When Healthcare.gov works, then what?

There is an even bigger problem. This dog won’t hunt.  Even if/when the website works, it does not address the fundamental problem, which is the availability of doctors to treat patients. In fact it does the opposite, it layers on massive amounts of new regulations and pricing controls which reduces the number of doctors and hospitals in the system. Here in MA where we have had Romney-care for a few years now, based on MA Medical Assn data, in MA it takes longer than the national average to see a doctor, and this is in a state that has much higher doctor to patient ratio. Obamacare adds 159 new agencies/committees to the healthcare bureaucracy, ten times more than MA.
 
It is as if they wrote a hugely complex law requiring that a levitation car be built and then they go about building the factory and signing people up to buy the cars, but no one ever addressed the problems in physics and mechanics regarding levitation. I mean this is a giant DUH.

 

“They were running the biggest start-up in the world, and they didn’t have anyone who had run a start-up, or even run a business,” said David Cutler, a Harvard professor and health adviser to Obama’s 2008 campaign.” …much less someone who had run a software business or a healthcare business. The person Obama appointed to run the FDA had never even set foot in a biotech company when she was appointed, yet she was responsible for regulating the entire food and drug industries.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/challenges-have-dogged-obamas-health-plan-since-2010/2013/11/02/453fba42-426b-11e3-a624-41d661b0bb78_story_4.html 

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Life sciences executive, retired
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