A different definition of success

Not so much the Amazon variety, but the sort we can expect for the government:
The administration has given up on success, as it might once have defined it. The object is no longer 7 million people signed up through the exchanges, with 2.7 million of them young and healthy, and the health-care cost curve bending back toward the earth.  It is to keep the program alive until 2015.  The administration's priorities are, first, to keep Democrats from undoing the individual mandate or otherwise crippling the law; second, to keep insurers from raising premiums or exiting the marketplace; third, to tamp down loose talk about the failures on the exchanges; and, only fourth, to get to the place where it used to think it would be this year, with lots of people signed up for affordable insurance.  It is now measuring the program’s success not by whether it meets its goals, but by whether it survives at all.  And all of its choices are oriented toward this new priority.


E Hines said...

Success is whatever I say it is. Anyhow, just shut up.

Eric Hines

Grim said...

On the upside, the standard of success is a least higher than for the Nobel Peace Prize. You at least have to go through the motions of revising them to fit your results.

raven said...

Want to live outside the country for half the year, and be able to afford insurance? Check the premiums- no person info required.

Part two of the plan.

So find a place to have a base, do a little traveling, have some fun. I am kicking this idea around, it has some potential.