Add this to the fact that people all over the country are seeing huge premiums makes this a borderline disaster. This whole bill really only helps those that couldn't get insurance because of a pre-exsisting condition, but a federal mandate striking down the the exsistance of pre-ex could have done that. And its only helping the pre-ex folks that can afford the plans.The rollout of the federal Obamacare website has been a disaster, full stop. There can be no excuses, nor will I be making any. It's been clear for years what needed to be done, and failing was not an option. The exchanges, and the website that allowed access to them, had to work, and they just do not.
I wrote a week or two ago that the initial problems with the HealthCare.gov website appeared to be because of volume issues. That could be spun as either a positive or negative thing. But it now seems that the surge was not the cause of the malfunctions. After the first weekend, when the administration added additional capacity to the servers, the issues didn't go away.
What are they? I wish I could say for sure. But some good reports have come out that detail just a few of the problems.