#1 Forbes: Obamacare's Website Crashing Because It Doesn't Want You To Know How Costly
10-16-2013, 04:01 PM
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Obamacare's Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn't Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are
A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not you’re eligible for subsidies. HHS bureaucrats knew this would make the website run more slowly. But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare’s insurance plans would scare people away.
“Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,” report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal. “But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.” Why was it delayed? “An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.”
As you know if you’ve been following this space, Obamacare’s bevy of mandates, regulations, taxes, and fees drives up the cost of the insurance plans that are offered under the law’s public exchanges. A Manhattan Institute analysis I helped conduct found that, on average, the cheapest plan offered in a given state, under Obamacare, will be 99 percent more expensive for men, and 62 percent more expensive for women, than the cheapest plan offered under the old system. And those disparities are even wider for healthy people.
That raises an obvious question. If 50 million people are uninsured today, mainly because insurance is too expensive, why is it better to make coverage even costlier?
The answer is that Obamacare wasn’t designed to help healthy people with average incomes get health insurance. It was designed to force those people to pay more for coverage, in order to subsidize insurance for people with incomes near the poverty line, and those with chronic or costly medical conditions...
...Comparable private-sector e-commerce sites, like eHealthInsurance.com, allow you to shop for plans and compare prices simply by entering your age and your ZIP code. After you’ve selected a plan you like, you fill out an on-line application. That substantially winnows down the number of people who rely on the site for network-intensive tasks.....
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10-16-2013, 07:20 PM
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It could also be crashing because some nerdowells are creating false accounts just to mess with the system.
Not sure who would do such a thing.
10-16-2013, 07:47 PM
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The Obama administration can't even run a website, yet they have the audacity to take on something as monstrous and national healthcare...This is just the beginning folks.
10-16-2013, 08:29 PM
Every step of this Obombanation will fail! I'm pretty sure it was meant to fail. Never trust a liberal, they lie. Lets see what happens in the news now that we caved on every thing else, will the MSM pick up on the ACA horror show!? And how hard will they spin the 0 positives about it.
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10-16-2013, 08:48 PM
But not to worry 'cuz the NSA will guard your privacy.....I think.
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10-16-2013, 08:51 PMWe have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
10-16-2013, 08:53 PMThis above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
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