You know it’s bad when the Obama thugs aren’t out there spiking the football and telling the world how awesome this is. Because they can’t. Sure, they can live in Obama’s fantasy world where alleged heavy traffic is to blame, but the grim reality is this is an epic horror show.
The Obama administration offered few details Tuesday about the technical problems that locked consumers out of new health insurance marketplaces.
Officials from the Health and Human Services Department would not say how many people enrolled in coverage through healthcare.gov, the website for federally run insurance exchanges in 36 states.
The website was unavailable for most of the day, and technical issues also forced some state-based exchanges offline shortly after they launched Tuesday morning.
President Obama and HHS officials generally attributed the glitches to the volume of traffic healthcare.gov received. As of Tuesday afternoon, the site had recorded 2.8 million visitors just since 7 a.m.“We think that’s a tremendous beginning to this program and we’re off to a good start,” said Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, deputy policy director of the office handling most of the healthcare implementation effort.
People visiting the NY State of Health website after its launch at 8 a.m. Tuesday were greeted with error messages when clicking on links to register as individuals or families.
The links for employers, employees and brokers also experienced periodic problems.
“The website went on the blink twice and I just had to abandon it,” unemployed diabetic Shanti Masterson told CBS 2′s Amy Dardashtian. “After creating an account I logged onto the homepage. I’m clicking ‘get started,’ error page. Let’s try this again. Homepage, get started, error page again.”
Even employees at a help center on Southern Boulevard couldn’t get past the homepage.
“It’s too confusing. It’s not user friendly,” one employee said. “It’s confusing for us as well, so I can imagine what its like for customers.”
They spent hundreds of millions of our dollars rolling out this catastrophe, yet insist on shoving it down the throats of the American people. Because they care.