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Glitches Snarl Rush to Health Insurance Markets
NY Times ^ | Published: October 1, 2013 | ABBY GOODNOUGH, ROBERT PEAR and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA

Posted on 10/01/2013 7:59:51 PM PDT by Golden Eagle

With all due care, only excerpts considering the source:

The demand “exceeds anything that we had expected,” President Obama said at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. But it remained unclear whether the array of problems — many people received messages saying the system was down, and others were unable to create accounts to buy insurance — stemmed more from heavy traffic or from flaws in design.

In Illinois, the exchange site had 70,000 visits from 65,000 people, with 1,100 applications submitted. Kentucky had 58,000 unique visitors, who started nearly 2,000 applications and completed more than 1,200...About 55,000 people went to Colorado’s exchange site, and 1,450 created accounts to allow them to start shopping for plans.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare
Out of (what seems to me to be ONLY) ~70,000 people who visited the website in Obama's most recent state of Illinois, they only managed to actually get ~1,000 true applicants on Day 1? LOL!
1 posted on 10/01/2013 7:59:51 PM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: Golden Eagle

I think it was a combination of lookie-loo’s and those looking for their FREE healthcare coverage. People who actually had intentions of paying for monthly coverage were few and far between.


2 posted on 10/01/2013 8:02:10 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Golden Eagle

If Obamacare had been an initiative of a Republican administration, the NYT would be characterizing today’s performance as a “total collapse.”


3 posted on 10/01/2013 8:09:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Golden Eagle

wow. you think they’d make up better numbers than that.


4 posted on 10/01/2013 8:10:25 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Golden Eagle

With 70 -to- one odds the bookies must be really busy in Vegas!


5 posted on 10/01/2013 8:11:04 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Golden Eagle

Sticker shock. If the price was right, they would have bought.


6 posted on 10/01/2013 8:11:47 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Golden Eagle

The “rush”?
LMBO!!


7 posted on 10/01/2013 8:12:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Golden Eagle
In Illinois, the exchange site had 70,000 visits from 65,000 people

And the other 5,000 visits were from whom, if not people? I presume aliens, but of the illegal kind or of the ET kind?

8 posted on 10/01/2013 8:13:29 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Qwackertoo
I think it was a combination of lookie-loo’s and those looking for their FREE healthcare coverage. People who actually had intentions of paying for monthly coverage were few and far between.

No doubt. Even that only attracted ~70K in Obama's most recent home state of Illinois (population ~12 million) or a percentage of 00.583% who even visited the site. Those that actually signed up? Per the article only ~1,100, or 00.00092%

9 posted on 10/01/2013 8:18:37 PM PDT by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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To: kevao

5,000 people visited the site more than once. Or 5,000 computers were used by different people to access the site. ?


10 posted on 10/01/2013 8:21:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Qwackertoo
I think it was a combination of lookie-loo’s and those looking for their FREE healthcare coverage. People who actually had intentions of paying for monthly coverage were few and far between.

Some website is collected LIV Tweets about healthcare.gov.

They all seemed to echo a similar theme:

1. It's not "FREE". Bummer.

2. It's way too expensive for me. I just lost my job and I can't afford $3600.

3. If I don't buy insurance, I've got to pay a $95 fee???!!! What the hell is that all about?

But mostly...

4. The system sucks. Couldn't go anywhere.

11 posted on 10/01/2013 8:21:28 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Golden Eagle

Make that 00.092%, sorry, too busy laughing to move the decimal 2 places for %.


12 posted on 10/01/2013 8:21:29 PM PDT by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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To: smokingfrog

Perhaps. Just curious they would through those numbers out there, without an explanation, knowing people would wonder about the difference.


13 posted on 10/01/2013 8:23:52 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Steely Tom
If Obamacare had been an initiative of a Republican administration, the NYT would be characterizing today’s performance as a “total collapse.”

Not only that, but how dare the Democrats refuse to negotiate over what is such as obvious failure.

14 posted on 10/01/2013 8:28:43 PM PDT by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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To: Golden Eagle

And even with minimal traffic, a number of the websites failed. How lame is that! A web site we can handle 70,000 visitors per day and around 1000 logins or accounts is not much of a website traffic wise.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 8:38:07 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: freeandfreezing
How lame is that! A web site we can handle 70,000 visitors per day and around 1000 logins or accounts is not much of a website traffic wise.

Agreed. As I heard on FOX tonight, after 3 years and a basically unlimited budget to implement the website(s), there's really no excuse for 'technical' failure. Per this article though, the NY Times has let it slip that it wasn't an actual overload today, but a tiny amount of actual people who were even visiting, much less signing up after they saw the cost.

16 posted on 10/01/2013 8:43:02 PM PDT by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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To: Golden Eagle

Colorado obamacare site is royally broken right now. Can’t do anything without creating an account, which is impossible because the “Create Account” button takes you to the same page as the “Login” button.

Did manage to look at some of the plan terms, though. People are going to be blown away at the costs. Pretty much around $600.00/month for an individual for a low end plan with around $5,000.00 deductible and $6,000.00 out of pocket. That’s $13,000.00 per year for an individual. Hardly “affordable” is it? Can’t imagine a young, healthy person being interested in that. Better to just pay the fine and buy insurance only when you get really ill. Of course, that’s exactly what almost everyone will end up doing, which of course will crash the system. Which of course was exactly what Obamacare was designed to do. Just not this quickly, not right before the 2014 elections.

If the House Pubs can hang tough for another week, the entire country will be begging them to stop this train wreck.


17 posted on 10/01/2013 9:18:20 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

The subsidies generally make it less, the problem is I think you get refunded after tax time. Few people can afford those premiums up front.

Which means people will be borrowing money to pay premiums with expectation of paying the loan back with their tax refund ?


18 posted on 10/01/2013 10:18:14 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Golden Eagle
The demand “exceeds anything that we had expected,” President Obama said.

In other words, the Kenyan manchild was saying, "I did that?" Yup! You put a hell of a lot of people out of work and made them dependent on your BIG government's freebies and handouts. Wait until you commie kid buffoons up in the District of Corruption pass amnesty. That should just about do it for America.

19 posted on 10/01/2013 10:48:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: Golden Eagle

Okay now we will try the landline # 1-800-318-2596 listed above:


20 posted on 10/02/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: catnipman

Thanks for posting this info re deductibles.

Out here in Californiator land in anticipation of Obozocar, many health insurance companies in 2013 kicked their yearly out of pocket deductibles up from $2500 per individual to as high as $5000. That jives with your data re deductibles.

This has created an interesting move to cash to docs, labs and other health care providers.

Others are flocking to concierge docs. Cheaper to pay them $300 to $500 per month and not have be in a waiting room filled with those after free care. To capture some of this movement, high end concierge docs in wealthy bay areas are charging $15,000 to $20,000 per year.

“Did manage to look at some of the plan terms, though. People are going to be blown away at the costs. Pretty much around $600.00/month for an individual for a low end plan with around $5,000.00 deductible and $6,000.00 out of pocket.


21 posted on 10/02/2013 7:31:15 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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