Pioneering government “website” to allow people to buy health insurance “online”

24 Oct

WASHINGTON—the Obama administration, once again at the forefront of innovation, has a risky but innovative plan to launch a computer-powered “website” that will allow people to obtain health insurance using “e-commerce,” a revolutionary new way of buying things.

“The technology hurdles will be immense, but in the years ahead, we expect that literally thousands of people will buy things using the so-called-‘Internet’,” explained Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. “Already, dozens of people have been able to buy health insurance using nothing more than a desktop computer and a mouse.” Sebelius was quick to explain that the “mouse” she was referring to was a computer device, not a real mouse.

Experts agreed that the government will have to invent dozens of new technologies that have never been used before in order to let people buy insurance “online,” and that as a result glitches and delays are to be expected. “But it’s not their fault,” cautioned one technology expert. “Nothing like this has ever been done before.”

Among the uninsured waiting to “log on” to the website to buy insurance, excitement was high. “Sure, I expect it won’t be easy,” said Dionne White of Jackson, NJ. “But that’s the price we pay for being the first to buy something over this ‘Internet’ thing.”


One Response to “Pioneering government “website” to allow people to buy health insurance “online””

  1. PiedType October 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    ROFLing all over the place!


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