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The ACA website was broken before it was ever rolled out

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by thisnumbersdisconnected, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

    Apr 11, 2013
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    The White House won't rule out delaying the individual mandate for a year, like they did (illegally) for the small business mandate. But then again, if people can't sign up, how can you penalize them for not having insurance? And that's going to be the story, even though the statistics leaking out from the insurance industry indicate it isn't a matter of "can't" but "won't." Fewer than 50,000 enrollees, even after website traffic dropped by 88% following the first week?

    Here's the dirty little secret the White House doesn't want anyone to know, though their own stats they have released bears it out: The story is, the system crashes with only 200 people online. After the October 1 startup date, the system crashed in the first five minutes because 2,000 people were online. But in the second week, only 1.12 million people logged on. That means, at any given second, there were only 1.85 people online. So, why'd the system crash?

    Why? Because no one wants to pay those rates. They won't pay those rates, particularly when, for the first few years, the penalty is much less than the premiums.
    #1 thisnumbersdisconnected, Oct 22, 2013
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