Monday, November 18, 2013

The ObamaTax Coast-to-Coast

Say what you will about the ObamaTax "fix" - no, wait, that's not right: don't say one word about it, unless it's "kudos," as the (now former) DC Insurance Commish has learned:

"Commissioner William P. White was notified Friday ... that his services are no longer needed ... White issued a press statement Nov. 14 saying that the [ObamaFix] ... undercuts the purpose of the exchanges"

Which is a rather roundabout way of observing that the Emperor has no clothes. Can't have that, of course.

And FoIB Jeff M tips us that over on the Left Coast, the Beaver State's Exchange is, well, kind of a bust.

And by "kind of," we mean "complete and utter failure:"

"Oregon, a progressive state that has enthusiastically embraced the federal law but has so far failed to enroll a single person in coverage through the state's insurance exchange."

As in zero, nada, zilch.

And that's after multiple millions of taxpayer dollars sunk into a "Marketplace" that's neither a Market nor a place. But never fear, they've got that old "can do" attitude:

"We're all surprised and frustrated that we're in the position that we're in now," said Jesse O'Brien, a health care advocate at the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, which lobbied for the exchange."

Or maybe not.
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