There must be a political strategy at work in President Barack Obama’s glitch-bedeviled healthcare.gov website and the enormous time and money it took just to get it up and running.
Everything Obama connected comes with a political strategy that many don’t see until it’s too late to act.
In terms of healthcare.gov, the Obama administration would call the big stall “buying time”. Those seeing clearly through the fog would call it “Obama lollygagging”. Make that Obama lollygagging up to and beyond the all-important November 4, 2014 Midterm Elections.
A website up and running smoothly would be the best education in existence to teach people exactly how much ObamaCare is going to cost them.
Obama can’t afford that kind of knowledge coming out until he and his Democrats are safely past next year’s midterms.
Forbes magazine hit the nail on the head when it headlined “Obama’s Website is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You to Know How Costly Its Plans Are”.
“A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not you’re eligible for subsidies. HHS bureaucrats knew this would make the website run more slowly. But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare’s insurance plans would scare people away. (Forbes, Oct. 14, 2013).
And little wonder the government is afraid.
“Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis of the HHS numbers, Obamacare will increase underlying insurance rates for younger men by an average of 97 to 99 percent, and for younger women by an average of 55 to 62 percent. Worse off is North Carolina, which will see individual-market rates triple for women, and quadruple for men.” (Forbes, Sept. 25, 2013).
The Obama administration virtually owns the Internet and can count on more folk going to the horse’s mouth, healthcare.gov, than turning to information from the alternate media.
But even as adoring of their ‘Messiah” as the ‘Free Stuff Crowd’ is, the Messiah can’t afford for his supporters to find out the pickle they’re in until it is too late for them to turn on him.
Is that why Obama turned to CGI, a company that could be depended on to make the necessary stall?
In other words, in the murky Marxist strategies of the Obama administration is it possible that Obama awarded a Canadian company the $94 million contract that swelled to $292 million and still counting to set up healthcare.gov? Was it primarily because CGI is a company big enough to fail?
Think about this: Since his 2008 election, America has been split roughly 50-50 with one side following sheep-like on Obama’s path and the other trying to salvage the Constitution as written by their founding fathers and attempting to bring their country back from the brink.
Five years in, and everything Obama has done has been to dispirit the patriots fighting on. Thus far, he has done nothing to discourage the 50 percent who unquestionably follow his well-trodden sheep’s path.
Even before the launch of the chronically late and still glitch-ridden ObamaCare website, polls were indicating that ObamaCare was unpopular with main street Americans, making the discovery that Obama’s promises they could keep their own health insurance and their doctors were big fat lies.
Recent reports claim that the so-called millennials, the young 30-something, tech-savvy crowd largely responsible for electing and re-electing Obama, are turning off because of his internet failings.
Would Obama take a chance on turning off his millennials? You can bet the farm he would not.
Meanwhile, implementation of ObamaCare prior to midterms would be toxic enough to wipe out all Democrats running for reelection.
Obama was pumping CGI back in his 2008 election campaign when he described them as a “wonderful” company providing hundreds of “well-paying” jobs in Virginia.
This is a brief timeline of the Obama administration and CGI:
On Sept. 30, 2011, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) conducted a competitive procurement and selected CGI Federal to design and develop the FMM (Federally Facilitated Marketplace), the technical term for the ObamaCare exchange.
On October 1, 2013, the portal for healthcare.gov was launched but repeatedly failed and is, after a fashion, now up and running as of this day.
Interestingly, CGI, Canada’s largest IT company was fired by a Liberal provincial government. On Sept. 5, 2012, a notice of termination was sent to CGI by eHealth Ontario, canceling its contract to set up a full scale diabetic registry.
The ‘Obama Lollygag’ is based on ‘The Big Stall’ to get the Democrats past 2014 midterm elections, and CGI is giving it to them.
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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