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  •  Biggest non-issue. MSM needs something else (11+ / 0-)

    to distract them and they'll move on.  

    Only people who even are being hindered by the website glitches are folks who don't have health insurance and want some or folks who believe they're paying too much and are shopping around.  Neither of these groups are all of a sudden going to not utilize the ACA because of web glitches.  

    And to everybody else - this is just a political weapon to attack the President with.  Nothing more.  MSM figures that the GOP took the brunt of the shutdown fallout negative coverage, so they need to "get back" at Obama a bit to be "fair and balanced".  

    But with so many damn "Web glitches are killer and ACA is doooooomed!" diaries here - folks certainly take their cues from the MSM (or Republicans).  

    How many folks who have health insurance bought theirs online?  How many of you purchased your home/renters insurance online?  How many purchased your auto insurance online?  Things as complicated as insurance purchases doesn't strike me as something most folks look to purchase online to begin with.  

    Glenn Greenwald promotes far-right fringe extremist group The Oath Keepers - https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statuses/377787818619064320

    by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:23:30 PM PDT

    •  I did. Either online and/or by phone! That's how (0+ / 0-)

      I purchased my auto, home and Medicare Supplemental coverages.

      No problems. I'm reviewing my Plan D Rx coverage now to determine if I want to stay with the same company or switch.

      All the info is there online - Rates, coverage, my drugs, co-pays, etc. You can actually compare plans next to each other.

      This Medicare government site works well and is pretty easy to navigate.

      Wish I could say the same about the ACA site.

      It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

      by auapplemac on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:31:04 PM PDT

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      •  And that medicare site has been up and around (2+ / 0-)
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        for how long?  How about your auto and home carriers?  This is a huge monster of a website for essentially a start up.  And unlike most start-ups who can slowly grow with their clientele, this website went online to millions of customers all at once.  

        Bush's medicare part D roll out was less than smooth, as was the Romneycare online aspect of his roll out.  

        Glenn Greenwald promotes far-right fringe extremist group The Oath Keepers - https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statuses/377787818619064320

        by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:45:04 PM PDT

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      •  And folks can sign up by phone for ACA. (2+ / 0-)
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        The website is just one avenue.  

        Glenn Greenwald promotes far-right fringe extremist group The Oath Keepers - https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statuses/377787818619064320

        by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:45:47 PM PDT

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        •  You can make the initial application. But, you (5+ / 0-)

          cannot learn about the actual plans and companies that provide them. Can't learn the benefits available and the exclusions/exceptions that are in every policy.

          Need to see the actual policy to determine which, if any, plan you might want.

          You are told you will receive info my snail mail. They also tell you that they don't know how long that will take to get to you.

          I have close friends who have been trying since 10/1. I've been following their travails closely to keep in touch with the process. BTW, this is the Federal program and not one of the states that is providing their own.

          It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

          by auapplemac on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:50:19 PM PDT

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          •  That has changed. You can find the coverage (1+ / 0-)
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            options on healthcare.gov by company and policy name for any county in any state covered, and call the companies for more even if you cannot register and start an application online. There are 19 plans offered in Indiana, most of them from Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and some from MDwise.

            Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

            by Mokurai on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 12:05:59 AM PDT

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            •  In TX you can also see the plans and premium and (0+ / 0-)

              if you're knowedgeable enough you then go to the website of the Insurance Co to find the details of each policy - what's covered, how much and what is not covered.

              Maybe that's how the Federal site should have been designed from the start.

              It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

              by auapplemac on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 01:08:52 AM PDT

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          •  Nope that changed this weekend (0+ / 0-)

            Check it out.  Very cool.  I previewed my state's plans in about 5 minutes by answering a few simple prompts.  There are more prompts if you think you qualify for subsidies.

            "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Riane Eisler

            by noofsh on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 03:57:11 AM PDT

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    •  Non-issue? Really? (1+ / 0-)
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      This will be our President's main claim to fame, or sadly, possibly shame. The repugs in Congress have voted how many times to repeal this law due to it not having a chance to work, being unconstitutional, giving it the name of our President, etc...President Obama has hailed it as great, and that it will help most people without insurance to now be covered, yet the experiences so far have been, well....

      An "glitch" is something minor that can be fixed rather easily. The ACA "glitch" has lasted a month so far, with no firm fixes or resolution date in sight as of now.

      I want this program to succeed, but your "hey, look over there" does nothing but give added support the repugs view of this law. People in our Government should be fired over this, and most likely a contractor or three should be sued - neither will ever happen of course, but attention does need to be brought to this by the MSM so that maybe enough embarrassment will help to fix all of these issues.

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