Don’t Believe Us? Listen to the George W. Bush CMS Director!

October 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

And we quote: Mark McClellan, CMS Administrator in the G. W. Bush Administration:
“If the exchanges’ tech problems are resolved by November, no one will even remember what happened this week,” McClellan said, comparing the Affordable Care Act rollout to when the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit took effect.
“Millions of seniors in different programs were enrolled into new [private] drug plans, and the computer system fumbled the handoff for tens of thousands of people who really urgently needed their prescriptions,” he said. “By comparison, the frustration of not being able to shop online in the first days of the Obamacare exchanges is small potatoes.”

[From Politico 10/4/2013]

Entry filed under: Affordable Care Act, Deficit Reduction, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Health Care Reform, Health Care Reform Repeal, Part D, Public vs. Private Health Coverage, Single Payer. Tags: , , , , .

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