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Health Site Is Improving But Likely to Miss Saturday Deadline
The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 30,2013 | LOUISE RADNOFSKY and SPENCER E. ANTE

Posted on 11/30/2013 6:26:34 AM PST by Hojczyk

The news isn't all bad: Users say the site looks better, pages load faster, and more people are getting through to sign up for health plans.

But technical problems still affect HealthCare.gov's ability to verify users' identities and transmit accurate enrollment data to insurers, officials say. The data center that supports the site faces continuing challenges, and tools for processing payments to insurers haven't been built.

Technical staff in Washington have been racing up to the end-of-November deadline. In their last public pronouncement on the effort, three days before the deadline, officials said they had much to do to get the site into a condition where it functions smoothly for a majority of users.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare

1 posted on 11/30/2013 6:26:34 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

So it is useless?????


2 posted on 11/30/2013 6:27:00 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Lipstick on a pig.


3 posted on 11/30/2013 6:28:40 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Hojczyk

I’m baffled (not really). With the original roll out, they said the problem was that they didn’t have a completed website that was thoroughly tested. They still don’t have a completed website that’s thoroughly tested.


4 posted on 11/30/2013 6:29:21 AM PST by grania
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To: Hojczyk

I am one who signed up and was unable to have my ID verified.

Tried signing up my daughter and was messaged the email address was no good (it was) Input info multiple times and rec’d same message.


5 posted on 11/30/2013 6:31:51 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: Hojczyk

We all need to continuously log on so we can “test” the site and see if it can handle the traffic load.


6 posted on 11/30/2013 6:38:17 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Hojczyk

So it begins. They started out the WSJ figuring some out here would start to believe rather than have a WAPO or NYT liberal rag start it.

By Monday, all the alphabets and liberal rags and blogs in the country will be trumpeting success.


7 posted on 11/30/2013 6:39:19 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Hojczyk

Big Brother, “1984” ObamaSpeak hails an 80% usage site!!! Any American that believes this garbage is high on drugs, alcohol, Kool-Aid or just simply insane!!!


8 posted on 11/30/2013 6:45:45 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Hojczyk

The “Goal Post” moving squad has already been alerted.


9 posted on 11/30/2013 6:47:59 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Hojczyk
Go to the website and click all the different languages, then just click random buttons which you won't be able to read, because they are in Russian etc.

It doesn't take much to have text writing over itself...lol.

10 posted on 11/30/2013 6:54:28 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Hojczyk

and tools for processing payments to insurers haven’t been built.

***********
A minor problem. lol

There are other critical functions that still need to be built but the article doesn’t go into that. Just saying.


11 posted on 11/30/2013 6:54:32 AM PST by Starboard
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To: R0CK3T

See post 10.


12 posted on 11/30/2013 6:55:47 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Hojczyk

kinda like...we could have told you that...........


13 posted on 11/30/2013 6:57:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Hojczyk
Officials mixed optimism with caution. "November 30th does not represent a relaunch of HealthCare.gov," said Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which operates the site. "It is not a magical date. There will be times after November 30th when the site, like any website, does not perform optimally."

I don't think I have ever heard a corporation make a disclaimer like this about their website.

"Just go to www.oursite.com. It might not work, but just keep trying. Day after day! It's FUN! Be the first one in your state to get through.

14 posted on 11/30/2013 6:57:59 AM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, it's useless. E)
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To: grania

We are constantly fed the excuse of the day. The administration knows it can get away with this tactic since the media won’t hold them accountable for anything nor remind them of their hypocrisy.


15 posted on 11/30/2013 6:58:00 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard

I read the Security module won’t start until spring.


16 posted on 11/30/2013 6:59:34 AM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, it's useless. E)
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To: gitmo

Tip of the iceberg.


17 posted on 11/30/2013 7:05:49 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Hojczyk

There are no website problems.

The problems will be fixed by the end of the month.

We never said it would be perfect.

You’re using it wrong.

Republicans didn’t want it to work, so it doesn’t.

The Tea party sabotaged it.

It’s Bush’s fault.


18 posted on 11/30/2013 7:05:56 AM PST by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: Hojczyk

Or perhaps volume is light because even clueless Obama voters don’t want their personal information on this hackers’ paradise of a web site. Since the payment portion will not be available for weeks, those enrolled are the prospective Takers....a “business model” destined for failure.


19 posted on 11/30/2013 7:06:48 AM PST by txrefugee
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Just for yucks I’ve been trying to access healthcare.gov all day, all I get is “ server not responding”.....


20 posted on 11/30/2013 7:14:29 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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...and tools for processing payments to insurers haven't been built.

And these people will decide if your medical care is covered or not.

If they remember to decide.

21 posted on 11/30/2013 7:19:30 AM PST by Principled
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To: Hojczyk

Stuck on stupid. How could the people responsible for concocting such a shambles of a law possibly supervise the creation of a functioning website?

Stupid is as stupid does.


22 posted on 11/30/2013 7:28:08 AM PST by BusterBear
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To: BusterBear

The changes made parses out your personal information and the rest are dummy fields. Once your informatio is in, someone will contact you and let you know what the fine will be.

This site serves no other purpose other than to get personal information.


23 posted on 11/30/2013 7:32:45 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: Hojczyk

It’s not the “website” that is the actual problem.
For me to obtain the same coverage I have today with my employer, I will have to spend 212% more a month on “healthcare”, that does not include the deductibles that I have to pony up first before I can even access health “insurance”. This thing is going to break America’s back once the employer mandate is put into place. People have no clue how bleak things are going to be in a few short years here in the U.S. and once our “buying power” is greatly diminished, that trickles out to the rest of the world’s economies and they start stumbling and faltering. It is going to be very ugly for the next couple decades unless this thing is killed and killed fast.


24 posted on 11/30/2013 7:45:41 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Hojczyk

As Palin said, who cares about the da** website.


25 posted on 11/30/2013 1:03:26 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (“Some animals are more equal than others" - George Orwell)
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To: Hojczyk

I keep getting confused with the date. They’re talking about this Nov 30th deadline like it’s not today.

As if it matters. No one cares if the website ever “works”. Its not selling anything people want.


26 posted on 11/30/2013 1:06:07 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Ghost of SVR4
This thing is going to break America’s back once the employer mandate is put into place. People have no clue how bleak things are going to be in a few short years here in the U.S. and once our “buying power” is greatly diminished, that trickles out to the rest of the world’s economies and they start stumbling and faltering. It is going to be very ugly for the next couple decades unless this thing is killed and killed fast.

Don't worry. Hillary will come along in a couple years and "save" us from catastrophe. Single-payer is on the way!
/sarcasm

All kidding aside, you're absolutely right on how ugly this is going to be.
27 posted on 11/30/2013 2:35:00 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Hojczyk

They can fix the website, they can give delays, the bottom line is that America does not want a Marxist healthcare system. Actually I stand corrected—the parasites of this nation fully want it as they do not contribute.
There are many problems with healthcare. I’ll stand as an expert on the matter as I was a former provider. Thirteen years. What should have happened was the elimination of monopolies: insurance companies AND the clinics/ hospitals. But what should also happen is everyone pays. And by the way, the Medicaid “poor” you champion are the largest abusers of the system. I can count the compliant Medicaid patients on one hand in thirteen years. This is not an exaggeration. For those that want to argue that point, until you put in thirteen years you have not an opinion.
The answer is to reduce the ridiculous costs of say an overnight stay in a hospital or the like. There are emerging fee for service clinics that cost 80% less than what is the norm as the bureaucracy is eliminated. That means you have to pay for the service. Everyone. And there are charity organizations as well.
But as I have written extensively now as a fiction writer the answer is not Marxism. The answer to a corrupt system is not a more corrupt system of social imprisonment. Worked real well with serfdom in 1917 Russia didn’t it? One man pays so another pays less or not at all. If this continues my fiction will become a reality in our certain collapse.

Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE. A true conservative’s weekly.


28 posted on 11/30/2013 4:47:35 PM PST by Charles Hurst Author
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To: Hojczyk

I guess all the MSM, including the WSJ got their marching orders from Obama — focus on the website, which will get fixed to some extent sooner or later, instead of the disaster of Obamacare itself which is NOT fixable...


29 posted on 11/30/2013 6:00:44 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Great post. Unfortunately, mcconnellcare will not die quickly if at all. The gop wing of the uniparty is almost as invested in it as the ‘rat wing is.

It’ll be interesting to see how the economic collapse plays out. Be sure to be prepared: the moochelle starvation diet will really suck if you aren’t.


30 posted on 11/30/2013 6:53:19 PM PST by RKBA Democrat ( There is no worst president but owebama, and valerie jarrett is his prophet.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

It will not be killed. And America under Obama was supposed to be destroyed; it is already doomed to collapse. Obamacare merely is the Knockout Punch, to coin a phrase in synergy with the game sweeping the nation.


31 posted on 11/30/2013 6:55:02 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Hojczyk; All

Why is congress not investigating who got paid to build this site and who wrote the check? I’ll answer that myself. NSA blackmail.

Does anyone know if you have to sign up before you can see which plans would include your doctor?


32 posted on 11/30/2013 8:51:07 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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