Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:58 am
If Republicans had not been such fools by trying to hijack our nations democratic foundation, they could have sat back and taken pot shots at the Obama Administration’s failure to project just how popular ObamaCare would be at its outset and prepare the necessary infrastructure to handle the traffic. To be fair, Republicans have made it more difficult by taking every opportunity to sabotage the ACA. But one state, despite web site difficulties, because the feds have not fixed their end yet, has made the rollout a tremendous success.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:05 am
They chat up jobs all the time. If Obamacare is successful there will be tons of jobs in the medical field and things that surround and support the medical field. They lie!
I think Oregon has something to crow about, but so do many states. Even some of the states that the governors have rejected Obama care/ACA - are signing up thousands. A careful estimate in California, a state that has gone to extremes to make this easy for their citizens have signed up an estimated 600,000 since October 1, and this might stick in McConnell's craw but even recalcitrant Kentucky has signed up at least 3,000 people this week alone.
I don't know who is responsible for the total tech disaster of this computer foul up but, there really is no excuse for this to still be a problem. Get this system up and running, there will be enough real problems coming up later.
Any thing signing up millions of people will have snags, this however, should have been beta tested.
What do you do with a used tea bag? I toss them in the trash.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:16 am
Oregon has figured it out and so will other states. The states that won't accept help are those who's governors don't care about their citizens, they care about defeating Obama.
The system will get fixed but it's too bad that they are having the problems they are, it give the rethugs more reason to try and take it down and Cruz more fodder for his rhetoric. Now they are having hearings on what the problem is, of course led by rethugs. A dream of theirs has come true right now with the inability for many to sign on to Obamacare but this will soon be their nightmare.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:24 am
Wow, and I only thought Oregon was good at college football...just kidding...in all seriousness, this is awesome and once again shows that sometimes the latest in technology doesn't overcome the simplicity of common sense and wisdom.....
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:58 am
What Oregon has done - taking the pressure of the ACA by letting people pre-enrol with a minimum of details entered to let them enrol later at a more convenient time and in a more controlled way - was a very smart thing to do indeed and should be copied by other states. If they can control the flow this way, but still have problems with an excess demand on the system, they will know that it comes from others sources, for example hackers, who have some programs in place to overload the system. And guess who would be behind those hackers?
Saturday October 19, 2013, 12:06 pm
All new computer programmes have issues that escape detection during testing. From my business experience, loading, that is total usage at any one time, is a common problem, but it should be fixed easily and quickly. It has been almost 3 weeks, but is it possible that the shutdown hampered efforts? IF that it the case, this is one more way that the Republicanus/Teabaggers have screwed the country. But even Microsoft has problems with its software roll outs and it tests its products. The multiple glitches in Windows 8 is an example.
Kudos to Oregon, and all other states who are moving forward, for working around the glitches. If all states would coöperate by supporting the exchanges and thinking of their people first instead of ideology or rather than fighting Obamacare, there would be fewer problems. But Republicanus/Teabaggers are dedicated to slowing this process down if they can't repeal Obamacare.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 12:23 pm
Every new system start-up, especially one this vast, has kinks! They will be ironed out in short order and the USA will get the health insurance they so richly deserve! I also think Congress should have to be on this new insurance.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:45 pm
Thanks for this article. Kudos to Oregon !!! Calif. NY & a few States have done a good job. ...but then they CARE about their citizens The losers are the RED States who's GOVS. won't implement the Medicaid expansion thus denying their most needy any health care. So glad I live in a "BLUE" State....(most) of our political leaders are SANE !!!
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:47 pm
Oregon sounds like they're on top of the ACA. Good to know it's working there and in other states, though I'm sure the rabid Right will continue to trash the program rather than try and fix the glitches until they are no longer in office. Thanks for the post.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:27 pm
Ty Tom ... the Washington State site is doing very well also.
Glitches et al ... ACA is still a good start and it will get better if the GOP sabotage experts keep their greedy little mitts off it. The problems are what competition, private contracting and extremely stupid "Paul Ryan" austerity budget cuts get for us. . .we need true "universal healthcare" and genuine "cooperation." SO sick of the whiners and bullies on the playground.
“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us." ―Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off." ― Franklin D. Roosevelt, People's Forum in Troy, New York (March 3, 1912)
"But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings." ― Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democratic National Convention of 1932 (July 2, 1932)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:59 pm
I find it funny that Kentucky is approving of their plan over Obamacare, which it is. Obviously Edith isn't one of the ideologues. Congrats to KY for electing a Dem governor. Now get McConnell the moron and Paul the pusillanimous puke out of there.