As Roy rightly notes, the Congressional Budget Office, in its original estimates, predicted that the vast majority of those eligible for subsidies on the exchanges would be previously uninsured individuals.
"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."