The problem with ObamaCare is not the website.
But of course, the very fact the Democrats cannot build a functioning website in three years—the time it took to win WWII—at a cost of over a billion taxpayer dollars, should indicate that turning over one-sixth of the American economy to the very same Democrats might not be a very bright idea.
That inconvenient truth aside, the problem with ObamaCare is structural.
In a free market, ideas are tested and retested. Competition fosters creativity and innovation. Some fail. Some succeed. The consumer decides. But in the bureaucratic state, a rigid hierarchy prevails. The government engraves a set of guidelines, and then delegates an army of unimaginative paper pushers to enforce those rules. Deviations are treated as thought crimes by grim supervisors who answer to dour managers who wield clipboards like Kalachnikovs. In a free market, deviations from policy often equals creativity, which is the oxygen of new and better ideas that can lead to success and prosperity for the creator, and satisfaction for consumers. The government can never create an Amazon, or a Facebook, or an Apple. The best big government can do is — well, you’ve got it: ObamaCare.