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October 24, 2013

Website was out to lunch, not to launch

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For the health care exchanges to succeed, hundreds of thousands of “young invincibles,” healthy people between the ages of 18 and 35, must enroll. Those folks live on the Internet, and if the website problems aren’t solved soon, the Obamacare math just won’t work.

Toward that end, Obama has called in the “best and the brightest” for a “tech surge,” but right now a quick fix would appear to be almost impossible.

“The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.” That was the motto of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, and that is the kind of attitude that must be employed if the promise of Obamacare is to be realized.

The clock is ticking.

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