Friday, October 25, 2013

Health Care Site Glitches, ACA Site Glitches Outrage,Really.....

24 October 2013 - GOP accidentally helps improve Obamacare

Rachel Maddow points out that despite the hypocrisy of politicians like Rep. Joe Barton, the sudden Republican concern for Obamacare could help the program.

In the months following the Implementation, with big problems, of the Medicare Part 'D' Expansion

Rep. Joe Barton (R) Texas: "This is a huge undertaking and there are going to be glitches" - Feb 15 2006

Rep. Joe Barton (R) Texas: "I would hope that we can work together as we go through the implementation phase....if we can make some changes to fix it, let us do it and let us do it on a bipartisan basis" - March 1 2006

Republican Rep. Nathan Deal, now the governor of Georgia, cautioned critics that "most significant programs" have problems early on, and that's no reason to give up on them.

"Like most significant programs, the new benefit has not gone without a few isolated glitches and unexpected problems," he said at the same hearing. "But I believe that if there is anything wrong with the plan, most of it has been fixed and that that hasn't can be fixed over time."

"Any time something is new, there is going to be some glitches," Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) said on April 6, 2006. "No matter what one does in life, when it is something new in learning the ropes of it, it is going to take a little adjustment."

Boehner's office denies that the two situations are similar.

"Medicare Part D is a sound, popular program that faced some technical problems when it began," an aide to the Speaker, who requested anonymity, said on Thursday. "The ACA is fundamentally flawed, and the problems with the website are just the tip of the iceberg."

Thing is Barton and the others are right, as to '06, and had Dems helping in fixing the Part 'D' roll out problems to make it a popular policy, That's what they're paid to do, whether they like a policy or not. And also why they have hearings, not moot court proceedings that are purely political and show they don't represent the American people but do their special interests groups, or just plain political ideology no matter how extreme!!!!!

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