In official testimony on Wednesday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius declared uncategorically that there would be no more delays in Obamacare's implementation, the enforcement of the individual mandate, or any other extensions or adjustments to the nation's biggest, worst-conceived, and most incomprehensible law.
And she may actually be telling the truth, because Obama already made a flying buttload of new changes, extensions and adjustments during the 48 hours before Sebelius made her promise.
With a sweep of his mighty pen, the president backed off until 2016 the amount of time that people can keep their old, substandard, "worse than no insurance" healthcare plans. He then issued another directive saying that for the millions who were tossed from their old healthcare plans due to Obamacare, he was dropping the mandate to get new insurance or pay a fine. In other words, he made a presidential declaration that going from having insurance to having no insurance is okey-dokey in his book!
And as long as his pen still had ink in it, Barry signed an edict somehow magically exempting parts of Obamacare from the sequester cuts which are the law of the land (or were, back when laws actually meant something).
But apart from the fact that Obamacare is now completely without structural integrity of any discernible nature, how is the program doing overall?
Well, according to statistics which Hope n' Change doesn't feel like looking up again, there have been about 4 million "enrollees" to Obamacare, although "enrollee" doesn't actually mean anything, since Sebelius testified that she has no frickin' idea how many people have actually paid for a plan - and moreover, she doesn't appear to care. Estimates are that about 1 in 4 of the (ahem) "enrollees" haven't paid a dime, and have thus not truly enrolled in doodly squat.
And speaking of 1 in 4 (smooth segue, huh?) that also seems to be the number of enrollees who were uninsured when this whole debacle started. That means 75% of Obamacare customers already had insurance, but were willing to change plans when they figured out that other people would be picking up most of the cost.
None of this, of course, was mentioned when B. Hussein appeared on the hip, cool, youth-oriented "Between Two Ferns" comedy webcast, where he was interviewed about Obamacare by alleged actor Zach Galifianakis and proved to be about as funny as crib death.
In other words, this week in Obamacare was pretty much like every other week since the program's inception. A complete disaster.
The ill-fated sketch appeared on "Funny or Die." Sadly, the title is only rhetorical.