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Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly It Is
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecar...rue-costs/

Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are

Avik Roy
Forbes
October 15, 2013

A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not you’re eligible for subsidies. HHS bureaucrats knew this would make the website run more slowly. But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare’s insurance plans would scare people away.

“Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,” report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal. “But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.” Why was it delayed? “An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.” (Emphasis added.)

As you know if you’ve been following this space, Obamacare’s bevy of mandates, regulations, taxes, and fees drives up the cost of the insurance plans that are offered under the law’s public exchanges. A Manhattan Institute analysis I helped conduct found that, on average, the cheapest plan offered in a given state, under Obamacare, will be 99 percent more expensive for men, and 62 percent more expensive for women, than the cheapest plan offered under the old system. And those disparities are even wider for healthy people.

That raises an obvious question. If 50 million people are uninsured today, mainly because insurance is too expensive, why is it better to make coverage even costlier?
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It was up and running okay last weekend. Unfortunately the sticker shock is still there.
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I just went to the site, because I'm curious to know what it could cost me. Its running fine now, but I'm not going through the process because the process is to apply...I just want to know pricing, not apply.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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Camper;121919 Wrote:I just went to the site, because I'm curious to know what it could cost me. Its running fine now, but I'm not going through the process because the process is to apply...I just want to know pricing, not apply.

We had to sign the bill to know what is in it.

We need to apply to know the costs.

Hmmmm... can we vote out congress and only tell them why afterwards?

ETA: wanted to be more precise
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Camper;121919 Wrote:I just went to the site, because I'm curious to know what it could cost me. Its running fine now, but I'm not going through the process because the process is to apply...I just want to know pricing, not apply.

You don't actually apply to anything. When they had me sign the form that all my statements were true I wrote, "I refuse to sign this I'm only looking at prices. if you let me through you agree" Smile It let me though Smile
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The Canadian company that designed the FiascoCare web blight was fired by Canada for...? Fucking up Canada's healthcare computer system.

The overall design of the website hosting is bizarrely complex, wholly unworkable, and has not been given anywhere near the physical support necessary to manage such a large amount of data.

The websites crashed with only a fraction of the expected traffic, meaning the shit for brains designers from America's Attic did not actually give a shit, and are probably spending their days rolling back and forth in the giant piles of Benjamins that Resident Obama threw at them.

Estimates for enrollment are 50, 000, and that's the over bet.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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Whoa! Are you saying that, with unemployment here in the US as it is, a CANADIAN company was hired to design the system??? Do you have a citation for that?

Shaking my head...

Ten*K;121946 Wrote:The Canadian company that designed the FiascoCare web blight was fired by Canada for...? Fucking up Canada's healthcare computer system.

The overall design of the website hosting is bizarrely complex, wholly unworkable, and has not been given anywhere near the physical support necessary to manage such a large amount of data.

The websites crashed with only a fraction of the expected traffic, meaning the shit for brains designers from America's Attic did not actually give a shit, and are probably spending their days rolling back and forth in the giant piles of Benjamins that Resident Obama threw at them.

Estimates for enrollment are 50, 000, and that's the over bet.
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http://washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit...web-sites/

mingomom;121947 Wrote:Whoa! Are you saying that, with unemployment here in the US as it is, a CANADIAN company was hired to design the system??? Do you have a citation for that?

Shaking my head...

Ten*K;121946 Wrote:The Canadian company that designed the FiascoCare web blight was fired by Canada for...? Fucking up Canada's healthcare computer system.

The overall design of the website hosting is bizarrely complex, wholly unworkable, and has not been given anywhere near the physical support necessary to manage such a large amount of data.

The websites crashed with only a fraction of the expected traffic, meaning the shit for brains designers from America's Attic did not actually give a shit, and are probably spending their days rolling back and forth in the giant piles of Benjamins that Resident Obama threw at them.

Estimates for enrollment are 50, 000, and that's the over bet.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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Ten*K;121970 Wrote:http://washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit...web-sites/

mingomom;121947 Wrote:Whoa! Are you saying that, with unemployment here in the US as it is, a CANADIAN company was hired to design the system??? Do you have a citation for that?

Shaking my head...

Thanks... truly unbelievable!
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