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ObamaCare website: deliberately glitchy to hide the truth?

Over at Forbes this morning, contributor Avik Roy presents a very interesting report entitled: "ObamaCare's Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn't Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are."

Roy writes:

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.

Does this make perfect sense... or does this make perfect sense?

Since its October 1st debut, the American public has openly wondered: how could the Obama Administration, heralded for its tech and web savviness, err so badly with the incredible failings of healthcare.gov? 

Could the healthcare.gov glitches all be part of a plan to keep the public in the dark, just a little bit longer, during this crucial time, about ObamaCare's actual costs?





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