December 24, 2013
AT WHICH POINT COMPETENT STAFF DITCHES THE WHOLE DOG AND PONY SHOW:
Obama Couldn't Use Website To Sign Up For Obamacare (CBS News, December 24, 2013)
He won't use it, and he didn't actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges.Announcing his enrollment Monday, the White House called it a symbolic show of Obama's support for the fledgling exchanges where millions of Americans must buy insurance or face a penalty. Ironically, it also served as a reminder of just how complex and sometimes daunting the process can be.Obama, like so many other Americans, couldn't use the website. [...]Unable to offer a camera-friendly photo-op of the president breezing through an improved HealthCare.gov, the White House quietly announced on Monday that, sometime over the weekend, aides had enrolled Obama through an in-person enrollment site while the president was vacationing in Hawaii.
The photo op was the entire point of the exercise.Posted by Orrin Judd at December 24, 2013 3:32 PM