Matt Lewis

ObamaCare exchanges off to a rough start

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

So it turns out the ObamaCare exchanges aren’t doing so well.

Check out this video from MSNBC:

Here’s something I wrote back in March:

“The exchanges are set to go online when open enrollment starts this October (coverage begins in January), and the complexity of building an Expedia for health care consumers is nothing short of breathtaking (as the graph illustrates.)


‘… HHS continues to insist the exchanges will launch on time. But if the Air Force couldn’t make their modernization project work in seven years, what are the odds government bureaucrats can seamlessly slap together these complex exchanges (now called “marketplaces”) in a matter of a few months?

My point is that this was predictable. But are conservatives in a position to capitalize?

In a parallel universe, the government didn’t shut down last night, and the big story today is the horrific ObamaCare launch. Headline suggestion: “ObamaCare bust: A harbinger of things to come, or just a few glitches?”