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Old 10-21-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Even Consumer Reports, long famed for their support of big-government solutions to problems, says that the Obamacare websites are better avoided than used.

How can a health care scheme that's been on the books for three years, with half a $billion spent on website developers, have so many major problems with its website even after all that time and effort to set up?

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Consumer Reports:

Consumer Reports: ‘Stay Away From HealthCare.gov’

By Alec Torres
October 21, 2013 9:56 AM

Consumer Reports, which publishes reviews of consumer products and services, advised its readers to avoid the federal healthcare exchange “for at least another month if you can.” “Hopefully that will be long enough for its software vendors to clean up the mess they’ve made,” the magazine said, having tested the site themselves over the course of the past three weeks.

Noting that only 271,000 of the 9.47 million people who tried signing up in the first week managed to create an account, Consumer Reports then provided a few tips to those attempting to slog through the application process. From attempting successive logins because “error messages … may not always match reality” to checking your inbox frequently because if you miss an e-mail you’ll be timed out of the site and forced to start from square one, none of the suggestions guaranteed success.

The magazine has also released a string of scathing reviews. On October 1, the day the Obamacare exchanges went online, the magazine told people to be patient: “Don’t worry if you can’t sign up today or even within the next couple of weeks.” A week into enrollment, they urged again to “wait a couple weeks and hope that the site irons out its many problems” because the HealthCare.gov is “barely operational.”
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Week 3 in a 6 month enrollment period ......This too shall pass.

The web site is not necessary to enroll in ACA compliant insurance.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I was able to get signed up. Sounds like a large group is hoping it doesn't work, It's the same people that thought Romney was going to win by 14 points. Wrong again. All good on the healthcare front.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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and this proves what in your rightwing mind

uninsured and/or individual market consumers have 5 more months to eventually sign up, in which time I'm confident they will fix the software problems.

typically, you're ignorantly and malevolently confusing and conflating the website with the overall law, in a lame republican attempt to discredit the ACA .

no one's falling for it...
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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I was able to get signed up. Sounds like a large group is hoping it doesn't work, It's the same people that thought Romney was going to win by 14 points. Wrong again. All good on the healthcare front.
Call the White House -- they are looking for anyone who has managed to "sign up". A free trip to Washington may be on your horizon.
Obama likes a background of "folks" every time he gives us one of his Lectures.

Sir Lecturealot - Maureen Dowd, New York Times
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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How can a health care scheme that's been on the books for three years, with half a $billion spent on website developers, have so many major problems with its website even after all that time and effort to set up?
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Y'know, if mr. "I will not negotiate" would have allowed the dreaded repugnicans to delay the citizen mandate in his "signature legislation" for one year (you know, the way HE did for businesses), maybe, just MAYBE, mind you, his people would have had time to thoroughly test the system and made sure it would work the first time!
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: texas
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How can a health care scheme that's been on the books for three years, with half a $billion spent on website developers, have so many major problems with its website even after all that time and effort to set up?
that can be your mission of understanding...Instead of posting threads use your computer as a tool for education and understanding.

If you have unanswered questions seek the answers.

BTW you seem to have ommited that Consumer reports stated to stay away forn HealthGare.gov for a month.

A bit of information maybe you were unaware of.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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Even Consumer Reports, long famed for their support of big-government solutions to problems, says that the Obamacare websites are better avoided than used.
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Consumer Reports, which publishes reviews of consumer products and services, advised its readers to avoid the federal healthcare exchange “for at least another month if you can.”
Better avoided for a month. Try reading more than the headline before posting the article.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Week 3 in a 6 month enrollment period ......This too shall pass.

The web site is not necessary to enroll in ACA compliant insurance.
I have only a couple weeks. I must decide whether to jump ship on my employer offered plan and go to an ACA plan pretty soon as it is open enrollment on the employer plan too. ACA will save me several hundred on a much better plan, but if I can't be assured that my newinsurance will be there on 1/1/2014, then I will have to stay on the rotten, overpriced employer offering. I have "enrolled" as well but have not heard on the status of the application that is, I assume, to be submitted to the insurance company for acceptance, billing etc. I don't get a subsidy so I have a couple options including directly enrolling with the insurance company, but they too are overwhelmed and just send a message saying it might be a while before they get back to me on my info request. We shall see.
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