President Obama tried to put a happy face Monday on the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website, urging frustrated consumers to call a toll-free number or mail in applications via “snail mail” while the administration works feverishly to fix computer glitches.
“Nobody is madder than me about the fact that the website isn’t working as well as it should, which means it’s going to get fixed,” Mr. Obama said at the White House. “In the meantime, you can bypass the website.”
In a stunning admission of the HealthCare.gov website’s early failure, Mr. Obama said call centers are being filled with extra staffers to process phoned-in applications for health insurance, and other consumers can download applications to send in through the U.S. postal service.
“We are doing everything we can possibly do to get the websites working better, faster, sooner,” Mr. Obama said. But in the meantime, he added, “You can sign up to get covered in other ways.”
He also took a swipe at congressional Republicans, saying “it’s time for folks to stop rooting for its failure.”A disastrous rollout but all is well, huh? Where have we heard the government give us such reassurances before that a product is good and trustworthy, when it really isn't (Flashback: 1996).
(Transportation Secretary Federico) Pena and (FAA Head David) Hinson both were ridiculed for their unequivocal defense of ValuJet immediately after the accident.
"ValuJet is a safe airline," Pena said shortly after the crash. "I want to emphasize that I have flown ValuJet."
"The airline is safe," Hinson said at the time. "I would fly it."
But the FAA changed its mind. After a 30-day inspection, Hinson said Monday that the FAA found "several serious deficiencies in ValuJet's operations."And Milhous is claiming all of us are rooting for the failure of Obamacare. We're rooting to get rid of a failed program because socialism fails every time it's tried.
Do you want an example from my personal family, Milhous?
My health care premiums this past year went up 30 percent from the year before.
Last year, when my parents moved to a different city, it was a struggle to find a new doctor for my father, who is on Medicare. Reason? Because Obama and Democrats cut $700 billion from Medicare as a down payment on Obamacare. That, as well as how the reimbursement rate schedule is flawed and not fixed, doctors are opting out of Medicare.
My mother, just over the summer, had to shop for a new Medicare supplemental plan, because the one she was using she could no longer afford. What was that about "if you like your plan you can keep it, and the premiums would go down" huh, Milhous? Was that more "just words?"
My sister mentioned how their insurance is now requiring them to have a certain number of well-check visits during the coming year....or they will get fined. What? And the libs and feminazis who claim no one should come between a doctor and a woman are silent as the government bureaucrats are putting themselves between us and all of our doctors...at least the ones they say have a government stamp of approval.
But you won't hear those stories, nor the stories of people who lost their health-care, as well as those who lost their jobs or had hours cut because of Obamacare.
Don't forget. Obamacare isn't about health-insurance. Rep. John Dingell summed it Obamacare's purpose.
"Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people."