Oct
07
2013

White House confirms: the #obamacare signup numbers are really, really bad.

Which is why they won’t release them for at least a month.

The Obama administration is not planning on releasing enrollment numbers on Obamacare until November, senior administration officials said Monday, as they continued to insist that delays with the healthcare.gov website were entirely the result of high volume.

“We will release monthly data when it is available,” a senior administration official told CNN. “We have not given an exact date, but it will be after end of month and we will work with states to collect their data to have a good picture of what’s happening across the country.”

But the administration has released numbers on the total numbers of visits to the federal site, approximately 8.6 million as of Friday, according to Health and Human Services data. A number cited as evidence of interest in the program. However, it is not clear how many of those who have visited the site were able to successfully use it, or stopped because of technical issues and slow speeds.

This from Jake Tapper, of course. You can tell by that odd, atypical unwillingness of the article to accept the administration’s nonsense at face value… and the bit at the end there, which the administration would call ‘a slam’ and that I would call ‘telling the truth.’ And, hey: we’d both be right!

Not much to add here, except that I have to say that Barack Obama routinely demonstrates a studied cruelty to his most loyal supporters that I would feel bad about exhibiting towards them.  And I’m kind of mean that way.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

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6 Comments

  • Catseyes says:

    It’s not the volume, it’s poor site design coupled with bad coding that was never properly tested to find the bugs. CNN had the estimate that 52,000 people had signed up but the insurance companies are saying because the data they get from the site is getting corrupted only about 1 out of 100 applications coming thru has all the information they need to complete the policy application. That would mean if CNN’s numbers are correct that only about 520 people actually have signed up for an insurance policy and about 51,000 people are going to get a rather rude shock next year when they find out the insurance they applied for wasn’t issued because of a software glitch. If that glitch isn’t fixed quickly it could really metastasize into something very bad. As in Titanic level bad. Imagine a few 100,000 people finding out in January that they don’t have the insurance they thought they had.

  • BigGator5 says:

    “But the administration has released numbers on the total numbers of visits to the federal site, approximately 8.6 million as of Friday, according to Health and Human Services data.”
    .
    Fun Fact: There is just under 311.6 Million people in America. If we buy everyone of those 8.6 Million hits as unique, then just about 2.7% of America only visited the site. Those are not numbers you should be proud of.

  • Catseyes says:

    All those hits are not unique Gator multiple people have been logging in every day trying to get the site to work and failing.

  • nighttwister says:

    I hit the site, and I have insurance through my employer (which I was recently assured meets the require Obamacare criteria). I think every conservative should hit the site… let them enjoy those “site visit” numbers all the more.

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