Tthe ObamaTax and its chief enabler are having a no good, very bad week. The chief enabler's vaunted sidekick TOTUS was nowhere to be found, leaving the President to
"Repeating his lament that buying insurance turns out to be “complicated,” President Obama also repeated his omission that even applications processed by mail and by telephone have to go through the same computer system that is causing healthcare.gov its many problems."
Well, the good news is that at least the folks that have managed to get through and sign up for a new ObamaPlan are happy, and reaping the savings they've been so long promised:
"Jessica Sanford was cited by the president as an Obamacare success story at a health care event he had here at the White House ... The 48-year-old single mom from Washington state purchased what she considered to be affordable health care, life-changing event"
Whew, I thought there was going to be a big "but" there.
"But days, just really three days after she was mentioned by the president, Jessica Sanford started having problems ... she received a letter just last week telling her that her tax credit had been taken away all together"
That's a darned shame, really. But still, at least she has affordable, quality health insurance, right?
"Now she says she can't afford insurance in Washington state because of the new developments ... I'm not going to be getting insurance"
One more satisfied ObamaTax customer.
UPDATE (courtesy of Ace of Spades): If you thought that it just couldn't get any worse, well, you're not paying attention.
Today, the Obamastration's Head IT Honcho Henry ("Hunkerin' Hank) Chao admitted that the vaunted Healthcare.gov site is still only, and I can't believe I'm typing this, only about 60% done:
"HENRY CHAO: I think it's, uh, just an approximation, we're probably sitting somewhere between 60 and 70 percent because we still have to build..."
So let me get this straight: they set an October 1 "drop dead date" (and boy, what a great term of art that turned out to be), and rolled it out when it was still at least 1/3 short of completion?
The mind reels.
And these are the folks who will now be in charge of our health care.
It's five o'clock somewhere, right?