Let’s go through the lowlights:
- Organizing for America has seen fit to send out talking points telling people how to advocate in favor of Obamacare over Thanksgiving dinner. These people are a laugh riot.
- More cyber security problems we were assured we would never have to put up with. And still more.
- Scary sentence of the day: “A final ‘pre-flight checklist’ before the Web site’s Oct. 1 opening, compiled a week before by CMS, shows that 41 of 91 separate functions that CGI was responsible for finishing by the launch were still not working.” More here. None of these stories will stop some advocates of big government from continuing to be advocates of big government, but do we really have to cast around for more evidence of government ineptitude before we conclude that perhaps, just perhaps, some things ought to be left to a more efficient and competent private sector?
- Speaking of which, concerns that Obamacare’s failure undermine the core arguments of contemporary American liberalism continue to grow. This should surprise no one, really, but I presume that certain port-siders will claim to be smacked by gob thanks to articles like Franklin Foer’s.
- Paul Krugman seems to think that the news surrounding the state health care exchange in California means that Obamacare can work nationwide. Veronique de Rugy and Bob Laszewski know better, and prove that they know better.
- Yet another scary sentence of the day: “Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act through Colorado’s health insurance exchange is barely half the state’s worst-case projection, prompting demands from exchange board members for better stewardship of public money.”
- For Kathleen Sebelius, when it rains, it pours.
- Well, at least someone might be profiting thanks to HealthCare.gov’s failures.