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Obamacare website shows improvement, new problems emerge

There are 144 comments on the Reuters story from Oct 14, 2013, titled Obamacare website shows improvement, new problems emerge. In it, Reuters reports that:

The Obama administration has made headway against an online bottleneck that jammed enrollment for the president's healthcare reform, but new technical problems greeted users on Monday, showing how difficult it will be to get consumers registered in time for insurance coverage to start January 1. Three weeks after the launch of new health insurance ... (more)

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Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#191 Oct 21, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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It seems that our low information folks who railed on the Hannity spew station, had their facts wrong without even checking the facts effecting their own businesses and family.
Get your own personal data folks and do your homework before spewing the fux propaganda.
Notice how not one tea bagger even attempted to refute this link you supplied?

Thanks - I also now will be paying 53% less, with no changes to my current doctors. Signed up almost a week ago. N.Y. exchanges are working just fine.

Dover, PA

#192 Oct 21, 2013
President Obama's Monday speech addressing the law's problematic rollout -- and a coming tech surge to improve the website -- gave them exactly the forum they needed.

"The taxpayers have already shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars to build the original website. How much more money is President Obama going to demand? Instead of continuing to pour money into this broken law, it's time to issue a permanent delay and work on solutions that provide real health care reform, rather than broken promises and error messages," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the number two Senate Republican.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, called the rollout a "$400-plus million mistake" and an "embarrassment," and seconded Cornyn's calls for a permanent delay. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said the president's speech should have addressed "the substantive, real-life consequences of his signature law." Mr. Obama actually defended the law's "essence" as "working just fine," even if the website fell short of expectations.

Several Republicans drew attention to the problem of insurance companies cancelling existing plans, bolstered by a Kaiser Health News article published Monday that said insurers had sent hundreds of thousands of letters to people who buy their own coverage informing them that their plans had been cancelled, mainly because they failed to meet the law's requirements that will kick in on Jan. 1.

"If and when the technical glitches get fixed, Americans will unfortunately still face the bleak reality of this train wreck--problems no IT specialist can fix," Thune said. WHICH LEADS US TO THE QUESTION, IF A POLICY HAS BEEN PURCHASED THROUGH THE EXCHANGES, WILL IT CONTINUE TO BE VALID, OR WILL IT BE CANCELLED??????????STAY TUNED.

United States

#194 Oct 21, 2013
I'd rather pay the fine then take part in this rip off. It probably will be extended by a year or so as the Government hired the same people Canada had to fire after they couldn't correct their mess in 3 years. Or maybe the 37 Republican states will put it to a vote. If 2/3 of the states turn it down it will go the way of Prohibition.

Dover, PA

#195 Oct 22, 2013
Crystal_Clear wrote:
It appears what has happened any state that has a Democrat Governor opted to create their own state exchanges. An example is ConnectforHealthCo.com . It works great - I had no problems registering the 2nd day. Now for states that have Republican Governors - they chose to leave the operation of the exchanges to the federal government. And therein lies the problem.
Problem? The feds wanted this. The reason the republican governors chose to let the feds do it is because it would have forced the states to expand Medicaid. That means higher taxes. Someone has to slow the bloodletting on the working class.

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