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View Diary: Obamacare exchanges failure stories outnumber success stories, even here on the Kos (54 comments)

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  •  Unfortunately, I have seen some (1+ / 0-)
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    If you click through the links above, all published in the last few days, you'll see them too. I was just linking to people who want to sign up, have tried to sign up, and have not succeeded in signing up. Sadly, there are a lot of them.

    •  yeah, I'm not buying it. (0+ / 0-)

      Not saying some aren't "having issues," but most attempting to choose a policy on there are doing so. That's still not a great number, but to suggest the site is just as crappy as it was on Day One is just not so. The worst is clearly behind us and the wind now clearly at our back. I would strongly suggest Dems strongly wrap themselves in the flag of "ObamaCare" as they run against TeaPubs in 2014, becuz sooner rather than later the website is going to function just fine, and "customers" are going to find the Plans on there just fine.

      •  It's *clearly* not nearly as crappy as Day 1 (0+ / 0-)

        but it was very crappy indeed on Day 1.

        This is the metric I'd like to see: Take 1000 people representative of the people we expect to sign up, some currently uninsured and some with insurance that has been cancelled. Choose people who have not yet played with the exchanges. Ask them to try to sign up. In this test they would go all the way through picking a plan. (We'd let them undo the choice at the end of the test. This would just be a test.)

        See how many of them can get to the point of pulling the trigger, without any help, just as if they were sitting at home at their computer trying to select a plan. Report the percentage.

        The professed goal of the current surge is to get that number to 80%. They acknowledge it is not there yet. I'd love to know what the current number is. I'd guess it's somewhere around 55-60%.

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