Monday, December 23, 2013

Obamacare’s First Deadline Already a Public Relations Disaster | Mediaite

Obamacare’s First Deadline Already a Public Relations Disaster | Mediaite: "The fact that the website seems to be struggling even as the first of many dubious deadlines has been reached was confirmed on Monday by none other than President Obama. Even as reporters observed the president’s photo-op enrollment was a mere display in order to inspire confidence in the ACA’s product (the president receives health care through the military), it would be difficult for the average person to replicate the president’s experience.

According to reports, the president –- on vacation in Hawaii –- was able to register for a “bronze plan” through the Washington D.C. exchange. Further, Obama’s advisors completed the task for him “in person,” meaning that they traveled during a weekday to a local ACA navigator’s office and enrolled the president by themselves.

“Like some Americans, the complicated nature of the president’s case required an in-person sign-up,” an unnamed White House official told POLITICO. “As you’d expect, the president’s personal information is not readily available in the variety of government databases uses to verify identities.”"

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