failure of the obamacare website

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    interesting theory from Forbes

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/10/14/obamacares-website-is-crashing-because-it-doesnt-want-you-to-know-health-plans-true-costs/?partner=yahootix

    A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not you’re eligible for subsidies. HHS bureaucrats knew this would make the website run more slowly. But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare’s insurance plans would scare people away.

    HHS didn’t want users to see Obamacare’s true costs

    “Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,” report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal. “But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.” Why was it delayed? “An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.” (Emphasis added.)
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    I have not talked to one person who has signed up. The ones who did go either got tired of waiting or didn't like the questions being asked.
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    Full disclosure and transparency at it's shining best. Yepper, the Hussein regime continues to live up to their campaign promises from 2008 through today.

    Screw Hussein care and Hussein himself. A liar at unseen levels from before he took office the first time.

    :no:
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    Two weeks into the exchanges and I've given up trying to register or check prices. I have gone to both United Health Care and Blue Cross Blue Shield and have checked their new plans and their websites work great.
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    A President that has bumbled so many things would have been kicked out of office if he had not coddled so many ethnic groups that gives him a basic support group if given enough benefits and support funds.
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    Too soon to say we told you so?
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    Nope, nobody to blame yet. Wait until after next election in case Pub gets in. Then there will be someone for the left to blame. But for now, no chance.

    The failures of Obamacare so far are nothing more than the nation's unwillingness to follow a great leader.

    Also from the article:

    Unreal.
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    The fact that you do not agree does not make the statement incorrect.
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    Which statement and what do I disagree with?
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    you misread his post downeast
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    Yeah, my answer was part sarcasm, part prophecy.
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    from article:


    Will the Floridians who have enrolled for Obamacare please stand up?

    Nearly two weeks after the federal government launched the online Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov, individuals who have successfully used the choked-up website to enroll for a subsidized health insurance plan have reached a status akin to urban legend: Everyone has heard of them, but very few people have actually met one.

    The Miami Herald searched high and low for individuals who completed enrollment for a subsidized health plan through the marketplace, also called an exchange, launched by the federal government on Oct. 1 in 36 states, including Florida.

    The Herald solicited readers for stories of enrollees online and in the newspaper, and received a fair number of responses reflecting various degrees of success with HealthCare.gov, which has been plagued by technical problems that federal officials attribute to an overwhelming number of people trying to access the website at once.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/13/3685595/obamacare-enrollees-become-urban.html#storylink=cpy
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    Sorry, I read the highlited area which was not yours. My bad.
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    Interesting...not one single Obama cheerleader has ventured a defense...

    From the article:

    There are some unbelievably gullible, ignorant, foolish buffoons out there. Did y'all *really* think this crap had anything at all to do with healthcare?!?!?

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    [self censored].

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    Happy $%&*'n Monday to y'all.
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    3+ years and 1/2 Billion dollars later.....wallah!
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    Cons' criticism is irrelevant. If one d bag in Utah got a 404 error, they would have broadcast it.

    And BTW, the MSM has been on the website story since day one.
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    So what's your point, you agree it's a failure, just unhappy the right is right.

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