The left will blame the insurance companies, as always. But at the center of the current mess are Obama's desperate and now almost weekly Democratic face-saving decrees to "fix" a fundamentally broken government racket. Half of the nation's state insurance commissioners rejected the original "fix" for noncompliant plans last fall. Several still haven't made decisions on that first "fix," let alone the new ones for 2015 or 2016. Nobody can count on any state that went along with the original "fix" to sign on to the subsequent ones. And only a few have weighed in on the very latest one.
While the White House and Hollywood propagandists push aggressively for Americans to "Get Covered" and get enrolled in government-sponsored care before the March 31 open enrollment deadline, millions of us are in bureaucratic limbo trying to Get Answers about the changes, the changes to the changes, and the changes to the changes to the changes to the private plans we liked and didn't want to leave in the first place.
A former Obamacare policy adviser sheepishly concluded to The Washington Post this week: "I broadly view the administrative delays as a pragmatic realization that it is actually harder to do some of these things in reality than we thought when we put it down on paper."
No kidding, genius. Thanks for nothing, Obamacare!