Democrats are hoping that the relaunch of the ObamaCare Web site will save them from an electoral bloodbath in 2014.
Their hopes are misplaced.
Hoping the ObamaCare website will work flawlessly should be the least of their worries.
ObamaCare drove 5,500,000 out of their health-care plans. That’s how many Americans lost their health coverage.
That means those 5,500,000 without coverage will need to get signed up in less than 30 days.
This will require that some 240,000 will need to sign up every single day!
Getting that many enrolled in a few weeks would be extraordinarily difficult even if the Web site were working perfectly.
Another 50,000,000 Americans will be surprised to find their employer-based health plans dropped or substantially changed next year because of ObamaCare.
Millions will see their plans canceled. Others will lose their doctors and see premiums or deductibles rise dramatically.
If Democrats think the public is mad about 5.5 million cancellations in the individual market today, imagine the outrage when tens of millions lose their plans in October 2014, right before Election Day.
There are 12 Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2014 who are complicit in Obama’s lie.
They are on record (and on YouTube) making the same false promise.
Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana pledged: “If you like the insurance that you have, you’ll be able to keep it.”
Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas said “are we gonna be able to stick with our plan? The answer is yes.”
Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina promised, “If you like your insurance and your doctors, you keep them.”
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire swore, “Everyone will have the freedom to keep their health plan if they like it.”
Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska vowed, “Alaskans who have health insurance now, and are happy with it, can keep it.”
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia declared, “I’m not going to support a health-care reform plan that will take away the health care you’ve got right now or a health-care plan that you like.”
The rest made similar pledges. Expect to see those promises showing up in Republican ads next fall.
Democrats who are worried about the failure of the the ObamaCare web site are focused on the wrong problem.
Americans are not just angry about a broken Web site; they are angry about a broken promise made by their President and repeated by many other Democrat politicians.
They are angry about being told they could keep their health plans and then finding out that pledge was never meant to be kept.
They are angry that just a few weeks before the end of the year, they don’t know if they and their families will be insured on Jan. 1. They are angry about rising premiums, growing deductibles, losing their doctors and being forced into ObamaCare plans they don’t want.
They are angry about being lied to.
As this report began, the failures of the ObamaCare web site should is the least of Democrats worries.