Healthcare.gov is walking dead
By Rich Lowry
October 21, 2013
In a White House speech Monday, President Obama assured the public that his new health-care law is up and running even in the absence of a functioning Web site. He told people they can call an 800 number instead of buying coverage online.
Reporters duly called the number and got busy signals, or when getting through and following the directions, got referred back to healthcare.gov.
This, no doubt, is another “glitch” — the administration’s catchall word for the fact that it is almost impossible to enroll for insurance under ObamaCare. It is a sign of just how bad it is that a new word has been added to describe the dysfunction, which is now occasionally referred to as “glitches and kinks.”
If the Web site ever has to be abandoned entirely, the president and his spinners will surely maintain it was undone by “glitches, kinks, snags, bugs and hiccups.”