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The glitchy error-filled misadventures
of creating an account on healthcare.gov

Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering

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Posted By:starbaby, 10/1/2013 10:09:29 AM

A friend and I spent the morning trying unsuccessfully to create an account on healthcare.gov and shop for cheaper health insurance. We both live in Virginia, but it appears that we won´t be shopping and comparing healthcare plans anytime soon. Here is a description and some screenshots of what we found: Step 1: Open for business! How exciting! Step 2: There is a line? Step 3: This is going great I'm filling out all of my data: my email, my name, my unique password with at least one uppercase letter and a number, my username. Step 4: Security questions: Lots of options here, but I need to

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Reply 1 - Posted by: grayjay, 10/1/2013 10:34:40 AM     (No. 9544595)

So I´m sure all the poor, uninsured people will have no problems creating their account, especially the password requiring 8-20 characters, one capitalized, one or more numbers, etc.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ken M., 10/1/2013 10:44:34 AM     (No. 9544620)

The Twittersphere lit up early this AM.

http://twitchy.com/2013/10/01/surprise-obamacare-health-insurance-exchange-websites-dont-work/

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FormerDem, 10/1/2013 10:53:18 AM     (No. 9544637)

Not worried about those security questions. Grandmother´s nickname: Grammy! First manager: Buster! Childhood friend: Stinky! But i better write that down.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/1/2013 11:04:47 AM     (No. 9544646)

I just tried AZ- its been doing its JavaScript "working" thing for 1/2 an hour.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/1/2013 11:14:00 AM     (No. 9544669)

Thanks, #2, that was pretty interesting reading. No one is happy. Just for fun, I decided to check out Texas´ Exchange. There isn´t one, because Rick Perry decided to let the feds handle it instead of Texas going through the expense and headache. Texas is one of 27 states making that decision. So, I was kicked back to the Federal website, where, after I chose my state, I got a message asking me to be patient and to wait for a login screen. That was twenty minutes ago and the Please Wait message is still up. I have my own insurance, so I won´t be signing up for ObamaCare, but I was interested in how difficult it might be for a Texan.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: edgar, 10/1/2013 11:30:29 AM     (No. 9544708)

ObamaCare = Glitch

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 10/1/2013 11:35:23 AM     (No. 9544715)

Ever hear of Denial of Service? Just keep pounding the website.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cherrybark, 10/1/2013 12:29:42 PM     (No. 9544803)

And while you are on the healthcare.gov web site investigating the wonderful new world of Obamacare, don´t miss that helpful blue "Live Chat" button in the bottom right corner! You´re confused, you need assistance and you can´t seem to find the "Give Me Free Insurance" link.

Alinsky Rule #4, “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/1/2013 1:11:33 PM     (No. 9544876)

@#3: My first manager was Vinnie Gunganunza...

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