‘Agitated’ Dems Bugging Out; White House Has No Contingency Plan if ObamaCare Website Not Fixed By November 30

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 at 5:41 pm

We hope they suffer a whole lot more than the millions of Americans who’ve lost their insurance thanks to them. Don’t forget, America, Democrats own this horror show in its entirety and they must pay next November.

Senate Democrats vented their frustrations over the faulty rollout of the Affordable Care Act in a meeting Thursday with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior officials.

“There’s a lot of frustration, everywhere,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after the meeting.

McDonough tried to assure angry senators he is personally taking charge of the disparate federal offices in charge of implementing the massive law, which has been plagued by technical errors.

“He gave us the impression that he’s taking charge of the different elements and cracking the whip. He said to let him know if we had concerns,” said a Democratic senator who attended the meeting.

Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Jeffrey Zients, whom President Obama has tapped to troubleshoot the bugs afflicting HealthCare.gov, also attended the meeting.

Democratic senators facing reelection in 2014 were some of the most vocal critics.

One lawmaker described Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) as visibly “agitated.”

Shaheen demanded to know why the rollout of HealthCare.gov had become so riddled with problems.

A Democratic aide said Shaheen asked the administration officials for a contingency plan in case technical problems are not fixed by Nov. 30. They replied they are working on one but did not have a plan to share as of Thursday.

They’re working on a plan to fix the next debacle!  Surely it will save the day.

“[People] are unhappy. We want to see improvements. They’ve got to let people know what they’re doing, as they’re doing it,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

Brown said too many people still don’t know how to sign up for health plans through the insurance exchanges.

“This is a situation where too many people don’t know about the website, don’t know how to apply,” he said.

If there are still people who don’t know about this disastrous website then we need to re-define low-information voter.


8 Responses to “‘Agitated’ Dems Bugging Out; White House Has No Contingency Plan if ObamaCare Website Not Fixed By November 30”

  1. James Felix on 31/31/13 at 6:05 pm

    They’ve had nearly four years to make the site. Anyone who thinks another thirty days are going to help is deeply delusional.

  2. Ross on 1/01/13 at 9:44 am

    Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”: “You’ve had your WHOLE..F***ING…LIFE… to think things over!! What good’s a few more minutes gonna do you now…”

  3. Cape MO Guy on 1/01/13 at 10:19 am

    The real problem is not the website, it’s the program itself. By the way, it is not only individuals whose policies are being cancelled, it is also small businesses. It is estimated that between 50 and 75% of all individual policies will be cancelled.

    Have you looked at the coverages available on the federal exchange? A bronze plan is a 70/30 after the deductible (which I could not see on the website). That is not going to be better coverage for most people.

    As a 53 year old male, I am so glad I will get free birth control pills and maternity coverage. Except IT’S NOT FREE, SOMEONE IS PAYING FOR IT.

    It is hard for me to believe that there are so many people who bought the lies that you could have better insurance coverage for almost 50 million more people for less total money. And that you could keep your insurance if you liked it.

    It’s now supposed to be “bad apple” insurance companies who are cancelling policies. I wonder how companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare like being called that?

  4. GaryS on 1/01/13 at 2:51 pm

    I was talking with the owner of a small company. He has about a dozen employees who use his current company plan.

    In spite of repeated memos, bulleting board postings, company meetings and private conversations, not a one of these employees has investigated any alternative for their present company plan, which the owner cannot afford next year.

    The employees simply refuse to believe that their company plan will die next February, because it does not meet Obamacare requirements. They are in total denial.

    So add in “total denial” to “low information”.

    I expect that there will be many mililons of similar people in the country. Accordingly, fixing the Web site is only the

  5. Stranded in Sonoma on 1/01/13 at 4:02 pm

    According to the bootlickers, Obama did not lie when he said if you like your plan you get to keep your plan, even though your policy got terminated anyway.

    “Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have.”

    So, the millions of Americans that got coverage termination notices because their current coverage did not meet ObamaTax minimums aren’t really losing there coverage? Not according to the democrats that are spinning this so fast they look like they’re using Twirl-O-Paint.

  6. Fuzzlenutter on 2/02/13 at 7:27 pm

    Democrats up for re-election:

    “I don’t give a rat’s ass if any or all of these plebes loose their healthcare insurance but goddamn, I WANT TO BE RE-ELECTED! DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!”