Teams of technology experts are racing to finish building government websites that will allow people to shop and sign up for health insurance this October. People involved in the effort say to expect some problems.
Jennifer Corbett Dooren, "Planners Expect Glitches in Health-Exchange Sites," Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2013
Maybe it's my lack of faith in government's ability to debug glitches and jump bumps in its computer programs.
Maybe it's the bureaucratic technobabble.
Small wonder that myself and many Americans are bewitched, bothered, bewildered and occasionally lost in the government and technology wilderness.
Today the President is in San Jose to lay out a strategy and endorse a plan for enrolling at least 7 million healthy young Latinos and other young Americans into his health law needed to make it politically viable. Otherwise Obamacare may crash and burn as unworkable and impractical. The President will say if we can get enough of the young and health to sign up, premiums will be lower for the rest of us. Why Latinos? Because 10.2 million Latinos will be eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Many of them live in just three states - California, Texas, and Florida. But signing them up may be a challenge since many are ill-educated and unaccustomed to unraveling federal or health information bureaucratic language. They will need translators.