As the unpleasant surprises from healthcare.gov just keep on coming the biggest surprise should be why is a scheme hatched by President Barack Obama (D) and his cronies, trained in politics not only the notorious Chicago Way but other methods from his hidden past, such a surprise? Folks, widespread Obamacare systemic failure and website crashing because of perhaps a flawed plan with a rushed, poorly designed site by newly enriched friends, cronies and favored recipients,which lacks any "reasonable expectation of privacy" of one's most intimate personal information are not bugs--they are deliberate deceptive features for and by the liberal elites to control you. After all, these superior beings know more than you yourself know what is best for you. That's why they're in power and will remain in power no matter what--all for you own good of course.
As Avik Roy bluntly explains in Forbes, "Obamacare'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 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. (Emphasis added)
HHS didn't want users to see Obamacare's true costs
"Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering," report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal. "But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said." Why was it delayed? "An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies." (Emphasis added.)
And just why didn't HHS want users to see Obamacare's true costs? Well, brace yourselves for what really should not be a surprise. According to Roy
the cheapest plan offered in a given state, under Obamacare, will be 99 percent more expensive for men, and 62 percent more expensive for women, than the cheapest plan offered under the old system. And those disparities are even wider for healthy people. (emphasis added)
And why is this? Shhh! Shhh! Another surprise!
But the laws' supporters and enforcers don't want you to know that, because it would violate the President's incessantly repeated promise that nothing would change for the people that Obamacare doesn't directly help.
This political objective--masking the true underlying cost of Obamacare's insurance plans--far outweighed the operational objective of making the federal website work properly. Think about it the other way around. If the "Affordable Care Act" truly did make health insurance more affordable, there would be no need to hide these prices from the public. (emphasis added)
But they were more afraid of the P.R. disaster of disclosing Obamacare's high premiums than they were of the P.R. disaster of crashing websites. What you see is the result.
So these bugs are deliberate features to disguise the true costs. And to protect Obama. And to enrich the planners. And to have another reason to blame the Republicans; the Tea Party. And who knows what else has been plotted by these totalitarians--to pave the way for single (government) payer perhaps?
Coming from the Obama Administration, all of this should not be a surprise. Because probably more surprises await.