Krugman: ‘I haven’t been writing about the healthcare.gov thing, for the simple reason that I have nothing to say’

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 at 11:41 am
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The adviser from Enron admits he has no idea what’s going on, then proceeds to tell us how ObamaCare will work out. Guess before he scribbled down this nonsense he hadn’t seen the latest polls.

I haven’t been writing about the healthcare.gov thing, for the simple reason that I have nothing to say.

Has there ever been an opening sentence to a story that screams out don’t bother reading this claptrap?

But the future of the reform depends not on policy per se but on whether the IT issues can be fixed well enough soon enough, a subject on which I have zero expertise.

So he 1) doesn’t know what he’s talking about and 2) has zero expertise.  Thanks for clearing that up.

But at this point there’s enough information coming in to make semi-educated guesses — and it looks to me as if this thing is probably going to stumble through to the finish line.

So to sum up thus far: He doesn’t know anything, has zero expertise and is semi-educated. That’s our Krugman!

And healthcare.gov, while still pretty bad, is starting to look as if it will be good enough in a few weeks for large numbers of people to sign up, either through the exchanges or directly with insurers.

He’s right. He hasn’t been paying attention. At all.

Obama personally may never recover his reputation; Democratic hopes of a wave election in 2014 are probably gone, although you never know. But anyone counting on Obamacare to collapse is probably making a very bad bet.

Can someone tell me why the New York Times pays this man? They should be embarrassed this appears on their website.

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One Response to “Krugman: ‘I haven’t been writing about the healthcare.gov thing, for the simple reason that I have nothing to say’”

  1. Mikey NTH on 20/20/13 at 3:02 pm

    “… and it looks to me as if this thing is probably going to stumble through to the finish line.”

    The finish line was October 1, 2013 – 51 days ago. It had to be operational then in order to meet every other deadline. With the testimony of Mr. Chao that 40%-60% of the Exchange Portal needs to be coded, it will not make any others.

    But don’t let that stop you from leading the Banzai charge on this one, Krugtron the Invincible.