December 4, 2013

Project Obama: When you can't fix something...

...just work harder to give people the impression that things are fixed.  Public Relations solves everything - at least that's the theory in Obamaland.

When the next hurdle comes - people not being enrolled in a plan or enrolled in a much more expensive plan - will a PR offensive matter?  And what about when people start losing their doctors?  Do they think PR will manage that crisis?

And the next crisis beyond that - fraud, abuse of the system, a revolt by insurance companies or some other drama which is bound to happen - is that all to be solved by PR efforts?  This government does not seem to understand that Obamacare is not ready for prime time.  It never was.

To use a simile, it's as if Obamacare were like a GM vehicle.  In their rush to get the product to market, the government forgot to put pistons in the engine (the website).  Then they assured buyers (voters) that the engine has been fixed.  The product recall as it were, fixed the vehicle and now it's ready to go.  But in fixing the pistons (if they are indeed fixed - a debate for another time) they forgot to check to see if the engine has been connected to the transmission (the insurance firms).  And they forgot to check if the wheels were on the vehicle (keeping your doctor).  The forgot to check to see if they installed seat belts (fraud prevention) and steering (keep your plan) and the list goes on.

Now they are out there saying the vehicle is safe to drive.  Meanwhile the sales manager won't drive the vehicle as designed himself.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges.

Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, their aides said.
The vehicle is not road worthy, it never was.  You can't rush 2700 pages into law and not expect to have to deal with massive fixes along the way.  that is, unless you live in Obamaland. Cash for clunkers redux.
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