By JAVIER MANJARRESIt is being reported that the Obamacare website, healthcare.gov, is scheduled to go down for “extended maintenance” at 9pm November 29 until 8am November 30.
The Obama administration was touting a November 30 “relaunch” date, in which the troubled website would be able to accommodate more Americans looking for health insurance coverage.
The White House was quick to play down the upcoming November 30th date, when they recently stated that the date “does not represent a relaunch,” and that it was not a “magical date.”
Fox News’ Harris Faulkner posed the question of how low Americans could go with the Obama administration lowering of the healthcare law bar.
Since the Obama administration has been forced to admit its failures with the Obamacare healthcare rollout, it has left them no other option but to serve up a steady and healthy flow of political downplaying of the November 30th website-revamp date.
By the end of November, the vast majority will be able to get on-HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius
Former Congressman Allen West said that it was a mistake for the Administration to have set a mandate, because Americans were now watching their every move.
West added that the Obamacare failures were “eroding the confidence and the credibility, not just of the Obama administration, but of President Obama himself.”
West echoed what many Americans have now come to terms with, Obama can’t explain these Obamacare failures away anymore, because the failure is not just with the website, but with the entire policy.
President Obama has been talking a lot about immigration reform, as a move to distract Americans away from the websites failures, because according to West, ” they don’t have answers, they don’t have anywhere to go.”
West also pointed out that the 7 million sign-up benchmark that the administration has set, will not be reached before the March 1, 2014 deadline. The reason West feels this way, is because he doesn’t believe that the average per day sign-up of 50 thousand Americans to the website can be reached.
Is the president willing to set aside his arrogance, and look a t law say this is totally unworkable”-Allen West
Faulkner mentioned Sibelius’ recent op-ed in the Huffington Post, where the HHS Secretary uses a shopping theme to push healthcare.gov, prompting West to say that “the U.S. government is now starting to sound like a “very cheap retailer,” adding that no “poll tested, market driven little gimmick is going to solve this issue.”