Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Keep the reforms, help the people sign up for Obamacare

Have no idea what Big Dog was thinking when he started spewing  GOP talking points. Maybe he was hitting the sauce. Maybe it was some incomprehensible eleventy dimension chess move to help Hillary in 2016 but Bill Clinton has never been so wrong. Letting people keep crap insurance polices is a terrible idea. The whole point of reform is those policies offered no real protection. It would screw up the implementation of the reforms even more than a glitchy website.

Reading the wailing and watching the garment rending over the website reminds me of how spoiled and impatient we've become on the internets. If it doesn't load instantly we're out of there. But that's a problem for the tech savvy. I keep thinking about a tweet I saw showing long lines for signups at a health insurance fair in Sacramento. There are millions of Americans who either don't have good access to the internet or the technical savvy to negotiate the website even if it is working. Seems to me the administrators need to have more events like this especially in states run by GOPers who are sabotaging the rollout. It's clear people want health insurance but many need one on one help with the process.

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Blogger merlallen said...

I'd like to see Hilary as President just for the entertainment value alone. It's time for Bill to STFU and go away for a while.

12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Spoiled and impatient yes, but hypocritical as hell too. Republicans calling Obama a liar when they were silent while we were lied to about WMD, about Uranium processing and chemical weapons plants -- lied to about how the war would be free and over in weeks and tax cuts would pay for it -- that's a liar.

You know the constitution's "rollout" wasn't without problems, but a rough startup with the Emancipation proclamation doesn't mean Lincoln was a liar or that we should go back to slavery and a rough startup with school integration and all that.

I know I'm always saying I've never been so disgusted with this unworthy mob of liars, losers and idiots, but each time I mean it. I'm still waiting for Democracy to start working but I'm not calling the experiment a failure after centuries of startup problems.

5:30:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I blame the media most of all for amplifying the bullshit instead of debunking it.

11:45:00 AM  

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