Consumer Reports volunteers for an IRS audit. #obamacare.

Advice like this will do them no favors:

The basic problem with delaying even trying to sign up for a month, mind you, is that anyone that actually needs insurance coverage will be rolling the dice and hoping that the federal government can process all those applications in six weeks. Assuming that the site simply doesn’t crash under the sudden strain of everybody trying again on, say, November 15th. Anybody who really, really needs the insurance would be better off having a frustrating month of trying to get on; it’s got a marginally better chance of success.

I know that this is unpleasant advice. I’m sorry about that, but please remember that no Republican voted for Obamacare, and this was most assuredly one reason why.

4 thoughts on “Consumer Reports volunteers for an IRS audit. #obamacare.”

  1. It’s the young and the healthy who are needed to subsidize the old and the sick who have the incentive to put up with any hassle to get insurance. A couple of million of that group were already taken out of the market by staying on mommy and daddy’s policy.

    I am just not sure that enough of the rest will have the patience to get a quote or will survive the sticker shock.

    If only more of them had the dedication of Major Kong, we could deliver this baby:

  2. I’m just curious what the paper registration plan is if isn’t working in a month or three? How will the Exchange workers determine subsidies, plan eligibility, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and the premium of the selected Exchange plan? Heck, how will consumers determine which plans are available on the Exchange in their State? I have a feeling the answer involves the backend software.

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