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Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

Obama’s bogus claims pile up

First it was the debacle of HealthCare.gov, the botched Obamacare website, that dominated coverage of the Affordable Care Act’s rollout. The new insurance exchanges were a disaster — technical malfunctions, frozen screens, interminable wait times, error messages, lost data. President Obama had promised that the new system would make getting health insurance as easy as shopping online — “the same way you’d shop for a plane ticket on Kayak or a TV on Amazon,” he’d said. What he delivered instead, as Democratic Senator Max Baucus predicted months ago, was a “huge train wreck.”

Last week that train wreck grew huger.

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