Skip to comments.Consumer Reports: ‘Stay away from Healthcare.gov for at least another month’
Posted on 10/21/2013 10:46:09 AM PDT by markomalley
Consumer Reports is advising people to stay away from Healthcare.gov for at least another month, as technicians attempt to sort out what has been a rocky rollout of the Obamacare enrollment website, with an unending list of glitches hampering people from signing up.
In a post last week, as part of Consumer Reports series on the new healthcare law and how to navigate it, the organization offers tips from a software tester How to successfully register for health insurance on HealthCare.gov. The advice itself highlights a number of pitfalls.
For instance, No. 1) Follow instructions when creating a user name is a task described as not as easy as it seems. The post describes the instructions as garbled.
Ben Simo, the software tester, says the instructions are needlessly complicated and logins will end up being less secure because users will be putting the info on Post-Its stuck to their computers, as, the writer of the post concedes, indeed I have done with my own.
After a series of similar instructions, including the fact that you must check your email constantly in order to respond to the account activation e-mail promptly, because if you dont, Healthcare.gov will time you out. If the e-mail never comes, youll have to go back to square one.
Ultimately, the post concludes, it might be best to just wait until the glitches have been dealt with.
If all this is too much for you to absorb, follow our previous advice: Stay away from Healthcare.gov for at least another month if you can, the post says. Hopefully that will be long enough for its software vendors to clean up the mess theyve made.
Obviously, Consumer Reports is racist. They don’t like Obamacare because it was invented by a Black man.
My thoughts exactly!
For another month?
How about for the rest of my life?!?
It’s the Tea Party’s fault.
Stay away from Healthcare.gov.
Sentence should have stopped there.
The website is a scam, a sham, and a downright shame.
If you MUST eventually be forced to take some form of mandated “health insurance” coverage, apply in person and without recourse to the website. But only make the application under real and credible threat of prosecution.
Spot on! We know that’s the only reason anyone ever objects to anything Obama!
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! That might be long enough for the government to put up a whole new site with the same start page, which will do nothing but collect detailed personal information and then say: "One of our SEIU call-center representatives will call within 48 hours to discuss your voluntary euthanasia options." :)
My husband gets that rag. I always didn’t really like it because of apparent biases, anyway.
Then I happened to read an issue maybe last year, where it said, perhaps in the “old days” section, that they’ve always pushed for single-payer type systems, since they ‘30s or so. I think they offered proof such as a reprint of a short piece from the ‘40s.