California: So, Obamacare exchange traffic wasn’t actually 5 million; it was 700K

posted at 10:01 pm on October 2, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

The revisions downward begin. Yesterday, Obamacare exchanges were melting down because of the intense interest in signing up. All the citizens were flooding the gates for all the insurance! Why, in California there were 5 million visitors. No technologist could prepare for such an onslaught.

Here’s what really happened:

California’s health insurance exchange vastly overstated the number of online hits it received Tuesday during the rollout of Obamacare.

State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment, far fewer than the 5 million it reported Tuesday.

The state exchange had cited the 5 million figure as a sign of strong consumer interest and a major reason people had so much difficulty using its $313-million online enrollment system.

Dana Howard, a spokesman for Covered California, said the error was the result of internal miscommunication.

“Someone misspoke and thought it was indeed 5 million hits. That was incorrect,” he said.

One of the more unfortunate costs of putting even more health care in the hands of the government is that we will now never stop talking about health care. The American people were sorely mistaken if they thought 2009′s passage of this monstrosity would be the end of the discussion, and not just because Republicans (oh, and a majority of the country) have a problem with the bill, as conceived. No, even if there were unanimity on the original bill, we were always going to end up incessantly talking about health care. The more health care decisions are made by the government, the more power we give them to split limited resources between citizens, the more each little faction of Americans with this condition or that condition is going to have to lobby for care. Every single treatment will have a constituency, an online petition, a lobbyist, and will vie with other Americans to scoop up as big a piece as they can from a pie that will not grow to serve the population it’s serving and distribute resources efficiently, as in a free market, but stay the same size and distribute them Washington-style.

California’s lie about its first official day of failure in administrating Obamacare is just a preview of what (even more) politicized health care looks like. Some states, to their credit, did release statistics from opening day that they’ve not yet had to retract. The federal health exchange reportedly had 2.8 million visitors, but wouldn’t release numbers for enrollment:

Some state run exchanges have released data on the number of people who have enrolled. Twenty-four people had enrolled in the Connecticut exchange by noon Tuesday, while the one in Kentucky had processed nearly 1,000, according to USA Today.

“Certainly states can report what they want, these are state-based exchanges and some have reported early enrollment numbers. We have just decided not to release that yet,” Tavenner said.

Look forward to many years of stalled FOIAs to find out anything about the massive amounts of health care data, performance stats, and patient care results Obamacare collects, and how they’re using them. Look forward to strategic release of statistics that serve each administration’s narrative and donors. Look forward to talking about this forever and never getting a straight story.


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Who cares? Give us the enrollees. Hell I was on the site yesterday.

Exact quote from our VP of HR yesterday in his weekly executive email:

“For anyone considering buying in the new CA exchanges, be warned they are SUBSTANTIALLY more than all of our plans.”

Chuck Schick on October 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Or we could repeal it.

Rational Thought on October 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Dimocrats, if they’re speaking, they’re lying. How much longer will it take people to catch on to this simple truth.

Meople on October 2, 2013 at 10:09 PM

699,976 more than Connecticut managed to enroll.

My question is how many of Cali’s new healthcare slaves are illegals.

Bishop on October 2, 2013 at 10:09 PM

California: So, Obamacare exchange traffic wasn’t actually 5 million; it was 700K


Thieves, thieves and liars, murderers
Hypocrites and bastards in laughter
Hey, thanks for nothing
Morals in the dust
Two faced bastards and sycophants

-Ministry

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM

The leftists out here in Ca. love to crunch and spin numbers, anything to make Ocommie care look great.Anybody who registers on the first day of this Obamination without knowing the full impact after a month or two needs to have their head examined.95% of those that registered here yesterday were flaming libs showing their solidarity with Dear Leader.

jeffinsjvca on October 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Maybe they counted every time somebody hit the Refresh key in frustration as another visit.

malclave on October 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM

And Google is still up and running…

No excuses….

Electrongod on October 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM

My question is how many of Cali’s new healthcare slaves are illegals.

Bishop on October 2, 2013 at 10:09 PM

None, illegals use free ER’s. And don’t expect them to stop, and don’t expect to find them after they’re cured.

antipc on October 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t a “hit” the equivalent of an action on the server? You can get multiple “hits” from one person viewing different pages.

Again, I could be wrong.

VibrioCocci on October 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Unless I am living under a rock, I haven’t heard of one single success story of anyone having been signed up online with Obamacare since the official start yesterday. Not one. You would think the MSM would be touting individual success stories, or at least one success story, but there is nothing online about anyone successfully signing uo, i.e. getting all the way through the process.

Isn’t that a pretty glaring omission in all the hoopla? Is this a side benefit of the government shutdown? How come no one is calling any attention to this besides me?

I must be horribly misinformed.

parke on October 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

“Someone misspoke and thought it was indeed 5 million hits ‘if you liked your plan/doctor, you could keep them’. That was incorrect,” he said.

FIFH.

socalcon on October 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Only 700K? I couldn’t log in yesterday.

El_Terrible on October 2, 2013 at 10:17 PM

The federal health exchange reportedly had 2.8 million visitors, but wouldn’t release numbers for enrollment

And now, the rest of the story.

98ZJUSMC on October 2, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Sad but true conclusion.

GaltBlvnAtty on October 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Point of order – 700K hits does not equal 700K visitors. That’s the number of times any page at that site was loaded. Reloads of the same page and moving between pages, even if one previously was there, count as new hits.

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Dear Obama,

I tried to log in but couldn’t.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

“You lie” the truest thing about obama and all in the TEAT party.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Dear ObamaCare,

I need a new mouse so I can log in. Is that covered?

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Dear ObamaCare,

Can you fix the subnet mask on my router so I can log in? Is that covered?

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM

The revisions downward begin.

Unexpectedly…of course!

Just like job and economic growth numbers.

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Dear ObamaCare,

My Bluetooth dongle won’t connect. Please fix it so I can log in.

O wait. Your gov. web site sucks. Nevermind.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Living proof public education works in California..

theblacksheepwasright on October 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

MKH, I posted this on another thread, but you’ll be interested…

Florida Obamacare Navigator On Botched Rollout: “It’s Dead As A Doornail. It’s A Mess”…

An Obamacare Florida navigator called Monday’s planned insurance exchange rollout “dead as a doornail” after widespread problems prevented Floridians from accessing the Obamacare insurance exchanges.

Despite federal officials having three years after passage of the Affordable Care Act to plan for the launching of healthcare insurance exchanges, the federal website crashed on its first day of operation, preventing Floridians from accessing the health insurance exchange system.

“It’s dead as a doornail. It’s not working,” John Foley, a paid Obamacare navigator, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Foley is an attorney with the government-funded Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.

Foley’s assessment was particularly troubling for Obamacare supporters given Foley’s role in implementing Obamacare and the Legal Aid Society’s ongoing cooperation with the Obama administration.

“It’s a mess. It’s terribly disappointing,” Foley added. “They [federal officials] have been pushing it for so long, and people have been excited to see it, but apparently it’s not coming.”

Error404Care!

FORE-WARD!!!

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

700K in “hits” means that, depending on how many pages people could get to… let’s say the average was 3 pages they could get to, and that everyone who went, got to all three pages…

They had around 200,000 people visit the site. Of those, if the other states are an indication, they had around 118 sign up or enroll, not even necessarily get a policy.

UnderstandingisPower on October 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Unexpectedly…of course!

Just like job and economic growth numbers.

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

The AP Style Guide dictates that “unexpectedly” be used no more than three times per month on economic matters.

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t a “hit” the equivalent of an action on the server? You can get multiple “hits” from one person viewing different pages.

Again, I could be wrong.

VibrioCocci on October 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Google Analytics can give you a lot of data.

“Hits” generally mean pageviews (i.e. how many pages were loaded from the server)

There is also a stat for “Visits” and “Unique Visitors”. Any visits that come from the same IP address are considered the same visitor, so if you go to a site in the morning and then come back that afternoon it would count as 2 Visits but only 1 Unique Visitor.

They also have the capability to track conversions, so they can set up a stat to measure how many people register on the site, and how many people purchase insurance. And they can watch this in real-time, so the claim that they don’t know how many people purchased insurance is 100% pure unmitigated BS.

PetecminMd on October 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Thieves, thieves and liars, murderers
Hypocrites and bastards in laughter
Hey, thanks for nothing
Morals in the dust
Two faced bastards and sycophants
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c3BCWx5Rpg
Dr. ZhivBlago on October 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Murphy9 on October 2, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Yep. It was prolly a half dozen illiterate Obama drones clicking around the site trying to find out where they could get some free buttered lobster so their rear ends could be as jacked up as Moochelles.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

“Misspoke.”

Yeah.

bmmg39 on October 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Error404Care!

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

That’s a really good one. Prolly worth a mention too.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM

You need to think in Russian liberal to understand this new system:

Step 1: Log onto website using a computer. If you don’t have a computer proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Print and fill out paper forms which are available on the website. If you don’t have a printer proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: Refer back to Step 1.

Bishop on October 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Put a toe-tag on Error404Care. Someone pull the bandwidth feed-tube.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

“It was worse today than it was yesterday.”

- Denise Rathman of Des Moines said after she tried for a second day to log onto the Iowa site.

AP: Pressure mounts to fix health insurance exchanges

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

For two days I have not been able to create an account. Plus they changed it to have this inane waiting in line bull to get you to the signup page, and it is usually 1/2 hour or longer. Then you fill out forms and it crashes. They call this a glitch I call it no worky. Doesn’t amazon and google do 1000′s more transactions in an hour than this crap in a day does?

P.S. I sent an email to my senator shithead brown about this problem since he has been spamming me with the wonders of this crappy website for weeks. He sent an email back stating since the government was shutdown he didn’t have email. What an asshole.

stephana on October 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Cripes. Error404Care just flat-lined. Somebody get a body-bag. The thing is a freakin biohazard.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Look forward to many years of stalled FOIAs to find out anything about the massive amounts of health care data, performance stats, and patient care results Obamacare collects, and how they’re using them. Look forward to strategic release of statistics that serve each administration’s narrative and donors. Look forward to talking about this forever and never getting a straight story.

It’s going to be worse than that, if this monster is allowed to live. An example: Patient A gets denied treatment for his condition for whatever reason. He files a class action suit on behalf of all who are similarly situated and seeks discovery of all the other patients (and their individual medical files) who were not denied such treatment, thus allowing Patient A (and the entire world) to know the personal medical details of all of those patients who were granted treatment. It’s a lawyer’s dream and a nightmare for the rest of us who don’t want our personal medical details going public. This kind of litigation will become commonplace, and without end.

TXUS on October 2, 2013 at 10:37 PM

It’s going to be worse than that, if this monster is allowed to live. An example: Patient A gets denied treatment for his condition for whatever reason.

TXUS on October 2, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Well, according to Obama, Error404Care IS A RIGHT!

If the government violates your rights, what do you do?

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the law, also known as “Obamacare,” was working well because his state embraced the health reform law early on instead of fighting it. The state processed 373 applications for coverage by the end of Wednesday.

Well boy-howdy!! That’s some serious processing they’re doing up there in Connecticut! Almost 400 people signed up, and it only cost us one and a half trillion dollars!

Kudos to you, Gov. Malloy. Kudos.

PetecminMd on October 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

The Ministry of Truth just published the 8,956 page pocket guide (downloadable if you can log in) to debugging Erro404Care.

All you have to do is *&@(fatal exception reboot, call support line @ debuggingError404Care@gov.com

press any key when ready

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

TXUS on October 2, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Oh relax, it won’t be so bad. I mean of you and the 7 people who stole your identity, what are the chances that your files will be the ones exposed? 1 in 7, those are pretty good odds.

Bishop on October 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

If the government violates your rights, what do you do?

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Lock and load, and look for the whites of their eyes.

TXUS on October 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

PetecminMd on October 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Yesterday, the CT exchange has 28,000 hits and 167 applicants.

Obviously, if you were to send out invitations to a party, got 28,000 RSVPs, but only 167 people showed up, you’d consider that a Smashing Crashing Success…if you were Gov Malloy.

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Lock and load, and look for the whites of their eyes.

TXUS on October 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

That’s the endgame.

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Oh relax, it won’t be so bad. I mean of you and the 7 people who stole your identity, what are the chances that your files will be the ones exposed? 1 in 7, those are pretty good odds.

Bishop on October 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

7 of 7, really. Since it’s going to be SS#-based “security”, it will be on the DarkWeb going for $50 and a half-used joint.

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I just tried to log in here in Oklahoma, just to peruse. SSSSoooorrryy. Think I’ll be paying the penalty…err…tax…or might just move.

msupertas on October 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Sorry lady. The doctors could not resuscitate your husband because he couldn’t tell us his userid.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM

7 of 7, really. Since it’s going to be SS#-based “security”, it will be on the DarkWeb going for $50 and a half-used joint.

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Nah, they are going to put all of your personal information in the Social Security Lockbox to protect it.

That’s like a steel clamp slamming down around your throat or something.

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Well, according to Obama, Error404Care IS A RIGHT!

If the government violates your rights, what do you do?

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Wait for the “upgrade” to Error500Care? Take a bunch of PlaceboCare pills?

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Looks like that spambot I wrote twerked. hehe/

SparkPlug on October 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

AP: Pressure mounts to fix health insurance exchanges

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

….from RWM’s…. same article………..

In California, home to 15 percent of the nation’s uninsured, officials pulled the enrollment portion of the Covered California site down overnight for emergency upgrades. It was restored midmorning Wednesday, and 7,770 people had started applications by then, spokesman Roy Kennedy said.

California is one of a handful of mostly Democratic states that opted to set up their own exchanges rather than let the federal government do it for them

KOOLAID2 on October 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM

A miscommunication? Is that what they call it these days?

mankai on October 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM

That’s the endgame.

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

So sad, but you’re more prescient than you know.

TXUS on October 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Nah, they are going to put all of your personal information in the Social Security Lockbox to protect it.

That’s like a steel clamp slamming down around your throat or something.

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Oh great – Algore Goracle’s going to sell it to the Omanis.

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

MKH: They’re lying,er, the WH!!

White House counts 2.8 million visits to HealthCare.gov in less than 15 hours yesterday; no report on actual sign-ups – @petermaercbs

14 hours ago from twitter.com/petermaercbs by editor

canopfor on October 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Man, I wish we could be that banana republic O’dork speaks of. Be a giant leap up.

msupertas on October 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Le Oops, forgots dis one:

White House official: As of 3 pm ET, 6.1 million people have visited HealthCare.gov – @mpoindc

6 hours ago from twitter.com/mpoindc by editor

canopfor on October 2, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Keep an eye out for “hits” vs “unique visitors”. They are very different things.

HakerA on October 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Oh great – Algore Goracle’s going to sell it to the Omanis.

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

And they’ll believe it…just like they believe that SS isn’t bankrupt because it either has all of your payroll taxes in a personal account or because it has all of those IOUs from the Federal government.

Of course, when you ask them:

How much are those IOUs worth when the government has to keep raising the debt limit to borrow money from other countries and investors to pay its bills and SS is prohibited by law from selling those IOUs like other creditors can with their bonds?

You get: ‘Huh?’

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM

But Brayam said the technology sector was lining up to catalyze Health Investment and Innovation.

Yet, the epicenter of technology couldn’t help their masters implement a pretty basic system and make it work.

HumpBot Salvation on October 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM

I tried to explain to libs that hits =/= unique hits. A simple refreash can do another hit.

Then they went on IP or something and I pointed out routers usually give you another IP each time the computer is turned on unless you set it in the router… which most libs are too stupid to know how to log into a router let alone set that up lol.

watertown on October 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM

No, even if there were unanimity on the original bill, we were always going to end up incessantly talking about health care.

Spot on Mary K.

The British Parliament spends the majority of time in each session ‘tinkering’ with their health care service. The ‘fix’ has always been ‘just around the corner’.

Sort of like the old Soviet Union – just a couple more years and their ‘new Soviet man’ will have arrived.

GarandFan on October 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM

I thought you’d get “No sale.”

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Unexpectedly…of course!

Just like job and economic growth numbers.

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

I think you might be being too harsh. The CBS radio news I listen to says the economy is fine and Obamacare is the bomb.

Why would they lie to me?

smoothsailing on October 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

I think you might be being too harsh. The CBS radio news I listen to says the economy is fine and Obamacare is the bomb.

Why would they lie to me?

smoothsailing on October 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM


CBSNEWS warns ‘global warming’ could raise temperatures 212 degrees!

Whadda think?

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

They’re talking page HITS?

Are they just grepping their server log and adding up total HTTP requests? Did they juice the pages with some extra gifs and javascript includes to boost the counts?

I wouldn’t put it past ‘em.

And even then 2/3 of that count is Dem-pocket writers just checking to see if the thing’s really there, like Jesus just landed in their backyard or something.

JEM on October 2, 2013 at 11:08 PM

CBSNEWS warns ‘global warming’ could raise temperatures 212 degrees!

Whadda think?

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

It could happen. Look, I’m sure you’re a great lawyer, but this global warming stuff is scientist … stuff and until we see the temperature not raise to 212, we need to try to remain optimistic that CBS is telling the truth and that the economy is fine. Heck, better than fine. The Earth is hot and so is the economy. CBS!!!

smoothsailing on October 2, 2013 at 11:10 PM

It could happen. Look, I’m sure you’re a great lawyer, but this global warming stuff is scientist … stuff and until we see the temperature not raise to 212, we need to try to remain optimistic that CBS is telling the truth and that the economy is fine. Heck, better than fine. The Earth is hot and so is the economy. CBS!!!

smoothsailing on October 2, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Don’t forget that the Earth is millions of degrees just a few hundred yards or so below our feet.

Al Gore said so and you know he’d never lie.

Seriously, what would be his motive to tell us untruths?

/

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Seriously, what would be his motive to tell us untruths?

/

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I don’t know. But I’m thinking of becoming a liberal democrat on the remote chance that they actually explain some of this crap at their meetings.

smoothsailing on October 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Well, I was two of those signing in, and I couldn’t get to the place where they told me how much it would cost.

MikeinPRCA on October 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Well, I was two of those signing in, and I couldn’t get to the place where they told me how much it would cost.

MikeinPRCA on October 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Oh, to them that’s a feature not a bug. See, you have to give them all of your INFORMATION FIRST, and then if the site doesn’t go completely glitchy and shut down on you completely, THEN you might get to see some of the policy stuff (but note, they already have all of your information long before you ever get to decide if you even want them too!).

UnderstandingisPower on October 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

“Someone misspoke and thought it was indeed 5 million hits. That was incorrect,” he said.

Psst. Tell them it was 5 million. No one will know any different.

rukiddingme on October 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

So, 3 years and billions of dollars, and Obamacare still doesn’t work nearly as well as the World of Warcraft servers.

xuyee on October 2, 2013 at 11:52 PM

So, 3 years and billions of dollars, and Obamacare still doesn’t work nearly as well as the World of Warcraft servers.

xuyee on October 2, 2013 at 11:52 PM


Pssstt!

You forgot to mention the World of Warcraft servers are several orders of magnitude MORE secure.

PolAgnostic on October 2, 2013 at 11:58 PM

I have to go, but I want be on record pointing out that not trusting the information being put out by the exchanges and making fun of the number of hits the sites are receiving is racist.

Very racist.

Uber-racist.

smoothsailing on October 2, 2013 at 11:58 PM

5 million page refreshes does not equal page views. the half million sounds about right if based on reports of glitches, users averaged 10 refreshes before giving ul. Snort.

AH_C on October 3, 2013 at 12:20 AM

CBSNEWS warns ‘global warming’ could raise temperatures 212 degrees!

Whadda think?

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Next thing they’ll say is we need to add some antifreeze to the atmosphere to keep it from boiling over. Oops what am I saying the atmosphere is already a gas but don’t tell CBS that. We wouldn’t want to ruin their meme.

chemman on October 3, 2013 at 12:20 AM

100 Unintended Consequences of Obamacare

E-R

electric-rascal on October 3, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Has anyone talked to any of these people who did sign up?

Last I heard reporters couldn’t actually find anyone to interview.

Surely by now there is someone out there willing to talk to a reporter.

I know my private insurance now charges per child instead of the family plan of the past, so this is not going to look anything like what people are expecting.

And lots of people buying for the first time have got to be shocked by the premiums plus the outrageous deductibles!

This is not good health insurance, not good at all.

petunia on October 3, 2013 at 1:46 AM

I tried to log in yesterday didn’t work.

Tonight, I checked it out again. I was able to create an account and log in. I was asked 5 security questions after logging in. After submitting it I got

Error 500–Internal Server Error
From RFC 2068 Hypertext Transfer Protocol — HTTP/1.1:
10.5.1 500 Internal Server Error

The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request.

El_Terrible on October 3, 2013 at 2:26 AM

The “Someone misspoke” excuse in Obamacare action;

Well Obamadoctor, congratulations on successfully amputating Mr. Smith’s leg. A finer piece of work by a government surgeon was never done.

Why thank you Nurse Lenin, but did you say Mr. Smith’s leg?

Yes, why do you ask?

I was supposed to amputate Mr. Jones’s leg, not Mr. Smith.

Oh goodness another screwup. Third one this week–this is getting annoying–all the paperwork.

How did they wheel in the wrong patient this time?

“Someone misspoke!”

Don L on October 3, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Al Gore said so and you know he’d never lie.

Seriously, what would be his motive to tell us untruths?

/

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Seriously, what would be his motive to tell us untruth$$$$$/

There, fixed that question with the answer.

Don L on October 3, 2013 at 3:03 AM

I wonder how many of those page hits were people hitting F5 trying to get past errors or ‘navigators’ working through phone call enrollments.

More important stats would be unique visitors, by IP address, filtering out out-of-state IP addresses & staff versus amount actually enrolled.

They’re playing games with people’s lack of understanding.

ExPat on October 3, 2013 at 3:47 AM

This whole thing is such a constitutional violation.

TX-96 on October 3, 2013 at 6:06 AM

This whole thing is such a constitutional violation.

TX-96 on October 3, 2013 at 6:06 AM

This will get lost in the fog of ObamaCare’s rollout and implementation, so thanks for pointing it out.

mountainaires on October 3, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Our country is too vast to accommodate socialized healthcare. Moreover the Constitutional Powers vested in the states makes it even more unworkable.

By design America is not a top-down parliamentary Democracy but a Federal Republic.

Which is what the socialists despise.

The whole point here is to continue the erosion of states’ rights.

It is indeed unconstitutional and unlawful to impose this mandate on us.

Then again we have the most lawless administration, ever.

For it the ends do justify the means at any and all costs.

It is a travesty.

Obama is a vile creature of little learning and education bent on our destruction whether he truly grasps this or not.

His handlers grasp it however.

Sherman1864 on October 3, 2013 at 6:34 AM

And they can watch this in real-time, so the claim that they don’t know how many people purchased insurance is 100% pure unmitigated BS.

PetecminMd on October 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Of course they know.

They just don’t want us to know.

The government had a moral imperative to take over a healthcare system that 85% of Americans were satisfied with, spend billions or even trillions of tax dollars creating hundreds of new healthcare bureaucracies, destroy millions of American jobs, and make every American’s personal medical and financial information less secure . . . so that a handful of people could have new coverage. Meanwhile, even the government admits that more than 30 million Americans will remain uninsured even after Obamacare is fully implemented.

But it was all worth it, because . . . uh, er, they’ve decided not to release that information just yet. The system is down. Please check back later.

AZCoyote on October 3, 2013 at 7:41 AM

believe it was passed in Mar 2010, not 2009. which coincided with the death of job creation that year unexpectedly.

t8stlikchkn on October 3, 2013 at 7:51 AM

believe it was passed in Mar 2010, not 2009. which coincided with the death of job creation that year unexpectedly.

t8stlikchkn on October 3, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Yeah in the middle of the night with bribes. The Dems own Obamacare lock, stock, and barrel. The chickens are coming home to roost.

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2013 at 7:54 AM

From the ACA Website Privacy policy:

“HealthCare.gov doesn’t collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you during your visit to our website unless you choose to provide it to us.”

Tsar of Earth on October 3, 2013 at 8:10 AM

…also entertaining for this ‘Simple’, ‘Plain Writing’ program is the site’s sitemap.

Tsar of Earth on October 3, 2013 at 8:13 AM

believe it was passed in Mar 2010, not 2009. which coincided with the death of job creation that year unexpectedly.

t8stlikchkn on October 3, 2013 at 7:51 AM

The “base” PlaceboCare law came out of the Senate on Christmas Eve 2009. I’m not positive on when it rolled out of the House.

The wreconciliation (sp intentional), made possible by the last budget resolution to be adopted by both Houses of Congress, came about in March 2010.

Steve Eggleston on October 3, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Point of order – 700K hits does not equal 700K visitors. That’s the number of times any page at that site was loaded. Reloads of the same page and moving between pages, even if one previously was there, count as new hits.

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Plus I’m sure there were some conservatives who were providing meaningful traffic to those sites in an effort to show how much they are enthralled by Obamacare.

blammm on October 3, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Point of order – 700K hits does not equal 700K visitors. That’s the number of times any page at that site was loaded. Reloads of the same page and moving between pages, even if one previously was there, count as new hits.

Steve Eggleston on October 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

The dot com bubble was built on hits. Only after it burst did people understand that unique users was an important metric. Then a few years later after more losses, did people start asking silly questions like, “how much revenue” came from a website.

To have to spin 5 million, from 700,000, from actual sign up of Zero explains exactly what is going on. Wait for the security breaches. Wait for the rate sheets that should be in everyone’s hand before they sign up so they can see what they are getting into.

There’s big trouble in River City.

oldroy on October 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM

All this smoke and mirrors about “Hits” or “Visits”.
Only 2 legit questions, and you can bet neither will be answered.
1) How many people actually purchased a policy?
1a) Of those, how many are actually a net positive in paying medical costs? (i.e., how many are not getting subsidies with my tax dollars)
2) How many people visited, calculated the true cost, and after regaining consciousness said “Holy Crap, F#$k this!”

I was able to get a look at the California plans, you know, the “affordable, high quality” plans. The “Bronze” plan we hear touted is a joke, almost anybody (that the dimwits have targeted as the savior’s of the system) that actually require significant treatment will go broke, the true out of pocket costs are outrageous.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say the answer to #2 is a FAR greater number than the answer to #1, or more importantly, FAR FAR greater than number 1a. Go ahead, call me crazy.

JusDreamin on October 3, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Well, according to Obama, Error404Care IS A RIGHT!

If the government violates your rights, what do you do?

Resist We Much on October 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

The Error404dable Care Act. That’s what I’m calling it from now on.

Sir Rants-A-Lot on October 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM