Barack Obama implored people to not take his word for how awesome the new healthcare.gov website is.
Obama: “And you don’t have to take my word for it. Go on the website, healthcare.gov, check it out for yourself. And then show it to your family and your friends and help them get covered, just like mayors and churches and community groups and companies are already fanning out to do across the country.”
Unfortunately for Obama, from MSNBC to Congress and everywhere in between, what people going to the site were finding out was that it was a total bust.
… both an MSNBC host and a congressman tried to use the site and failed due to error messages.
Obama likened the sites to Amazon and Kayak, telling Americans they could purchase healthcare “the same way you’d shop for a plane ticket on Kayak or a TV on Amazon”.
What he left out is, Kayak and Amazon would go bankrupt if they functioned as poorly as healthcare.gov has since it was launched. But then, why should Obama care about Obamacare in that sense? He’s only going to bankrupt average Americans with his disastrous dismantling of what once was considered the finest healthcare delivery system in the world.
National Review reports on MSNBC’s unsuccessful bid to show how easy the site is to use:
“MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo ran into difficulties as she tried to sign up for the newly launched health-care exchanges on Tuesday. After getting an error message on the website, she called the help line twice, but wasn’t able to reach a navigator on the other end. Instead, she was put on hold for 35 minutes.”
And, Weekly Standard reports on the problems encountered on www.healthcare.gov by Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.):
“Congressman Tom Cotton of Arkansas was blocked from signing up for Obamacare due to glitches earlier today on the healthcare.gov website. Cotton tweeted the two separate error messages he encountered.”