The big day is here! Living on the dole and don’t ever want to support yourself? Well, a life of government dependency awaits if you can overcome the minor inconvenience of the whole thing not working.
In Nevada, home to a large Hispanic population, a Spanish-language version of the exchange Web site will not be ready until mid-November. And in Maryland, small businesses will not be able to buy insurance for their employees through the state exchange until January. Federally run exchanges are having similar problems.
Many of the 16 directors of state-run exchanges are describing October as a “soft launch” period, when Americans can start exploring their coverage options — but on Web sites that may be incomplete, vulnerable to glitches and perhaps not ready for an onslaught of customers.
“I have no idea what this thing’s going to look like on Oct. 1,” Mr. King said one afternoon last week as dozens of tense-looking programmers, scattered through the exchange offices outside Portland, rushed to finish testing and fix problems. “We could crash and burn and have to close it down.”
This likely would have been the best option for the GOP: Let it crash and burn. The problem with that is once people have that government fix there’s no going back. Just imagine when and if ObamaCare is abolished: The Democrats will be trotting out the millions who had their “free” healthcare taken away. It’s all part of the plan, folks.
Meanwhile, the glitches have already hit, surprising exactly no one.