Obamacare officials forced to verify applicants by hand since back-end still not built

Obamacare officials forced to verify applicants by hand since back-end still not built

All the bragging by Obama about his disastrous healthcare program continues to fly in the face of neverending problems. This time it’s the technically disastrous back-end of the website, which has resulted in requiring officials to tediously go over applications by hand. It is causing even more delays in obtaining healthcare – hopefully not lifesaving procedures. 

The Daily Caller reports,

Far from denying the headaches caused by its busted Obamacare website, the Obama administration blamed its recent enrollment figure embarrassment on the unbuilt back-end system. When it was revealed that the Obama administration had inflated its Obamacare enrollment number by 1.3 million people, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner sent the House Oversight and Government Reform committee a letter blaming its unfinished back-end system for the inflated figures.

It turns out only 6.7 million – not the 8 million figure widely touted by the administration – have actually enrolled in Obamacare. Only 37 percent of Americans support Obamacare, according to the latest Gallup poll. Incredibly, the failed website serves as a scapegoat or red herring for the real political and public policy failures of Obamacare.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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