October 22, 2013

News Journal highlights lone Delaware ObumbleCare enrollee's visit to White House

Successful Del. Affordable Care Act enrollee visits White House is the headline. Article author Kelly Bothum does her best to keep the positive spin, for sure.

Baker, 59, of Selbyville, spent Monday morning in the White House Rose Garden, where she introduced President Barack Obama during a media event addressing some of the glitches that have surfaced in the first weeks of the health care exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

"Some of the glitches"?? The entire freakin' system is virtually completely unworkable. Baker is the ONLY person in a state of just shy of one million people to sign up for this boondoggle. ONE! But hey, Bothum points out that, despite having taken over seven hours to successfully register for ObumbleCare, Baker is tickled pink -- especially since President Lemon asked her to the White House:

“I’m just beside myself. I just had no bit of imagination that this could possibly happen,” Baker said. “I am just so thrilled.”

You're just a prop, ma'am -- a tool to make people buy into more of the snake oil that has personified this administration since day one.

Next, Bothum hits the Boss Obama talking points:

Baker was among a select group of small business owners, students and others invited to the White House for the Monday event, intended to highlight those who have had success getting health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The insurance marketplaces opened Oct. 1 to help the estimated 15 percent of Americans who don’t have health insurance, either because they can’t afford it or aren’t offered it through their employer.

"Highlight those who have had success"? "SUCCESS"??? Are you kidding me?? No mention of the hundreds of thousands of people who have been dropped from their employers' coverage due to ObumbleCare? And what about those who now can't afford health insurance because ObumbleCare has caused their premiums to skyrocket?

It’s hard to pinpoint how many people have actually enrolled in the plans offered through the marketplace.

And that's because Prez Lemon and his acolytes don't want you to know just how dismal of a failure this mess is.

During Monday’s event, Obama acknowledged his own disappointment in the enrollment snafus that have plagued the roll-out of the health care exchanges. “There’s no sugarcoating it: The website is too slow; people have been getting stuck during the application process,” he said. “And I think it is fair to say that no one is more frustrated by that than I am.”

Absolute bullsh**. If you were so concerned about it all, sir, you'd have made sure this thing was running smoothly from the start. But you didn't want the TRUTH about it to come out before the 2012 election. To keep that info secret meant that the designers had to operate with insufficient information to enable a smoothly running site. And if you're sooooo concerned, Boss, why is Kathleen Sebelius off attending a gala instead of making sure all these problems get FIXED?

Baker’s once-in-a-lifetime day began at 2 a.m. Monday. By mid-afternoon, she had done interviews with CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets. She had time for a quick cup of coffee before another interview was scheduled. It was a whirlwind for Baker, who was notified Friday about participating in the event. The next day, the White House called to confirm.

“I thought it was a joke,” she said. “I put my name out to help other people in my same situation. I never expected something like this.”

It was a joke, Ms. Baker. To use you as a prop to tout the "success" of a miserably-designed failure of clusterf*** of a SNAFU ... the joke was on you. And, sadly, the whole of the American public in the long run.

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