You may have seen this – the news has been floating around a couple of days, but I wanted to make a point about it.
According to KMOV TV in Missouri, workers at a branch of Serco, a contractor that is supposed to be processing applications for Obamacare, are doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, day after day, and seem ready to shoot themselves.
A former employee who quit in frustration remarked:
You arrive 6:30 in the morning, you badge in, you go straight to your cubicle, youclock in, and you sit there and you wait, and you wait, and you wait. Nothing comes through.
Serco was awarded up to $1.25 billion to process applications, according to KMOV. The Missouri facility in question has 660 employees and is one of three contracted to process paper applications. The others are in Arkansas and Kentucky.
If you noticed at the end of the video, the reporter said lawmakers are demanding answers and trying to get to the bottom of it.
But they’re missing the point. There is no bottom of it. It’s bottomless.
Now that we’ve put the government in charge of our health care, this is never going to stop. The corruption, the waste, the abuse of patients – it’s only the beginning. Given the intricacies of health care – the various types of providers, the billing, the paperwork, and so forth – there are endless possibilities for corruption and incompetence.
What’s more, a whole new industry of people charged with supervising and investigating the new bureaucracies, health provider networks, and busywork specialists will crop up. Government will contract some of this out. But government will also expand, both to run Obamacare and to police it.
There’s nothing unnatural about Serco. What’s unnatural is government running a fifth of the economy. Another fifth of the economy, that is.
Hopefully the Death Panels will be plagued by inefficiency too.