Having spent millions in a futile effort to build a working ObamaCare exchange website, Oregon is giving up and asking the federal government to run its exchange.
It is always noteworthy when a lawmaker breaks what seems to be the “Cardinal Rule” against speaking out against one’s own party, particularly when it regards the party’s signature “accomplishment.” The Obama administration cannot possibly be pleased with the assertions made by Representative Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) about the healthcare law, which stand in direct opposition to statements made by the president about the very same law.
President Obama’s perspective on healthcare is far removed from reality, it seems. He recently declared regarding his healthcare law, “this thing is working,” while Americans across the country are bearing the burdens that the law has created. Just ask the widows in an Alabama county who have been dropped from their health insurance because of the healthcare law.
A report released April 9 by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services urged greater scrutiny of doctors who are the highest billers for Medicare payments.
According to former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was "flat-out wrong." Clearly more comfortable speaking honestly about the healthcare program now that she has resigned her position, Sebelius admits that the federal exchanges would have benefited from "more time and testing" before officially going online.