Comments about ‘476,000 Obamacare applications filed; Obama frustrated by cascade of computer problems’

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Published: Sunday, Oct. 20 2013 10:51 a.m. MDT

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Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Obama's advisers say the president has been frustrated by the flawed rollout."

Well, Americans are frustrated by this flawed healthcare bill that Obama shoved down our throats against our will.

Democrats are going to be a laughing stock for years to come because of this bill. "We have to pass it to find out what's in it!" Priceless! We found out what's in it, alright: a whole bunch of junk.

Mark from Montana
Aurora, CO

I am in favor of the ACA, though I have many concerns.

However, I read an interesting analysis of the issues with the web site which said the problems are a direct result of not allowing people to see the pricing before creating an account. Deliberate obfuscation on the part of Obama. Yet he is not 'frustrated'.

Sasha Pachev
Provo, UT

Anybody who has worked in an IT industry can tell you that when you have a large team working on a complex system lots of things can go wrong - especially if there is government bureaucracy involved. If you want it to work keep do not make it more complicated than it absolutely needs to be. This applied both to technology and the government.

Aggie84
Idaho Falls, ID

Americans had a choice to vote in Romney, they didn't. Consequently, live with what you have voted in Americans.

David
Centerville, UT

So this is more complicated than they first believed. It is costing much more than anticipated. They won't achieve the numbers to make it affordable. They aren't ready for the roll-out. Nearly everyone is frustrated.

I have an idea. Why don't we delay it a year?

give it another month and Obama will be announcing a 12 month delay. Just wait and see.

Our emperor has no clothes on!

Pac_Man
Pittsburgh, PA

@Aggie84

Romney said he was going to keep parts of Obamacare in place. Not sure how much of difference that would have made.

freedom in 2017
paradise, UT

king barry is frustrated? i think it is because he hasn't had a vacation in a month. go barry, go. i actually think the feeling is clueless. just over three years until this nightmare comes to an end. one recommendation to americans, next time elect someone that has accomplished more than hanging community organizing fliers on telephone poles and making is more worthwhile than taking.

macnkat
BEAUMONT, CA

I wonder how Amazon.com deals with 700 million hits a day without crashing? I'm sure they didn't spend anywhere near the amount the government paid for this fiasco. I will NOT be giving them any of my personal information and would encourage all to avoid this ACA.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Imagine what the Democrats would be saying if this Obamacare mess had been hatched by the GOP?

The Judge
Kaysville, UT

Obamacare is so great that congress, unions, and businesses are exempt from it. The little guy, the guy that pays his own way, is the guy getting screwed. Typical Obama.

Beverly
Eden, UT

The Republican Party should learn to give more than lip service to those less fortunate. Initially opposed to Social Security during the FDR era, opposed to Medicare, - basically opposed to the poor. Obama care will help many people who can't afford health insurance. A national health care law is a good idea. President George Bush tried to get one and fail as did President Clinton. President Obama got it done. In the years ahead, conservatives will eventually defend it - as they now defend Social Security. All conservatives do is defend old Liberal ideas. I wish they would come up with an idea of their own.

U-tar
Woodland Hills, UT

Obummercare

Wilf 55
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

So many people with pre-existing conditions will now be able to get health care without losing their home and die in debt. That's worth a few computer glitches.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

For the 'entitlement' crowd, signing up for something is a drag, including the many young people that could care less about health care right now. I, for one, could not be happier that this failed attempt to rule from Washington, put together by corrupt and greedy lawmakers, driven by the slave holding rich and corporate crony capitalists, and a naive, but foolish generation will bring more chaos. The learning curve is sometimes very expensive, but in the end, liberty and freedom and obedience to God make for a wonderful result.

Tyler Ray
Taylorsville, UT

Dave Ramsey explained that when the government requires coverage for everyone, including those with preexisting conditions the insurance companies now cover many more astronomical medical bills. To make up for paying those bills they raise premiums on the young and the healthy.

Basically this bill is socialism. Also, the bill is set to insure 10 million more people with no plans to increase the number of doctors. In a few years meetings with a doctor will be few and far between.

Add to that the thousands of businesses cutting hours, freezing plans to hire employees, spousal coverage being removed, existing and potential business owners fear and you have a plan to destroy capitalism and the American dream!

mohokat
Ogden, UT

And obama so loved the poor he created millions more.

JLFuller
Boise, ID

The piece above says "...admonition from a frustrated president...". Well what do you expect when you put political hacks and election advisors in charge? Is there any nation on earth which adopted socialism that out performs a well-run capitalist country? Is there any nation on earth with a history of printing money at the rate we have under Obama whose economy survives more than a few years? Does Zimbabwe or 1920's Germany come to mind? A frustrated president indeed. Obama should have tried running a hamburger joint before trying the presidency on. But the largest share of the blame lays at the feet of the ill-informed people who consistently vote Democrat and elect people like Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

David
Centerville, UT

Beverly,

The Republican Party proposes the following: emphasis on job creation; controlling inflation; participation in a global economy; balancing the federal budget; reducing federal debt; entitlement and tax reform, reducing the size of government to achieve a balanced budget; maintaining government/state/individual rights as defined and described by the US Constitution, Amendments, and Bill of Rights; protecting our freedoms with a strong military and border control; protecting and supporting religious and inherent freedoms of democracy; helping people become independent and free to experience the American Dream of growth and happiness.

The Republican Party has many ideas. They also reject many ideas, such as: centralized government control of the economy, ever expanding size of government, a federal government with an insatiable appetite for more money, the loss of religious liberties, the growing dependence of Americans upon government welfare, to name only a few.

Daniel Leifker
San Francisco, CA

These numbers are very deceptive. I once heard the CEO of a new travel website complain about customers, who had a "look but not buy" mentality. He was right. For every hotel I book online, I investigate 20 or 30. For every flight I book online, I check out 20 or 30 to find the best deal.

I spent a lot of time on my state's ObamaCare website comparing plans. I just wanted to confirm that my new insurance rate (which is almost doubling on Jan 1) was in like with other plans on the market. I had to create and account and drill down pretty deep to get the numbers. But don't count me as one of the serious visitors. I'll probably never log in again.

Tyler Ray
Taylorsville, UT

@ Beverly,

While you do have a valid point. This health care law is broken and will certainly cause more Americans to become poor.

We need a better plan that can help the sick while promoting economic growth.

I hope Republicans and Democrats can come up with something much much better.

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