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The Real Culprit

11:33 AM, Nov 29, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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The trials of Obamacare continue with a one-year postponement of the requirement for small business signups.  The people who designed the scheme and are charged with implementing it are plainly having their problems.  Which is to be expected … except that it wasn’t. They clearly thought it would all go off with hardly a hitch.  And their failure to anticipate the problems may be more troubling than the problems themselves.

Now, we get a new take.  Namely that the people for whom this grand vehicle was designed and built may not be up to driving it.  As Dhruv Khullar of Politico reports, the question now being asked is:

Are consumers doomed to make poor choices about health plans? Maybe our brains just aren’t wired to use a site like HealthCare.gov, whether it works or not.

The smart people, in other words, may not have dumbed it down enough.  

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