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My New Year’s prediction for 2014: Obamacare will continue to be an enormous disaster

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Okay, maybe that’s less of a prediction than a fact. Like the captain of the Titanic looking at that iceberg and predicting, “Men, this may present a slight problem.”

Here’s the latest on the biggest, most destructive man-made disaster in the history of the world, courtesy of Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin at WaPo:

At midnight Monday, the official deadline arrives for Americans to sign up through the new federal health insurance exchange for health plans that begin Jan. 1. But, without any public announcement, Obama administration officials have changed the rules so that people will have an extra day to enroll, according to two individuals with knowledge of the switch.

Over the weekend, government officials and outside IT contractors working on the online marketplace’s computer system made a software change that automatically gives people a Jan. 1 start date for their coverage as long as they enroll by 11:59 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Well, why not? It’s only a federal law. Just because it isn’t working, that’s no reason to enforce it as written.

By the way, if your personal info gets hacked while you’re on the site, the government doesn’t have to tell you about it. Why should they? Shut up, serfs.