The ORIGINAL cost of the Obama Care website, before any additional changes were made so that it actually functioned and did what it was designed to do, was $375,000,000 give or take a million dollars or so. Such a bargain! We really should be grateful our government didn’t spend any more, however, it has been necessary to spend an additional few million to fix what didn’t work in the beginning.
Now I want to come clean right up front and admit that I don’t have a degree in mathematics, actuarial science or anything even remotely related to those fields. But let me see if I can do a little simple arithmetic here. There are approximately 316,000,000 legal inhabitants of this country and let’s just go ahead and throw in the 11,000,000 illegal aliens the government says are also here. That equals 327,000,000 people, I think. As I said, I don’t have any advanced training in this kind of thing, just my little calculator.
For the sake of argument, let’s assume that maybe I’m right up this point and press on. I believe by way of simple subtraction, that means every single man, woman and child (even the illegal aliens) could have had a million dollars for health care with change left over, and it would have cost less than the non-functioning web site. Is that truly amazing or what? Have I dazzled you with my mathematical skill yet?
But wait, there is a flaw in this reasoning. What about the government? How does it benefit? You can’t just dole out money like this and the bloated bureaucracy not benefit in some way also. I also thought of that. Simply set up individual medical accounts, each with a million dollars in it, to pay medical charges at the federal level. That should make Washington happy because it would mean they would have yet another pool of slush funds to borrow against and could even hire more people to put on the federal payroll. All of this for less than the cost of the non-functioning web site.