal on Obamacare. That person may get a shock when the real costs become apparent. The wheels are falling off.
And remember that the website is just one part of Obamacare. If the government can’t do that right, how is it going to handle health and financial data for every American, while providing affordable, effective health care?
Ominously, there are signs other parts of the health boondoggle are flopping. Michelle Malkin, who spoke at our Conservative Leadership Conference, has highlighted how the law’s demand that all medical records be put into electronic formats is also wreaking havoc.
Instead of concentrating on care, doctors face exhausting regulatory battles over the definition of “meaningful use” of technology, skyrocketing costs and unwarranted Big Brother intrusions on the practice of medicine.
This is just another fruit of top-down, centralized control, which is the hallmark of Obamacare. Without a doubt, more “glitches” will come to light at time goes on.
Obamacare is not just flawed execution; it is a flawed concept. A relative handful of bureaucrats in Washington can’t possibly create and run an effective, affordable health care system that covers every American. Let me repeat: it’s impossible. The only variable is how soon that becomes evident, and what we do then.