It’s kinda cute when Liberals recognize that one of their initiatives is not shaping up the way they would like. Ezra Klein – the Washington Post’s very own Obama-loving amateur-economist – recently pointed out on MSNBC that, yes it’s true, the Obamacare implementation is not going as smoothly as the Left would like.
And while the Liberal “Wonk Blog” editor stumbled across an accidental nugget of truth while on MSNBC, he failed to intellectually digest the implementation’s failure in a broader context.
“It will take a long time to judge it. I do want to say, because I don’t think people should beat around the bush on this, they have done a terrible job launching this law.”
Yep. Rarely have there been observations made by a liberal on MSNBC that so closely mirror reality. Here’s a question Mr. Klein: Do you really think anything is going to get better?
After 3-5 years of preparation, the Federal government unequivocally failed to launch a website similar to the thousands that are already employed by banks, membership sites, retail sites, and even Facebook. And they managed to fall comically short of adequacy after spending more money on their flawed system than successful businesses spend on their operational technologies. Not only was Obamacare a government intrusion into one of the largest sectors of the US economy (healthcare), but it was a government-run excursion into e-commerce. Quick show of hands: Who out there believes the brain trust behind snail-mail can adequately operate a sophisticated internet marketplace?
And while Klein is unlikely to stumble onto the truth that the law itself is fundamentally flawed, it’s not unreasonable to expect that some liberals will casually observe that this is just the beginning. The same people who failed miserably at launching a website, will soon be regulating the sophisticated day-to-day decisions of hospitals, insurers, and doctors. Just like the Obamacare exchange websites, the 10,500 pages of nuanced, contradictory, and counterintuitive regulations have also never been tested. And while it might seem trite, have you been to the DMV? We’ve had that for quite some time, and I wouldn’t say they’ve been leaping into the category of “efficient” or “customer friendly.”
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