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(LA Times)   Three years and $313 million later...Covered California still can't get its act together. Only 514,000 sign up in California   (latimes.com) divider line 97
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2013-10-03 08:32:13 AM  
Hasn't it only been 2 days jack assmitter?

half a million in two days is pretty decent, especially when for a portion of the time the website experienced failure
 
2013-10-03 09:07:04 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Hasn't it only been 2 days jack assmitter?

half a million in two days is pretty decent, especially when for a portion of the time the website experienced failure


A lot of these people will wait until the last minute.  Just like they do for taxes.
 
2013-10-03 09:32:08 AM  
OMG ONLY HALF A MILLION CALIFORNIANS SIGNED UP IN THE FIRST TWO DAYS OBLACKMACARE IS A FAILURE SARAH TED PALIN CRUZ IS NOW PRESIDENT WHERE ARE MY VELRO SHOES I KNOW I LEFT THEM SOMEWHERE UP HERE
 
2013-10-03 10:05:51 AM  
Really?? ONLY half a million in two days? I feel awful just knowing that those people have insurance.

/Obama!
 
2013-10-03 10:06:03 AM  
They should have planned for this with a dynamic cloud based traffic plan.  Seems the smartest people for web development were not hired.
 
2013-10-03 10:07:07 AM  
If half a million people is nothing, why do they get two senators?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-03 10:07:28 AM  
Actually it's 514k unique online visitors, which probably included 513k people who wanted to just check the site out and see what it looks like.

But yeah this is beyond stupid. DAY 2: Health care crisis not completely solved. How will Obama apologize to the American people?
 
2013-10-03 10:07:54 AM  
Ten years and $1 trillion later, Saddam Hussein still had nothing to do with 9/11.
 
2013-10-03 10:11:25 AM  
A half a million in 2 days is impressive. Sean Hannity you should quit submitting.
 
2013-10-03 10:11:38 AM  
The next accurate headline in the politics tab today will be the first.
 
2013-10-03 10:12:34 AM  
History will remember the horrors that Hussein unleashed upon the world when he tried to give all of America affordable health care.  History will not forgive.
 
2013-10-03 10:15:48 AM  
Oh Noes! A half a million people have health insurance. Won't someone think of the children.......oh wait.

/doing my best Gumby voice
//If it doesn't work 100% right the very first day WE ARE ALL DOOMED*
///Republicans are scared that people will like the ACA. 

*sarcasm
 
2013-10-03 10:21:44 AM  
I got PTSD trying to reach the Obamacare web page and doctors won't help me because they don't take no Obamacare patients.

True story.

Thanks Obama
 
2013-10-03 10:22:16 AM  

Imperialism: The next accurate headline in the politics tab today will be the first.


Relax, the deadline isn't until noon yesterday.
 
2013-10-03 10:25:13 AM  

jaytkay: I got PTSD trying to reach the Obamacare web page and doctors won't help me because they don't take no Obamacare patients.

True story.

Thanks Obama


Damn you got Obamacare already?  I guess they allow a few people to get it before Jan 1
 
2013-10-03 10:29:43 AM  
Only half a million?
What a disaster.

/Trollmitter is trolly.
 
2013-10-03 10:30:10 AM  

TNel: jaytkay: I got PTSD trying to reach the Obamacare web page and doctors won't help me because they don't take no Obamacare patients.

True story.

Thanks Obama

Damn you got Obamacare already?  I guess they allow a few people to get it before Jan 1


Shh, don't tell him that the folks who get it early are really signing up for FEMA Care. Death panels, Acorn, and work camps!
 
2013-10-03 10:31:17 AM  
I blame Francisco Franco.
 
2013-10-03 10:33:26 AM  
...except half a million people didn't "sign up."

Half a million visits, about 7100 actual applications, ZERO actually got insurance - because the people who issue the insurance through the site haven't actually been trained yet.

Oops.
 
2013-10-03 10:34:48 AM  
Looks like someone doesn't know the difference between hits, page views, unique visitors and customer orders.
 
2013-10-03 10:43:44 AM  

cirby: ...except half a million people didn't "sign up."

Half a million visits, about 7100 actual applications, ZERO actually got insurance - because the people who issue the insurance through the site haven't actually been trained yet.

Oops.


Zero got insurance because you can't get insurance until Jan 1
 
2013-10-03 10:45:48 AM  
A quarter-million per day?  Pretty impressive.
 
2013-10-03 10:47:32 AM  
if it's not perfect in its first two days it's a failure so we should go back to the old system which was...um, perfect.

ah the good ol' reliable GOP, rooting for America to fail since 2008.
 
2013-10-03 10:50:09 AM  

TNel: cirby: ...except half a million people didn't "sign up."

Half a million visits, about 7100 actual applications, ZERO actually got insurance - because the people who issue the insurance through the site haven't actually been trained yet.

Oops.

Zero got insurance because you can't get insurance until Jan 1


He's doing busy work.
 
2013-10-03 10:52:43 AM  
I keep trying for Virginia but I have yet to see an actual website, just a please check back our server is being crushed message.
 
2013-10-03 10:53:45 AM  

DarkLancelot: I keep trying for Virginia but I have yet to see an actual website, just a please check back our server is being crushed message.


Did they ever post who they contracted to?  I mean whoever is running those servers need a good smear compaign so nobody will ever choose them again.
 
2013-10-03 10:55:13 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Hasn't it only been 2 days jack assmitter?

half a million in two days is pretty decent, especially when for a portion of the time the website experienced failure


Uhm, submitter is making the case that it has been popular. That seems rather obvious. You seem to have a hair trigger on your panty bunching.

The oopsie of them saying five million on Tuesday isn't even being mocked in that headline.
 
2013-10-03 10:59:39 AM  
I was waiting for the website to come back up. It's up? I'll go sign up.

/says I should be eligible for Medicaid, but who knows if that means I'll actually get help for what's wrong with me
 
2013-10-03 11:00:16 AM  

FlashHarry: OMG ONLY HALF A MILLION CALIFORNIANS SIGNED UP IN THE FIRST TWO DAYS OBLACKMACARE IS A FAILURE SARAH TED PALIN CRUZ IS NOW PRESIDENT WHERE ARE MY VELRO SHOES I KNOW I LEFT THEM SOMEWHERE UP HERE


i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-03 11:02:06 AM  

DarkLancelot: I keep trying for Virginia but I have yet to see an actual website, just a please check back our server is being crushed message.


I thought VA was one of the states that didn't even bother setting up an exchange, thereby kicking us onto the federal exchanges.

/Which is probably not a bad thing, seeing as our current crop of state leaders are a nice derpy shade of red and would probably have screwed it up anyways.
 
2013-10-03 11:05:28 AM  
Look, I'm not fan of ACA at all, but it's a bit premature to be declaring that "no one is signing up!" after the first 48 hours. Especially when people have until March 15 of next year, right?

I think we need to wait until the end of the year and take stock to see what the adoption rate is.

I am also interested to see how many people on the individual market sign up for plans with lesser benefits than what they had previously, and what percentage of exchange sign-up are for the expanded Medicare portion.
 
2013-10-03 11:06:19 AM  

jayhawk88: Actually it's 514k unique online visitors, which probably included 513k people who wanted to just check the site out and see what it looks like.

But yeah this is beyond stupid. DAY 2: Health care crisis not completely solved. How will Obama apologize to the American people?


The website's actually been up for a couple of months now, so I'd think the looky-loos might have gotten it out of their system.  Though the official opening of sign-ups might have brought a fresh batch.
 
2013-10-03 11:08:17 AM  

Submitter: "California still can't get its act together"

Cletus C.: Uhm, submitter is making the case that it has been popular. That seems rather obvious. You seem to have a hair trigger on your panty bunching.


Why lie about something when the truth is at the top of everyone's screen? Is that fun? Is there some purpose?
 
2013-10-03 11:09:40 AM  

unexplained bacon: if it's not perfect in its first two days it's a failure so we should go back to the old system which was...um, perfect.

ah the good ol' reliable GOP, rooting for America to fail since 2008 1938.


FTFY
 
2013-10-03 11:11:32 AM  

jaytkay: Submitter: "California still can't get its act together"

Cletus C.: Uhm, submitter is making the case that it has been popular. That seems rather obvious. You seem to have a hair trigger on your panty bunching.

Why lie about something when the truth is at the top of everyone's screen? Is that fun? Is there some purpose?


Facetious headlines. Not exactly groundbreaking for fark. They're not lies, they're fark. And yes, they're fun.
 
2013-10-03 11:12:19 AM  

Cletus C.: jaytkay: Submitter: "California still can't get its act together"

Cletus C.: Uhm, submitter is making the case that it has been popular. That seems rather obvious. You seem to have a hair trigger on your panty bunching.

Why lie about something when the truth is at the top of everyone's screen? Is that fun? Is there some purpose?

Facetious headlines. Not exactly groundbreaking for fark. They're not lies, they're fark. And yes, they're fun.


Doh, I get it now.

Sorry.
 
2013-10-03 11:13:30 AM  

Cletus C.: Facetious headlines. Not exactly groundbreaking for fark. They're not lies, they're fark. And yes, they're fun.


Except for "hot chick" headlines that lure the reader into a page that requires eye-bleach.
 
2013-10-03 11:13:57 AM  

WaitWhatWhy: DarkLancelot: I keep trying for Virginia but I have yet to see an actual website, just a please check back our server is being crushed message.

I thought VA was one of the states that didn't even bother setting up an exchange, thereby kicking us onto the federal exchanges.

/Which is probably not a bad thing, seeing as our current crop of state leaders are a nice derpy shade of red and would probably have screwed it up anyways.


I'm actually surprised red states didn't agree to set up exchanges just so they could deliberately screw things up. Deliberately screwing up is pretty much their thing, now.
 
2013-10-03 11:14:03 AM  
$313-million online enrollment system

Seriously? A third of a billion dollars for a website?
 
2013-10-03 11:14:10 AM  

cirby: ...except half a million people didn't "sign up."

Half a million visits, about 7100 actual applications, ZERO actually got insurance - because the people who issue the insurance through the site haven't actually been trained yet.

Oops.


That's 2k per day so far and we're not even through the third day, you turd.  Yes, there are technical problems.  They will be sorted out well before the mid term elections and people will have forgotten about this so just shut the fark up.
 
2013-10-03 11:14:27 AM  
 
2013-10-03 11:14:54 AM  

jigger: $313-million online enrollment system

Seriously? A third of a billion dollars for a website?


Yes, a web-enabled medical enrollment system is nothing more than a Website. That's an accurate understanding. You're very bright.
 
2013-10-03 11:15:07 AM  

monoski: Cletus C.: Facetious headlines. Not exactly groundbreaking for fark. They're not lies, they're fark. And yes, they're fun.

Except for "hot chick" headlines that lure the reader into a page that requires eye-bleach.


Oh come on, yes you would.
 
2013-10-03 11:15:39 AM  
It seems that nobody, including submitter, RTFA. That's 514,000 unique hits to the website, not people who actually signed up. Good luck finding that number. It's something like 1, 2, or 0.
 
2013-10-03 11:16:13 AM  

cubic_spleen: unexplained bacon: if it's not perfect in its first two days it's a failure so we should go back to the old system which was...um, perfect.

ah the good ol' reliable GOP, rooting for America to fail since 2008 1938 1860.

FTFY


FTFTFY.
 
2013-10-03 11:16:30 AM  
Need health insurance? The Obama administration has you covered. Simply dial 1-800-farkYO to reach the next available health-care provider.
 
2013-10-03 11:18:40 AM  

LasersHurt: jigger: $313-million online enrollment system

Seriously? A third of a billion dollars for a website?

Yes, a web-enabled medical enrollment system is nothing more than a Website. That's an accurate understanding. You're very bright.


Yeah, it's not much more than a website. What part of online did you not get?
 
2013-10-03 11:20:19 AM  

jigger: It seems that nobody, including submitter, RTFA. That's 514,000 unique hits to the website, not people who actually signed up. Good luck finding that number. It's something like 1, 2, or 0.


Dont worry the first 10 libs that posted think that it was 500k that now have great health insurance. Nevermind the fact that if you go by what other states are reporting the number of people that actually signed up for coverage range from 0-1%.
 
2013-10-03 11:21:37 AM  
There are currently 7.2 million Californians who go without health insurance or coverage all or part of the year.

514,000 / 7,200,000 = .0714 (roughly)

A number roughly equal to 7% of California's uninsured visited in a single day, and that's not impressive? At that pace, we'd have 7.2 million visitors in 2 weeks.

2 weeks to get info to everyone.

2 weeks.

thirtytwentythree.com
 
2013-10-03 11:25:51 AM  

I alone am best: jigger: It seems that nobody, including submitter, RTFA. That's 514,000 unique hits to the website, not people who actually signed up. Good luck finding that number. It's something like 1, 2, or 0.

Dont worry the first 10 libs that posted think that it was 500k that now have great health insurance. Nevermind the fact that if you go by what other states are reporting the number of people that actually signed up for coverage range from 0-1%.


Any number above zero at the end of the year is a win in my book.  Damn poor people shouldn't have insurance am I right?
 
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