The ABC News website carries a story entitled, ”CMS Chief Apologizes for Rocky Obamacare Rollout.” You can read the full account here.
From the article referenced above:
“To the millions of Americans who’ve attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in health care coverage, I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should,” Tavenner said in testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee.
“We know how desperately you need affordable coverage. I want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed, and we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve,” she said. “We are seeing improvements each week, and as we’ve said publicly, by the end of November the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users.”
“… shopping experience …” Really? You actually said that, Ms. Tavenner?
Some may question my picking up this language. But IMHO it ought to send shivers down your spine. Juxtaposing what is supposed to be the experience of a free and sovereign individual in the context of a government mandated product ought to frighten each U.S. Citizen to the core.
But it doesn’t. And why? Because we have been conditioned not to notice when the private versus public wall has been breached. And I don’t see it being corrected unless a whole lot of Citizens do a whole lot of verbal saber-rattling and soon.
I’ve had my say. What’s your take on my comments and/or the testimony of Ms.Tavenner?