The UNaffordable Care Act shows extreme loyalty to the Despot’s playbook in that it is complicated beyond all comprehension.
This is the hallmark of all megalomaniac attempts at Fascism inside an otherwise democratic society: complexity creates confusion and countless opportunities for selective enforcement and the granting of waivers to favored groups who have paid the appropriate bribes.
The functional failures of the Affordable Care Act websites are well-documented, but the fundamental flaw is the law’s mind-numbing complexity. The officials who planned ObamaCare blame their Web engineers, but they’re passing the buck. ObamaCare is a hugely complicated approach to addressing problems in health care that have simpler solutions.
Software glitches are no surprise with such a complex system. For example, signing up uses a Byzantine process to check if a family is entitled to a subsidy, requiring data from dozens of federal and state agencies using databases built on different technology platforms.
These include Medicaid to determine eligibility, the Internal Revenue Service to determine insurance-premium subsidies based on income, and Homeland Security to confirm citizenship. To make sure the family isn’t covered elsewhere, the sites have to retrieve data from the Veterans Health Administration, the Office of Personnel Management and state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs. Assuming a family is cleared and purchases a plan, the information has to be handed off cleanly to an insurance company. <source>
Barack Obama never wanted a solution for health insurance, never wanted declining federal deficits, never wanted full employment, never wanted to reform Wall Street abuses, never wanted transparency in his administration, never wanted to be bipartisan.
No, he wanted the complete destruction of American capitalism and the complete destruction of individual liberty in favor of the iron fist of central government.
Obamacare is his principal weapon for bringing this about, and the Republican fight to defund it is the last gasp of freedom in the modern age.