Millions Try to Sign Up For Free Health Care: “This Demand Exceeds Anything We Expected”
October 2nd, 2013
For over three years, since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has spent considerable time and effort convincing Americans that they would be given “free health care”, despite the fact that this very statement was quietly removed from the Healthcare.gov web site last week.
The President and supporters of his legislation used the notion that all health care would soon be “free” as a selling point to the masses. They ran television commercials, hired on special market exchange “navigators” to help people get signed up, and made huge push to get Americans on board with the new regulations.
When insurance health exchanges finally opened to an anxious public on October 1 they were plagued with glitches. So much so that Healthcare.gov and the many web sites that depend on its backbone to get applicants signed up were left paralyzed.