One take on the ObamaCare rollout, from USA Today’s Tim Mullaney:
The most important is whether HealthCare.gov meets its fundamental task — creating a marketplace with an array of choices and competitive prices. The other is whether it explains insurance so people understand it — how to buy it, why they should, how the law’s subsidies work, and helps them start grasping which policy works for them.
On those counts, HealthCare.gov is an out-of-the-box success.
Here’s another, from the Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow:
Despite the Obama administration touting the Obamacare exchange signup process as a success, members of the media have been unable to find even one person who had completed the process.
The Washington Post blogged on the problem Thursday morning, and included an Image of a unicorn to illustrate how difficult it had been to find even one person who had signed up.
“The federal government has said that somewhere out in this vast country of 313 million people, where 48 million lack insurance coverage, someone has managed to sign up for health insurance on the federally-run marketplaces,” Post reporter Sarah Kliff said. “As of yet, we haven’t tracked this person — or these people — down.”
Out of the box, eh? We’re still trying to find out what’s in the damn box.