MICKEY KAUS: FORGET THE SHUTDOWN THEATER. Obamacare is in Crisis Now. Right Now. “It’s time to panic. Now. Why? Because the exchanges are the way to sign up young, healthy people and prevent the fabled “death spiral,” in which only older, sicker people sign up for insurance, causing rates to rise and healthier people to drop out, causing rates to rise even more, etc. Young people won’t make the effort to look up insurance companies on their own when they don’t really care that much about getting insurance anyway. They won’t try 50 times to use a balky web site.”

Plus, the whole enterprise just seems lame.