Change happens, and whether it leads to joy, anxiety, or even a return to the status quo there is one thing that is certain. Change is a filter. In all aspects of life, change separates us into three groups; those who make things happen, those who wait to see what happens, and those who wonder what happened. Consider the so-called “Affordable” Care Act that represents major change for every American.
Thanks to the GOP, we are all too familiar with the ACA’s stubborn sibling, the kerfuffle formally known as Healthcare.gov. Regardless of which of the three groups you landed in, this was a hoop you ultimately had to jump through. While those with health insurance from their employer watched in idle amusement, the remaining folks either sat quietly in stunned disbelief, or attempted to do their patriotic best by logging on as directed.
Reflect for a moment on the many, many years that politicians have been trying to improve the American system of healthcare. Consider the countless laws that have failed to pass, and the endless debates that have ensued. Think about the powerful lobbies that have stymied every well-meaning lawmaker. Recall the Supreme Court challenge that was overcome for the current legislation. Given all that, you would think that the present administration, the one that finally triumphed over all, a political machine that was famous for the use of data crunching technology in getting elected in the first place, would have the website it was funneling everyone into ready to go. You would be wrong.