Obamacare Is Like That Awful Kid In 4th Grade Whose Parents Had To Pay You To Be Friends With Him

So WebMD has come out as a big supporter of Obamacare.

I’m sure it has nothing at all to do with the millions they are getting from the Feds

Two months before enrollment began in the Obamacare exchanges, the administration’s top health care official heaped praise on WebMD for launching an online resource to help Americans navigate the complex law.

The consumer health care site had the occasional nice thing to say about Obamacare, too. In one article, it predicted doctors might pick up more patients and crowed in an article titled “7 Surprising Things About the Affordable Care Act” that many consumers already had received insurance refunds under the law.

But what neither Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius nor WebMD mentioned at the time was that the company, which millions of Americans regularly read for health news, also stood to earn millions of dollars from a federal contract to teach doctors about Obamacare.

Everybody’s lining up at the Government trough: these websites, the idiots trying to build websites, the insurance companies that are happy the government is forcing people who would not normally buy insurance to buy it.

It’s all good fun until the bills come due.

3 Responses to “Obamacare Is Like That Awful Kid In 4th Grade Whose Parents Had To Pay You To Be Friends With Him”

  1. aelfheld says:

    We’re having fun?

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Hmm – maybe I should go offer to build their website – but the one (and only) time I built a government website I got paid about a year and a half later. And even that was a near thing. A lawyer got involved, so my profit went downhill fast. sigh…

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Oh, and just for the sake of my rep – there were NO complaints about the site. They were very happy with it. They just didn’t want to pay for it.

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