In the ACA holocaust, by comparison, an undetermined number of people may lose health insurance policies they like. Many more, perhaps millions, have been frustrated by a kludgy Web site. On the other hand, at least 100,000 have signed up for insurance through the exchanges and another 500,000 or so have been newly covered by Medicaid expansion.
Oh, and there have been zero deaths as a result of the ACA woes — unless you count the death of credibility among journalists and pundits who would make such a lame and cruel comparison.
Who fumbled the healthcare reform ball?
With football jargon now being used to describe the failure of government, the issue becomes who dropped the pigskin and who's now going to pick it up and move down the field?
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says his effort to block funding resolutions that include money for implementing the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, is gaining support among Republican colleagues in the upper chamber.
Lee said Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., became the 14th senator to sign on to his letter to defund President Obama's signature healthcare reform law, The Hill reported last week.
During a town hall meeting in Spanish Fork, Utah, Lee criticized the "blatant" and "unfair" characterization of his proposal as a shutdown threat.
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare countdown continues.