|Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
- Many people have still been unable to navigate through the process;
- The website is not at all secure, and people are putting their personal information and social security numbers on a site that is said to be subject to easy hacking; and
- The website does not have a mechanism to effect premium payments to the insurance companies, and thus it cannot complete a transaction for the purchase of insurance. Therefore, many people who may think they have purchased insurance because they have created an account and shared their information will likely find that, when they need the insurance, it is not going to be there. It's hard to believe that this is going to go over well with these people.
With Obama's approval rating barely at 40 percent, and with the president vowing to spend the next three years fixing Obamacare if necessary, his second-term agenda may be dead in the water. And even Obamacare is unlikely to survive. Although the president has vowed that Obamacare will not be repealed as long as he is in office, it could be killed through defunding, if Congress could work up the necessary courage.