It's all good
We are incredibly fortunate to have a federal government that is not only awesomely efficient, but so caring.
Case in point is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as Obamacare. Some of the more negative types refer to it as 'Obamadon'tcare.' There will always be haters.
We admit there were a few minor hiccups with the HeathCare.gov website - where the peasants were given the honor of signing up for plans especially designed by Big Brother in its benevolence. The fact that basically, well, no one was able to sign up is irrelevant. It's the thought that counts.
And not to worry, anyway. The federal government and our commander-in-chief promise they will have everything super-duper ready on the website really, really soon. They said it, so we know we can believe it. President Obama himself promised us we could keep our existing insurance if we wanted to. The fact that millions of Americans - more than 500,000 in Florida and 1 million in California alone - have gotten insurance pink slips is just an algorithm error.
Things really are improving by leaps and bounds. The fact that the government spent more on its health website than Facebook, You-Tube, Instagram and Twitter combined when they started is, again, nothing to worry about and just shows how much Big Brother cares. Fortunately, the government is sticking with the same Canadian company that originally designed and built the illustrious website. Did we say Canadian? Always good to spread our tax dollars to help foreign economies. Just another sign of our benevolence. Our economy is just fine, thank you very much.
The Wall Street Journal, a rather conservative bunch, just came out with an article saying that enrollment in Obamaawesomeness is just a wee bit behind projections. The federal site, which more than 30 states are using, has enrolled just under 50,000. Considering the millions who are expected to enroll, we'd say we're pretty darn close to being on track - give or take a few million.
In another WSJ article, the newspaper quoted health care research and consultant firm Avalere Health, which released a report Monday saying '49,100 people had enrolled through 12 states running their own exchanges as of Nov. 10. That total, which mostly excludes Medicaid enrollment and didn't include data from Oregon or California, was about 3 percent of the projected 2014 enrollments in those states.'
In English, a handful of states running their own health enrollment exchanges have enrolled as many people as the federal government, whose site includes almost three times the number of states. Who says the Feds aren't efficient?
So to all the haters out there, we say stop hating. Millions of Americans having their insurance cancelled despite being told they could keep it, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a site that still has some minor kinks that doubling that amount will fix, and not quite meeting enrollment protectories by several million are not catastrophes of biblical proportions like you make it out to be.