Obamacare Enrollment So Complicated There’s Now A Ph.D. Course


Back in 2010 President Barack Obama’s White House created a video to show the American public just how easy it was supposed to be to enroll in Obamacare. The reality following the rollout of Obamacare’s online insurance exchanges this month has been a little different than the breezy process the President had during his video. In fact, the process is so complicated that the University of Texas at Austin is set to offer a graduate course next spring on signing up for government-run healthcare.

The spring 2014 course roster for the university’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs  includes a class directed at aspiring Ph.D. students named “Enrolling in Health Insurance Through the Affordable Care Act: An Austin Case Study.”

The course, according to The Daily Caller, is a second-year graduate student class which will examine the Obamacare enrollment process  and the experiences of people in Austin who have attempted to enroll.

The Daily Caller article notes: “[B]ecause of course, the enrollment process meant for the average American can only be understood by someone with five or more years of higher level education under their belt.”

In the month since the Federal healthcare enrollment process began, the government run healthcare website has been plagued with technical problems and enrollees have reported shock over the price of the new “affordable” healthcare plans as well as proof that the Obama Administration stretched the truth when it claimed that Americans could retain their current healthcare coverage if they were happy with it.

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  • independent thinker

    “… as well as proof that the Obama Administration stretched the truth when it claimed that Americans could retain their current healthcare coverage if they were happy with it.”

    Stretched? More like ran it through the shredder, used it in the cat litter box, then threw it on the burn pile.

  • vicki

    Deliberate lying is NOT stretching the truth. Pelosi did NOT say that they (Congress) had to pass the bill to find out what was in it. She clearly said that ” WE (Congress) have to pass the bill so YOU can find out what was in it.”


    The arrogance and elitism of that comment shows that they were lying from the beginning. They KNEW what was in the bill.

  • Warrior

    Our esteemed universities also offer courses in getting the ping pong ball in a cup as well as flipping quarters into shot glasses. Of course, after a hard day of analyzing what went wrong with the “progressive’s” plan, one may need to take in some “recreational” activities. When these phd’s finally land themselves that dream job of bartending, they will then discovered the real purpose of staying up all night racking their brain in hopes of making sense of……………………….nonsense!

  • scott miller

    i can explain what went wrong and i have no formal college classes on the matter.

    Take a chicago politican with no track record, add in big labor, big lawyers, and big insurance, put them all in a room together have them draw up a bill in secret.

    Have the chicago politican run out and “force” (lots of bribes lots of giveaways, lots of arm twisting via committee slots and budget appropriations) people to vote, never allowing an actual reading of this super secret super sized special interest created and crooked politican backed bill. And we had to do it IMMEDIATELY or there was going to be utter disaster, tornadoes, naked starving children dead in the streets, wrath of good type stuff if it did not happen now and then.

    Hire in a firm to build the website that totally botched the last big government job they were in charge of to the turn of something like 80 million dollars, And skated on that

    Then they proceed to delay, change the bill at whim, exempt yourselves from it as you wish.

    Any wonder why the hell, it is more expensive, does not work as advertised, is buggy, is full of security holes, just wait till the whole thing gets hijacked by anon or china,

    The fact that the thing works at all is something of a small miracle, but the longer it goes the more expensive, the more problems, the more corruption and waste and fraud, will infest this monster of a scam.

    Now if anyone wants to cut me a check for a college class, whatever that is now days feel free, since there is little need to actually pay the 10s of thousands of dollars to go sit in a room for a few months to lean the basically same thing.

    Or people can just start learning to think for themselves and save us all a ton of misery.

    • CORMAC___NJ

      “The fact that the thing works at all is something of a small miracle”

      I’m not so sure it is really working. Has anyone produced hard evidence that a single American has completed the entire process and actually has the correct coverage that they requested? The Miami herald is calling it an “Urban Legend”

  • dan

    PHD..that would be Piled High and Deep

  • ted

    How appropriate its being offered in a school named for LBJ.