Obamacare got off to an inauspicious start as the website that people were supposed to use to sign up for health insurance kept malfunctioning–not letting users sign in, throwing up error messages, and crashing users’ computers. To the point that hardly anyone has been able to sign up for the mandated insurance. Are these mere technical glitches, a bad omen, or an example of the problem with the whole program? Namely, that it is too complicated, tries to do too much, is poorly planned, and is being run by agencies that don’t realize what they are getting into.
After the jump, a discussion by Ezra Klein, who supports Obamacare, about just how bad the website is. [Read more...]