The American people, or some subset thereof, aren’t educated about how to use the Internet.
That was the assessment of US Senator Harry Reid, the Democrat majority leader, in trying to explain the latest Obamacare delay.
As The Inquisitr reported, it emerged today that the inflexible March 31 Obamacare enrollment deadline would nonetheless be extended until mid April.
Meeting with reporters today, an exasperated Reid claimed that when it comes to signing up on the buggy healthcare exchanges, the Internet itself is just too darn hard to use for some of the American public (see embed below).
“We have hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up who didn’t get through…There are some people who are not like my grandchildren who can handle everything so easily on the Internet, and these people need a little extra time. It’s not — the example they gave us is a 63-year-old woman came into the store and said, ‘I almost got it. Every time I just about got there, it would cut me off.’ We have a lot of people just like this through no fault of the Internet, but because people are not educated on how to use the Internet.”
About the latest in a series of Obamacare postponements without the approval of Congress, AMC Theaters CEO Gerry Lopez said “It introduces a level of uncertainty that is troublesome. The damn law just keeps changing. Make up your mind.” Next year, unless there is yet another delay, large employers will have to provide coverage to any employee who works more than 30 hours a week or pay a sizeable penalty.
Sen. Reid recently insisted that ordinary American consumers who have complained about Obamacare high premium rates, cancelled coverage, limited provider networks, or missing enrollment records were liars. Separately, in November, the Nevada senator and his colleagues changed the Senate filibuster rule to make executive branch and judicial confirmations easier via the so-called “nuclear option, even though he blasted Republicans for considering doing the same thing during the George W. Bush administration.
Obamacare became law on a straight party line vote when Democrats controlled both chambers in Congress. No Republican in the US House or Senate voted for Obamacare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act.
Regardless of whether you have enrolled in Obamacare, do you know how to use the Internet?