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  •  Still waiting to be able to use healthcare.gov (1+ / 0-)
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    Has anyone been able to use this site?  I was a fervent supporter of the ACA and was so excited about the launch day.  I want to explore the options and disappointed that I still can't get access.  I so want this law to succeed and prove the critics wrong but I must admit I'm getting anxious and upset that the site isn't more efficient after 3 days.

    •  It's the biggest launch ever. (8+ / 0-)

      Since Fox told everyone no one was interested, let's be thrilled that millions are interested.  We have 6 months.  

      The folks who are disappointed by high costs need to hammer their state leaders.  Blue state costs are surprisingly reasonable.  Red Staters need to kick ass and take names.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 03:50:25 PM PDT

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    •  Even if you can get access... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...I don't see anyplace where you can explore the options or see what policies you might be able to get.

      When I finally got on, it funneled me into the full-on application process -- no other choice -- which bombed because the site failed to complete the "validate you are who you say you are" process.

      Worse, it wants all kinds of income estimates which I'm simply unable to provide because I'm a small business owner and I haven't a f*cking clue how much money I'll make next year.

      As easy as it was for me to compare plans before I signed up for the temporary PPACA high-risk pool, and then to do so -- including an application for premium assistance -- the Healthcare.gov version is the absolute opposite. A nightmare.

      I'm pretty savvy when it comes to dealing with bureaucracies, but this is ridiculous -- and will likely be a high barrier to acceptance for people less motivated than me.

      "Don't ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine. They fall right out of the sky." -- Kaywinnit Lee Frye

      by Technowitch on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 04:14:51 PM PDT

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    •  New user. First comment on DKos. (0+ / 0-)

      And you're unhappy that you can't get on the website?

      Lots of people without healthcare are trying to get insurance. Which is good.

      "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

      by Dbug on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 10:28:02 PM PDT

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