What has been the worst kept secret by Obama’s loyal media is now a public fact.
Federal officials have actually come clean this week and noted “problems with Obamacare's online health insurance exchanges are more significant than the administration previously indicated.”
The Wall Street Journal wrote that “Government is being forced to make changes to the hardware and software of healthcare.gov, the online marketplace system, following a week in which many consumers were unable to enroll for coverage under the new healthcare law.”
The Obama administration had made the flimsy excuse that the problems accessing the website serving 36 states was “Due to an overload of Internet traffic because of high demand for insurance coverage.”
A variety of problems have plagued the onset of enrollment in the “Affordable” Care Act. Not only are there a variety of technical glitches holding up the enrollment procedures, but the system has had difficulties confirming the identities of people registering, which causes problems when signing up for an account.
Technical experts contacted by The Wall Street Journal said the site “Appears to have been put together with coding problems and an inadequate software foundation.”
The ironic part of the entire mess is the Obama administration had since April, 2010 to work on these problems. It says volumes about the rest of the law’s shakiness.
The “government” (actually the White House) refuses to reveal the total number of people who have successfully signed up for coverage. Massive web traffic problems have reduced the number of enrollments to a tiny proportion of the estimated 9 million visitors to the site, according to the Journal.
The White House does not differentiate between web “visits” and actual enrollments.
Insurance industry experts say the total estimate of people who actually able to shop for coverage has likely been no more than a few thousand. Large insurers (Blue Shield and Blue Cross) have seen enrollment figures the low hundreds, according to the Journal.
Most experts agree that if the problem is not fixed by November, the volume thereafter will not be processed in an orderly fashion.
In other words, national panic, anxiety and chaos.
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