According to an article by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn in The Washington Times (online 9/8) the Obamacare Web site, HealthCare.gov, still needs revamping. Blackburn recounts that between the years 2009 to 2014 the White House granted some 60 contracts to those who would construct the notoriously botched federal healthcare Web site. The payouts for such agreements? $500 million. On top of those, an additional $300 million.
Blackburn Washington Times article also contends that the promised healthcare under the Affordable Care Act has not materialized. Blackburn adds, constituents are telling politicians that healthcare actually now costs more – even in spite of the federal ACA subsidies. Coinsurance has gone up also.
All of this has made Obamacare advocates less sure of themselves – about Obamacare. Initially, supporters of the Affordable Care Act promised annual health insurance premium decreases of $2,500, which have not occurred.