Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- -- concerns about the roll out of obamacare government report saying there is no guarantee.
The administration will make its own deadline to put a crucial part of the law into place grace Marie turner is president again and institute and co author of why obamacare is wrong for America good morning I take it you're not a fan.
Good morning -- you know we knew from the -- -- -- That this was an enormously.
And every day we see new evidence of that in -- I want I want I want -- I want to get into the GO AO reports part of the reason why we brought -- remember when Max Baucus this democratic senator called -- -- -- Really that was the start of a lot of the -- like like a light at the negative news.
Here's what the government so far has done it's been almost 400 million dollars.
As of march of this year to the senate these exchanges 34 states involved in that seven million Americans inspected.
To sign up this year I believe it is right -- Marines are the other night this year of I cannot -- The report says they went out look at some of these exchanges.
And they found that the exchanges are nowhere near where they need to be what are they fine.
Well what they found is that this is -- Let's start with the data -- They have to gather information.
From the Department of Homeland Security C -- mess the veterans administration even the peace corps to find out what coverage people are already about eligible for -- to find out if they're eligible for subsidies.
And the obamacare exchanges.
-- for a massive undertaking.
Together all that information.
Get -- into one hub and then be able to determine on an individual basis if somebody is eligible for subsidies.
And this is hugely consequential.
Because some of these subsidies are going to be 1012.
Thousand dollars a year for our families but they've got to get it right just gathered the information is going to be hugely challenging and.
-- it says that there's talks about their behind the eight ball on that and they did this -- they studied were.
They were fans of the long right I mean -- they were committed to it -- have that right they're proud.
Yes -- they've looked at all of the but the ones that pay particular focus on the states that say we want to set up the exchange were gonna try to do this.
And even there they're finding.
That they're very likely not going to be ready they elected a number of different markers.
That's they have the different complex things that have to be done.
Certifying the the plans making sure that they.
Provide the insurance that people are expected to get through through obamacare.
And they're finding that.
Because the federal government had to set up so many of that they Chester finding that they are not they're not beating double up.
If that's the case -- it's gonna take more money to get the job done.
I mean the federal government.
Below two thirds of the states to -- the exchanges set up.
This is -- the job I don't think Washington was prepared to do but.
You raise an interesting proposition.
You believe there's a possibility the president may call the speaker of the house.
-- say put this on hold for now you believe that.
I I I think there's a real possibility when when senator Max Baucus from Senate Finance Committee chairman who helped write this bill.
Worries -- it's going to be a train wreck.
That person who's setting up.
The exchanges says what we're trying to do is make sure this is not a Third World experience.
Now this GAO report saying you know we're not sure -- -- are going to be ready.
You wonder if they're laying the ground to say hey.
We're gonna need a few months were gonna do delaying this because we're not gonna be ready on January won't for this thing to go live -- next -- are signing up in Iowa.
That would be a whopper of other headline but telling what you're -- you think about grace Marie turner.
From Washington today thank you for coming.
Filter by section