As the nation continues to be baffled by the constant “glitches” with the Obamacare web site which had three-and-a-half years to prepare for its debut on Oct. 1, 2013, Forbes reported on Monday that the reason is directly linked to the government not wanting people to see the cost of their health coverage up front - as the high cost would scare them away from registering if the cost was shown up front.
This is what more and more IT experts are claiming – near and far, in and out of the government – as the inoperable web site continues to have troubles, 14 days after its debut. The federally-sponsored insurance exchange continues to crash at the Healthcare.gov web site.
People create an account and enter detailed personal information and are then supposed to start shopping. At the point the government verifies and analyzes one’s information and determines whether or not the person is eligible, the HHS experts and others expected that the process would slow – but not crash as it has. It is now believed that this is where the process stops because it is feared that seeing the costs will scare people away.
It is reported by the Wall Street Journal that the idea was initially to have persons browse before registering – which would have likely made the process easier on the system and on Americans accessing the web site. However, it was decided that people would likely not go further with the process if they saw the price first without knowing what type of assistance they would get for the high costs.
The report says that Obamacare wasn’t designed to be of a benefit to help a healthy person with average incomes get health insurance, but is designed to force those persons to pay more for coverage in order to cover the impoverished persons in the nations with costly medical needs. It’s a hard sell – especially when people are looking right at the actual price online. Therefore, the web site was designed to make you register first before shopping for a plan, and it's not working.
Some Republicans in Congress continue to try to defund the program as to not be an additional strain on the nation’s $17 trillion debt and more debt on the middle and upper class of working Americans.