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Policy by the Numbers

November 19, 2013

Healthcare.gov launched seven weeks ago, and going into this week the White House says there are still 50 priority fixes needed for the website. Now the White House has lowered expectations on the “vast majority of users,” saying “roughly 2-in-10 won’t get through the system.”


“That is absurd. First, it’s another broken promise. The president and his advisers responded to the disastrous rollout last month by vowing to deliver an Amazon.com-quality website by the end of November. Second, in what other line of work is 20 percent failure considered a success? If one out of every five meals by a restaurant is inedible, the joint goes out of business.” – Ron Fournier, National Journal, 11/18/13



The Democrats’ health care law is on the ropes and the economy has stalled. Recent numbers with policy implications:

Policy by the Numbers