The Obamacare roll out is getting bad grades from the public. According to a AP-GfK poll, 7% of Americans say the roll out has “gone well.”
According to the report, 7% of the public has attempted to sign up for health insurance. Three-quarters of these folks reported problems with the process. George Spinner a retired government worker said he did manage to create an account but “It kept telling me there was an error.”
Reynol Rodriguez, a computer technician from San Antonio, said he was able to do some comparison shopping online but computer glitches kept him from signing up.
“I was very much looking forward to it,” said Rodriguez, 51. “That’s what this country needs — affordable health care.”
Rodriguez pledged to keep trying — just what President Barack Obama has been recommending to those who’ve run into trouble.
Only 1 in 10 successfully managed to purchase health insurance. The complaints are not partisan either, “Even among those who support the president’s health care overhaul law, just 19 percent think the rollout has gone extremely well or very well. Forty percent say it’s gone somewhat well, and 18 percent think not too well or not well at all.”
The White House assured the public that they are working to “improve the customer experience.”
But it gets worse. AP reports that Americans are “sharply divided” on the overall framework of the law with 28% supporting it and 38% opposing it, which is a HUGE margin. To add insult to injury, only 3 out of 10 respondents agree the federal government should coerce require people to buy health insurance.
On the other hand this is an online panel survey, meaning it is NOT a random sample and functions more like a focus group, so caveat emptor.