Fox News guest: Terrorists like ‘Al-Qaeda couldn’t have run’ Obamacare worse

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:29 EDT
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Robert Laszewski speaks to Fox News
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Health Policy and Strategy Associates President Robert Laszewski, a former insurance executive, on Monday suggested that the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda might have done a better job at getting the American people covered with health insurance than President Barack Obama’s administration.

“The only way they’re going to have insurance come Jan. 1 is if they call their insurance company directly and sign up,” Laszewski insisted to Fox News host Megyn Kelly. “The health care exchange — the federal health care exchange — is simply not going to be working, Megyn.”

“I mean, this is just a disaster,” he added. “Al-Qaeda couldn’t have run this worse than the Obama administration has run Healthcare.gov.”

Laszewski said that insurers had told him that “about 50 people per state per day” were signing up in the health care exchanges.

“That’s the trickle that’s getting through Healthcare.gov right now,” he declared. “Very, very few people are able to make it through this gauntlet.”

The insurance industry consultant failed to point out that many people were obtaining insurance by contacting Healthcare.gov representatives by phone.

Watch this video from Fox News’ The Kelly File, broadcast Nov. 11, 2013.

(h/t: Mediaite)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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