Last weekend, Fox News’ Ed Henry reported on President Obama’s application for Obamacare in a 46-second video clip:
In that clip, Mr. Henry said:
“We learned today from the White House. Initially, they said he enrolled for what they called a bronze plan, paying about four hundred dollars a month in premiums. But, then they came back to us and said – Well, wait, he didn’t actually enroll. They said his staff did it and that’s because of his unique circumstance as Commander in Chief. That his personal information is not in particular government data bases. So healthcare.gov could not actually verify his identity, oddly enough. So, he had to do it in person this weekend, but he was in Hawaii, not in Washington. So he was signing up for the DC exchange. So his staff did it.”
Apparently, the computers and software used to apply for Obamacare are designed to prevent fraud by comparing some details (name, SSN, address, etc.) of the identity claimed by each applicant against data stored on a host of government computers. In essence, the Obamacare application software is intended to track certain “personal information” in order to confirm that the applicant is who he says he is.
So, it’s “odd,” indeed, that the healthcare program we’ve come to call “Obamacare” can’t actually confirm the identity of the one man (Barack Obama) who is credited with the general design and enactment of that program.
The Obamacare application only asks for “personal data” that’s so ordinary that it’s known to and easily claimed by virtually all of 310 million Americans. (Obamacare does not ask for today’s “launch codes” or for a list of targets on today’s drone assassination list.) So, it’s “odd” that such “ordinary” information (name, date of birth, SSN, etc.) can’t be found for President Obama. And, what happens if President Obama drives a car and is stopped for speeding? If the traffic cop runs Obama’s ID, will the computer come back with a “No Such Person” notice?
It’s almost as if President Obama is not one of the 310 million Americans tracked by government computers. Almost as if Obama is “foreign” to the United States. Or, could it be that Obamacare is only for the 310 million subjects and/or “animals” in this country–but not for sovereigns like the President?
It’s also interesting that Obama’s “staff” applied for Obamacare on behalf of President Obama. Do you suppose it might be legal for my “staff” to make my application for Obamacare? I mean, if the Obamacare application software seeks to verify each applicant’s ID in order to prevent fraud, you’d think that only the actual applicant should be able to make the application. If Obama’s “staff” can sign him up for Obamacare, how does that differ from some stranger applying for Obamacare on behalf of Obama? If Obama’s staff can sign him up for Obamacare, can his staff also draft and sign Executive Orders on Obama’s behalf? Can Obama’s staff also sign legislation on Obama’s behalf?
I’d be interested learning how the Obamacare law can both: 1) allow persons other than the actual applicant to sign up for Obamacare on the applicant’s behalf; but also, 2) prevents fraud and identity theft, etc..
I’d also like to read the parts of Obamacare or whichever other parts of the United States Code that explain the legality of deleting (?) all “personal information” from government computers about the President or, in the alternative, of electing a man to public office whose identity can’t be confirmed by government computers.
We live in “interesting times”. We also live in “odd” times. So, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that Obamacare can’t identify Obama. Still, if it’s not surprising, it’s at least amusing.
“Oddly enough,” it’s even remotely possible that Obamacare might prove to be the means by which the “birthers” prove that Obama wasn’t born within the several United States and is therefore ineligible to be President.