CNN has been doing a bang-up job obtaining internal Obamacare documents from the Obama administration. In this report, Jake Tapper looks at “war room” documents from a week ago showing that the Obama administration is very aware that fixing the Healthcare.gov website will only lead to another, larger headache: Sticker shock.
And inside the administration, they’re starting to panic.
Supposing that the website is fixed by the end of this month, which is a stretch given its deep problems, and supposing that the administration starts delivering real enrollment numbers — which is unlikely — December will be a very rough month for Americans seeking health insurance. Sticker shock will hurt the Christmas shopping season and may kick off a difficult start to 2014.