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  •  Lets face facts (0+ / 0-)

    I suspect I am about to get people angry, but I believe in facts. This ACA portal is remarkably bad. IE??? Yeah, that is the way to get young people with Macs to use the exchange.
    What people really want to see is the bottom line, the cost. Then you worry about coverage, copays, etc. Why is it so hard to find this out?
    Nobody is a bigger supporter of Obama (ask my wife)  than I am. But the argument for delaying requirements (but not the option to have coverage) 3 months to March 1 looks really rational to me right now (except for the political damage part). If things do not get real better real soon we are in big trouble in my opinion. I'm not talking abut the converted on this site, but the people who just want to find out for themselves what the ACA is about. They are getting the impression it could get them killed if the health care works as well as the website.

    •  Or, they might be getting the impression that as (2+ / 0-)
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      with so many things that people desperately need and want, sometimes you have to be patient and get in line.  When it's a matter of insurance or no insurance, I suspect people will do what they have to do.  As the diarist wrote, and as so many people know from personal experience, sometimes in life ya just have to be patient.  I'm positive it'll all be  worked out in a week or two.  Good news/bad news:  more demand than they anticipated.  

      •  For people who need it, absolutely (2+ / 0-)
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        Fury, weck

        If you have medical problems the ACA is a life saver. But this only works if healthy people sign up too, a lot of them. A bad web site will be one more reason to put it off to never.  Just adding servers will not solve bad design problems.

        •  I'm telling those people to wait until next week. (2+ / 0-)
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          weck, AuntieRa

          People who are against this law but are on the exchanges should wait. I'm handling my daughter, because you're right; she'd never stand for this. I'm also telling Type A's and anxious people to wait.

          If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never has and never will be. Thomas Jefferson

          by JDWolverton on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 03:54:37 PM PDT

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    •  I don't have a Mac or I would have tested Safari (3+ / 0-)
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      Avilyn, Fury, weck

      I can ask a Mac person to try it out.

      The through put is slow. I think it's pinging the server after clicking every "next" box. That's insane. I agree, they didn't plan for enough bandwidth for this week.

      Getting an individual health insurance policy prior to this was far more difficult. It couldn't be done on-line. The application was at least 10 pages and you had disclose every aspect of your medical history. If your wife had a c-section, she was uninsurable. If someone had an occasional head ache and didn't declare it, then they faced retroactive rescission if they developed seizure disorder, brain tumor or whatever.

      I think if they expand band width in the near future for the next month they'll be good. I noticed the site is better today, than it was yesterday. It will get better.
       

      If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never has and never will be. Thomas Jefferson

      by JDWolverton on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 03:34:12 PM PDT

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