Another One Bites The Dust

The Boston Globe reports:

Massachusetts plans to scrap the state’s dysfunctional online health insurance website, after deciding it would be too expensive and time-consuming to fix, and replace it with a system used by several other states to enroll residents in plans.

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15 thoughts on “Another One Bites The Dust

  1. I was just reading through the ACA opinion again today. Justice Ginsburg made a big point that Massachusetts had a working health insurance plan, and that the federal plan was modeled on it.

    I guess the Massachusetts plan isn’t so great after all.

      • the ACA is such a boondoggle I’m amazed it’s lasted this long. Of course when the MSM refuses to report actual stories telling the truth about it’s real time effects on the populace it becomes clearer how it’s managed to lumber along so long…

        ridiculous, gov’t employees getting subsidies to defray the cost (if they have to buy in the first place) and the truly poor get NADA, still no health insurance but now with the added bonus of a fine at tax time…


      • Rain, not only has the media, by and large, refused to air or print stories about how it isn’t working, Harry Reid got up on the floor of the Senate and announced that all of us who say it isn’t working, and that it has harmed us, are liars.

        Sadly, we can’t sue him for libel since he said it in the Senate, but he knew damn well that what he was saying was the lie.

        I totally fail to understand Nevada.

      • Surprised LG? I’m not. I’m not even surprised that John Kerry refused the subpoena from the Benghazi Committee. None of the Executive branch will accept them. This is because we are no longer a nation of laws, only entitlement and royal exemption. All hail King Satan Obama the 1st!

      • Paul, I am < not surprised by Harry Reid. But just because that sort of despicable behaviour is to be expected of him, doesn’t make it any easier to accept.

        I understand the idea of giving legislators some sort of immunity while doing their job, but that sort of gratuitous slam at people for using their first amendment rights to let others know what is happening to them should be exempted from that immunity.

  2. The infuriating thing about the political left is that they have learned the value of patience and persistence.

    Baby steps to single-payer…it’s where this is headed.

    • Exactly, and it’s amazing how many useful idiots out there will not believe you when you tell them that. You can show them the video of Barney Frank and others stating exactly that, and they still won’t listen.

      We really need some sort of test for eligibility to vote, but I don’t think anyone has figured out how to test for common sense.

    • And if you want really scary, look up the Lancet article on the allocation of scarce medical resources, with one E. Emanuel as a co-author.

      Based on that, neither I, nor my husband, nor probably even my elder child, would be eligible for any expensive treatment, because we are over 50, and child has enough health issues, that they might not consider her useful enough to justify it. While they talk about “whole lives”, it’s real easy to see that whole life equals “still of use to the collective” or “will pay enough taxes in future to justify spending money on them”. They are obviously looking at the populace the way a farmer judges his chickens. If it won’t produce enough eggs or meat in the future, it won’t get treated.

  3. Eng 101: positive feedback in a system will send that system spinning off to destruction. A viable system must have negative feedbacks to work.
    News flash: ours is busted.

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