Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
It’s clear. President Obama
has used the same techniques to neutralize the scandals and mishaps during his
In has been the same for Benghazi,
NSA, IRS, and Fast and Furious scandals.
President Obama makes his
characteristic statement, “This is unacceptable
and we will get to the bottom of this.”
After this statement there is
never any follow-up. What has been done? Has President Obama gotten to the
bottom of it?
The public never learns who
was responsible for the debacle. No one ever gets fired and the traditional
media carries on. The public soon forgets about a non-resolved scandal.
President Obama always leads the
public to believe he had nothing to do with the scandals or the decision-making
leading to the scandals.
He is the President. He should
know. If congress investigates the scandal it gets stonewalled by the administration. The investigationg committee then is accused
Somehow the traditional media
buys this story and sells it to the public. It is the journalist’s obligation to
dig into a scandal and find out the real story. It is not done.
Nothing this administration
does has been transparent. The traditional media ignores the scandals and so
does the public.
The devil is always in the
The real story is the attack on individual
freedoms and choices. They are being impinged upon by the bureaucratic regulations of
big government. The traditional media should make this clear.
America does have a freedom
of information act and constitutional rights that have to be protected and not
All the participants in the
various scandals finger point to others being responsible for the actions that
would not be approved by the people.
No one ever questions whether President Obama is
responsible for the scandals.
The same method of operation
is being put in place to explain the colossal disaster of www.healthcare.gov’s rollout.
The Obamacare web site has
many problems. It is not a simple fix as the President and his administration
has declared it to be.
President Obama claims he did
not know anything about the problems before the launch. He has promised to get
to the bottom of this.
He is finger pointing to
everyone except himself and his administration.
If the Obama administration
did not know about the impending failure it is either stupid, or irresponsible
President Obama is not stupid. He is cunning.
These are President Obama’s remarks in the
Rose Garden of the White House last week.
before the president’s appearance, White House officials let it be known that the “president will directly address the technical
problems with HealthCare.gov – troubles he and his team find unacceptable.” But
in that Rose Garden appearance, the president did not explain what the
technical problems with HealthCare.gov were, though he did acknowledge their existence and stated “there is no excuse” for them.
He then promised he would recruit the best
information technology talent in the country to come to the rescue and fix the
President Obama happened to hire one of Michelle
Obama classmates at Princeton in a no-bid contract to build the web site. The
administration paid $634 million taxpayer dollars to Michelle Obama’s friend’s
company and got a disaster.
Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president
at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to
build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI
Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.
and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni."
corporation requires immediate access to consultant services to assist in policy and
procedure development, training, surge capacity, and call center assistance,
and stated that CGI Federal Inc. could provide such services.
resolution was passed and scheduled to “take effect immediately.”
year after the devastating storm, a majority of the 24,000 families that have
requested monetary assistance have yet to receive a penny from the federal aid
Does anyone think something funny going on at
Shouldn’t President Obama have hired the best
minds in the country to build the web site to begin with?
remember this famous statement?
is a big fan of President Obama and Obamacare. What happened? Did he change his
Uwe Reinhardt is an economics professor
Princeton. He gave
President Obama an F on his mid-term grade on Obamacare.
on, and untainted by the political desiderata reported to have affected the architecture of
HealthCare.gov, that Web site’s management team should have been able to
achieve the same success. It did not, hence the midterm grade F.”
A key discussion being avoided in the
mainstream media is whether President knew about the impending disaster. I suspect
It was one of the reasons he gave the group
healthcare insurance holders a one-year waiver. Parenthetically, he is not
seeking the advice or consent of the congress. This is probably
The group healthcare insurance market represents
the largest percentage of people insured. The individual insurance market represents
a relatively small percentage of the total insured population. The number of
people affected cannot make a big enough stink to be noticed by the traditional
If the group insurance market were included in
the rollout, the community uproar would be too great for the Obama administration
to ignore or pivot from.
The public is already hearing the pivot from
President Obama and Kathleen Sibelius. They claim the past is the past. We must
ignore the past and go forward to fix the problem.
It sounds like the same story Hillary Clinton
told congress about Benghazi when she scolded a congressman during her Benghazi
testimony about Ambassador Stevens death. “He
is dead. Let us go on and deal with the problem.”
This method of operation is going to back fire
on President Obama for two reasons.
1. Americans are finally recognizing the Obama
administration’s methods of operation. It is to deflect with half-truths,
deceive and pivot. The public is getting angry.
2. There are an increasing number of people
who have lost their job, their healthcare insurance and the doctors. In the last
week 650,000 people lost healthcare insurance coverage they liked.
This is because of the exclusive regulatory
control the Democrats gave Kathleen Sibelius in passing Obamacare.
Not one single Republican voted for the
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
The preparations for the implementation of
Obamacare for the group healthcare insurance market through health insurance
exchanges and www.healthcare.gov have unleashed gigantic outcries from both the
young and the middle-aged middle class.
The outrage is not over yet.
President Obama said he did not anticipate
that so many corporations would reduce insuring so many of their workers.
President Obama has discovered an obviously
The “glitch” is not
Obamacare fault. It is the big bad corporations that are trying to make a
Wait a minute! Isn’t that the American way?
You build a business to try to make a profit within the rules.
The 40,000 new Kathleen Sibelius healthcare
regulations are preventing them from making a profit while providing healthcare
insurance. They want to provide affordable healthcare coverage.
The only way corporations can make a profit is
by dropping healthcare insurance of their employees.
Maybe driving people into the health insurance
exchange was President Obama’s goal in the first place. Remember Barney Frank
and John Kerry’s dismay about passing a bill without a public option. President
Obama response was don’t worry.
Well, we have an expensive public option that
doesn’t work. Who is going to pay for it?
middle class is going to pay for it with increased healthcare insurance
payments and increased taxes.
cost of insurance on the health insurance exchange is high unless one qualifies
for a government subsidy. I have previously explained the dynamics involved in the
cost of healthcare insurance when a person receives a government subsidy.
Young healthy people will not buy insurance.
With the present computer programs the government will not know who qualifies
for a subsidy or be able to identify people will should be penalized.
A key to a business’ survival is to adjust to
adverse circumstance as long as the business has the freedom to adjust.
Watch out for the freedom to adjust to
Watch out seniors. Medicare is next.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone
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