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October 18, 2013 - 6:49 am

Rep. Nancy Pelosi admitted Thursday that the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, needs fixing. At the same time, she downplayed the problems and issues plaguing the site.

“There’s no question that what’s happening with the systems, the national plans is something that has to be improved,” Pelosi told reporters. “They were overwhelmed by the traffic. Okay, but now let’s see how long it’s going to take to have that be fixed.” She added that she hopes the “glitch” will be found soon and corrected.

The problems with Healthcare.gov have had little to do with traffic, and constitute far more than a glitch. In fact, traffic to the site dropped off steeply between its first few weeks. The problems have had everything to do with how the site was built. In the latest revelation, Healthcare.gov is filling in incorrect information for some of the few Americans who have been able to create an account and buy insurance through it. The site has also been found to be a privacy threat. The site’s source code says, in text hidden from its users, that “at any time, and for any lawful Government purpose, the government may monitor, intercept, and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system.”

Having dispatched the site’s technical woes enough to satisfy herself, Pelosi then moved on to laud Obamacare itself.

“But, that’s about the technology — about the benefits, about the liberation of people to a healthier life of liberty, freedom to choose their happiness, that all remains.”

Obamacare’s individual mandate — purchase insurance or face the IRS — is the opposite of “liberation.” Its mandates are causing employers to cut hours for employees and drop coverage altogether. Many of these who have their hours cut will find themselves having to obtain multiple jobs just to break even with where they were before Obamacare “liberated” them.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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One day Americans will have their Benito Mussolini moment and they will conclude that there is no knavish conspiracy. They will see that there is only huge incompetence. Then they will go looking for rope, tar and feathers. There are plenty of lampposts in DC. Pelosi, Mussolini, Pessolini, Mussolosi... What's the diff?
49 weeks ago
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"we have to pass the bill so we can see whats in it".Pelosi and friends dont scare me.It's the friggin idiots thats elects them that scares me.If you read the foreign press,the Pelosi's are a joke around the world.Sigh,sigh,sigh,,,
49 weeks ago
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How odd! Bryan or somebody chose to put a photo of a heretic with the lead in to this article.
49 weeks ago
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In the immoral (SIC) of Nazi Pelozi "we have to pass the bill to find out whats in the bill"...

Reminds me of "Let them eat cake" - I know - didn't really get said but Marie could have said it! And its pretty much what Nazi Pelozi said - in effect.

So - now we mostly know what is in it - and we don't like it - and apparently Nancy knew what was in it and gave herself and her cohorts a pass from it since they didn't care to be on it but continues to insist on jamming this farcical law down our throats anyway.

Can the S.F. voters PLEASE vote this cow out of office? I get nauseated whenever I see her face on TV.


49 weeks ago
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To get rid of obamacare there are only two choices. Either vote for a Democrat who swears to oppose it or vote for a Republican who swears to oppose it. For those who refuse to vote you are requesting that you be taxed to support others and you will still have to buy your own health insurance. This is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme brought to you by a Chicago punk. You may hate voting for a Republican Congresscritter, but just do it once, get that veto-proof majority in Congress and then go back to your old ways after the Rs have saved your income from obama.
49 weeks ago
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found a link to 0-care(?) contained w/in something technical I was reading, so I went there yesterday, at work of course. I eventually got to a very simple page where you enter your age and your yearly income (line x or y on 1040 etc.) and it tells you your premium cost, yearly I hope. didn't have much time but I did notice that single w/o dependents get no gov. supplement, even w/ zero income. (no, not commander zero's income) also, for not buying it my penalty would be $95. $4200 vs. $95. hmmm, that's a puzzler, i'll take curtain #3 for the free stuff you promised barry. it was double for what a young man would pay. and why do women pay less? seems like they go to the doc a lot more than men. they get free b.c. too? men pay $15 +/- per pill for a sexual dis-function remedy. guess the feminists hand is already evident in the manufacturing of this fiasco as well. oh, yeah oops. I forgot who is pushing/forcing this on us.

look like the free stuff folks will keep sailing on this ship of fools as long as the working people will continue to fund it, or it crashes on those financial straits just ahead. what do you mean there ain't no lifeboats ??
49 weeks ago
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Please pass the link to us.
49 weeks ago
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Oh come on. Nancy knows full well that not only isn't the website working, the whole Obamacare package is unworkable and was intended to be that way.

Hence her statement, "We have to pass it to find out what's in it!!" No rational analysis could conclude this was workable. It was intended by the progressives to undermine the health-care system and pave the way for single-payer as the fix. Even Harry Reid admitted that. This is just the first step towards single-payer.
49 weeks ago
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Video: Hitler Learns About The Obamacare Exchanges…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-ajt5dk__M#t=52
49 weeks ago
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Astonishingly, Nancy also said this about delaying the law in whole or in part if healthcare-dot-gov is malfunctioning as late as DECEMBER:

"No, no. It has nothing to do with the programmatic part. It's about technology."

How close is she to losing it? If the website isn't working in December, the federal government will have to ... what? Hire 100,000 temporary workers -- using government procurement processes -- to process millions of hand-written applications and take phone applications? With what funding (I shudder to ask)?

She'd better start working on her propaganda or her choice for Sebelius's replacement (someone preferably who knows more about HR and less about the internet) because if she wants this law to go forward ON SCHEDULE without the "mere" technology, she's got another unprecedented achievement ahead of her.
49 weeks ago
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The woman is a babbling dingbat.

The whole implementation is deeply flawed. From it's concept to architecture, it's a mess.

IT won't fix that. Two things are going to happen. First, all those twentysomethings that went to the site when it was failing won't be back, or at least won't be back until they need it. That's a web fundamental. Second, Assuming they get some semblance of it working in the next few months, sticker shock will prevent them from buying.

Then there will be the inevitable fail when those that signed up, but didn't buy are punished.

I wonder what her excuse will be then?
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