A health insurance company that notified one-fourth of its customers their rates might go up or they might not get coverage at all because of an in-office mistake with records might well pay the price of being driven out of business.
But the Obamacare program is different. It's the law. No matter how many costly errors are made, Obamacare will remain in operation.
Just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and others in his administration were bragging that 8 million Americans had signed up for insurance under Obamacare.
Last week it was revealed there are "inconsistencies" in more than 2 million applications for coverage. Discrepancies in the applications mean some people will not be eligible for government insurance subsidies they expected. Others may be denied coverage altogether.
About 1.2 million applications contain discrepancies involving applicants' incomes. Another 505,000 "inconsistencies" are related to immigration records. The remaining 461,000 problems are with citizenship information.
Officials say most of the discrepancies are because of outdated information in government files, not faulty applications.
Obamacare passed the train-wreck stage months ago. Now it appears to be a genuine meltdown. How much more do members of Congress need to hear before they do the right thing and end this fiasco?
Once again - this time in a matter of life and death - President Barack Obama has thumbed his nose at Congress. Many members, both Democrat and Republican, are angry.
This time, Obama agreed to trade five high-ranking Taliban terrorists for an American soldier who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and was taken prisoner by the Taliban. Obama did so without notifying Congress, as required by law.
Many are worried that by freeing Taliban leaders, Obama has jeopardized the lives of U.S. troops still serving in Afghanistan.
But the president's refusal to obey the law on notifying Congress already is a fact. It is just the most recent entry on a long list of refusals to stay within constitutional limits.
Yet liberals in Congress continue to let him off the hook. What will it take for them to comprehend this is not a matter of politics, but one of preserving our system of government?