Here Jim Geraghty writing at National Review breaks out the shocking details of what has turned into a national disgrace of historic proportions. And Americans wonder why job growth is so dangerously retarded?
Most of the uninsured haven’t even looked at the exchanges yet:
Ten percent of uninsured Americans in the poll say they have applied for insurance under the exchanges. Thirty-two percent say they have looked up information about the exchanges but have not applied; 58 percent have not looked up information about health insurance exchanges.
Oh, and 59 percent of the uninsured think getting health insurance would “hurt them financially.”
Remember, all of this grief and aggravation is driven by the aim to get the uninsured to buy insurance.
Just how many Americans are losing insurance?
In the poll, 13 percent of insured Americans say they’ve received a notice that their health insurance plan is being cancelled or changed because it does not meet the minimum coverage requirements under the 2010 health care law.
Better hope the server change goes smoothly:
Some technical experts are perplexed at the U.S. government’s plan to switch web hosts for its new health insurance portal, HealthCare.gov, in the midst of an expected last-minute rush to beat a March 31 enrollment deadline for 2014 coverage. Switching hosts is not in and of itself a huge risk if it is done carefully and with lots of preparation, according to technical experts interviewed by Reuters. It is the timing of the highly complex maneuver that is risky. If there are problems, the website could become sluggish or even unusable for anyone trying to enroll. The government is tempting fate, they said.
Hey, come on. What are the odds of something going wrong with HealthCare.gov?