Of Persistent Obamacare Gremlins and Other Health Care Policy Failures

I presume that this is the "new and improved" Obamacare that everyone is suddenly supposed to be enthusiastic about: After refusing for weeks to detail the extent of back-end problems with healthcare.gov, the Obama administration on Friday said a technical bug affected approximately 25 percent of enrollments on the federal exchanges in October and November. Those technical bugs, …

No Virginia, Obamacare Is NOT Getting Better

A lot of Obamacare supporters seem to believe that problems with the website have at long last come to an end, and that as a consequence, implementation of the Affordable (ha!) Care Act will go more smoothly from here on out. They further believe that Republicans will no longer be able to use the issue …

I’m Supposed to Believe that the Implementation of Obamacare Is Improving . . .

And I'm supposed to believe it based on reports like this one from Ezra Klein, who tells us the following: A spin through HealthCare.Gov this morning went smoothly. The site loaded quickly. The process progressed easily. There were no error messages or endless hangs. I didn't complete the final step of purchasing insurance but, until then, …

The Implementation of Obamacare Is Going Swimmingly. And By “Swimmingly,” I Mean “Horribly.”

If you are surprised by this story, you have been living under the world's biggest rock: Software problems with the federal online health insurance marketplace, especially in handling high volumes, are proving so stubborn that the system is unlikely to work fully by the end of the month as the White House has promised, according …

Weddings and Celebrations: Girl from the Obamacare Website and Baghdad Bob

Girl from the Obamacare Website and Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, who goes by the name Baghdad Bob, will tie the knot at a date to be determined in the future, but definitely well after November 30 , 2013. The bride was, until recently, the public face of HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare exchange website. Her age is unknown, …

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