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  •  I don't think it was just 6% percent (2+ / 0-)
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    of people who got errors. There was a 6% "error rate," which I believe means that each time a user clicked to log on or move to another screen, there was a 6% chance the action would fail. As each user would need to engage the website a number of times to complete the process, the percentage of users who were affected at some point in the process was probably a good deal higher.

    •  Perhaps (0+ / 0-)

      But my own experience was nearly clean. I noted that the button I was invited to click told me I would learn about the various programs, after which I would be taken to a page to apply.  I was taken straight to the application page instead.

      It turns out that the original spec for the developers called for a sequence of 'learn about' and then 'apply.'  That was correct. But some idiot got his finger in the pie 5 weeks before launch, according to congressional testimony, and decided on his own to demand that they change the order of things.  Idiot.

      In any case, that was the only glitch I experienced in early October.  Instead of whining about what a failure Obamacare was (I realize you aren't whining) I just submitted my application and in early November I got a snail mail telling me that my wife and I were accepted into the program, and that we should call to learn our options.

      We will be paying about $1200 a month instead of $1900 a month, for better coverage.

      •  Awesome for you (0+ / 0-)

        I'm a huge supporter of the ACA. It's going to ultimately work much better than what we had.

        But I, too, had problems on healthcare.gov when I was testing it a few weeks ago. I couldn't even get past the first page.

        But that should mostly be water on the bridge from here on out. And people will start to get insurance that could save their lives.

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