Poll: 7 percent say health exchanges rollout has gone extremely well, very well

1 in 10 who've tested system succeed in buying insurance

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  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    If the rollout had been tied somehow to Obama's re-election campaign, it would surely have worked flawlessly. Obama is the ultimate campaigner, and his grassroots outreach and election machine represent the smoothest, error-free operation in the history of elections, despite being a huge and highly complex, high-tech operation.

    But everything else connected to actually running the country is down on the priority list. He much prefers running for office than performing the tough duties of the office. Everything is constantly in crisis mode, including that we have to pass legislation on Obamacare before we actually know what's in the bill. And, we have to roll out this monstrosity exactly on time despite being an admitted train wreck by even many Democrats.

    The only thing more dangerous to our country than President Obama in his first term is a second term Obama with none of the natural incentives to govern in such a way as to be an attractive candidate for the next campaign.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    Good Job AP! 7% say it was a pleasant experience, while 0% have signed up! Hope and change you can believe in! I told you so, LIBS!

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    7%? Seven percent? 7 Percent%

    Are you sure you got Obama's mainstream media approval before posting this story?

    Maybe he got 7% unemployment mixed up with 7% Healthcare login experience, Really well....

    Talk about low expectations.......Nice Job Barack, you have really out done yourself, no President ever would have such high ideals and have set the bar so low! I am outta here gotta go play handball on the curb!

  • birwin Herrmian, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    Liberal Media!

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    Oct. 10, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    "Thirty-six states are using the federal government website, which the Obama administration says has had millions of unique visitors."

    Does that mean that residents of the states that rejected Obamacare cannot use the website? That would sure explain why my daughter in Texas has tried that website dozens of times, and cannot get past the registration step.

  • hamrdown OREM, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    I can't even create a username so count me as one of the 93%. I want to check out what options are available to me since my employer is going to raise my premiums by almost 80%! I have been trying for more than 6 hours to create an account and I keep getting the same error: "Please note that two or more answers to the security questions cannot be the same. You must provide distinct answers to the chosen security questions".

    Well, duh! I don't use the same answer for who my childhood friend was and the date of my parents anniversary.

    I then chatted with a "specialist" and she told me that the system is overloaded and that is why I am getting an error. Don't you think it should say something about an actual error instead of what it is giving me?

    We shall see what happens. I just want to see what my options are before my employer jacks up our premiums in 40 days.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 12:47 p.m.

    That 7 percent number is astounding.

    A much greater percentage of people believe in the Easter Bunny, that the earth is flat, that space aliens live in Area 51, or all of the above.

    Probably more than 7 percent of people hear voices that tell them strange things.

    So, a 7 percent "approval" on the Obamacare roll out just confirms the old adage that you can indeed fool some of the people all of the time.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    ap is an extension on team obama. i do not believe ANY of this crammed tax is ready or will ever be successful.

  • Ajax Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    I'm always amazed at those who profess to know the future with such certainty.

  • Missouri loves BYU Lebanon, MO
    Oct. 10, 2013 12:26 p.m.

    I struggle to understand how they could even find 7% who say it went well. Yes, glitches can be expected and this was a complicated project..... However, If a business had a internet launch that performed this poorly while at the same time missing the budget by $400 million dollars lots of people would be fired. Our government needs to do better.

  • techpubs Sioux City, IA
    Oct. 10, 2013 12:16 p.m.

    If the Gov't can force you to purchase Health Ins. on the idea that it should decrease the cost of Health Ins. for all and the theory that you will need it eventually then they can force you to make other purchases also.
    Buying a monthly pass for public transit should also be less expensive if everyone buys one. And eventually you will need to have it because you are:
    1. Too young to drive.
    2. Too old to retain your license.
    3. Have lost too much vision.
    4. Are physically incapacitated.
    Or some other reason.
    And that will only be the beginning of forced purchases.