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Topic - Avik Roy
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It is becoming increasingly apparent that Obamacare is going to make health care unaffordable to a shockingly large number of poor people - many of them single and childless.
But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare's insurance plans would scare people away," he notes, adding in summation: "Political objectives trumped operational objectives."
"At the time, Chao's comment seemed like an attempt at dark humor. One week into the launch of Obamacare, however, it's not a joke. It's literally easier to blog from the Kenyan border than to sign up for insurance on Obamacare's federal exchange," Mr. Roy says. "Why is this happening? Politics. The Obama administration was more afraid of delaying the launch of Obamacare, than they were of botching it."