Watching the Obama crowd struggling to take a victory lap because their healthcare.gov website can handle the traffic that noquarterusa.net does is frigging hysterical. Obama and his team of mental midgets are busy polishing this turd and pushing the story that Healthcare is a smashing success. This self-indulget delusion was on display on the morning news shows. Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen and New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez were spinning like dreidels on crack (for you goyim out there, a dreidel is a top Jewish kids spin at Hannukah.)
Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that the website works perfectly. So what? Does that fix “healthcare?” No.
The problems are multiple. A significant minority of Americans are not computer literate or do not have access to a computer or internet. And even if they do, the ability to compare health plans is not like comparing new automobiles. The variables are many and daunting. It is not a simple process. This will remain a stumbling block for all who do not currently have an insurance policy.
Let’s also assume that everyone who is supposed to sign up does so. Does that mean that the healthcare “problem” is solved? That’s the critical issue folks. Obama and media are trying to pretend that fixing healthcare is just a matter of getting people signed up. But it is not a simple problem. For starters, most people who have had good health insurance will find themselves having to pay more. They are not going to be happy.
Then there is the problem of getting to keep their doctor. Most people will be in insurance plans that require them to use certain physicians and hospitals. Their ability to choose is limited. This will stick in the craw of unhappy consumers who will almost certainly take out their frustration on elected officials.
The disruption in the healthcare market is going to be significant, lasting and negative. Many small businesses currently offering coverage will be bailing out. This may be good news for some of the insurance companies, who will pick up new clients that are paying more in premiums. But that means less disposable income and less spending in the economy. That’s not a recipe for job creation or economic growth.
As I noted earlier, you cannot polish shit. Smearing it around does not make it look or smell better. That’s a lesson that the Democrats touting Obamacare don’t seem to understand.