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      11-12-2014, 11:18 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by 128Convertibleguy View Post
Pretty much every other Western democracy disagrees. They provide medical insurance to all their citizens. At a cost per citizen considerably less than ours. And most get care that, by most every quantitative measure, is better than ours. I call that "affordable care".

The exceptions are those country that have government run health care, as well as government run health care insurance. England and Canada. Their care is no better than ours.

Getting back to the thread. The new contractor hired early this year is Accenture Federal Services. It's a division of Accenture, a multibillion dollar multinational consulting and data corporation, with a reasonably good reputation. They no doubt have many people working on this, so there's no one "designer". They do a ton of work for the Feds, much of it for the military, with contracts larger than the health care insurance site.

The new website doesn't go fully live until the 15th. It is open now for people to look around, and see what their choices will be. Kind of a beta.
Well we are one step closer to having medical insurance for all of our citizens, thanks to the "stupidity of the American voter":

"...by referring to the “stupidity of the American voter” as a reason the law was able to pass, the MIT professor and Affordable Care Act (ACA) architect has outraged Republicans, caused Democrats to face-palm, and generally lived up to the conservative stereotype of a tone-deaf academic elitist."

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Deco...ouse-face-palm

Just curious - how is "provide medical insurance to all their citizens" different than "government run health insurance?"

And you forgot all those pesky details - like the US having a legal system that encourages frivolous medical lawsuits, and the US paying for drug and medical development for the entire world. And the US having wide-open borders. And Obama's impending "executive action" to make illegals citizens, which opens the door for them to bring their parents and relatives to the US, and put them on Medicare and Medicaid. Details, details...
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