The Weakest Link

  • Aired:  10/21/13
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All that stands in the way of Democratic electoral success is a mildly competent implementation of the health care policy they battled so hard to keep. (4:52)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME TO "THE

DAILY SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, ALANGREENSPAN.

ALAN GREENSPAN JOINING US.

OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT SHUTDOWNFALLOUT.

THE REPUBLICAN SHUT DOWN TACTICSAND POLITICS WAS

OFFENSIVE TO EVEN INDEPENDENTSAND MODERATES THAT THIS COUNTRY

LOOKS LIKE IT'S POISED TO TURNBLUER THAN A SMURF'S BALLS AFTER

DRY HUMPING A BOTTLE OF WINDEX.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]I CAN'T BELIEVE WE HAVE A

PICTURE FOR THAT.

[LAUGHTER]ALL THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO DO TO

GAIN LIKE AN 80% TO 20%ADVANTAGE IN THIS COUNTRY, ALL

THAT STANDS IN THEIR WAY, IS AMILDLY COMPETENT IMPLEMENTATION

OF THE HEALTH CARE POLICYTHEY BATTLED SO HARD TO KEEP.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

>> THE WORD GLITCH HAS BEEN USEDBY THE WHITE HOUSE.

>> Jon: THAT SOUNDS PROMISING.

[ LAUGHTER ]LET'S HEAR MORE.

>> HEALTHCARE.GOV IS PLAGUED BYGLITCHES.

>> RIDDLED WITH GLITCHES.

>> GLITCHES.

>> SNAFU.

>> BUGS, KINKS, WHATEVER YOUWANT TO CALL THIS.

>> Jon: GLITCHES.

YES APPARENTLY THE HEALTHCARE.GOV WEBSITE HAS 99 PROBLEMS

BUTA GLITCH IS ALL OF THEM.

[LAUGHTER]LET'S INTRODUCE THE NEW SEGMENT

SPINNING BEACH BALL OF HEALTHCARE.

WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE?

PAGE FREEZES?

>> MANY ARE HAVING TROUBLE JUSTGETTING ON TO THE WEB SITE,

LOGGING ON.

>> Jon: OKAY SO THE FIRST STEPDOESN'T WORK.

[ LAUGHTER ]WELL, I HAVE A FEELING AFTER

THAT IT'S --[LAUGHTER]

>> WRONG INFORMATION ON MEDICAIDELIGIBILITY AND LONG DELAYS IN

TIMEOUTS.

>> Jon: THAT'S NOT SO BAD IT'SALSO A FEATURE OF NFL GAMES IN

AMERICA.

AMERICA LOVES THOSE.

>> CONFUSING ERROR MESSAGES,BROKEN CALCULATORS.

>> Jon: THE (bleep) CALCULATOR

DOESN'T WORK?

THE ONE THING INCLUDED INCOMPUTERS SINCE 1972, YOU

COULDN'T MAKE THAT WORK?

WHAT IS THE ONLY THING THATCALCULATOR DOES IS SPELL OUT THE

WORD BOOBS NO MATTER WHAT YOUPLUG INTO IT?

HOW DOES IT NOT WORK?

GIVE IT TO US STRAIGHT, HOW BADIS IT?

>> ACCORDING TO A POLL BY THEASSOCIATED PRESS FEWER THAN ONE

IN TEN PEOPLE WHO TRIED TOSIGN UP WERE ACTUALLY ABLE TO

COMPLETE THE PROCESS.

THAT'S A SUCCESS RATE OF LESSTHAN 10 %.

>> Jon: HOW BAD IS THAT?

20% IS THE NUMBER OF DENTISTSWHO RECOMMEND SUGARED GUM.

[ LAUGHTER ]HOW LOW IS IT?

ACCORDING TO A RECENT POLL MOREOF THIS COUNTRY BELIEVES

OBAMACARE HAS BEEN REPEALED THANHAVE BEEN ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR

OBAMACARE.

[ LAUGHTER ]THE WHOLE POINT OF WEB SITES IS

TO DESIGN THEM SO THAT IT ISNEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT SIGN UP

FOR SOMETHING.

FOREVERY TIME I GO ON AMAZONTHERE'S A 40% CHANCE

I'LL MISTAKENLY OVERNIGHT MYSELFI6 SEASONS OF NIGHT COURT. IT'SF

JUST THE WAY IT'S DESIGNED.

ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO LEAVETHIS PAGE?

YES, OOPS TURNS OUT I ORDEREDSOMETHING. SO HOW ARE THEERED

DEMOCRATS GOING TO SPIN THISTURD?

>> I THINK THE NUMBER ONE POINTABOUT THE ROLLOUT IS THERE'S

HUGE INTEREST.

19 MILLION INDIVIDUAL VISITS TOTHE WEB SITE IT'S HUGE.

>> Jon: YEAH, THAT'S HUGE,YOU'VE ANGERED A LOT OF PEOPLE.

>> THE NUMBER ONE WORRY BEFOREWE STARTED WAS ARE PEOPLE GOING

TO BE INTERESTED?

WILL PEOPLE SIGN UP? AND THE ANSWER TO THAT

IS OVERWHELMINGLY YES.

>> Jon: YEAH, BUT THEIR NUMBERONE WORRY WAS WILL I BE ABLE TO

GET HEALTH INSURANCE OUT OF THISTHING AND THE ANSWER APPEARS TO

BE 90%.

AT LEAST FOR THE 10 PERCENTERSABLE TO LOG ON AND ENROLL LIFE

IS BEAUTIFUL.

>> THERE'S FLAWED DATAEVERYTHING FROM DUPLICATE

ENROLLMENTS, TO MISSING DATAFIELDS TO PROBLEMS WITH

ELIGIBILITY AND SPOUSES REPORTEDAS CHILDREN.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: WHAT KIND OF COMPUTER

PROGRAM FORCES YOU TO MARRY YOUR OWN CHILDREN?

HOW DARE YOU?

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