WASHINGTON-Responding to widespread criticism regarding its health care website, the federal government today unveiled its new, improved Obamacare program, which allows Americans to purchase health insurance after installing a software bundle contained on 35 floppy disks. "I have heard the complaints about the existing website, and I can assure you that with this revised system, finding the right health care option for you and your family is as easy as loading 35 floppy disks sequentially into your disk drive and following the onscreen prompts," President Obama told reporters this morning, explaining that the nearly three dozen 3.5-inch diskettes contain all the data needed for individuals to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, while noting that the updated Obamacare software is mouse-compatible and requires a 386 Pentium processor with at least 8 MB of system RAM to function properly. "Just fire up MS-DOS, enter 'A:\>dir *.exe' into the command line, and then follow the instructions to install the Obamacare batch files-it should only take four or five hours at the most. You can press F1 for help if you run into any problems. And be sure your monitor's screen resolution is at 320 x 200 or it might not display properly." Obama added that the federal government hopes to have a six-CD-ROM version of the program available by 2016.
Fair enough, but it's not like healthcare.gov is a totally public venture either. Wasn't most of the actual work done by private contractors?Funny, but not really true. The government may have footed a lot of the bill, but educational institutions are primarily responsible for the development.
What income level is that based off of?At the end of the day, there is nothing affordable about the affordable care act.
What's the deductible on the equivalent ACA plan? Are we comparing apples to apples here?It cost about $110 a month with a $3k deductible.
These two sentences are contradictory. It can't cost more for everyone and be a handout.Fact is, the affordable care act simply costs more for everyone. Period. It doesn't make it more accessible to the general populous. It's a handout that the working folks pay for, again.