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Ok, we have been looking forward to finally getting access to reasonably priced health insurance for my wife and I for years. We are self employed and own a small business. We currently pay $1,980 per month for decent medical, no dental or vision. With Dental, vision and out of pockets throughout the year our medical care runs about $30,000 per year, for the two of us.

Needless to say, we are very excited about Obamacare. We are in the camp that is upset with the new healthcare scheme, not because we do not want and need it but because it does not go far enough.

In a sane world we would have just expanded medicare to every citizen and made it a payroll deduction. But barring that piece of sane reasoning the ACA is a good first step.

The fact that the website does not work out of the box is a definite technical glitch which is actually inexcusable and very damaging from a public perspective and an undoubted negative Media avalanche that is about to fall on the program, which we did not need now.

Until the site gets fixed we will just have to wait but it would have been nice if the site worked out of the box :-(

8:16 AM PT: Update 11:15AM - After 3 hours of trying, still no joy :-(

1:11 PM PT: 4:10 - Still cannot get on to see rates or enroll :-(

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  •  The response that is overwhelming the (4+ / 0-)

    system is encouraging.  

    Imagine if there was no obstruction from the repubs and the Administration got there message out to everyone who needs insurance.

    If this is what we get when half the country either doesn't know or is opposed to checking it out, wow.

    "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

    by MRA NY on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 07:12:39 AM PDT

  •  seems to work for me (1+ / 0-)
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    I suppose this is a minute-to-minute thing -- and of course I didn't go very far in the application process. But several pages seemed to load zippily.

    "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

    by HudsonValleyMark on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 07:18:05 AM PDT

  •  I'm getting a holding page with (2+ / 0-)
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    freerad, sebastianguy99

    this message:

    Health Insurance Marketplace: Please wait
    We have a lot of visitors on our site right now and we're working to make your experience here better. Please wait here until we send you to the login page. Thanks for your patience!
    Which is better than just a sit and spin with no clue what's going on. I'm going to close it out and try it again in a day or so. Coverage wouldn't kick in until Jan. 1st anyway. But I'm glad they're at least providing an explanation rather than just an error message.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 07:57:01 AM PDT

  •  Puzzling... (0+ / 0-)

    I keep reading stories about it being down, but every time I visit it works.

    •  Still Down For Us (0+ / 0-)

      I am glad that someone has been able to get on :-)

      Don't get me wrong even though I am deeply disappointed that our country could not do the right thing and move to a single payer system (the only way we will ever get costs under control and serve 100% of our population). I still support this incremental effort.

      But honestly, couldn't we make it work right on the first day, must have been a Republican in charge of the effort :-)

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