Architect of ObamaCare admits it is 'just beyond comprehension'

Thomas Lifson
In effect admitting that it might have been a mistake to pass ObamaCare before reading it, Senator Jay Rockefeller has warned that matters could get even worse, thanks to the overwhelming complexity of the law. Paul Bedard reports in the Washington Examiner that Sen Rockefeller:

...openly criticized program managers for not moving quickly enough to build the system, warning that if it gets off to a bumpy start it will just get worse.

Decrying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as way too complex, he warned the acting Medicare director that Obamacare is "so complicated and if it isn't done right the first time, it will just simply get worse."

The retiring senator also told Marilyn Tavenner at her Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that Obamacare rivals tax reform in its capacity to confuse Americans.

"I believe that the Affordable Care Act is probably the most complex piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress. Tax reform obviously has been huge too, but up to this point it is just beyond comprehension," said Rockefeller.

Rockefeller won't be running for office in 2014, but plenty of Democrats in Congress are starting to have a bad case of buyer's remorse as public anger builds. They were reassured by mental giants on the order of Nancy Pelosi that everything would be fine if they signed the contract without reading it. Apparently none of them have ever heard about people who attended a "free luncheon" in some resort destination and walked away having somehow purchased a time share condo, and on the hook for fees and payments that turned out to be more burdensome than they ever imagined.

The ObamaCare disaster will only deepen because they people in charge never thought through all the complexities and hubristically believed they could handle whatever complications would develop. That's what happens when people who have never run anything in their lives more complicated than their own mouths start organizing everyone else's lives.

 

In effect admitting that it might have been a mistake to pass ObamaCare before reading it, Senator Jay Rockefeller has warned that matters could get even worse, thanks to the overwhelming complexity of the law. Paul Bedard reports in the Washington Examiner that Sen Rockefeller:

...openly criticized program managers for not moving quickly enough to build the system, warning that if it gets off to a bumpy start it will just get worse.

Decrying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as way too complex, he warned the acting Medicare director that Obamacare is "so complicated and if it isn't done right the first time, it will just simply get worse."

The retiring senator also told Marilyn Tavenner at her Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that Obamacare rivals tax reform in its capacity to confuse Americans.

"I believe that the Affordable Care Act is probably the most complex piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress. Tax reform obviously has been huge too, but up to this point it is just beyond comprehension," said Rockefeller.

Rockefeller won't be running for office in 2014, but plenty of Democrats in Congress are starting to have a bad case of buyer's remorse as public anger builds. They were reassured by mental giants on the order of Nancy Pelosi that everything would be fine if they signed the contract without reading it. Apparently none of them have ever heard about people who attended a "free luncheon" in some resort destination and walked away having somehow purchased a time share condo, and on the hook for fees and payments that turned out to be more burdensome than they ever imagined.

The ObamaCare disaster will only deepen because they people in charge never thought through all the complexities and hubristically believed they could handle whatever complications would develop. That's what happens when people who have never run anything in their lives more complicated than their own mouths start organizing everyone else's lives.