“With the supposedly state-of-the-art $600 million HealthCare.gov portal malfunctioning, President Barack Obama is urging Americans to go ahead and try to get health coverage by mailing in a paper application, calling the helpline or seeking help from one of the trained ‘assisters.’ But the truth is those applications — on paper or by phone — have to get entered into the same lousy website that is causing the problems in the first place. And the people processing the paper and calls don’t have any cyber secret passage to duck around that.
One can only imagine that Mighty Mouse, Cinderella, and Porky Pig might apply for Obamacare by mailing in their paper applications. ACA Navigator drones will surely hand-jam them into the system. Maybe Porky can even register to vote on the same application.