There were “glitches.” You know, just like with the new iPhones. Which Apple mandated everyone has to buy. Or something:
While the Obama administration has touted the opening of the Obamacare exchanges as a win for Americans, it is not be releasing any data on the number of people who successfully enrolled Tuesday.
“We’re not releasing that information yet,” Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, told reporters when pressed for information about the number of people who enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges on a Tuesday conference call.
“We will be releasing enrollment statistics regularly, but we can confirm that people have enrolled both through the state marketplace and the federally-facilitated marketplace,” Tavenner said.
So some “people have been enrolled.” That’s nice, when sometimes the government sets up a system which might allow a few people to comply with the law. It’s the little things, really.
Of course, there’s not necessarily anything sinister here. They simply might not have any clue how many people signed up. It’s not like this is something simple, like making nine million little handheld computers with a variety of storage sizes, colors, and carriers, available over a three day period, shipped from China, via South Korea, and Alaska, getting them into the hands of the right customers, and having well-trained staff in place to assist them, then actually having all those numbers ready to go at press time.
No, the government had to operate a web site.
Please, Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom — stop comparing yourself to Tim Cook. I knew Tim Cook. Tim Cook was a friend of mine. And you are no Tim Cook.
Or as I noted last night on Twitter to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz:
Are you in compliance, comrade?