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.
(Forbes article continues)…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.
Alaska’s not drinking the Kool-Aid. According to the Anchorage Daily News, In the two weeks since ObamaCare went live, not a single individual in the entire state of Alaska has signed up.
Congress is not drinking the Kool-Aid. Well of course they aren’t. They’re exempt. How convenient is that? They don’t need to worry about the provisions of ObamaCare impacting their precious lives.