November 14th, 2013
This thing has been “live” for over a month, and they claim they don’t know how many policies they have sold.
Either way, this is damning. Either they do know and won’t tell us (the most likely) or they are completely and totally incompetent. Any competent website of this size would have a NOC, and in that NOC would be big screens with current, real-time metrics, and the entire center screen would center on one number — the number of enrollees.
YOU HAD ONE JOB!
November 13th, 2013
You remember how foolish everyone said Rick Perry was for not setting up an exchange for Texas?
How do you like him now?
October 17th, 2013
Healthcare.gov cost $292 million to make. And it’s still not finished. It’s not even beta.
Grand Theft Auto 5 took $265 million to make. Not only is it finished, it made $800 million on opening day and it fucking works.
GTA5 is an entire city and surrounding county, pushing the boundaries of videogame technology. Healthcare.gov is a fucking website that is supposed to sell health insurance, which is by no means pushing any e-commerce boundries.
Rockstar and GTA5 are what you would get with free market healthcare. Healthcare.gov is what we are going to end up with once the government is done destroying the healthcare industry.
October 8th, 2013
“Raising the debt ceiling doesn’t raise the debt, the same way that guns don’t kill people, bullets do and it’s not the 50 story fall that kills you, it’s the stop at the end.
“Also, no one has ever credibly threatened to not raise the debt ceiling before now, which means that when I did so for my entire Senate career, I was just being a partisan buffoon.”
September 5th, 2013
To be clear:
Attempts to limit abortions to just the first five months of pregnancy (you know, the halfway point) and only in clean, safe clinics: War on Women
Dropping bombs on Syria, killing people, with “low collateral damage” (which I’m sure is comforting when it’s your family that’s the “collateral damage”)? Not a war.
August 29th, 2013
Advocates worry that continued resistance by some states could hinder efforts to coax many of the nation’s 50 million uninsured to sign up for coverage.
“There is a very palpable concern .?.?. that anti-Obamacare state government people will find ways to gum up the works,” said Leonardo Cuello, director of health reform for the National Health Law Program. Political foes of the health-care law are “constantly putting up barriers to progress being made,” he added.
Why, it’s almost like the system was designed to have a local and a national part, where the national part wouldn’t have the ability to force an unpopular and unwanted law down the throats of the locals.
I’ll tell you what, if anyone ever did figure out how to make some sort of federal type government where the overall part had limited powers and only did things that had to be done at the national level, and left stuff like healthcare regulation to the local level, I bet that country would take off like a rocket and become a superpower.
August 21st, 2013
Court states the obvious: NSA violated Constitution with domestic email surveillance.
The NSA collected as many as many as 56,000 emails from Americans before the mistake was identified.
“This is not an egregious overreaching by a greedy agency seeking to spy on Americans,” a senior intelligence official said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. “This is a technological problem that resulted in an inadvertent collection of a relatively small number of U.S. person communications.”
That’s the real takeaway here. The NSA considers FIFTY SIX THOUSAND EMAILS as “a relatively small number.”
Are you getting a sense of how far this lawless organization has gone?