(WASHINGTON TIMES) Amid foul-ups, delays, confusing cost projections and a furious partisan battle over its fate, Obamacare will open for enrollment Tuesday as the first major entitlement program in a half-century.

While some portions of the unpopular law already have taken effect, the launch for enrolling people in online health insurance “exchanges” will be the real test of whether the program works as President Obama has predicted, or fails from a lack of participation.

The rollout, after computer glitches and postponed deadlines, doesn’t look promising.

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.