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President Defends Obamacare: It's Doing What It's Designed to Do

Acknowledging there will be "glitches" in the ongoing rollout of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama on Thursday brought Obamacare supporters to the White House to stress that the law is already saving consumers money.

Obamacare, the president said, is "doing what it's designed to do -- deliver more choices, better benefits, a check on rising costs."

Source: CBS News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Calvin Coolidge||

    "It's doing what it's designed to do"

    Securing the re-election of Democrats to congress? No, I'm pretty sure it is failing even at this.

    Allowing us to claim that Government has its Top Men solving your problems, while managing to not actually solve your problems, thus allowing us to win future elections by promising even more government intervention? Ding, ding, ding, we have the winner!

  • Aresen||

    It's Doing What It's Designed to Do'

    That's a relief.

    I thought it was an unplanned clusterfuck.

    It's good to have TOP MEN in charge.

  • Sevo||

    "President Defends Obamacare: It's Doing What It's Designed to Do"

    Hey, document that bug and it's now a feature!
    Wouldn't be the first time the specs were changed to suit the design. Problem here is that the thing can bankrupt the country.

  • Calvin Coolidge||

    This would really simplify the job of validation:

    Expected Result: Premiums decline
    Actual Result: Premiums increase
    Pass/Fail: PASS

    Expected Result: Deficit declines
    Actual Result: Deficit increases
    Pass/Fail: PASS

    Expected Result: Fewer uninsured Americans
    Actual Result: More uninsured Americans
    Pass/Fail: PASS

    Expected Result: Democrats win congressional and presidential elections for the next generation
    Actual Result: See error log
    Pass/Fail: FAIL