Krugman’s IT Expertise Is Now Non-Zero, and Cancer Patients With Canceled Policies Need to Stop Whining
OK, I just created an Obamacare account for myself…I went all the way through the process at healthcare.gov, stopping before the final step of actually applying…And the answer is that it was no problem at all, with no delays.
…[T]he visible parts of the process bear no resemblance to the horror stories of a few weeks ago.
Why did I carry out this little exercise? Well, I scanned the comments on today’s column and noticed a lot of people reporting having successfully enrolled in Obamacare — not at one of the well-functioning state exchanges, but at the supposedly disastrous healthcare.gov. Just anecdotes, I know — but anecdotes suggesting that the system is no longer the black hole of yore.
In short, it’s looking increasingly likely that the story from here on is going to be one of steadily better news — of growing enrollment in the federal as well as state exchanges, of people discovering either that their insurance has gotten better and cheaper or that they can afford insurance for the first time. [Bold added.]
Glad we got that settled. Oh, and he also shows the true Conscience of a Liberal when he adds: “Bit by bit these stories will percolate into the news media, replacing the sob stories about cancelled policies.”
Look, I have not personally hired Magnum, P.I. to investigate all of these “sob stories,” but at least one of them involves a man suffering from cancer, who allegedly had insurance covering his treatment, then lost it under ObamaCare, and now can’t afford to get new insurance, so he’s going to “let nature take its course.” If this story is true–or if there exists one such person in all of America–then we can quite legitimately say that ObamaCare killed such people.
Note, there are progressives “debunking” such anecdotes–which is remarkable in and of itself. Can you imagine having to run around, explaining why people dying from cancer are a bunch of shysters? (Also note, the people at Fox News etc. are using this people for politics too, duh.)
I truly have had my eyes opened by this debacle. I knew communists used to endorse the slogan, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs,” but it’s good to see Yglesias, Krugman, and other “progressives” saying the modern equivalent in reference to actual Americans losing their health insurance because of their pet program.