3 Reasons Obamacare is Not Apple

On the first day of Obamacare’s enrollment period, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius pre-emptively begged forgiveness for technical difficulties by comparing the launch of health care reform to the release of a new Apple product.

Hopefully, she explained, Americans will “give us the same slack they give Apple....If there’s not quite the operational excellence right away, we’ll continue to press for that.”

But here are three reasons why Obamacare aint no iPhone.

1. Apple Products Are, um, Voluntary.

Using Apple products is strictly voluntary. Unlike Obamacare, nobody is forced to pick up the latest iPhone or Mac. And thank god, nobody is forced to use inferior offerings such as Apple Maps.

2. Apple Can Go Out of Business.

Apple, like other once-mighty tech giants such as Nokia and RIM, is only a string of bad releases away from going belly up. The federal government? Not so much.

3. Apple Stores Are Occasionally Open.

Even on its busiest days, you can usually get into an Apple store. And you can always get online at Apple.com. Compare that to the experience of earlybirds trying to access the health insurance exchanges at Healthcare.gov or residents of whole states such as Colorado and Oregon, where there are major delays.

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  • Pro Libertate||

    One similarity between the two is that they both have fairly mindless cults.

  • Moogle||

    Oh, boy. Here we go without fail. Apple article? The geeks scuttle out of the woodwork to call Apple users a cult and whine away. Every article about Apple has them. That seems more cult like.

  • Long Range Boredom||

  • bersc52||

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  • Juice||

    And they were references some little glitch that very few people noticed.

    But #1 is the only thing that really matters.

  • Juice||

    referencing - you know what I mean

  • Bobarian||

    4. The evil bastard who came up with one of them died of cancer.

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Curable cancer which he failed to treat after stealing a liver from someone else. And he was a progtard. Can you tell I don't like Jobs at all?

  • Americanius||

    I work on government contracts and the next time they fail to provide complete requirements, reviews and approvals on development of their systems thus causing delays and implementation issues I'm going to roll out this joke of an excuse that "hey you give Apple some slack don't you?".

  • Sevo||

    4) Since the government isn't voluntary, they don't give a hoot about customer satisfaction.

  • ||

    Macs are easier to use, prettier looking, and the group of people who own Macs take pride in being part of a group. Just because they have different priorities than you doesn't make them irrational.

  • wwhorton||

    The whole "Macs are easier to use" trope is as stale and meaningless now as the "it just works" slogan. OSX is basically no different than any flavor of Linux running Gnome, or Unity if you're on Ubuntu. Any operating system has a learning curve, and to claim that OSX is easier to learn than Linux or Windows is totally arbitrary.

    In fact, I find that most people who push the ease-of-use claim are people who've used Macs for most of their lives. Guess what? I think Macs are harder to use; the icons don't mean anything to me, navigating between applications is difficult and confusing, and too many settings are hidden from the user. I've used Windows for twenty years. I work with a guy who flips out if he can't get to a command line. "Clicking takes too long," he says. Linux guy.

  • Moogle||

    See what I meant above? It's the anti-apple geeks who act like a cult. Any article about Apple, and here comes the bloviating specification OCD storm. FFS, you people are worse than sports fanatics.

  • dan'o||

    Just trying to break the effects of brilliant marketing, Moogle. I find it frustrating that my friends and family tie their self image to a line of products (not by mistake that everything starts with an "i",) with an unshakable, smug faith that they are buying the ACME of technology.
    Their hardware is inferior (per dollar by far,)and are proprietary as hell (don't play well with non mac devices, don't have removable storage, flash compatibility etc.) Despite this, Macolytes still joyously pay top dollar, in contrast to normal consumer behavior (best quality to price ratio, perhaps factoring other values like domestically made, green etc.)
    Ultimately they are to electronics what Gucci is to clothing.

  • Will Nonya||

    3 way Obamacare is like Apple

    1.It’s everywhere and it’s not likely to go away anytime soon.
    2.They try to make things easier for you, as long as you only want to do things they want you to do and in the manner in which they want you to do them.
    3.Many people want it despite not really knowing what it does, how it works or how much it cost.

  • cjbreisch||

    4. Apple doesn't make me pay for other people's iPhones.

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  • GamerFromJump||

    5. People might actually want an Apple product. No one that actually pays for things wants GargantuGovCo.

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