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Why Obamacare Is Off the Rails
American Thinker, by Pem Schaeffer and Stanley Ralph

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Posted By:magnante, 12/12/2013 9:26:05 AM

The introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as revealed by the roll-out of HealthCare.gov, is an epic public embarrassment, living up to predictions of a train wreck. We´re watching government at its most harmful and ineffectual. This is not rocket science -- no risky new technology is required; no laws of physics have to be invented or repealed. While the technology itself may present some challenges, problems like this more often than not stem from poor leadership, discipline, and accountability. We were privileged to spend our careers on a team responsible for the Aegis Combat System, a complex, mission

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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2, 12/12/2013 10:04:27 AM     (No. 9650857)

It´s not about the website:

Speaker Pelosi´s words that "we´ll have to pass the bill to find out what´s in it" prove that the emphasis was on politics and ideology, not on system requirements and planning for success.

Exactly. So let´s dispense with the notion that this is a bad-planning issue, shall we? The problem is tyranny, not technology.

The legislated scope of ObamaCare is so vast as to be a foolproof recipe for unmitigated disaster, with lives, liberty, and societal order hanging in the balance.

Once again, we are talking about "lives, libery and societal order" not technology. From this day forward, especially in light of Jim Hoft´s "Please pray for me" story in the MUST READS, and I´m sure millions of others with similar stories, let the emphasis be on the inhumanity and tyranny of the Democrat Party, Barack Obama and all the Agencies connected with this genocidal policy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/12/2013 10:11:31 AM     (No. 9650866)

90% of Implementations fail for the same reason: Bad Management.

This one failed because of Incredibly Bad Management.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/12/2013 10:15:32 AM     (No. 9650876)

In summary, ideologues, especially liberal ones, are horrible implementers. They know the politics and the PR game, but are incapable of accomplishing anything in the real world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grampy, 12/12/2013 10:50:09 AM     (No. 9650919)

Even with impeccable management, it´s still a train wreck.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 12/12/2013 11:05:29 AM     (No. 9650945)

Obamacare is off the rails because it has always been a mirage. It started out as a campaign gimmmick, and has ended as a computer game, one so ineptly designed that the players can´t even complete the First Level.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/12/2013 11:19:14 AM     (No. 9650967)

Sadly, it is completely ON the rails for it´s actual destination (not it´s stated one). The goal is the destruction of the insurance industry and the expansion of government, so it is actually quite successful. The Dems problem is that their fingerprints weren´t supposed to be found at the scene of the crime.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/12/2013 11:29:18 AM     (No. 9650981)

Liberals should stick to solving problems which do not exist. They are really much better at that.

See: Global Warming, Equal Rights, Sustainable Energy.

I could list a dozen more.......

How is it possible that these idiots control both the institutions of higher learning AND the major media ????

How did we let that happen ?

Are we ´right on the facts´ but just too polite to deliver a knock-out punch when we should ?

.....and why aren´t Barrack and Candy Crowley both in prison for their conspiracy to mislead American voters during that debate debacle ?

Candy....Candy....just show him the papers....like we talked about.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/12/2013 11:54:35 AM     (No. 9651016)

As an honest and working replacement for this Country´s healthcare industry, I have never believed that Obamacare was on the rails in the first place.

This mess was designed for one thing and one thing only, to destroy the finest healthcare system in the world. Its planners just weren´t prepared for it to self destruct at the starting gate IMO.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/12/2013 12:53:13 PM     (No. 9651104)

If only 20% of the people who sign up before January 1 actually succeed in making a payment, there will need to be Congressional action. At that time, we need some conservatives to say, "end this now!"

Medicaid wasn´t part of Obamacare so the majority of the people who got new coverage can keep it. After finding a doctor that will accept Medicaid as payment and waiting for an appointment, many will simply give it up.

Extend all of Sebelius´ exemptions for another year (when entire states needed exemptions we should have known the doo-doo pile was deep).

Recreate the state high risk pools that were cancelled by PCIP in Obamacare.

Appoint a Republican Trustee to ensure that all the dollars that were salted throughout Obamacare get utilized only for cleaning up this mess. My recommendation would be Rand Paul or Michelle Bachman because they know already where the funds are hidden.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 12/12/2013 1:05:03 PM     (No. 9651118)

What a train wreck. Look´s like a Gong Show or something from a communist dictatorship.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/12/2013 2:20:02 PM     (No. 9651216)

The real disaster is going to come after Jan 1, 2014 when millions of Americans find that they no longer have health care insurance because it was sabotaged by Obama and the Democrats in Congress.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/12/2013 3:09:47 PM     (No. 9651282)

Hmmm, it´s not a train, it´s a pathetic car designed by an GM Affiliate...to support an illegal law (Justice Robers, quit now!).

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