More takers for one-way trip to Mars than for Obamacare
Calypso Louie (Lois Farrakhan)
More takers for one-way trip to Mars than for Obamacare, and one state spending $12,000 so far to attract each new insurance customer: Is this the worst launch ever?
The top contractor has been paid more than $200 million despite being fired by a Canadian province for botching its medical records database
A startup venture recruiting people for a one-way, 43 million mile trip to live on Mars has generated more signatures than all the Obamacare health insurance plans combined.
Just 712 people in Vermont have enrolled in the state's new health insurance exchange, despite $9 million in outreach, advertising and other PR expenses paid for by the federal government.
The entire state of Alaska has yet to register a single person, according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
('Juneau how many people have signed up?' asks one cheeky blogger. 'Hint: It's a round number!')
A CNN medical correspondent has found that the online Obamacare system, which was reportedly first tested just days before its Oct. 1 launch, is now spontaneously deleting some Americans' passwords.
The website itself, according to The Weekly Standard, includes pilfered source code but excludes a required copyright notice required by its author.
With $394 million in contracts in the rear-view mirror, the Obama administration has an online white elephant on its hands that hasn't worked as advertised. >>>
Welcome to the disaster: Healthcare.gov is more than three years and $394 million in the making, but few Americans have been able to make it function, leaving a trail of discouraged consumers in its wake
Vermont's health insurance exchange has corralled just 712 new customers, despite $9 million in PR and outreach expenses designed to attract taxpayers to the new system >>>
With the Obama administration cowering and late-night talk show hosts doing a brisk business in Obamacare jokes ('Today Obama changed his slogan from "Yes we can" to "Perhaps we could try. Can't promise anything,"' said Jay Leno), the White House is saying only that the president is 'not happy.' >>>
CGI's parent company was shown the door by health officials in Ontario in September 2012, after it missed deadlines in three straight years related to the province’s online medical registry.
but The Obama administration had already awarded the firm a $93.7 million contract in late 2011 to complete work on Healthcare.gov. And two years later, Reuters reports, the value of that contract has grown to almost $292 million, nearly $200 million of which has already been paid.
All told, according to a Government Accountability Office report published in June, the administration doled out $394 million to dozens of companies for work related to setting up the health care exchanges nationwide.
You can crash the website for 0-KommieKare... or, you can crash land on Mars. Either way... you're gonna die a bit sooner than you otherwise might.