Experts: Only “Hundreds” Have Been Able to Sign Up for Obamacare Online
In Obamacare’s first week online.
** Millions of Americans were turned away.
** The online system crashed.
** 99% of applications may have hit a wall and weren’t processed.
** The Obamacare website shut down after only a week in operation.
Only “hundreds” have been able to sign up for a health care plan at the Obamacare websites.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
About 30 million uninsured people live in the states the federal marketplace will serve, including Texas and Florida.
So far, Web-traffic problems are allowing only a small trickle of buyers, said John Gorman, chief executive of Gorman Health Group, an insurance-industry consulting firm with clients selling policies on the exchanges.
Large insurers have seen enrollment figures totaling in the hundreds each, said Sumit Nijhawan, chief executive of Infogix Inc., a data-integrity firm that works with such insurers as WellPoint Inc., Aetna Inc. and Cigna Corp.
So far, many tens of thousands of people had started the application process but the number of those who were able to create accounts and shop for coverage is likely in the low thousands, according to people with knowledge of the situation and estimates by insurance-industry advisers.
The administration has declined to say the total number of enrollees.
Team Obama also has been exaggerating their numbers…
For example, California initially claimed more than 5 million hits on the first day of enrollment, but has now clarified that they received only 645,000.