Did You Know...


Kathleen Sebelius admits Obamacare system wasn’t tested

By Doug Powers  •  October 19, 2013 01:58 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Kathleen Sebelius, pictured above showing reporters how many people have successfully enrolled in the federal Obamacare exchange, admits to problems with the site


The HealthCare.gov situation is getting dire, and if Kathleen Sebelius can’t find Professor Stephen Falken soon, WOPR is going to launch the missiles.

Until then, a flat-out admission of failure will have to suffice:

Yet even some of the law’s supporters criticize her management of the rollout, particularly after it became clear the site’s troubles weren’t just “glitches,” as Mrs. Sebelius had first said, but broader design defects.

After two weeks of review, the HHS secretary concluded, “We didn’t have enough testing, specifically for high volumes, for a very complicated project.”

The online insurance marketplace needed five years of construction and a year of testing, she said: “We had two years and almost no testing.”

Alternate headline: “Christmas coming early for identity thieves.”

In the private sector, nobody in a leadership position who had any fingerprints whatsoever on this mess would still be employed. In government, not only do they get to keep their jobs, but they’re in charge of fixing the problems they created (“paging A. Einstein“).

By way of Right Pundit, these people have been trying to enroll for 17 days:

Persistence pays off… except not always.


The Obamacare enrollment process — it’s kind of like this:

(h/t Jim Geraghty via Twitter)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Live from New York, it’s a 6-minute campaign ad for Hillary Clinton! (a Sunday open thread)

October 4, 2015 11:03 AM by Doug Powers


Satire within a satire

Joe Biden schools people who think the 2nd Amendment mentions bazookas and F-15s

October 2, 2015 02:11 PM by Doug Powers


Straw men in the crosshairs

Hey look, Obama was right… the 1980’s ARE calling

September 30, 2015 09:10 PM by Doug Powers


Anybody seen the re-set button?

Another day, another ‘Obama administration caught off guard by…’ story

September 29, 2015 10:11 AM by Doug Powers


Didn’t see that one coming… again

Leave it to Obama to turn Iran ‘death to America’ chants into an economics lecture

September 28, 2015 09:25 PM by Doug Powers


“Death to America” is the Iranian job-creation equivalent of Solyndra, according to Obama

Categories: Barack Obama, Feature Story, Iran, John Kerry

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook