Both the Post and the NYT have front page articles on the problems in the computer system that allows people to sign up for health care insurance through the federal exchange. It is worth noting that 14 states, including large ones like New York and California, have state run exchanges which have worked relatively well. The fact that people in other states are having difficulty signing up for insurance is the result of the decision of political leaders in those states not to establish their own exchanges. In other words, the problems are due to the fact that state leaders opted not to take responsibility themselves for setting up a well working system.

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