Obamacare Struggles To Meet Make-Or-Break Deadline.
Less then 80 days to go…
“The administration right now is in a triage mode. Seriously, they do not have the resources to implement all of the provisions on time,” Washington and Lee University professor Timothy Jost, a healthcare reform expert and advocate, told an oversight panel in the U.S. House of Representatives last week.
Apparently some time in the not too distant past the powers that be, i.e. amateur government management, determined they should prioritize:
“The closer you get to the actual launch, the more you focus on what is essential versus what could be second-order issues,” said a former administration official. “That concentrates the mind in a different kind of way, and that’s what’s happening here.”
To which I say, “Why did you wait so long?”
If this had been run by a professional managment team they would have entered triage mode a long time ago and perhaps the bare minimum implementation would work flawlessly. The problem is with intereaction required between so many government agencies at both the State and Federal level I’m sure they were busy pretending they were on budget and ahead of schedule, which of course is a detriment to us guinea pigs.
And now they want us to believe this…
HHS denies that its strategy has changed and insists that implementation continues to meet the milestones laid out by planners 18 months ago.
“All of the systems are exactly where we want them to be today. They will be ready to perform fully on Oct. 1,” said Mike Hash, director of the HHS Office of Health Reform.
Which is exactly why chaos is coming to Obamacare.
Memo to Mike Hash: Get your resume ready, you’re going to be looking for a new job real soon.