@ron_fournier NYT report today has WH blaming a vendor but refuses to release vendors name. No heads rolling yet
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) October 8, 2013
You know the rollout of Obamacare’s online health insurance exchanges is bad when some liberal pundits have been thankful for the government shutdown, if only because it’s a distraction from the train wreck that is HealthCare.gov. National Journal’s Ron Fournier calls it “maddening” that the badly broken website is eroding people’s faith in the Affordable Care Act.
Another way of looking at it: isn’t the disastrous rollout a good indicator of what’s to come? Did anyone expect a train wreck to come with a smoothly run website?
.@ron_fournier Do you believe in unicorns too?
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) October 8, 2013
— JeffC (@JeffChrz) October 8, 2013
Heads really ought to roll, though. President Obama doesn’t hesitate to remind us that Obamacare has been the law for three years now — isn’t that enough time for anyone (but the government) to put together a secure, working e-commerce website?
@ron_fournier contracts given to insiders not to teams that could build websites.
— Michael Quintos (@mquintos) October 8, 2013
@ron_fournier It's building such confidence that these are the people you want in charge of all your medical data!
— KeepCalmAndDrawl (@FormerlyFormer) October 8, 2013
@ron_fournier What the hell did you expect to happen? Did you think an organization that bankrupted the USPS could micromanage healthcare?
— David Paul (@PowerElement) October 8, 2013
@ron_fournier I think ppl are just tired of seeing the government doing things it shouldn't be doing.. like selling insurance and cars.
— Tom Anderson (@Tom_TJ_Anderson) October 8, 2013
@ron_fournier How's this for a theory — the more government tries to do, the less it does well, adding to the public's declining faith.
— StevenHerbert (@StevenHerbert) October 8, 2013
@ron_fournier Gee, who kept saying that ACA was going to be a huge mess? Oh, Republicans. The libs only have themseves to blame.
— Emma J (@EmJay_KC) October 8, 2013
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 8, 2013
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) October 8, 2013
Here’s an idea we’ve heard before that makes a lot of sense.
@ron_fournier Maybe a 1-year delay would make sense?
— Brad Todd (@BradOnMessage) October 8, 2013