The colossal failure of Barack Obama’s Healthcare.gov website and launch is no surprise.
Nor should anyone be surprised in the coming months and years as the federal government fails to fix the problem and repeatedly fails to ensure that a majority of Americans have cost effective health insurance and cost effective health care. Obama and his Democrat allies will fail again and again and again.
Liberals are often confused about this reality because they like to remember the great success of the Apollo missions and think that it applies to all government projects.
Indeed, the Obama administration has repeatedly invoked, to laughably ill effect in this case, the most famous phrase from the Apollo missions as it admonished its bureaucrats to get the Healthcare.gov website ready for launch:
Henry Chao, the deputy chief information officer at CMS who made the “third world experience” comment, was told by his superiors that failure to meet the October 1 launch deadline “was not an option,” according to the Times. <source>
“Failure is not an option” is a phrase made legendary by Gemini and Apollo Mission Control Flight Director Gene Kranz.
“We used the motto Failure is Not an Option…It’s a theme that we used within our team, within every one of our debriefings, virtually everything we did…” <source>
That Barack Obama and his cronies would invoke this phrase for their central government orgy of fascist takeover of something as central to each of our lives as healthcare is no surprise, because mr. Obama and his ilk have a pathological obsession with central power and its supposed ability to manage peoples’ lives.
But let me explain why the analogy with the Apollo missions is inappropriate: a mission to land a man on the moon is complex, but in fact involves a relatively small number of people and is based mainly on the laws of mathematics and physics. In contrast, coordinating the efforts of 310 million citizens and their doctors and health care providers, involving countless variations on tens of thousands of unique health conditions and needs, is infinitely more complex. So complex, in fact, that FAILURE is the ONLY OPTION.
Failure of Obamacare is guaranteed, not by Republicans mind you, but by its own malignancy.
The government cannot make it work, because there are too many permutations involved. See my comprehensive essay on this subject called The Role of Government for an extended discussion on where government can succeed and where it cannot.
History is littered with examples of how fascists who pursued central government policies to manage complex systems succeeded only in murdering tens of millions of people (usually through starvation). Mao Tse Tung’s collectivization of agriculture in the 1950s is perhaps the best example of the human toll that is perpetrated by these monsters.
And so as we are all seeing and experiencing every day with Obamacare, the law’s unintended consequences are overwhelming the central planners and overwhelming any of the law’s lofty goals.
This was entirely predictable, so much so that out of more than 1,000 essays on this blog I’ve probably written over 400 on Obamacare, warning against it and then railing against it once it was forced on an American population that DID NOT WANT IT.
I will admit to having emotional anguish about it all, because when one witnesses a guaranteed disaster unfolding in slow motion on a mostly blind population that should know better, what else can one feel?
If you supported Obamacare, do you yet realize what you have enabled? Do you yet realize how wrong you were?
The lies about its fiscal costs during a time of record deficits.
The lies about our being able to “keep the coverage we have”.
The lies about premiums coming down.
I will say this again: are you earning a lot of money for yourself and your family, Mr. and Mrs. Liberal? Because Obamacare is going to steal thousands of dollar per year from you AND put you at the back of the line when you want to see your doctor or get a procedure done. You will be forced to pay “bribes” (aka “surcharges” and other euphemisms) to get to the front of the line, as Barack Obama’s patronage society rips apart the soul of the United States and turns you into a feudal-era beggar.
Are you ready for this?
Can you admit to yourself that you have brought your family, and the rest of us, to this.
PS: The president and Congress exempted themselves from Obamacare and preserved for themselves a preferred form of health insurance………….are you feeling woozy as you awake from your idiot-state?