“It’s a Holy Shit Moment.”

No kidding. When you’ve got the HuffPo screaming “WTFO?!?!?!“, you’ve got yourself a quagmire.

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

More than two weeks into the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov, the website created by President Barack Obama’s health care reform law still isn’t working right.

…And anyone who isn’t able to get coverage because of the exchanges’ problems could confront the prospect of tax penalties through no fault of their own.

For Obama and the Democrats who’ve stood behind Obamacare during four years of relentless attacks from Republicans — including a face-off that led to a 16-day government shutdown and a threat of U.S. default —

failure of this magnitude would discredit a core premise of this presidency, that government can do big things to improve Americans’ lives.

…Under these circumstances, the lion’s share of the people who do whatever is necessary to sign up through HealthCare.gov are likely to be the sickest and most expensive to cover because they have the greatest need, Laszewski said. That would make the pool of people covered very costly, causing health insurers to lose money and likely rethink whether they want to participate in the exchanges, he said. “The fundamental threat to Obamacare is we don’t get enough healthy people in the pool to keep the rates reasonable, and they are in grave danger of that problem,” he said.

If these problems persist longer — weeks, months, a whole year — the entire Obamacare project falls apart, Laszewski said:

It’s a holy shit moment.”

H/T Instapundit

4 Responses to ““It’s a Holy Shit Moment.””

  1. BlackDog says:

    And the bad news is?

  2. JeffS says:

    “It’s a Holy Shit Moment” only for those who drank Obama’s Kool-aid all along.

  3. Syd B. says:

    As Mark Steyn said, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Wait until the delays for medical procedures becomes prevalent. You’ll be waiting 10 months for a bed in the maternity ward.

  4. Dr Alice says:

    Single Payer System. I have been saying since day one that that is where this mess is headed. And when we get there, I’ll have myself a big ol’ glass of schadenfreude.

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