No need to shut it down. The Obamacare health insurance exchange websites don’t work.

https://twitter.com/caitlindwarf/status/384917111308816384

https://twitter.com/mwbowler/status/384932996693782528

Who will be blamed for this mess?

[Update]

Welcome to HealthCare.gov! Good luck trying to create an account on the national Obamacare website.

https://twitter.com/RossTravel/status/385015102010691584

https://twitter.com/dumpthehill/status/385009051869794305

Editor’s note: The title of this post has been updated.

Related:

Online adventures with Obamacare: Reps admit ‘known’ security bug, but ‘please be patient,’ guys

‘So much for security!’ Health insurance websites continue ‘head desk’ fail

  • D. Harris

    I’m guessing all of the ACA I.T. employees were furloughed?

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      • Lisa Dean

        Spam has appeared – to bad we can’t shut that down.

    • Khaaaaaaaan

      Welcome to the world of government contracting. Not all contractors are created equally. I am not going to comment on the quality of the contractors, nor their skill level. You wanted ‘smaller’ government, contractors are the answer. You wanted to lay off government employees, hire more contractors. A word of advice, though. When you discourage American students from taking mathematics, science, and computer classes and instead focus on high school and college football, you end up looking elsewhere for your software developers, and end up getting people whose cultural and language barriers block them from effectively understanding requirements for the systems they are building. Also, this was a system unlike any that had actually worked before. If the states had all built their own systems, if the Republicans had not spent two years trying to get the law declared unconstitutional – with respect to the idiots who complained about the 2.5 years spent on this project, only about one year has actually been spent in development, and most of that was with people railing against the project and threatening to de-fund or repeal the law – things might have been more stable when it was rolled out.

      As an IT contractor, I know what can be done. I know what needs to be done. I know how to do what should be done on a project of this scale. This is the single largest e-commerce application ever written, with a prospective customer base of half of the people in the United States. Look at any e-commerce application and see how they get hit on sale days like Black Friday or Cyber-Monday. The first year Toys-R-Us went live, they had the same issues. So did each and every store that created a web store. Even Amazon.com and eBay did not succeed in their first public foray. Of course, where are those sites now? They don’t exist any longer, right? Oh, wait, I just bought a Kindle book from Amazon and watched some movies on my Kindle Fire, and I bought some tools on eBay, so I guess they aren’t gone yet, and Toys-R-Us is still in business. IT contractors are human beings. We make mistakes. We underestimate the traffic. It happens, not because we are careless, but because we are going on business projections made by someone who has no comparable experience. You can’t use metrics to make a decision until you have them, and you can’t have metrics until you have something to measure.

  • Evil Otto

    “The Affordable Care Act is moving forward. You can’t shut it down.” —President Obama #Obamacare

    “It is unavoidable. It is your destiny.”

    • Roger Smith

      Can’t shut down something that doesn’t work.

      • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

        Amen to that, maybe Biden tried it out and broke the entire system?

        • Overman55

          Not too bad, day one and already problems. Actually only a few hours into it.
          Amazing

          Job Picture-

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          • p3orion

            obama blaming ACA rollout problems on the government shutdown in 3… 2… 1…

          • Piggly Winks

            more like Bush in 3…2…1…

          • bobdog19006

            Comply. You will be assimilated.

            Resistance is futile. We are Borg.

          • James Sivertsen

            Only the Borg? Whew, I was afraid it was SkyNet.

          • VVV

            You’d think for nearly a trillion dollars they could get some web sites up and running. I guess they blew most of it getting Obama re-“elected”.

          • LetUsRemember

            Don’t forget vacations!

          • PS

            ….Government employee.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            Obviously, you know nothing about building a website, the funding situation, or pretty much the political state of the country.

          • VVV

            Since I manage over 200 developers for one of the largest ecommerce sites in the world, I would say I know a thing or two about web sites sparky. Now, troll back to your bridge.

          • ab

            Or maybe the reason it’s not working is that so many people want health care. Just a thought…

          • Kathy

            Exactly. But, wait, the House said Americans don’t want this. Seems like a lot of people are trying to sign up for something they don’t want!

          • Nathon Zuercher

            That’s because they are ALL sheep being led to the slaughter which being under government control with eventually be. Next, they will be telling you where you HAVE to live so that the government has more control over the masses.(I am referring to AGENDA 21). It will not get better unless you are that sheep wanting some one to take your hand and baby you like mommy did when you were 6. The problem with this whole thing is that to damn many people have gotten comfortable with the “government” taking care of ALL their problems. Time to man up people. Take charge of your own destiny, Do not fall under the rule of this wanna-be government. After they have you all rounded up in their government run cities, they will put you all to work to pay for your government housing, but you will be working in government owned fields filled with government owned stock and yep,you guessed it government owned crops, which means the crops that will be full of MONSANTO seed stock. I could continue on and on, the SAD truth is that there are so many people with blinders on that don’t want to see this thing as a whole and/or see it for what it is… A GOVERNMENT RUN SCAM !!!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000395163301 David Brisker

            I just signed up for health insurance for me & my family on the Exchange. I had 38 choices from around 14 different providers, that ranged from zero to $450.00 a month, out of pocket premium. I chose a “Silver” plan with a $5.00 co-pay, & a cap on out pocket expenses of $2200.00. My premium? $50.00 a month. Thank You Democrats, thank you President Obama. Republicans, Fox News, Internet Trolls, & other paid liars? You can go screw yourselves. I no longer need fear financial ruin if I should get sick.

          • Stacy Jones

            David, may i ask if you qualified for the subsidies or credits available? I’m asking because still trying to sign up and I’ve heard horror stories on the premiums.

          • shimdo

            That’s what I say

          • Knotalibby

            No, they aren’t trying to sign up. Visiting the web site is not the same as signing up for coverage. That number is actually quite a bit smaller that the whopping 3 million who are said to have signed into the site. When you look at the numbers stated by the Democratic party as 30-45 million uninsured…3 million is just a tiny drop in the bucket.

          • Jimminy cricket

            I don’t want it. I have multiple pre-existing conditions and I had insurance thru my employer. As soon as Obamacare started to be discussed the employer dropped all employee insurance. Now insurance that I have been paying for out of my pocket for 2 yrs, informs me that I must by dec 30 change over to obamacare.

          • VenusGx

            Perhaps then the problem is your crappy employer. Not all employers are doing this — just look at Disney.

          • Stacy Jones

            Maybe they work for a small employer that can’t afford the rates.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000395163301 David Brisker

            Jimminy Cricket – There is no insurance called “Obamacare”. Its just insurance, just like you already have, from an insurance company just like the one that is providing your coverage now. If you work for a company that dropped all insurance coverage for their employees two years ago, & blamed Obamacare for it, they are LIARS because Obamacare was not in affect two years ago. 98% of it rolled out just a few days ago, & will have no affect until Jan 1st, 2014.. They just are too cheap to provide insurance for their workers.

            If you are an employee worth your salt, then any competitor would want to recruit you away from your current employer. Good companies attract good workers, & KEEP them, by offering the incentive of a good benefits package as part of the salary they pay. Companies who don’t, end up getting substandard employees, willing to work without benefits.

            I have had no health insurance since 2009. I just signed up for it on my states Health Insurance Exchange. No glitches, no problems. It was easy. I got a silver plan with reasonable deductibles & a $5.00 co-pay. My premium is $55.00 a month.

            Stop being so hysterical. You are shooting yourself in the foot by not checking into what is available to you. My bet is your current plan is more expensive than what you can get on the exchange. Saying you don’t want, what you don’t even know is available, is not only absurd, its counter productive to your own best interests.

          • shimdo

            If that’s the case, why is he demanding and giving no choice, the gov’t will control.

          • VenusGx

            You can choose which insurance plan you want — they’re run by the same insurance companies who are already currently running health insurance plans (Blue Cross, Aetna, etc.). If you’re talking though about not being able to choose whether or not you have any form of health insurance in the first place, well you can blame that on the Republicans — they’re the ones who pushed for the individual mandate, on behalf of the insurance company lobbyists, because they were worried they wouldn’t be able to rake in as gluttonous of profits if they were no longer allowed to drop coverage when people get sick or deny coverage due to pre-existing conditions, etc. They wanted an assurance that there would be incentive for young, healthy folks to sign up for health insurance coverage, too.

          • Teresa

            The Republicans did not push for the ind mandate. That came from Obama and prior to him Bill/Hillary Clinton. Republicans have been opposed to the ind mandate because they said Obama was “Creating Commerce” which is against the Constitution. Obamacare is not an incentive for anyone to sign up now because we found out our insurance premiums are going up 6 times what they were before all of this mess. Our insurance was costing us $170 per month without Obamacare, now with it, $669.66. He is forcing us to choose between health insurance and groceries/gas/utilities/ and our son’s tuition for next semester.
            And I have not been able to get in touch with anyone at the gov website. I despise feeling like Im an indigent. I have never in my life had to as for gov/t assistance, but it’s either try and get a subsidy if that’s even true, or have no insurance at all and pay the penalty. We don’t qualify for Medicaid. Midde Class America will be the ones in the donut hole now. I think is needs to be renamed the Unaffordable Care Act.

          • Knotalibby

            Hmm, the Dems keep saying there are over 30 million uninsured Americans and they brag that 3 million tried to get on the ACA site, which caused it to crash. So only 1/10th of the people who need insurance actually tried to enter the web site of what is supposed to be their health salvation and that proves that the “majority of Americans” approve of the ACA??? If that were true, then more than 3 million would have not only visited the site but also signed up….which they did not do. I think it was more curiosity that drove people to the site. How many actually signed up for the overpriced insurance? If ‘so many people want health care’, why didn’t they actually buy a policy? Probably because they took a look at the prices and realized that the “Affordable” part of the ACA was a lie. Just a thought…

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            Hmm…
            You would be just as correct in assuming that everyone filed a tax return on January 1. You probably go to the grocery store and grab the first bottle of mustard that you see, not paying attention to the brand, the expiration date, the size, or the price. Most people wait. They go in. They look around. They see what is available. They comparison shop. When they find something they want, they buy. If they do not find something they want, they do not buy. As for overpriced insurance, where is your source that the insurance was overpriced? I would just like to know. I have seen the plans offered by some companies, but not one of them seemed overpriced.

          • Knotalibby

            I’m just as astute when choosing things but unlike you, I don’t yet have the need to purchase any. I’m one of the lucky ones who still has my insurance.. for now. When a young single mother is living on a meager paycheck, forcing her to pay $25 a week for insurance for herself that she may never use could be devastating. That buys a lot of baby food. If this is such a great plan then it should be voluntary. People would be lining up. Forcing people to purchase something they can not afford or taxing them if they don’t is un American. If you want your government dictating your health care go ahead. I’d rather make my own choices.

          • VenusGx

            People who have that low of an income can either get covered through Medicaid for free or qualify for an exemption from the individual mandate. Also, ANYONE going through financial hardship (bankruptcy, existing outstanding medical bills, death of a close family member, eviction, foreclosure, etc.) can apply for an exemption as well. People who legitimately cannot afford health insurance are either exempt or can get covered under other programs. People who CLAIM they can’t afford health insurance but actually can but just don’t want to need to start being an adult and take some damn responsibility for themselves and get some health insurance coverage like the rest of the MAJORITY of Americans do instead of waiting until you have an illness or accident and end up needing to go to the ER because you don’t have health insurance — which puts a huge drain on the system and makes the rest of us have to pick up the tab for your share.

          • Teresa

            I’ve been taking damn responsibility for my insurance for the past 27 years of my life. Now I’m being told that my insurance is going to cost me over $669.66 per month with worse coverage than my policy I have now that only cost $170 per month. Do you have $669.66 per month to pay for health insurance. Obviously you are on Medicaid and getting yours free. WE don’t qualify for Medicaid and yet now we are having to choose between health insurance and our son’s college tuition next semester. I doubt we will see on dime of tax assistance from a bankrupt Federal Government. There is a reason the http://www.healthcare.gov website isn’t working. There is a reason that the letters on the phone keypad for 318-2596 the helpdesk number is F_&*KYO. That’s what Obama is saying to the American people.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000395163301 David Brisker

            Except choosing no coverage is NOT making your own choices, because doing so, is making a choice for ME to pay YOUR bill. No coverage & you get sick? Someone still has to pay for the medical expenses you stick the hospital with. That would be the American tax payer. What is it with you Libertarians that you don’t get this? You all seem like a bunch of deadbeats.

          • Knotalibby

            Not sure who you are referring to, but the American tax payer i.e. YOU have NEVER paid my bills. I have insurance and I pay my own bills. Nobody else. Insurance is optional where I work and I CHOOSE to have it. I don’t stick anybody else with my bills. But I don’t like the government shoving things down my throat that should be my own personal choice. Go ahead and have a health care exchange, but give people the choice of buying it or not. You think we as taxpayers are paying a lot now??? Wait until we are paying all of these new subsidies. Where do you think the money for that is coming from??? And you can cut out the stupid labels, Libertarian. I don’t label myself anything. I vote for the best man for the job and it certainly isn’t Obama!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000395163301 David Brisker

            Dude, the Exchanges have only been open for 36 hours. You cannot possible gauge anything from that amount of time.

          • Knotalibby

            Girl, I can gauge a lot by it. Lots of people logging in and nobody signing up. Says a lot. Go to the ACA facebook page and start reading. You’ll find yourself very enlightened.

        • http://www.droiddoes.com/ Norm

          Contrary to common tea party belief, the Affordable Care Act is the answer this country needed. The media and its right wing bias needs to be shut down before the government does. People have a right to health care and not even the racist republicans can stop that.

          • sgb1

            Think much or do you just say anything that comes to mind regardless of the truth?

          • Knotalibby

            Norm is just saying what he has been programmed to say in obot school. Standard answers, blame the tea party, call them racists, etc. What I can’t figure out is his comment about the “media and its right wing bias”. What media does he watch? Because my experience is the media is biased for the left wing not the right. Everything they report is slanted to make Obama look like the all knowing, all seeing messiah the obots believe in.

          • Tazman 28 Year Army Vet

            Agree

          • Cahal the Mad™

            Yeah, there is no “right wing bias” in the lamestream media, it is 100% ultra-leftist lies, fairy tales, corruption, propaganda, and hate mongering. But you have to remember, libstains don’t even exist in reality, they live in fantasy where they make up their own “facts” and “truth” as they go. Where they think people are defined by words and labels, rather than substance and actions. They all need to be committed to asylums, permanently.

          • fistdeyuma

            He is angry at Fox because they tell you the entire truth, not just the Liberal spin. As his “blame Bush” has run out of steam he decided to blame a handful of Tea Party politicians and Fox for all his failures.
            Many of the Liberals have not got the word as they are still blaming Bush for a lot of things Obama did. However almost all of them have the Tea Party and Fox News rants down pat.

          • Eliana

            Are you kidding? Fox “news” is the biggest joke ever. The day they report some actual “news” not spun with over the top religious/conservative bullshit, is the day Michael Jackson rises out of the grave doing the moonwalk.

          • Travelassie

            Apparently you’re not familiar with Fox News…pollyparroting the left-wing liberal official position on all things not left-wing liberal just makes you look dumb and uninformed.

          • Eliana

            I am actually very intelligent thank you, but if you actually listen to Fox News, and consider it real news… I feel bad for your nose. All that shit you must be smelling since your head is so far up your ass. : )

          • Knotalibby

            So what news do you watch that makes you so enlightened? CNN?

          • Bob Tetrault

            it is obvious she does not watch FOX, she is just following left wing orders.

          • Reason4334

            Eliana your foul language proves Travelassie’s point. Just because first grade was the most difficult three years of your life doesn’t make you intelligent.

          • 5465vick

            As Pdaily asked, which news do you listen to. You claim to be intelligent, yet you come up with sophomore humor. ( ” I feel bad for your nose. All that shit you must be smelling since your head is so far up your ass.) Man that took the intelligence of a 5th grader to come up with that. Congratulations for being such an intelligent person. Got ant more 5th grade jokes to tell?

          • Eliana

            I came up with “Sophmore” humor because that is what the person I was talking to would have been able to comprehend. You lower or raise your standards and ways of communication, based on who you are speaking to.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            “Which news do you listen to.” You asked a question, improperly punctuated, ending in a preposition. Yes, your high level of education shows through your rhetoric. By the way, that is FOURTH grade grammar.

          • jena1234

            Glad to know that the tea baggers and Fox news has so much influence !

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000395163301 David Brisker

            IGNORANT.

          • Bob Tetrault

            you are a complete A$$>!!!!!

          • fistdeyuma

            From your statement I can safely assume that you do not watch Fox News and only know what others have said about it. I find a lot of people with your ignorant attitude. When you have never been exposed to the truth is not hard to understand that you don’t know it when it is presented. If you insist in keeping your head in he sand I only ask that you abstain from voting.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            I have watched Fox news. I find it funnier than many of the sit-coms on NBC.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000395163301 David Brisker

            Please list for us, the “Truths” Fox News has told their viewers. That should be a very short list. All Fox does is LIE. Thay are not a News station, they are a propaganda arm of the Republican Party, under orders of Roger Ailes, a Republican operative since the 60s.

          • fistdeyuma

            Funny how angry Liberals get over the one station that tells both sided of the issue. They really think that they have the whole truth and only truth. Everyone else is lying. Pitiful. Bet you think Obama has bent over backwards to work with Republicans too.

          • Luke Bogash

            With such an open and objective mind as yours, you’d think you’d abstain from name calling. But you really come off exactly as you are describing others.

          • Lucca Leopardo

            Please name one “ultra-leftist” radio station, TV network or newspaper. MSNBC NYTimes and NPR are all very weak, and no real radical left-wing group exists that I can think of.

          • James Neal

            MoveOn.org — nothing to see here…

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            Yes, especially that Fox news channel. They are a bunch of neo-fascist pigs. And that Rush Limbaugh is a pinko-Commie bastard, too!

          • tkf

            Obots-cult followers inflicted with the “memetic virus”, an idea posited by Dawkins in the late 1980’s, originally to explain cult-like religious fanatics but more recently referred to when discussing cult followers in general. It helps to explain why some of my Obot liberal friends, who are intelligent, well read, and of the political science persuasion, are following Obama to the bitter end.

          • shimdo

            Pdailey—Now that was a mouth full and love everyword

          • Shawn

            That is all Socialist know how to do. It is as bad as the TV news anchors calling us conservatives terrorist, anarchists, teabaggers, kamikaze’s, etc. Then they say we are name calling because we call the president a Socialist! Obviously they have not a clue what Socialism is. It is a proper noun used to describe an economic viewpoint that believes that the government should control the money and disperse it as it believes benefits the whole society. How ridiculous is that for CNN? Then to compare us to these names they use because we believe in checks and balances to have our voices heard about a law that has been changed numerous times by the democrats and president Obama. Hell it is not the same law that was passed by congress and ruled constitutional by the SC. So that pisses me off and I want to know more about it or have the same waivers as the 1400 other individuals, groups or businesses in Obama’s pocket. To me that makes this law unconstitutional!

          • Panicazi

            Here is what Norm doesn’t get…Federal taxpayer money cannot be used to fulfill individual financial need, not under our current form of government. If you want to pay for someone else’s individual needs then I suggest you petition your local government to raise taxes and bond issues. If your desire to turn taxpayer money into a charity fund will not work at the local level, it certainly will not work by multiplying it by the 50 states.

          • SJ’s Dad

            WHOA, WHOA, WHOA!
            Slow down cowboy!
            You’re gonna make ol’ Norms head explode with all those TRUTH bombs yer droppin’!

          • Panicazi

            Here’s another truth every cowboy knows that makes things explode, 180 grains moving over 2300ft/sec. We should do like I tell my kids before we start teaching physics, “use your words”.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            “Federal taxpayer money cannot be used to fulfill individual financial need” The Social Security Act of 1939, established both Unemployment Compensation and Social Security Compensation. So, by your statements, my tax money does not fund Unemployment Compensation or Social Security Compensation, so the Republicans should keep their God-damned hands off of it and stop denying extended benefits to people who are unemployed and stop trying to skim money out of Social Security to balance the budget. Right?

          • Knotalibby

            But, my employer is the one who contributes to the Unemployment Compensation and also the Social Security Compensation as I also contribute to Social Security. Not general tax money Khan but money taken out of my check that says it is for that specific purpose. AND if you do not contribute to those funds, you can not collect from them at a later time. In other words, if you do not work and have money taken out for unemployment and an employer who has also contributed to unemployment on your behalf, you can not collect unemployment. Also, if you do not ever work and have social security money taken out of your paycheck, you will not collect social security when you are old. You have to have worked at some point to collect anything from social security unless you had a spouse who died who paid into social security. They aren’t taking money out of my paycheck to give to somebody who has never worked a day in their life. That my friend is what my TAXES contribute to and it is called welfare. You know what that is right?

          • VenusGx

            Sorry but I know far more rich folks who have never worked a day in their life than poor ones. You’re living in a fairytale.

          • fistdeyuma

            Just how does someone become rich without working a day in their life? Sounds like you are the one believing in fairytales. Yes, there are people who’s family had a lot of money and never needed to earn any themselves. However as they don’t need to earn any money they are not counted as rich as far as the tax code goes, because Obama has defined “rich” as someone making over 200k a year”. You need to explain yourself MPrado.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            You honestly think that you cannot collect Social Security without paying into it? Did you know there is something called Social Security disability, which entitles you to a pension for being disabled. Now, this is supposed to be for people who work for most of their lives and contribute, but are injured and cannot work. HOWEVER, let’s look at some of the ‘disabilities’ that this pays out, shall we?

            Injuries received from DUI accidents

            Brain injuries resulting from use and abuse of drugs

            Mental retardation

            Cerebral Palsy

            Multiple Sclerosis

            Muscular Distrophy

            Cancer (all kinds, not just Mesothelioma)

            Parkinson’s Disease

            Alzheimer’s

            Well, you get the point. Most are not work-related disabilities. I know people who are getting Social Security Disability from the first two, and neither has paid in for a lifetime. The third, I know at least one person who is scamming that system. Of the ones I listed, only Cancer can really be possibly attributed to any particular type of work, although it is a stretch to prove, as many coal miners have found. I am not saying that these disabled people do not deserve to be cared for, but perhaps the fund should not come from Social Security. And yet it does. Why? Well, your Republican leaders keep trying to cut any social programs that would help such individuals, so to protect them from such cuts, the liberals had to lump them into the Social Security program, which has been borrowed upon by the Republicans for the past forty years to pay for wars and grants to big corporations.

            As for unemployment, your state may vary, but in Pennsylvania, your employer only pays taxes on the first $8,500 of your income. The rest comes out of your pocket. Of course, you can find that out by going to your state’s website and looking at the business requirements. Also, in Pennsylvania, the rate of taxation an employer pays is based upon the number of employees he has, the number of people collecting unemployment from him, and length of time in business. Don’t believe me? Look it up yourself http://www.pa.gov/portal/server.pt/community/employer_uc_services/

          • Daisytoo

            I think if Norm was honest he would simply admit he has no intention – ever – of working and to top it all off, his Obamaphone just broke and he’s too lazy to walk to the corner and get a new one.

          • Templewind

            Norm’s only language is ObamaSpeak…

          • Shannon Roberts

            NORM, Are you drowning in that koolaid yet? You will be, just wait for it. Have you even took the time to read what this ACA is all about?? No, dear leader speaks and you follow, it’s laughable.

          • thomaspainelives

            Tried to respond to this idiot but Disqus won’t let me. Norm, please tell us of this “right wing media”. And show us in the
            Constitution where people have a “right” to health care. You’re a
            leftist ninnyhammer.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

            I don’t know about you, but is sure is hard to ‘promote the general welfare’ when everyone around you is sick, and it is difficult to ‘insure domestic tranquility’ when someone is screaming in pain.

          • Jack H

            My guess would be this is a bitch site for Republicans!
            Attacking the man instead of the argument, how typical…
            Address the issue, your mud slinging just makes you look stupid.

          • XOT

            ” . . . media and its right wing bias . . . ” LMFAO! Thanks, I needed a guffaw-inducing comment to start my day!

          • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

            “The media and its right wing bias…”

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

          • Rollin30s

            The right-wing ENTIRELY controls talk radio, but yet all media is left-wing? Try again. Maybe TV-News is biased, but to say ALL media is naive at best.

          • ObamaFail

            Every televised news outlet is in the Dems pocket, and pretty much every newspaper as well. The New York Times? So Pro-Obama it’s sickening. But no, you libs get upset by the few Conservative things, while being A-Okay with the dozens of liberal sites and outlets. Give me a break, dude. You libs are just upset that there exists outlets that aren’t praising Obama as if he were the Messiah.

          • auditor0007

            The problem with conservatives is that they don’t know what conservatism actually is anymore. Most of them want to dictate religious and moral issues by decree while ignoring science. As for taxes, they want to tax the poor more than the wealthy. As a former Republican of more than 25 years, I have seen how conservatives have really harmed this country and the middle class. That’s not to say those on the far left have any answers, but the idea that conservatives think they can control the debate and just ignore the wishes of the majority, even if it is a slim majority, is just despicable.

          • Glorious_Cause

            “Most of them want to dictate religious and moral issues”

            Yeah, because that’s all Boehner ever talks about. Get your head out of the sand.

          • Knotalibby

            I would consider myself a conservative and I disagree with just about everything you said I believe in. The problem with liberals is they think it is their job to tell everybody what we conservatives think. Unfortunately, most of them can’t even think for themselves. If they don’t hear it on the mainstream news, it isn’t true. And if they do hear it on the mainstream news, then it must be true. The problem with your comment is that you don’t recognize there are problems across the board. I would consider myself middle class but I don’t need the government involved in my health care, my kitchen or my bedroom. I do believe there are reasons for abortions but I do not believe they should be used as your primary birth control. I don’t need a nanny or a government supporting me or taking care of me. I don’t believe welfare should be a generational way of life (career) but a helping hand. I don’t think people who snuck into our country illegally should be rewarded with jobs and/or government benefits. My parents taught me to take care of myself. I don’t need you or my government trying to take that spot. Our country is broke and spending is out of control. We need to stop being the international police and sending billions of dollars to countries that hate us. We need to take care of ourselves and keep our nose out of everybody else’s business unless it directly impacts our country’s or our citizens’ well being.

          • VenusGx

            The majority of welfare recipients only stay on assistance for 2 years — just enough time to get back on solid footing. And NOBODY, NOBODY I have ever heard of in my LIFE considers abortion their (or anyone else’s) primary means of birth control!

          • fistdeyuma

            So you are saying we should have no morals Auditor? Who ever said we should tax the poor more than the wealthy? This is called a straw man attack, look it up. Under Obama the rich have gotten richer and the middle class has gotten poorer. Facts are contrary to your statements. As for debates, have you ever watched a Liberal vs. Conservative debate? The Liberal seem to think they can win by shouting, name calling and filibustering, while never saying a thing about the issues. I also very much doubt you were ever a Republican but perhaps it is possible you fell and hit your head some time back.

          • auditor0007

            You discuss how liberals shout and name call, and then you proceed to tell me I must have fallen and hit my head. Nice.

          • Rollin30s

            Oh Gary, you took a simple point I was trying to make and completely spun it to fit your own narrative. I did not say the Left didn’t have a stranglehold on TV. I just simply said that to say the left controls ALL media is false. The don’t own Fox after-all. But no, keep spinning everyone’s points just so you can argue with them. You’ve proved yourself a moron with no reading comprehension. I can’t possibly debate you because you do not have the intellectual capacity.

          • Jack H

            Touche’

          • Jilu Khan Spandiary

            I know a friend of a friend who works for Chi-trib.
            She says its all about Obama there, they are his minions.

          • Jilu Khan Spandiary

            I know a friend of a friend who works for Chi-trib.
            She says its all about Obama there, they are his minions.

          • Igor

            The only reason the “right-wing” “controls” talk radio is because the loonie leftists can’t make it work for them in the real world, at least not without Gubmint Subsidies.

            Now, when you are referring to “Media” – the normative term for the likes of newspapers, broadcast TV, and most AM/FM radio stations – please insert the pejorative “Lamestream” at the front of it. THEN the statement is true.

          • Earl Murphy

            you have to talk the truth on the radio, the libs tried but cant pull it off, real people call in and the lib host has to have a logical answer close to a truth. that puts an end to any lib radio talk show… just sayin

          • Jack H

            I fail to see the logic in your argument or any basis in your ‘talk the truth’ comment, BTW, I guess you meant ‘speak the truth’..
            Rush Limbaugh is comedy, not to be confused with anything factual. Advertisements is where they make the money. truth has nothing to do with getting an audience.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            “you have to talk the truth on the radio,…” – Orson Wells, 1938, right?

          • Glorious_Cause

            “The right-wing ENTIRELY controls talk radio”

            And the Left controls TV “news” (Fox is only one channel). The Left controls 99% of the channels on TV that promote left-wing ideology through scripted shows. The Left controls Hollywood, the music industry, the magazine industry…etc.

          • jena1234

            left wingers can’t keep a radio station on the air because no one listens to them

          • Andy from Beaverton

            Norm probably learned that from a teacher.

          • DuanJuan

            Wow Norm, go take your meds quick…..wait you can’t sign in to get your insurance to pay for it….stay ignorant my friend….

          • Chris

            Norm you always make me chuckle

          • libtarded

            Like a hemorrhoid.

          • EP

            Norm does not sound very normal to me. I think he needs Obamacare to pay for his meds. Poor guy.

          • $310163

            Norm is here?
            He was always trashing up the WarshPost.
            Gee whiz.
            Think he’s the guy who did in ObamaKKKare?

          • wut?

            (ab)Norm(al), No it is not a right. Nowhere in the US Constitution does it state that health care is a right. Also, the media is overall biased towards the left. Finally, the KKK was started by Democrats, not Republicans.

          • Vicki Brooks

            you have that sheeple thing down perfectly. do liberals send you talking points or do you make up your own?? just sayin “MORON”

          • FlPatriot98

            So you agree that you should be forced to pay for the healthcare of other people that refuse to earn a living and work? Who really is the true MORON here? I think its you libtards!!!!!

          • william heller

            There is no right to healthcare…show me that in the constitution or declaration of independence. But I do have the right of free speech to call you out on your stupidity.

          • http://www.droiddoes.com/ Norm

            life, liberty and the pursuit of hapiness is pretty cleary to me…..especially the life part. Additionaly, the founding fathers did not know that the healhcare system would be like it is today an would definitely have included healthcare for everyone.

          • DuanJuan

            Hey Norm,
            Ever wonder why the health care system is like it is? Ever heard of frivolous lawsuits, ever heard of tort refore….no you probably haven,t kikd of hard to hear anything with sand in your eyes and ears.

          • Ronald Green

            Naw it’s not sand in his eyes and ears… everything is well muffled when your head is in rectal defilade. I’m still trying to figure out how they breath though.

          • OppressLibs

            Yeah, kind of like the 2nd amendment only applies to 18th century muskets and weapons like that, right?

          • EP

            don’t forget spears and rocks.

          • Daisytoo

            Norm is so confused. His ‘right to life’ is about we, the working taxpayers, paying for his healthcare – including the abortions his wife, mother and girlfriend procure – courtesy our money – that actually abolishes the right to life of the unborn.

            Healthcare is a service Norm. The founding fathers probably also couldn’t envision cars. Does that mean I now need to buy you a car or 3 as well?

          • Jack H

            Why do you need to attack the man?
            Stick to the argument…
            Abortions…. come on.
            Daisy’s never did smell very good.

          • philomeana

            Right to life? Tell that to an aborted baby!

          • brightnow

            You don’t get it! It’s not free, your neighbors pay for it. People who pull their own weight now will have to pull for others. I lived in Quebec nine years, worst medical ever. Some of my family still lives there. My grandmother is on a four year wait list for a pain clinic, my mother is on a two year wait list for her foot. Mean while they can’t afford the cost piled on every thing they consume. You’ll soon find out the true cost of this.

          • EP

            Christina… something tells me that I am one of the neighbors… how about I offer them a bunt cake or a cup of sugar (… not in a sexual sense) instead?

          • Earl Murphy

            its not universal health care my Canadian friend. its a political healthcare system to help people in between a rock and a hard place.. The disabled and poor get Medicaid already.. the payed in retired pay for their free medicare with supplements. the GDP makers pay and pay and pay.

          • Daisytoo

            You really can’t afford that kind of naiveté .Obama and his cohorts will not stop until they ‘improve’ the failed Obamacare w/even worse universal ‘healthcare’.

            Well, maybe you can afford it. Chances are, you don’t pay income tax. But as someone who pays the lions share of Fed. taxes, I cannot.

          • Shannon Roberts

            It was never about healthcare, this is all about CONTROL. When this fails, and it will fail, they are going for a forced single party healthcare. The GOVERNMENT owned healthcare. Then there will be NO choices, of anything.

          • RotorRob

            Not completely true Earl, lost my job, insurance, wife has cancer can’t get medicaid, until I get laid off from another job medicaid says. This economy I’m afraid she will be dead.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            The GDP makers? Who the Hell are they? The Gross Domestic Product is supposed to be given by the following equation:

            GDP = C + G + I + NX

            where:

            “C” is equal to all private consumption, or consumer spending, in a nation’s economy
            “G” is the sum of government spending
            “I” is the sum of all the country’s businesses spending on capital
            “NX” is the nation’s total net exports, calculated as total exports minus total imports. (NX = Exports – Imports)

            So, let’s figure this out. With 10+% unemployment, who picked up the slack in the GDP? It wasn’t the Government, as they had no revenues to spend. It was not the businesses, as they were cutting back. It sure as hell wasn’t the net exports, since we have been in a trade deficit for decades. It must have been the consumers, but who are they? The people with multiple billions of dollars to spend? No, they cut back their staffs and offshored a lot of jobs. It must have been the middle class, all twenty of them that are left. I still can’t figure out how all of the Republicans who make less than $200,000 a year cannot get behind a tax policy that says that people who make more than $200,000 a year should pay more in taxes. I can’t understand how a Republican can say he is ‘pro-life’ and then support a health care system that would condemn a child to death because that child was born to an HIV positive crack addict. The Republicans claimed Obamacare had a ‘death panel’ clause in it – and apparently they never had to deal with insurance companies that refused to pay for life-saving treatments like chemotherapy or dialysis or who meted those treatments out to ‘7 times per year’ when the doctor recommended 13 and a second opinion doctor recommended 15. Those are the death panels.

          • bobdog19006

            As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Too many pigs for the teats.”

            Ain’t no such thing as “free”. Government does not create wealth (unless you’re in Congress). It can only give away what it takes from somebody else. That means you, folks.

          • JBTascam

            Hey Norm…..”life” does not require professional healthcare, as proven by millions of years of evolution. “liberty” does not require government mandates to buy things I don’t want. “happiness” is being able to make my own decisions for myself, not have them dictated by government panels determining how much (or if) to spend on my healthcare.

          • EP

            Norm needs professional healthcare… he need industrial grade meds as well. Who is going to pay for that I ask you?

          • Brad Bradshaw

            You are a delusional jack@$$ if you believe the things you are posting here.

          • Jack H

            Why do so many on this forum resort to insults rather than addressing the issues. You must be a Republican! SOP for them LOL

          • AlanfromNY

            You have the right to healthcare today just as in colonial days. What you don’t have is the right to demand that your neighbor pay for YOUR healthcare.
            You pay for your car, your car insurance, your car’s maintenance, your drugs and alcohol, your 3D TVs – pay for your own healthcare too!

          • vintagetomboi

            Are you serious? Then you definitely have no real understanding as to what the constitution states and why it makes and stands it ground to this very day. Our founding fathers knew and understood the true complications of the law and wrote our American guidelines for our own good. One is to protect us from our own social economical oppression which could could us into tyranny.

          • libtarded

            You do know “norm” that Life Liberty and Pursuit of happiness aren’t in the Constitution. They’re in the Declaration of Independence… the same document that also says…
            “…That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR TO ABOLISH IT, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness…”

          • James ‘Jim’ Osborne

            Careful now-don’t you know you can be taken in and questioned indefinitely for defying The One?

          • mahone

            You shut him down nicely. Onlyl thing is, he’s too stupid to realize it. You can not win when you contend with a fool.

          • libtarded

            I simply thank people like Norm for bending the bell curve downward when I was in College– it was a good stress reliever.

          • J. Moore

            Nicely done, as usual.

          • EP

            agree Mahone… that was a lot of words… probably lost norm on Constitution…

          • Shiner

            Way to many words for Norm to read. Bet you lost him at “know”.

          • J. Moore

            Thanks again for that, libtarded. No matter how many times we try and present the facts to these ill and low-information voters, they REFUSE to pay attention. Nearly all of them are gubment educated and/or government supported in their lives. I am a survivor of the twelve-year government indoctrination process. Luckily, I was freed of the brainwashing once I actually entered the workforce and began supporting MYSELF and found true sanity.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓SAP

            I believe “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness(property)” are in the Declaration of Independence.

            *Edit: Nevermind.

          • Jerry Camp

            Interesting take…ignorant of history but interesting, nonetheless.

            So, please tell us…what, specifically, in the US Constitution or Declaration of Independence informs your opinion that the founders would have ‘definitely’ included healthcare for everyone? What other ‘rights’ did the founders promise to guarantee that required subsidy by outright seizure of others’ wealth?

            Oh, and as far as ‘life’ goes…why do you think I’m pretty certain you are an abortion supporter?

          • Panicazi

            The thing that guys like Norm don’t get is that you can’t “give” something to anyone without taking away from someone else. Doctors are not going to continue to accept reduced payments from the government to support this act of government charity. You can wish it all day long, but my services must be compensated for or I pack up my service and go home. I have to be paid for what I deliver or produce, if not I have to find something that I CAN get paid for. Otherwise, my family doesn’t eat.

          • renec

            Typical demoRAT, resorts to name calling. It sucks like you liberals do.

          • Vpowell

            Wait, you’re miffed they’re name calling… but you called them a “demoRAT” yourself. So would that also make you a “demoRAT”, since apparently they are the name callers?

          • ObamaFail

            Hey, if you libs are okay with calling us “Tea-baggers, terrorists, extremists, TeaTards, anarchists, woman-haters, etc), then you shouldn’t be so sensitive when we hit back.

          • Vpowell

            I’m not a liberal. I’m not on any political side. I’m just saying why are you going to fall to “their level” and use “their tactics” to get your point across if you want to be different and/or prove you’re right?

            Name calling isn’t the way to be right, it’s just a diversion tactic that angry people use when they can’t back up what they say.

          • fistdeyuma

            I agree that we should never stoop to the level of Liberals and start name calling. There is enough labels that have poof behind them to make up for it.

          • $74172208

            Its a shame you had to sink to that level yourself.

          • Daniel Shannon

            This so called Affordable Care has already cost us $500.00+ per month in revenue because YOUR president limited the number of hours my wife can work per week. Her employer can’t afford the cost! AND obviously our insurance premiums have gone UP! So tell me how is it I can even have health care now?? There is NOTHING affordable about Obamacare!

          • BJ L

            It’s the answer to the health care insurance industry’s dreams… after all… they helped create the massive law with all of the parts that we have to pass for all Americans to see! I’m disgusted with all sides in our government.

          • cherykie

            My grown children could never afford health care, but in the past 20 yrs, if they really needed a doctor , they were always seen. For minor ailments, they self-treated, just like all of us should do.

          • Nadine Faber

            Maybe you have a lot of money to pay your rent, utilities…. but a lot of us are barely scrapping by and this corrupt administration wants to make it harder for people to meet their own basic needs or that of their families. You have NO CLUE what it like to rationed, fight with doctors and BS from those deciding whether or not your child or self is allowed treatment. It is hell and very stressful. The healthcare law was never about healthcare, it was about control, dictatorships, accessing all information and taking away the rights and freedoms…. the forefathers and millions of people dying to make sure we keep these rights and freedoms. It is people like you who see and freely give them away to a corrupt bunch of political elites. Shame on you. You should have long about the long term, we are not the Soviet Union, China and like other government run countries.

          • Matt

            Right wing media bias??? That may be the silliest thing I ever heard. Maybe if you only watch Fox News.

          • innessa111

            Just wait and see! I’d love to see you scrambling and whining and blaming anyone for your favorite guy’s stupidity and ignorance, and desires to destroy us and our country. YOU, MY FRIEND, DESERVE WHAT’S COMING!

          • terrible1

            People have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They have a right not to be discriminated against, based on protected classes, they have a right to vote, bear arms, and not to testify against themselves. NOWHERE, except in the minds of the entitled, does it say that anyone has a right to healthcare, a cell phone, or anything else that the working people of this country must pay for. I am not a racist, I’m not a nazi, I am an American citizen who believes that this particular “remedy” is not a good one. It doesn’t mean that there should not be some changes in the health care system. It means that this particular idea is a bad one, and if you weren’t so busy calling names, you might have some time to look at the implications of this “affordable” act for what it is. I don’t care if you’re black, white or pigmented like a checkerboard, a bad idea is a bad idea and the only racists I see are people like you, who think anything in opposition to getting your gimme is racist!

          • Jerry Camp

            The health insurance industry needed reform because of government involvement not due to a lack of it.

          • Alan Milton

            Right on Norm the system is over loaded with people signing up and as usual FAUX News gets it way wrong

          • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

            No it is not the answer, health care is not a right unless you belong to a communist state. And for the record, the media is for the left, not the republicans.

          • watch man

            I’m black and most of the Republicans are not racist. By the way, which party stopped slavery? Which party did the Southern Strategy and infiltrated the Republican party with racism? As far as O’s recent lawsuit, this latest “branding” of painting North Carolina as racist is uncalled for. I’ve lived in NY and Miami a significant number of years & from my experience I can tell you that NC is the least racist state that I’ve ever lived. They did AND ARE doing a wonderful job of changing the culture here. I’ve never seen so many mixed marriages as I have seen it here in NC. You don’t think that the requirement of a valid I.D. should be required at the ballot box???

          • Connie Hughes

            You also have the right to buy your own health insurance right now. All Obamacare is doing is giving people money to pay for it! SO…where do you think that money is coming from? Working people who already pay for their OWN insurance now have to pick up the tab for those who were too lazy to get insurance prior to now. Health care is not a right and you not having it doesn’t mean others are racist.
            Just wondering how long you think the working people who are paying for all of this are going to be able to foot the bill for the rest of you? Sooner or later the number of slackers is going to outnumber the payers.

          • Ben Clark

            Um, exactly where did you read that people have the “right” to anything? The U.S. Constitution give Americans certain rights and none include Healthcare……..#Libtard

          • Jerry Camp

            Actually, the Constitution doesn’t give rights…it guarantees them. The rights are endowed by our Creator and inalienable.

          • tkf

            If ACA works, the Dems could win back the House in 2014; if it doesn’t work, the Repubs will keep the House and win back the Senate in 2014, it’s just that simple. If the later is the case (and surely that’s what the Repubs are banking on), then Congress will be working with a lame duck president and will be in a position to bring down this socialist and intrusive health care program called Obamacare in 2015.

          • Jerry Camp

            Why do you think there are over 1300 (unlawful) waivers from ObamaCare currently with labor unions crying to get them, too? The dems want to have more sugar to give out while protecting the fat cats that pay their bills.

          • gekruckeberg

            Norm, pleased show me in the Constitution where it gives you a right to health care. This is a republic, not a democracy that can drum up a majority to ban whiskey and beer or give everyone free health care or take everyone’s guns. We live by the law in a republic and the law is the Constitution, not some wimpy democratic wishful thinking! Grow up,boy. When and if you ever do, you’ll be a republican.
            gekruckeberg.com

          • Igor

            Norm, I am so sorry about your accident, perhaps a new brain can be spliced into your current non-working one. Medical breakthroughs are (were!) happening more and more. Don’t give up hope. Yet.

          • 5465vick

            Right wing bias! Which channel are you watching? The only one the conservatives have is Fox. Are you watching that? As for healthcare everyone agrees that people need it! The problem is Obamacare is not the way to go. As for shutting down ” right wing bias, ” that would be typical of liberals to want to shut down anything they don’t agree with. This is the U.S. last time I checked. For the moment we still have free speech. That is if Obama doesn’t try to stop that. He keeps trying to take over everything. Soon we may lose that too.

          • Lisa Dean

            Apparently it’s stopped itself if no one can get into the web site.

          • Jerry Camp

            No one has a ‘right’ to the product of another’s labors.

            And, as usual, you confuse ‘health insurance’ with ‘health care’. I seem to recall that no American hospital can refuse to provide health care…not sure why this means the government was required to take over health insurance, though.

          • Ronald Green

            Right wing Bias? What country do you live in or is flapping your gums with Liberal propaganda all you got?

          • Smac

            So what about those people who can not afford the payment. Full time employee making $10.00 and hour is $400. a week before taxes. Now figure in food, gas, utilities and lodging. What’s left?

          • Deerknocker

            If the Affordable Care Act is the answer the country needed, what is the question?

          • FlPatriot98

            Your a total dumb @ss, I guess you want to be forced to pay for other peoples health care because that is exactly what Obamacare does, it taxes those of us that pay for our own insurance and those taxes are taken to pay for the people that wont work and want free healthcare. Obamacare is nothing more than redistribution of wealth. Another huge social welfare program. I just can’t wait until they start denying healthcare to all the IV drug users because of their risky lifestyle. Oh so you don’t think that will happen? You Sir are extremely naive!! Your blessed messiah has ushered in the most expansive government control and loss of individual liberty this nation has ever known. Once they control healthcare they will literally control every aspect of your life.

          • Knotalibby

            You certainly have what you call a “right” to health CARE but nothing says you have a “right” to FREE health CARE. Which is exactly what you’re asking for. I hate to pop your bubble but unless you qualify for Medicaid, your health care still will not be free. An example, this is a post from the Obamacare web page and not my actual experience:

            “I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 “Silver Plan” and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I “opt-out” and chose to continue along with no insurance. I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the “REPERCUSSIONS PORTION” for “non-payment” of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with “Non-Payment” and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy “Automatically withdraw” your “penalties” weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is “Free” or even “Affordable.”

            And another post a friend shared on Facebook:

            I am a 29 year old that is self employed. I have a condition that puts me in the high risk category and right now, doesn’t allow me to get health insurance from most places. So I had to turn to the high risk pool in Ohio. That program ended a few months ago and they transferred me to the federal high risk pool. I currently pay $149 per month for my insurance. It’s not the best, but covers my prescriptions which are close to $1000 per month without insurance. I pay about $60 per month with my insurance now. I make about 30k per year being self employed.

            According to Obama care, my new rate for “bronze” coverage will be almost $300 per month and I DO NOT get subsidies. I make too much money they are telling me. The supporters of this are in for a rude awaking once they see the costs.

            I am wondering how I am going to pay my mortgage, gas, water and electric bill and afford insurance or be fined. This is what is wrong with this country. I am glad we have people like you that are looking out for the good of us.

            Thank you,
            Joe.S

            So, welcome to your “right” to health care. I hope you can afford it Norm and Khan

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            Okay, time for full disclosure. I helped to implement one of these health care exchanges, so unlike you, I know what I am talking about. First, the health plans vary from one state to another, so the comments made by PDaily are meaningless without knowing what states they came from. Secondly, not every state has every part of the site correctly implemented. I know for a fact that the first person’s premiums and deductibles are extremely high for a ‘Silver’ plan for a single person. How do I know this? Which part do you think I helped to implement? By the way, at a salary of $45,000 with the listed monthly premium, he would get a tax credit of $241 per month. I also know that part of the calculation very well. This means his effective cost would be (after the tax credit) $597 – 241 = $356 per month. Granted, he would pay the full amount and get the credit, which he could then deduct from the amount paid. As to the deductible, that is ridiculous, as the ‘Silver’ plan generally has a deductible of between $800 and $1500 per year. It sounds like one of two things is happening – a. the system he is using is improperly reporting the deductible information or b. he is making calculations that are not realistic, nor are they supported by any factual policy data. I suggest he call the state office and then call the insurance company that issued the policy to verify it. A policy like that one should never even be listed on the exchange. As for your second example, his tax credit will be $91 per month, effectively reducing his premium to $209. Again one of two things is happening, a. the calculation of the subsidies is off or b, he is entering the wrong data. Again, a phone call to the state office might be in order. Also, if he already has insurance, he does not need to switch, so why is he complaining?

            Being informed makes your objections and complaints more valid. Since you are not informed, your complaints are invalid.

          • Knotalibby

            Not one person I’ve talked to has seen a deductible as low as $800. They are all in the thousands.

          • $25066802

            It’s not really an answer when you can’t sign up for insurance. The websites don’t work. I’ve been trying to sign up for hours, days, since it “opened”. Website “healthcare.-gov” not working.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            “healthcare.-gov” is not a real domain name. Try “http://www.healthcare.gov”. It works fine for me. Of course, I have insurance, so I am not going to do anything, despite Pennsylvania’s short-sighted decision to use the federal system instead of implementing its own.

        • EP

          Crabby old man only knows how to break the plumbing in the White House. Time for a real President…

        • James V.

          He could take his “shotgun” to it and put it out of it’s misery. Liberals are laughingstocks.

        • Bob Jones

          I’m surprised so many low information voters have high expectations for their government! You get what you vote for, l0sers. Welcome to 0bamaNation.

        • shimdo

          Good hearing from you snowleopard. Wonder if bidens clucking like a big bird. Can’t help myself folks

      • 52jude

        Are you surprised considering what we know about our government and their ability to do anything well?

        • CelticRune

          ……right….let’s see…..the Postal Service, AMTRAC, the VA, SSA, Medicare, ………great track record….., big gov’t works (if you want to bankrupt and destroy a nation).

          • EpicMale

            Come on, now! Central Control will work! The Soviets, Nazis, Greeks, et al just didn’t do it right! But we’ll get it right this time if you just give the progressives a chance!

          • teasacker

            Hey now! Amtrac recovered almost 60% of its operating expenses this year. You have to give them credit, that’s dang good for a gubmint entity.

          • Jerry Camp

            And I believe that Tri-Met, the Portland-area public transit system hailed by lefties as the answer for everything from urban sprawl to global warming, only lost $17 million last year.

          • $310163

            USPS works fine ~ AMTRAC also works fine as far as it goes (which is probably too far for my taste). VA? SSA does what it sets out to do, as does Medicare.
            What you want to name are DOD ~ hasn’t won a war lately AND they never bring home any loot ~ and if there’s something I always loved it was the parades through Rome bringing in the gold and slaves ~ oh yessireebob.

          • Khaaaaaaaan

            The Postal Service is a quasi-government agency. Postal workers are unionized separately from other government employees, and they have their own revenue stream (ever mail a letter, or did you not learn how to write?) Amtrack has its own revenue stream as well, called PASSENGER fares. If you don’t use the train, it is your fault the service is in fiscal trouble. As a VETERAN with a younger brother, four uncles, seven cousins, a grandfather and a great uncle who are or were also VETERANS, I am sickened by Republicans who jump on the bandwagon and shout “Support our troops” and then have the balls to cut funding for the VA, which continues that support until the former military member dies, so if you make one more crack about the VA, you Unamerican piece of garbage, I will hunt you down, knock you out, strip your ass naked and drop you in the middle of Iran with the words ‘Ayatollah Khomeni is Gay’ tattooed in Arabic across your chest.

            Here’s a waste of money for you: We pay John Boehner even though he shut down the government. We continue to pay pensions to ‘retired’ lawmakers (Senators and Representatives) even though their job descriptions as worded in the Constitution have no mention of such things – in fact, if you read the Constitution, they are really just part-time employees, not full-time jobs. How about this one? We give tax breaks to churches and corporate farmers, but people operating family farms have to pay unholy sums for real estate taxes. Small Businessmen like Donald Trump get low interest loans and grants while veterans who have given so much to this country are refused a startup loan for a business. Or my personal favorite, we bail out the banks, which give big bonuses to the top people who set the policies for the guys in the trenches to follow and make billions off of the loss of trillions, then we ask American workers to tighten their belts and move forward, despite having a double-digit unemployment rate.

        • rambler

          They are currently living up to my expectations. Failure is their only option.

      • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

        You can bet you sweet asspartame the TAXES are going to work.

      • SmartDoctor

        So America is up and running?

      • EP

        sure you can…

      • Jack H

        The project managers are Republican! No wonder it doesn’t work!!

      • Kathy

        lol

      • Khaaaaaaaan

        So that’s why Congress is still employed!

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      Time to destroy Obamacare once and for all, it has failed, and the left owns it completely.

      • http://www.droiddoes.com/ Norm

        It has not failed. Not even the obstructionist tea party can stop it.

        • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

          Oh please. The best way to ensure something fails is to let the Democrat party run it.

          • GoingTactical

            Correct. Healthcare has now become Detroit.

          • EP

            Or did Detroit become Obamacare?

          • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

            The best way to ensure ANYTHING fails is to get any part of government involved. To succeed, get them out of it.

          • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

            Put the government in charge of the Sahara and in 5 years there will be a shortage of sand.

          • Jerry Camp

            Didn’t they put a brothel outta business? I mean, if you can’t make money from honey, you don’t deserve to run a business.

          • Jerry Camp

            Dems did such a fine job with Vietnam and its aftermath. /s

        • XOT

          Norm, wishing something to be true does not make it so . . . #smh

        • Chris

          Norm where do you get your material? You are hilarious

          • OppressLibs

            The DNC

          • EP

            does that stand for “Does Not Compute”?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓SAP

            Norm’s a paid troll. Stop feeding it. Downvote, and move on. Don’t encourage, just shun.

          • J. Moore

            Exactly. Give it a down-vote and move on.

          • Beegeezee505

            “Shuuuun the non believer! Shuuuuuuuun!” -The Unicorns

            Yeah, Norm’s been around for a while. He’s so far out of reach, that he can no longer be reasoned with as a human being. It’s a shame that there are millions more just like him that we have to contend with.

          • Jerry Camp

            And a bus driven by ACORN takes him and others like him to multiple polling stations every 4 years, feeds ’em lunch, and smokes, and drops them back in line to get their welfare check.

          • https://www.empowernetwork.com/almostasecret.php?id=env2 Empowered

            Where all liberals get their news, Comedy Central.

        • Chevypowered

          I swear it sounded like you were typing that statement right off a cue-card.

          It’s going to fail sunshine. Deal with it.

          • J. Moore

            You are correct. Always the same with Norm, but the bot always succeeds at the mission. Draw out conservatives, rile them and distract from the true issues. It never speaks anything new, just repetitive ‘blah’…imagine Charlie Brown’s teacher with a megaphone. Norm is paid by the far-left Soros wing of the party and probably data-mines all of our responses….Norm is not a human, at least not an individual. Wasted gas dealing with it.

        • Daniel Shannon

          It will fail as it takes down this country! BTW IF it is so great how come YOUR Dems don’t want it? How come the labor unions are up in arms over it? This thing is a joke.

          • http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2012/05/09/elizabeth_warren_dances_with_lies/page/full Nola_Navy_Vet

            Norm go back to you day job as Village Idiot. Sorry forgot you job is
            now only a part-time job because of Barack Hussein Obama II and
            Obamacare.

        • Larry Freeman

          You have to be an government employee…bought the company line, hook and sinker huh.

        • ObamaFail

          The only thing Obamacare is succeeding at is raising premiums, causing workers to get cut down to part-time or laid off, causing people to lose their health coverage. Everything Obama claimed about this BS has been proven false. It’s not affordable, seeing as how everyone is getting premium hikes. It’s such a failure, that today is the day it takes effect and no one can even get on the freaking sites. You’re an idiot my friend. An easily manipulated sheep who hears Obama spout off some made up bullcrap, and you are too dense to pay attention to the facts. You are hopeless.

          • HisChosen816

            Premiums on the rise, co-pays on the rise, deductibles on the rise, access declining……yep a real winner.

            A liberal friend of mine was jubilant when she found out she would be paying $14 less in premiums this year. When I looked at her benefit selection sheet, I pointed out that while she may be paying $14 less in premiums her deductible went from $600 to $1300. It took a while to explain that $700 increase would be coming out of her pocket as well. Light bulb finally went on and she was bummed. Then explained her co-pays increased too. Excitement turned to depression pretty quick. This is what we have to work with.

        • teasacker

          With the gubmint shutdown, who is bottle feeding you your koolaid?

        • Lisa Dean

          No, just it’s own web site has failed it.

      • EP

        Can I be the devils advocate here and speculate that maybe, just maybe they always intended for it to fail. Crash the system to stage a government takeover of that system.

    • Boomerviews

      Years ago Congress passed Catastrophic Coverage in conjuction with Medicare. Seniors rebelled and the law was repealed. If a bunch of geezers can reverse an oppressive law, surely the 56%-70% of polled Americans, who are against Obamacare, can repeal this monstrosity.

      • Christina

        Key word in your comment: ” years ago “.
        Years ago we didn’t have radical leftists and one party rule in control!

        • Bubba_Schwartz

          or Harry….

        • Boomerviews

          I agree that perhaps the Democrats weren’t as radically leftist/socialist as today; but we were ruled by them. Dems had total power for years. When Republicans took over the House in the 90’s (Contract With America days), it was their first chance at governing in “40” years!

      • Shiner

        Good start would be to require Voter ID cards. Just saying.

        • Knotalibby

          Oh! But that would be racist!! According to the Democrats, all dems are poor and don’t have cars or public transportation so they can’t get to the DMV to get their free I.D. card so we are being racist against them (all of them) by requiring them to have I.D.

      • EP

        Many are uninformed and do not go to vote. They are like animals they only respond to being kicked.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      Its interesting that the last tweet claims ‘anarchists appear to have shut down the site.”

      Since many of the left have declared the Republicans, and especially the tea party, to be anarchists and terrorists, anyone guess how long until they will be blamed for this mess?

      • Southern

        No way! Cause they call us the anti-science crowd! How can that be true and we are smart enough to crash Demcrapcare! Right… leftards do not need logic…

    • anniebo1

      Resistance is futile!

    • Brian McKinny

      He’s worse than the Borg: “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated … Just as soon as we can get out websites to work.”

    • alistz

      “This too, shall pass”.
      -Sisyphus.

      • Tom

        Like a kidney stone.

        • Jerry Camp

          It’s the pain inflicted on the way out that’s the problem…

    • gingercake5

      This was the plan of the so-called RINOs who voted for cloture. Let the bill take effect, then watch it fail. That’s what Boehner said a few days ago, at least.

    • rhzszm

      If the feds can’t even get the website to work, how poorly is the rest of the exchange going to function?

    • http://paulandsabrinasevstuff.com/ Paul Holmes

      If you can’t be persuaded, then perhaps your…. SISTERRRRRR. George Bush was wise to hide her from me.

    • Dismas In Wonderland

      “The Affordable Care Act is moving forward. You can’t shut it down. We are the Borg. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.” American exceptionalism is a myth! – Barack Insane Obama.

    • http://www.cavalierx.com CavalierX

      Wouldn’t it have to be up and running first?

    • barf

      “It is your density.”

    • John Galt

      Dictators say the CRAZIEST things!!!

    • Stephan Forrester

      “Your wrong your highness. I’ll never give into the dark side.”

    • Wastrel Way

      I find your lack of full faith and credit… disturbing.

      • Evil Otto

        Don’t try to frighten me with your liberal ways.

    • AmericanMom

      Obama likely laughing his ass off knowing America will forevermore be held hostage to tyranny by democrat party majority. It’s up to us to rid our nation (vote these bastards out of office) of this plague of haters of everything near and dear to the American way of life.

      • Jack H

        Hey Mom, You sound pretty hateful yourself..
        Holding the economy hostage over budget issues by throwing in the kitchen sink.. Republican logic at it’s best.. And no I’m not a democrat either.

    • shimdo

      Is he still klucking like a feather bird on how this is going to work and everyone loves it..HA!!!an’t working so well buddy boy

  • Sandy Carrington

    Now Obama is starting with his iLL bred scare tactics like they do in the Chicago ghettos…..Please Lord don’t permit this to continue

  • $793346

    3 years to prepare and the damn thing doesn’t work.

  • nickdqwk

    You will be assimilated! Resistance is futile!

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      ‘Resistance is…hey, how come this thing is not working? What do you mean Biden was toying around with it? (Obama slams head on desk) ‘Why me?”

      Secret Service guards grin.

    • bluemanx

      Reid says that, but as I remember Picard snapped that thing’s spine and watched it’s lights fade to black.

  • Floordoc808

    This has never been about Healthcare, only “Fundamentally Transforming America” from the #1 Superpower into a 4th rate Marxist state.

    • HarryObrian

      Let us not forget redistribution of wealth from those who did not build that to those who need affirmative action as a crutch so they will vote for the immoral and corrupt communists like Barry Soetoro.

      • John (magnum)

        “Surprise! Obamacare health insurance exchange websites don’t work”

        SURPRISE ! And neither will OBONGOcare !!!!!!!

        • Karen Walker

          HHS says we made history today. The only history made is that Obama has changed our once great health care to a socialized health care destined to fail. Why else would the Senate exempt themselves from this train wreck?

          • Jerry Doyle

            Now that the government owns healthcare this website SNAFU is only the beginning of the sorrow.

          • BigIronRam

            I know now what’s wrong with the website, you were supposed to insert your IRS audit to gain access…remember? The one that verify’s you’re a member of the Ministry of Truth in good standing and not a member of the evil hate group, the Tea Party…

          • http://americandictators.blogspot.com/com/ WarriorClass III
        • BigIronRam

          They can’t even get a webpage / portal to work after years of preparing for it. Most companies have been doing this and doing it well for over a decade.

          You may see the doctor now, Doctor Van Helsing who hails from the University of Rangoon and took various night classes at the Knoxville Tennessee College of Faith Healing.

          Dr Van Helsing aspires to be a community organizer….

      • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

        You so have that right.

      • WorldsAway

        “Socialism always fails because eventually you run out of other people’s money.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

        • Larry Freeman

          Very true.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      Absolutely, even Reid has admitted that Obamacare is designed to ensure the one-payer system is established, and that it is unstoppable. They want our nation to be destroyed, and then rule the rubble as kings.

      • Floordoc808

        Marxists always project their intentions by accusing all who disagree with their failed Ideology.

    • John Galt

      I had NO reason to think badly of FAT people or those with health problems. It WAS THEIR PROBLEM!

      BUT NOW that they have been forced into my healthy insurance pool, I look at those who don’t live healthy with disdain.

      Obama, by pooling everyone together, has DIVIDED US!

      IMPEACH!
      TEA 1776!

    • $1183266

      you got it. all I can do is laugh hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

      • Floordoc808

        It has been law for 3 years & a variety of inept, corrupt & criminal organizations are managing these exchanges hiring low info voters to explain Obamacare. What could go wrong?

  • Roger Jones

    It does not matter. Obama is the President and he does not care what anyone else thinks. He does not care if the ACA is most destructive law ever written. He wants government run medical care for everyone and he will spend unlimited funds to make it happen. Besides, if anything goes wrong, it is always someone else’s fault.

  • Amy

    I’m in Florida, so will be assigned to the Federal exchange. I’ve been trying to log in (I have an account, and they’ve been using it to spam me for months), but I keep getting the message that it can’t log me in because I don’t exist… yet if I try to create a NEW account, it won’t let me, because that name and address are already in use and already have an account.

    Not an auspicious beginning.

    • Rainier

      No but it bodes well for the Democrat Voter Registration in FL. You have been “Assimilated”.

      • Travelassie

        Yeah, they’ll do your voting for you from now on…

        • GotMyLoveGlassesOn

          That’s exactly what I was thinking. How long before this vile, corrupt administration decides that we, the people, cant be trusted to decide who we want in government, so they ‘vote’ for us?

          • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

            I pretty much think “we” can’t be trusted to vote. I mean, look who’s president… AGAIN…

          • Travelassie

            I figure they’re stacking the deck for their candidates by manipulating votes, having dead people, and illegal aliens vote, manipulating absentee ballots and allowing their party members to vote several times. That’s how they plan to keep the Dem party in office in perpetuity,and why they scream so loud about “disenfranchisement, and racism” at any attempts on the part of the states to enact and enforce voter ID laws.

    • Amy

      I feel like Schrödinger’s cat.

      • Reginald Thornton

        brilliant.

        • Amy

          “Meow” 😉

        • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

          I have to remember that one.

      • martine81585

        Beautiful. But do you think anyone in DC would get your joke?

      • jrstudioboss

        “we have to vote for it to see what’s in it” – hopefully we will find the demise of a lot of democrat political careers….

      • bob

        Big Bang Theory!

      • bob

        In a thick German accent, Mrs. Schrödinger asks, “Erwin, what have you done to the cat – it looks half dead…”

    • phil berens

      How did you get past the empty security questions screen here in Fl? I answered Dog, Cat, parrot for the heck of it…and it then said “no two answers can be same” lol.

      • Amy

        The first two times it did that to me too: kicked me out because “no two answers can be the same” (no two answers WERE the same). Then I got past that on the third try, only to be told my user information already exists, please log in. So I tried to log in, using my original username and password, and it told me no such user exists.

      • Amy

        Others are reporting that “no two answers can be the same” glitch as well (screencaps):

        http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/615/img/photos/2013/10/01/5b/fc/healthcare_website_fail_2.jpg

      • $23133320

        I tried to login using three different names with of course the “no drop down” drop down security questions not working and it still wouldn’t register. What a joke!

        • Amy

          The “drop down questions” had been working earlier this morning, but no matter what answers you gave it yelled at you that “no two answers can be the same”. I guess the way they “fixed” that was to disable the drop-down questions.

          Good enough for government work!

        • OppressLibs

          Three different names? Well, you’re about 20 short of Obama

    • HarryObrian

      That is not an uncommon problem when websites with database access are built by 10 year olds. It will take them years and years and TRILLIONS to straighten out the work of these idiots. Best to scrap it and start over before it’s too late.

      • GoingTactical

        Best to scrap DC and start over….this time, minimum IQ will be required.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      Yet the enfeoffed old guard of DC has ensured they do not have to pay for this mess, nor their staff members. How many of them even bother with signing up as required to by law?

      • Amy

        All else aside, I don’t think we use words like “enfeoffed” /nearly/ enough. Like +100 :)

    • hownow

      If you don’t exist, maybe your taxes don’t exist either. (;-})

      • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

        If there’s one thing the government does well it’s steal our taxes.

    • Doa74656

      Shame on you You should not be complying with this disaster

      • Amy

        I have an individual policy, and just wanted to check rates, to get some idea of how much the ACA changes are going to cost me when my current policy expires. I doubt I’d buy through the exchange anyway, the only reason to do that is to get the subsidies, and I don’t qualify for subsidies.

        • Beegeezee505

          I don’t care what it costs. I am not buying it.

        • visceralrebellion

          I would be very careful sharing any personal information on any of the “exchange” sites. They are ridiculously insecure.

    • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

      Be thankful the government doesn’t run the internet. Yet.

      • Jaybird7

        Scary thing, just signed up for Comcast and the self install kit has NBC logos on it..Hate giving Libutards $$

    • mjenk62

      Amy, as an Obama “Zombie”, can we assume that your experience has finnaly waken you up?

    • OppressLibs

      It says you don’t exist? See, it’s already trying to kill you.

  • Rainier

    That just like our Federal Government. Costs too much and offers nothing in return. It’s WHY the Founders insisted on a small government with “Enumerated and Limited Power.”

  • Lonster

    Of course the AHA site isn’t working….300M Americans forced to use something the government built. I bet the site has one server and its in China.

  • Jack

    Y’all do know it’s not supposed to be live until 0800 EDT, right?

  • ctmom

    All these forms and sensitive questions, just to NOT be verified since the “honor system”is being used. Priceless.

    • hownow

      An opportunity to be creative. Create a new persona.

    • blacknblue2

      Yes we all know that nobody ever games the government welfare system. Right?!?!?!?!?!

  • Robert

    The exchanges are not supposed to be working until 8 AM.

    • Amy

      I have 39 emails from Health Information Marketplace in my inbox. Not one of them said that the exchanges wouldn’t be open until 8am. All of them just say October 1st.

      • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

        It’s 8:33 ET… Still no working…

        • blacknblue2

          9:45 and still not working —

          “The System is down at the moment.

          We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please try again later.

          Please include the reference ID below if you wish to contact us at 1-800-318-2596 for support.

          Error from: https%3A//www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/global/en_US/registration%23signUpStepOne

          Reference ID: 0.cd172517.1380630991.20794aa6”

    • $23133320

      So at 8 a.m. do you want to make a bet?

    • blacknblue2

      Where did you get that information. I am certified and get e-mail from the CMS and it never, ever said anything about 8AM. Why do I think you made that up?

      “1. We are pleased to advise that the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM) and State Partnership Marketplaces (SPM) will open for business on
      Tuesday, October 1! On Tuesday, the side-by-side model, or “Marketplace
      pathway” will be available for FFM-registered agents and brokers to
      assist consumers. Using this pathway, an agent/broker will be able to
      assist a consumer as the consumer completes the application process on
      the FFM or SPM website.”

    • steve bichler

      800am where? eastern? pacific? Kenya?

      • John “Kahless” Taylor

        Maybe it’s in that timezone between the 51st and 57th state. :-)

  • blacknblue2

    I’ve tried 5 times to create a Pennsylvania account, after watching the arrow go around and around, error messages each time.

    “Important: Your account couldn’t be created at this time. The system is unavailable.”

    Is this what HHS meant when I studied their material and it said —

    “Use one streamlined application to apply for coverage under a QHP, including determination of eligibility for advance payments of the premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions”

    I do have a question about the “uninsured”. How many uninsured are people who are criminals, illegals, etc. People who are never, ever going to give the government financial information. You need to give the government your financial information. Therefore we will have many millions that won’t be insured.

    I’m an insurance broker not a navigator. When I took the HHS tests my scores were 95, 92 and 92. I remember one question that I got wrong, a true and false question. The question was, “Under the Affordable Care Act, everyone will be required to have insurance.” I answered yes because Obama said that “all” having insurance is the tone of the law. The answer was false. The reason, there are exceptions. Hm? You mean exceptions that are given to business friends of Obama.

    Another rule is that you can’t apply for coverage if you are incarcerated.

  • http://M2HB.net/ Ouch Man

    Don’t work, won’t work, never will work. Well enough about democrats…

    • Jerry Camp

      Nice…

  • bluewaternavy

    CT doesn’t have an apply button, NY is overloaded

    • William Svoboda

      It’s collapsing before it’s even started.

  • sodacrackers2

    I guess all those disenfranchised democrats who find it too difficult to get a photo ID to vote are going to need personal navigators!

  • Deborah Hallsted

    But thankfully, as soon as it is up and running, it will be completely user-friendly and efficient, just like it’s namesake, and every other government agency or office! {{sarc}} -{sigh} Probably didn’t need to put that sarc in there.

  • $40639563

    Did anyone really think the AHCA would work without a glitch? More glitches to come, welcome to Obamacare, where nothing really works correctly.

  • David Hardy

    It’s not about healthcare. It’s about paying taxes and voting for the Democratic Party for eternity.

  • Eagle0542

    Just wait for all the identify theft with all these minimum wage “vetted” gummit workers selling your information.

    • Travelassie

      Unfortunately they aren’t minimum wage workers. Think I recall seeing the “Navigator” salary ranges were from $48,000-$78,000 annually. Well paid guv’mint hacks….

      • Eagle0542

        Wow, so for 20 hours training they make $20 to $48 an hour. I looked up the rate. More than entry level for college grad. This is why the costs jumped from the $890 billon lie to over $1.4 Trillion. Thanks for they info.

        • Travelassie

          Yeah, looks like it. But you DO know that the Navigators’ jobs were to go to the Obama’s “community organizer” friends and cohorts, like Acorn. They have to be well compensation, doncha know…….

          You mentioned “vetted”, I guess you also realize that there are no background checks required prior to employment for the Navigators. How many jobs do you know of these days where prospective employees don’t have to go through background checks- even when the jobs don’t entail accessing anything close to personal and sensitive information such as people’s social security, financial, personal and medical information!

          • Eagle0542

            I used the word “vetted” tongue and cheek. One of the major concerns should be the identity theft and the fraud websites already selling Obamacare. I read the navigators have already been warned not to leave tax returns in the fax machines. It appears they are getting an identity theft’s dream.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    It looks like the Obamacare health exchanges work as much as Obama does.

  • Amy

    It just happened to one of our local newscasters, Matt Augustine from WOKV, too:

    “WOKV’s Matt Augustine tried to explore what his healthcare plan options
    would be under the Affordable Care Act but couldn’t even get past the
    part where you sign up for an account. Calling the help line didn’t
    provide timely help either.”

    http://www.wokv.com/gallery/news/local/issues-signing-obamacare/gCDw5/#3941373

  • ImJustAGuy

    I think the exchanges are down on purpose. If they were up, all the news would be how expensive ObamaCare is. Obama and the Democrats have painted themselves into a corner, and there’s no way out.

    • blacknblue2

      Just wait until that 20 year old guy is looking at a new required by law $150 a month health insurance premium for a Silver Plan. If my college kid had voted or canvassed for Obama I would immediately take them off my health insurance policy and make them personally buy an Exchange Policy. Let the wide eyed liberals see what they have brought upon their own heads. They would get a first hand experience of the cost of “free” insurance.

  • Brandy

    It’s already shut down!
    ————————————————————
    Error

    The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.

    Error messagePDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1040] Too many connections in lock_may_be_available() (line 167 of /var/www/vhosts/nyexchange.www/public/includes/lock.inc).

  • NBPS

    Apparently, these are the ones they “have been waiting for!” – glitchy, byzantine, useless, embarrassing & absurd. Like US foreign policy.

  • Don OMalley

    Great site. Get to Secret questions, that doesn’t work. lol. Maybe Obama should let Putin fix that also.

  • AustinTXLibEradicator

    Signs of things to come.

    • cherykie

      I’m so glad not ALL of the Austin area houses jackasses!

      • AustinTXLibEradicator

        Yeah, its tough being me surrounded by all of these wackos.

        • cherykie

          LOL!!! Stand your ground- It would be tough to leave the scenic Austin area, plus we need a voice in the wilderness to reason with the unreasonable…

  • Sensible

    Florida’s has a glitch causing delays on its website blaming high usage. So many rushing to sign up I’m sure?

  • blacknblue2

    Ha ha ha!! The government egg heads are always an amazement. This is something I knew since the day the law passed, here goes.

    The government eggheads have said that for the exchanges to work, the young people must sign up but now the eggheads are saying that they worry young people will just pay the fine which is a lower cost than insurance premiums.

    Yes government egghead you can call it a moral hazard that allows someone to game the system, it is something insurance companies won’t allow. The eggheads created a moral hazard hole big enough to drive an 18 wheeler through but normally the eggheads do not have common sense….do they?

  • bonestabone

    So I’m guessing the “exchange” websites will be hacked almost immediately, with all the sensitive information being plundered and sold off by hackers. Then of course these clunky, unreliable sites will be constantly up and down both from hackers and incompetence. And all this so people can find out that their rates have doubled.

  • disqus_WMSfoP94d5

    I tried in PA this morning and doesn’t seem to work. Created a new user with password and then does NOT recognize the username.

  • Sensible

    What happens if Live Chat operators go on strike from all the overload? An eight hour day could prove too much.

  • suzy000

    I heard Obama is still going to Asia during this govt. shutdown. He isn’t leaving town because he lost his chef and other WH employees for a few days, this is his way of burying his head in the sand when your signature achievement begins to implode.

  • ImJustAGuy

    I love the snark that Twitchy dishes out!

  • 52jude

    Is anyone surprised?

  • Darth__Vader

    Shocking. Absolutely shocking.

  • kadepro

    Y2K in 2013

  • MerphisEllis

    Leave it to the Obama, 3 plus years and they can not even get a web site to run, typical.

  • Ann Arky

    WTF? All I can see is a webcam of Obama and Reggie in a, um, private “conference”. That won’t cure my crabs and herpes.

  • Maine922

    what a joke

  • Wigglesworth

    4 years later and it doesn’t work.

  • hownow

    BHOweevil, BarrierReid, and BeLousy’s ObamaCaresLess needs to be overhauled so we can find out if it works. How fortunate American citizens were that Killer-y Clinton didn’t get a headstart with Killer-yCare in the 1990’s…(:-)

  • Ann Arky

    I tried to enroll and a hand reached through the screen and grabbed my purse.

  • justtriedofit

    Yep but waiting one more year was a bad thing. Way to go liberals we tried to warn you but nope you know better right. So typical.

    • syvyn11

      Like Peter Pan, the dems thought if they just wished it hard enough, O-Care would work.

  • Boomerviews

    Thanks for tweets on the exchanges. FUN to read! “Hate Obamacare?” already? “Blame A Democrat!”. cafepress.com/boomerviews to let America know who really is responsible for forcing Obama’s Folly on us.

  • hownow

    Everybody should try out the system today, to find information to compare for the best value. First come, first served.

    • Doa74656

      Sheep

  • Doa74656

    Everyone who is legitimately attempting to sign up for obamacare should be publicly shamed
    I also suggest in your spare time flood these sites to the point of collapse

    • Beegeezee505

      Damn straight! They are going to have to come to my house, cut my hand off, and sign the papers with it before I willingly sign up for this garbage. I don’t care if it’s law or not. It’s clearly an unjust law and I will not comply.

      • Doa74656

        This is a tax on being alive How is this NOT an unjust law?

  • paevo

    Ill omens portending catastrophe and doom…

  • 44guyton

    Welcome to Communism. Maybe the Democrats will fix this in the next five year plan.

  • Courdeleon02

    Just found out under Obamacare our health insurance costs will rise from $500 per month to $750.00 per. Nice work Obama you idiot.

  • Ann Arky

    I enrolled and 30 minutes later Papa John’s showed up at my apartment door with a pizza.

  • Ann Arky

    Why is “How long is your penis” a security question? I don’t have one.

  • addalled
    • Beegeezee505

      That made me sick. So many sheep…. Ughh!

  • hdevo

    I have become a Muslim and are exempt from Obama Care

  • http://www.Longdrycreek.com Longdrycreek- Texas Panhandle

    Would you buy a new and expensive vehicle and the builder sent you the parts and no assembly instructions? $25,000 and up for parts?
    Yet Obama the Intransigent and his cohort of Democrat warriors think this pile of health parts will sell big. About the warrenty? No mention.

  • william

    LOL

  • CannedHeat

    …Help, I’ve fallen and can’t get up..
    Navigator: “I’m sorry your Health Exchange does not cover falling, but we will gladly send our experts over and harvest your organs.

  • David Brinson

    It’s Bush’s fault.

  • Kree13

    Lies !! My cousin just signed up and it went right through !!’

    • Jaybird7

      OFA has your check in the mail skippy

      • Kree13

        Well when both my parents make 7 figures I don’t need a check #try again

        • ObamaFail

          So you’re one of the wealthy people that Obama and the Dems are looking out for. I bet your family got an exemption, since Obama gives wealthy, elitist libs exemptions.

    • FTN

      Your Cousin? Sure it wasn’t your cousin’s unicorn?

      • Kree13

        Him too

        • FTN

          Touché

    • DizzyMissL

      BS

    • MikeDH

      Funny, you are talking about people you “know” signing up, but you have yet to report if you have signed up or not. I mean, for someone so psyched about Obamacare, you don’t seem to be in a hurry to get it on it.

    • John “Kahless” Taylor

      Would that be Captain Mar-Vel or some other Kree warrior? :-)

  • $17384886

    Joe Biden is still looking for the Recovery.gov website.

    • Winston Smith

      Shhh, nobody told him his Fisher-Price laptop doesn’t have an internet connection.

  • necod

    Trash In Chief just trashed himself. For a change.

  • gvravel

    Evidence, if not proof, that Obama is one sad joke on America.

  • forgetyoutooo

    sssshhhhhh You’re suppose to be talking about the government shutdown!

  • Kree13

    I’m in school right now and a bunch of college students are signing up and no one is having any problem. Lies Ppl Tell!! #KeepLying

    • Amy

      Why are college students signing up, when one of the big selling points of Obamacare was that they could stay on their parents’ insurance policies until they were 26?

      • Kree13

        Because we would like to support the president and most of us do work and are independent

        • Amy

          Tee hee.

        • MikeDH

          So you are buying insurance for the sake of supporting some politician who really has no direct or meaningful connection to you or your life? Wow! Now I understand how cults get started.

        • The Reader

          Like I said. LIAR> you are a paid Obammunist.

        • Winston Smith

          Translation: They still live at home, occasionally deliver pizzas, and finally got out of diapers (in-Depend-ent)

        • ObamaFail

          Blindly supporting a President because you voted for him. That’s pretty pathetic. Hey, when you get out of college and can’t find a job because of Obama’s failed “Job creating” policies, just remember, at least you can say that you supported him as he made it harder and harder for you to find a job.

      • Molly Katt

        Because not all mommies and daddies have heir own plans.

        • Amy

          Under Obamacare, they do!

          • ObamaFail

            Not all of the people who have been dropped from their coverage because of Obamacare.

    • The Reader

      Yesterday you were at work.

  • Ray Flo

    Not surprised baboso.gov does not work

  • Guest

    obamacare will make irs code simple. hahahahahahahahahahaha…

  • $37261919

    Not working — Exactly as planned.
    Chaos is the real goal of ObamaControl.

  • DOCWRIGHT

    The DEMOCRAT OBAMACARE law is a failure and is horrible for America. Not only is the DEMOCRAT OBAMACARE unworkable… it literally dosent work at all. Priceless

  • YankeeI

    Honestly now, are you all REALLY surprised? Wait until you make a appointment with the Government chosen Proctologist and wind up with your teeth cleaned instead. Priceless!

  • DearLeaderMaobama

    No worries folks, soon it will be running as smoothly and efficiently as the US postal service.

  • Brian Astby

    If the place you go to sign up for it is this bad, how bad is it going to be when you go to get treated? How many will be put before the Death Panels by mistake?

  • Theresa

    Can not sign in, the security questions they did not code them, the drop down is empty on all three questions, did they not test this?? Unreal, not surprised!! you can not register and I see I am not the only one!!

  • joeysdad

    Maybe we should just hold off on Obamacare for a year. Oh wait, Harry Reid will not allow it. All hail Harry Reid, the one man party of “no.”

  • rtc_MA

    Like everything else Obama has touched …. FAILURE!

  • Kree13

    Another bs photoshopped pic to make the dingbats feel better about themselves lol hey GOP you lost this fight! Lmao

    • DizzyMissL

      Just tried to get into the site and this is what I got:

      The System is down at the moment.

      We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please try again later.

      LMAO

      • Kree13

        I don’t see how because my cousin got through and it’s a few more students here that’s getting through. I’m about to ask someone can I take a pic of their screen

        • DizzyMissL

          Um, go to healthcare.gov and try it for yourself.

          • ImJustAGuy

            I just gave it a try.
            I got a message: The System Is Down At The Moment

          • DizzyMissL

            Same here.

        • The Reader

          your cousin??? ROTFLMAO-ask your dog, you could get the same answer.

          • Kree13

            Or your mother !

    • FTN

      You lost. Someday you’ll need healthcare it it won’t be there.

    • ImJustAGuy

      You’re like a toddler trying to run out into a street full of passing cars.

      Like the toddler, you don’t realize what you want is actually bad for you.

      • Kree13

        Hmmmm interesting

      • The Reader

        That thing has been spouting BS for O’bama for days. It appears she is desperate.

    • The Reader

      Are you still getting your check from the democrats today? I guess you don’t know how to use the exchange either. Get some sleep loser.

    • ObamaFail

      So you have successfully enrolled? Didn’t think so. Just another pathetic lib who can’t handle the truth, so you spout off nonsense to make yourself feel better. Obamacare is already a joke. If it’s this much trouble just signing up, imagine actually seeing a doctor.

  • st725

    Just like Odumbo and the rest of our government, it does not work!!!

  • Ann Arky

    By the time Obama corrects the website glitches, my genital warts will be the size of a cabbage head.

    • ImJustAGuy

      I’m sorry to hear that. Maybe you should move to Canada. I hear it’s less socialist and overreaching than Obama’s America.

  • joeysdad

    How is Sandra Fluke going to get her free contraceptives? Looks like some are not going to get any action until the government tells them they can.

  • $37261919

    “Shut it down! Shut them all down!”
    –Luke Skywalker

  • bb_959

    Trust us folks, we’re the same people who brought you the ‘Do Not Call’ list. It works just like we planned, so is OblunderCare.

  • DOCWRIGHT

    If you really want to stop the DEMOCRAT OBAMACARE law, as I do…. then do not vote for a single democrat in the 2014 mid term elections. Kick the democrats out of Congress in historic numbers and Obama can not implement the DEMOCRAT OBAMACARE. Then the way to make it really go away is kick out even more democrats in 2016 and elect a Constitutional Conservative as President of the United States of America in 2016. It really is that simple.

    • mdavis223

      To go one step further, vote out ALL GOP members who voted for keeping NSA surveillance powers, Obamacare, immigration reform, etc. Most GOP are no better than their Demotardic counterparts. Time to clean house and to elect a POTUS that will uphold the constitution.

      • DOCWRIGHT

        I agree with that also. I will not vote for ANY republican in the Primary that voted along with the democrtats…. but in the general elections I will vote for any republican that can win over any democrat.

  • Ann Arky

    Why was I redirected to a webcam showing Obama’s dog taking a crap?

  • SoCalMike

    The folks complaining that the website doesn’t work will realize what a dangerous mess this is when some faceless medically illiterate bureaucrat denies them life saving medical care.
    They probably voted for death at a discount twice.

  • johndd

    Europe this past year realized what a nightmare Socialism had become….so of course Obama wants us to dive head first into Socialism. Yes, he truly is the smartest President EVER!!!

  • Middletown

    have you ever fought with your insurance company or bank or credit card company over an issue you can clearly see on your side but they cannot nor will not on their side?
    well this is that on steroids. wait until you make a mistake that costs you lawyer time to correct.

    • No One Important

      And extra taxes on your tax return, and then try to amend, to recover that money, as a result of the “mistake.”This is horrendous. . . .

  • Molly Katt

    So some Web sites crashed because they were deluged with massive numbers of people signing up, right? And that is somehow a sign that Obamacare is a failure out the gate because so many people want it? This is just more proof that the GOP is doing all this because they ae petrified it will work and people will never, ever want to let it go. If this is a sign of failure I can’t wait to see success. They’ll fix the Web sites. Then what? LOL!

    • DizzyMissL

      Molly, why does Obamacare have networks?

      • Molly Katt

        Because the exchanges are run by the states who tailor them to the specific needs of their residents. The exchanges are a network of private insurers.

        • Amy

          The exchange that keeps failing for me is the Federal exchange.

          • Molly Katt

            Well I guess maybe they just underestimated the number of people signing up? It’s OK, in a few days when millions have signed up things will slow down some.

          • alternet09

            Because all the people who can’t afford health insurance have internet service and iPads.

        • No One Important

          Molly – 30 of 50 states aren’t doing the exchanges – it’s the Feds setting them up. . . . .hold old are your talking points?Did your fax break or something?

          • Molly Katt

            Then they are on the Federal exchange.

        • DizzyMissL

          Why do some people get to go to one doctor and some have to go to another?

    • Ann Arky

      Your momma should have aborted you, Molly.

    • alternet09

      Molly you are right. When you give free loaders something free, they are not akin to giving it up. #welfare

      • Molly Katt

        Obamacare will cost me 227.00 a month.

        • FTN

          For nothing.

          • Molly Katt

            For the Silver 73 plan. The savings alone from my meds will easily pay my premium.

          • The Reader

            You are on over 200 dollars worth of meds a month. WTH–how sick are you? There is no way you got a 200 dollar a month plan that was silver in California. LIAR. That is a 600 a month plan all day long.

          • FTN

            After the giant deductible, IF it happens to be covered and you ever manage to get an appointment.

            Look, idiot, this was designed to fail miserably and within a few years destroy the private health insurance business all together thus forcing everyone on to Uncle Sams Plantation (Single Payer). Anyone with a three digit IQ gets this. Go peddle stupid somewhere else…

          • Molly Katt

            The maximum out of pocket for a year is 5245.00. So that means I am covered for even cancer treatments which can cost 300K a year. So I get to live instead of die. I’ll take it.

          • FTN

            Apparatchik, look it up…

        • alternet09

          So how did you find this out if the networks are down?

          • Amy

            That’s what her script tells her to say.

          • Molly Katt

            Covered CA has been up for a month. And providing quotes. I am signing up today.

          • DizzyMissL

            Have you heard about the group doctor visits that patient are having in CA?

          • Molly Katt

            No but considering the source I will pre-reject it as BS.

          • DizzyMissL

            I accept your apology in advance:

            http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-group-doctor-visits-20130917,0,1628117.story

            BTW, I never heard back from you on my question about the networks. Why do some people get to go to one doctor and exchange people have to go to another?

          • alternet09

            Oh, good for you. So how much will your next doctors visit cost? How much is your deductible. 227 is awfully expensive.

          • Molly Katt

            50 dollar co-pay. I see my doc twice a year. She charges 150.00 per office visit. So there is 200 right there. And my maximum ot of pocket iis 5245.00. That would be for a surgery. Which I can now actually get instead of dying like a rat in a gutter.

          • The Reader

            OMG this is so funny. You see your doctor only twice a year and yet your need surgery? and are on meds 24-7–this Obammunists are really big story tellers aren’t they. Dying in the gutters???ROTFLMAO.

          • Molly Katt

            Moron, did not say NEED surgery. Said IF I need surgery. Most people don’t schedule their medical emergencies like you do.

          • ObamaFail

            And thanks to Obamacare, you’re going to have to wait and see if the Death Panel deems you worthy to get the surgery. Hey, if you end up needing surgery and are declined, will you still pray to your Hope and Change poster, or will you finally wake up? Doubtful, you’ll probably just yell, “BUUUUUSSSSSHHHH!!!!!!!!”

          • FTN

            I prefer you do the latter…

          • Molly Katt

            Of course you do because you are just such a good Christian soul. Somebody actually getting health insurance was nothing Jesus ever preached.

          • FTN

            Not a Christian, I don’t need ANYONE looking after me like a child, not God, Not the Fascists on Uncle Sams Plantation. I’m a Grown Up. GFY you communist loser…

          • alternet09

            You are absolutely right. I can’t say I’ve ever heard about Jesus preaching health insurance. However, I do recall something about charity, but no mention of government. It is very easy to be charitable with other peoples money.

          • FTN

            Until you run out of it.

          • John “Kahless” Taylor

            Correct, but Jesus did say, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime”. Sounds like Jesus wanted people to be self-sufficient.

          • ObamaFail

            Then the Democrats preached, “IF a man knows how to fish, take the fish away from him and give it to someone who is too lazy to fish for themselves.”

          • alternet09

            So I guess the big question is if you couldn’t afford much better insurance at around 150.00 per month, why is Obamacare suddenly a great deal?

          • Molly Katt

            There is no insurance in the whole country so cheap and if you have a pre-existing condition you are denied flat out.

          • FTN

            And you *still* can’t see it’s designed to fail?

          • Molly Katt

            I will not argue with an azzh0le who wishes death upon me because insurance companies deny me coverage. God bless see you in church.

          • DizzyMissL

            Hey Molly, why do exchange people have to go to a different doctor?

          • Molly Katt

            I don’t. I keep my existing PC and my endo and even my eye doctor. I keep all three.

          • DizzyMissL

            That was not my question Molly. Try again.

          • Molly Katt

            Hmmmmmmm … for starters the vast majority will not. Some will. But overall they get better coverage. Maybe you are so in love with your doctor you give him/her a sloppy wet kiss but overall most people are used to HMO where you get whoever is there that day.

          • DizzyMissL

            Actually, I like the doctor who has a good reputation, so he/she does not have to accept the paltry reimbursement from the govt.

          • FTN

            Not bloody likely.

          • alternet09

            Sorry dear. Maybe not in your bankrupt state, but I am a small business owner paying 100% of my employees insurance. I think I know a smidgeon about how much it cost.

          • Molly Katt

            National average Mr Business Man is 800.00 per month for a single person with no dependents. Hell I don’t even think the best companies pay 100%. They always make the employee pay some part of it.

          • alternet09

            Nice of you to give me stats you pulled out your az, but you really need to get out more.

          • Molly Katt

            You don’t own any business, you have no employees. You spend your days watching Babylon 5 reruns.

          • alternet09

            Sorry, I’m not a phony like you. I do own a business of 31 employees. Yes I pay 100% of their insurance premium, and yes it is under 200.00 for single employees, yes their deductible is 1000.00, and yes, there is copay. Oh and by the way, shouldn’t you be off today? the government is closed.

        • Dnice

          ow much to you have to pay the doctor on top of that obamabot?

          • Molly Katt

            Co-pay is 50 bucks.

    • mdavis223

      What an idiot, although I must say that you are representative of most Dems I run into these days. Highly opinionated with absolutely zero facts to back up you assertions. Now go call momma on your obamaphone and tell her that the big bad conservatives are picking on you.

  • Boudecca

    NJ not working. No chat feature. No ability to obtain Security Questions, no data in drop down menus.

  • A Smith

    This was always an IT problem as much as a policy problem.

    • FTN

      You can’t code something this stupid.

    • IntellectOne

      No, it has always been a Life or Death problem!

    • No One Important

      Actually – for qualified IT people – it’s not a problem. The “problems” become when departments don’t cooperate with each other because their “fiefdoms” are being invaded. . .

    • mdavis223

      Cough, cough, BS. It’s a management problem, not an IT problem. If you check the ACA sites for each state, they are all different. No standardization across jurisdictions. The first step in failure is having 50 different systems to handle the same case load. Idiots I tell you, all of them.

  • chicodon

    Hospitals, doctors and pharmacies won’t be ready either. I wouldn’t trust my dog’s healthcare to these people.

  • John Howard

    The ‘Occupy” folks will be thrilled about this, later today, sometime around Noon, when they finally roll out of bed and wake up.

  • Mike Atlas

    This is the message you will get when you try to sign up…Important: Your account couldnt be created at this time. The system is unavailable.

  • Jon

    If you go and enter personal information in this mess, you are nuttier than Nancy Pelosi.

  • DPJ

    I’m laughing at all these people tweeting that they can’t get their “free” healthcare account. Duh! Hey dumb jack wagon…this is what gov’t programs are all about! Now, you can’t sign up, imagine what it’s going to be like in the waiting room!! When you get something for “free”, you get what you get.

  • agreatsign

    It’s not like it’s matter of life or death, oh wait…..

  • hokkoda

    LOL. Just…LOL!

  • Steve Randolph

    ACA = DISASTER. LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL. Ovomit is a total joke.

  • bevus

    it was passed by congress, it can be repealed by congress.

    • FTN

      Just like Social Security… Oh, wait…

  • mastadonarmy

    “The Affordable Health Care Act is moving forward. You can’t shut it down.” – BO
    So in other words: “YOU, the American people can’t shut it down. Neener neener neeeeeener. I’m a Tyrant and I’m doing this against your will and you, the American People, haven’t a snowball’s chance of stopping me. And I will celebrate by sending out a tweet to taunt you all.”

  • GotMyLoveGlassesOn

    But just imagine how smooth it’s gonna run once it gets going!

    • joeysdad

      It will be fun waiting a week for a bureaucrat to get back from vacation in order to get treatment.

  • Kree13

    Well dingbats catch you guys later here at Princeton we like to be in class on time #Hillary45 #GreenEggs&Ham #LittleFidelCruz #ObamaWINS

    • FTN

      Just die.

    • bevus

      who is paying your way, deadbeat! just another brainwashed, progressive jerkoff.

      • Kree13

        Full scholarship but its nothing if mom and dad had to write a check it would have been no problem #NoFinancialAidFormsForMe

        • DizzyMissL

          From your posts, there was no doubt in my mind you were a child.

          • Kree13

            And from yours there’s no doubt your a gullible fool

          • Amy

            “no doubt your a gullible fool”

            Obamabot who claims to attend Yale on a full scholarship doesn’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re”.

            Tee hee.

          • Kree13

            No need to claim. I do . What about you ?

        • Richard Tater

          This is a lie. Your deadbeat mom doesn’t even know what a check is. If she couldn’t swipe an EBT card you were out of luck
          What’s the definition of Mass Confusion? Father’s Day at Kree13’s house.

    • ImJustAGuy

      Hey, aren’t you that braggart with the rich parents who esteems yourself higher that you ought to? I remember you!

      …you have some maturing to do!

      • Kree13

        Don’t we all! My facial hair is starting to come in now lmao

        • Richard Tater

          Maybe one day you’ll catch up with your sister.

          • Kree13

            Or your mother

          • Richard Tater

            my mother is dead. So, yeah, hurry up and catch her.

  • bevus

    THE new revolution starts today!

  • Richard Helm

    Kree 13, it is all of us who have lost as the Democrats drag this nation in to bankruptcy. But we will have the last laugh as their retirement benefits become null and void as well. When our public servants are so stupid they do not realize what they are doing to their own future, it becomes clearly evident we have the wrong people in office. When you consider all the laws that Obama and his administration have broken to keep their party in power and when you consider on the spying they have done on us and the rest of the world. these people will go down in history as the worst of the worst. They have no morals, no ethics, and no interest in the people who elected them as is evident by a system that was born to fail.

    I think it is time for our individual state attorney generals to get together and convict these people and put them in jail where they deserve to be (Democrats).

  • IntellectOne

    Sebelious thinks she is making History?. No, Hitler beat her to it back in the late 30s. Abortions on demand (full-term) to contol the population of the undesirables and unwanted was also included in Hitler’s Policies. Now America has it in its Free “Healthcare” for the poor;, forced to be paid for by you, the Tax Payer.

  • bb_959

    Doesn’t work! Maybe they should pull a programmer off the 19+ MILLION FAKE TWITTER Obama followers list and do some actual work for a change.

  • joeysdad

    I feel like I’m in a traffic jam where everyone is rubber necking to see the wreck as they pass.

    • The_Toxic_Avenger

      I feel like I am watching the Hindenburg arriving at Lakehurst in New Jersey.

  • Mike Atlas

    It’s all a FRAUD just like his BIRTH CERTIFICATE!

  • $17212395

    ObamaCare
    Encroach – Seize – Enslave

  • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

    Sheesh, I feel like we wasted all that effort fighting it. See? We told them it wouldn’t work…

  • No One Important

    So – what did you democrats do with the 67 million dollars from the implementation fund that is missing?Apparently you didn’t spend it on qualified IT people. . . Obama’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not know where the $67 million went. All that is known for sure is that “the slush fund has already been spent.”The TIGTA report stated that the IRS made no attempt to “account for” or “attempt to quantify” the $67 million, which was spent from FY 2010 through FY 2012.When you steal taxpayer money – this shouldn’t be a surprise.

    • $17212395

      67 MILLION was not enough money…I guess!

      LET’S THROW MORE MONEY AT THE PROBLEM!

    • chicodon

      I’d audit OFA.

  • kauboy

    This was never about your health, folks. This, like its SS and Medicare predecessors, was about locking in votes and securing power. NOTHING MORE!
    The masterminds know that once they get something like this implemented, re-election is as simple as “They’ll take away your “XXXXX” if you don’t re-elect me.” Wilson knew this, Roosevelt knew this, Obama knows this.
    Once in place, these systems are NEVER suspended, rolled back, or even reduced. They are a cancerous plague, a virus that can only expand.
    Or, in Obama’s words, “too big to fail”.

    I feel like a man without a country.

    • FTN

      You are. America died decades ago…

    • Beegeezee505

      It’s disgusting isn’t it? I think it’s time to secede. But some still think this sinking ship can be saved. I hold the belief that we have passed the tipping point.

      We need a new country. One that still values our founding principles.

  • http://xirtamatrix.com yourmamatoo

    Seriously. Did one really expect anything different?

  • Mike Atlas

    Post my comment, you fuckin PIGS!

  • https://disqus.com/home/channel/mondaymusic/ Swamp Fox

    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

  • ImJustAGuy

    I just went to healthcare.gov. As I went through the enrollment process, I got the message: The System Is Down At The Moment

  • Winston Smith

    Patience everyone, this is only phase 2. First they had to pass it to see what was in it. Now they have to start it to see if they can fix it. Countdown to phase three begins in 3 – 2 -1…..

  • Michael Sullivan

    Based on my experience with the government, the exchange will probably be designed and poorly tested and have a dependency on some plug-in that is either insecure or not used by the masses.

  • $17212395

    They have had four plus years to get things like this to work…but THEY FAILED!

    This is what I think of their new “EXCHANGE WEBSITES!”

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    • Winston Smith

      Better put that down…Harry Reid might try to sit on it!

  • bb_959

    Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) defended the ObamaCare bill on WJR’s Paul W. Smith show yesterday when the host wondered why Democrats wait until 2014 to stop people from dying through lack of universal health care coverage. Dingell tells Smith that it takes a lot of hard work and preparation to create a system that will “control the people.” Freudian slip?

  • Selleck’s Brother

    Maybe Edward Snowden is behind this……If so, that changes my whole opinion of him!

  • DizzyMissL

    Seriously, why wouldn’t they have rolled it out slowly state by state or something so that the systems would not be overloaded?

    • WahWahWah

      Because they are Obama sons doing it.

  • stvinw

    Government SNAFU….Situation Normal…..All Fouled Up!

  • $74875217

    Mr President, you are going to spend eternity in hell for being responsible for the murder of millions of babies.

  • joeysdad

    Does anyone know if there are any working exchanges?

    • The_Toxic_Avenger

      All of the non-Government run on-line Health Insurance servers seem to be up and working just fine.

  • yerfackingmammy

    yeah this is funny.

    just wait until they “fix” it.

  • william heller

    Indiana’s isn’t working. Thanks Sen.Joe Donnelly (a Representative when he voted for it the first time).

  • mdavis223

    What a joke. I just checked my state’s ACA exchange and to receive comparable coverage to what I have today will cost me 3 times what I am paying today. And just how is this boondoggle supposed to save the American taxpayers $$$?

    I will not be registering for this crap and if the IRS wants to come after me for non-participation, they better bring backup.

    • Will Malven

      If enough people did exactly that . . . I’m talking at least a couple of million . . . then we might just be able to drive a stake through this Obamination.

  • your neighbor

    Today is the day that i begin endorsing ObamaCare with all the cashiers and clerks I encounter (because most of them are young people). I want to encourage them to sign up and personally thank them for paying for my health care. I’ll remind them that if the DO NOT enroll – they will be fined and the feds will snatch that money right out of their tax returns – aaannnndddd I’ll have to pay for my services myself. I’m 70 yo and get my healthcare free of charge as it is 100% subsidized by ObamaCare enrollees. I’m hoping this will piss em off enough to ignore the ACA and let it fail. heh, heh, heh…

  • funkee

    Is this serious? Tweets showing the websites down for maintenance the day before the exchanges are due to open? I guess anything to help ignore the fact that the GOP just shutdown the government.

    • DizzyMissL

      Um, they open TODAY

      • funkee

        The tweets in the article are mostly tagged Sept. 30th.

        • FTN

          Blind or stupid?

          • funkee

            I have not administered your eye exam so I cannot answer your question with certainty.

          • FTN

            Blah blah blah

        • therantinggeek

          Go back and look at the Twitter timestamps again. Starting with the first one.

          • funkee

            And the second one.

          • therantinggeek

            The tweet from @HarrietBaldwin was timestamped at 5:26 this morning. October 1. What’s your point?

          • funkee

            @HarrietBaldwin should realize that there is plenty of time to sign up. I would not expect to log into any system on day one until after the start of normal work hours.

    • yerfackingmammy

      disinformation is SO early-post-millenial.

    • cando50

      at 12:01 these exchanges were to be online and ready for ignorant people like you to sign up. don’t blame us if sebelius doesn’t know how to run a computer.

      • funkee

        Throw stones out of your glass house much?

        I do not need to sign up. I already have coverage through my job. It sounds like the only ignorant ones are Drudge readers who are too blinded by their hate to realize the levels of idiocy they fall for.

        • Will Malven

          Umm . . . it wasn’t us who were beguiled into buying this turkey on the word of a flim-flam man and his teleprompter . . . idiot.

          • funkee

            I would not call an end to denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions a ‘turkey’.

          • Will Malven

            If you actually understood the topic and understood how insurance functions and what adding coverage for pre-existing conditions (without the normal 1-year delay) or extending “childhood” to the age of 26 does to the actuarial calculations and what it costs all participants, you would.

          • funkee

            Ah, actuarial calculations. So much more important that keeping people alive and healthy.

          • Will Malven

            Somebody’s got to pay for the doctor’s time, the nurses’ time, all the assistants, the office space, the lab work, the office staff, Einstein, so unless you happen to have a couple of hundred billions lying around and are willing to pay for it, then yes, “actuarial calculations.”

            Clearly you’re too simple-minded to comprehend how insurance works and has worked for a very long time . . . up until Obama and his ignorant, mindless followers decided to screw it up.

        • therantinggeek

          Bravo for you. Most of us have coverage through our jobs also, but some of us most likely have been told that our current insurance isn’t up to par and therefore we have to look elsewhere. ’cause, you know, we had to “pass the bill to know what was in it” before being allowed to decide for ourselves.

    • morgone

      Well if the democrats would pass a budget, which they haven’t in 4+years, then we wouldn’t have to worry about continuing resolutions

      • funkee

        Agreed. There should have been a budget passed a long time ago but I do not think that a government shutdown is the way to move that process forward.

        • therantinggeek

          So allow me to ask you this question, then. Would you be in favor of pushing for a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution?

          • funkee

            Not to the U.S. Constitution. Believe it or not, the bond market has always been key to obtaining foreign investment and growing the economy.

            I would be in favor of passing laws that would limit the amount of borrowing though.

          • therantinggeek

            Where would you set the cap?

            By the way, scroll way, way up… 😉

          • funkee

            It’s a bit more complicated than a simple cap. For now, I would increase borrowing to invest in enhancing our infrastructure to increase our profitability in the long run.

            Once that is in place, I would basically link the amount of borrowing to a percentage of GDP that allows us to reduce the debt over time while not eroding what I would consider ‘the American way of life’.

          • therantinggeek

            If you increase borrowing, where would the funds come from?

        • ObamaFail

          Tell that to the Democrats, they’re the ones who shut down the government just because they wanted to ram Obamacare, which they exempted themselves from because it’s so bad, down our throats. Only a moron can’t see who shut things down.

          • funkee

            “Only a moron can’t see who shut things down.” So true, but you should not put yourself down like that.

            Ramming Obamacare? If I remember correctly, this law was debated in multiple state courts and ultimately the Supreme Court. That’s after it passed votes in Congress and signed into law by the President which is how laws are passed.

  • The_Toxic_Avenger

    You people were expecting something different than what you would get at the DMV?

    • Will Malven

      DMV is state, not federal . . . I have found the Texas DMV experience to be quite . . . tolerable.

      • The_Toxic_Avenger

        Government run is Government run. Whether federal or state. The level of customer service really doesn’t improve much.

  • Friedmullet

    Climate change did it. Or maybe the administration was testing the taxpayer funded abortion segment and hit the wrong button or maybe we the people lucked out for once. No matter the reason, I deem this malfunction a miracle and blessing. Now we need to find a way to do the same to Obama’s teleprompter.

  • Kree13

    Awwww sh?t I just walked into class and my professor just said before we get started let’s discuss ACA and the room broke out in applause . #ThanksProfessor

    • DizzyMissL

      No one is surprised at that.

    • Richard Tater

      If the class is English, pay more attention.

      • FTN

        Screw English, he’s going to need to know Chinese…

    • Will Malven

      Judging by your previous posts, if the class is intended to teach you how to think instead of simply parrot the lies your left wing buddies tell you and calling people names, then you should pay closer attention.

      . . . But, I suspect he’s just another liberal low-information Obama-drone, filled with himself, his assumptions, and leftist mythology and therefore incapable of rational thought himself.

    • The_Toxic_Avenger

      Why is your madrasa discussing ACA?

      • Murphy’s Mom

        ’cause it’s the obama way at our universities. What’s scarier, is that the little drones seem to be in favor of this. Hope they like paying for that (but nothing much else).

        • The_Toxic_Avenger

          Love the chocolate labradorable.

  • bob

    I own a small business and just tried to find out prices and plans. After an hour of endless links and no actual information, I had to give up and go to work. If they don’t streamline this people will give up attempting to apply.

    • No One Important

      Good. . . .

    • Murphy’s Mom

      Yippee! Now that’s a successful program!! Can’t wait for the president’s “emergency” address to the nation regarding the failure of the sign up (let alone, the failure of the entire plan)!!

  • capgaines

    Anarchists indeed! (LMA All the way O) They’re at the throttle of the Dumb a$$ Cannonball. Only problem is, the throttle’s “broke” in more ways than one.

  • $74875217

    This is typical and the expectation of this administration.

  • bandarlogtorpedo

    Frank Marshall Davis’ illegitimate son is Stalin’s spiritual heir.

  • BubbaLama

    I don’t need insurance because I follow the Queen Michelle school kid diet.

  • Aledo_Guy

    Bwhahahaha! You asked for it! You got it! Government incompetence at it’s best. But you better keep trying. Obama has given everyone but regular Americans a pass on penalties for a year.

  • jsw7533

    Half-hearted tech support from a government not really interested in serving the people; but only in being served by them. Bet it would work a lot better if it were soliciting campaign donations for OFA.

  • bob

    Better get used to this. Govt in action.

  • WahWahWah

    Is Obama son working there? that could be the reason.

  • Miss Cabbage

    It is Bush’s fault.

  • bb_959

    Well, I see the death panels are working.

  • renec

    Typical of a government program, it sucks like all the demoRATS who shoved this disaster down the American peoples’ throats.

  • stvinw

    Obama’s legacy just crashed and burned.

    • Murphy’s Mom

      Except that the obama news outlets are still gonna sell it like it’s a winner. They’ll just ignore the stories about people not getting covered, not able to afford the sky high premiums, not able to get treatment, and not able to get an answer from the demonrats.

  • bandarlogtorpedo

    It was never about health care.

  • PierceEye

    STOP SIGNING UP IT IS ONLY HELPING HIS CAUSE!!!! DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL THEY KNOCK ON THE DOOR!!!

  • Catbird

    I have no interest in this thing and refuse to “sign up”.

    • $17212395

      I left the USA forever. I do not need to play their game!

      • The_Toxic_Avenger

        Where did you go?
        Is it nice? No liberals? But I am being redundant.

        • MaxineH20Sux

          OZ might be Australia? They have probs of their own!

          • bluewaternavy

            They may have, but at least they just elected a conservative government

      • Catbird

        http://www.infowars.com

        Sorry to say it but they’ll be to you soon enough :-(

  • Meaunkey Snaut

    B U S H ‘s
    F A U L T !!1!

  • yerfackingmammy

    Obama kicked off a “one password for all yer internet activity” initiative a coupla years ago. Aren’t you excited about that!?

    Oh, you don’t see that this annihilation of your privacy was the inevitable consequence of gov’t takeover of healthcare?

    Consider yerself warned. Yer on yer way to becoming a “node.”

  • mike

    Hahahahaha…ahhhahahahahahahahaha. Ahhh anarchists shut it down, how about it just wasn’t meant to be. Stupid affordable care act. This is what you get when you vote assholes for president, get rid of this moron already and let’s undo the damage he’s done and start moving forward again

  • $17212395

    MASTER PLAN FOR THE DEMISE OF AMERICA BY democRATS:

    1. Sequester – FAIL
    2. Government Shutdown – FUTURE FAIL
    3. Economic Collapse – FUTURE SUCCESS

  • WahWahWah

    Proud monkeys working there.

  • your neighbor

    Today is the day that i begin endorsing ObamaCare with all the cashiers and clerks I encounter (because most of them are young people). I want to encourage them to sign up and personally thank them for paying for my health care. I’ll remind them that if the DO NOT enroll – they will be fined and the feds will take that money right out of their tax returns. I’m 70 yo and will get my healthcare free of charge as it is 100% subsidized by ObamaCare enrollees. I’m hoping this will piss em off enough to ignore the ACA and let it fail. heh, heh, heh…

    • isabelladangelo

      Most of them have been through the public school system and therefore can’t do the math. They’ll just think you are some old Hippie that actually like ObamaCare

  • bob

    To Democrats this is wildly successful

    • Rash Braveheart

      Yes, highly sophisticated, patient, web-savvy 20-SOMETHINGS were so desirous of seeking insurance under OBAMACARE that they spent HOURS trying to sign up. This is a fricking success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Murphy’s Mom

        And it will be even funnier when they find out they can’t pay back their student loans because their health insurance premiums take all of their disposable income. And for medical care that’s going to fall way short of the mark–if they can find a doctor.

        • Rash Braveheart

          All my son’s 20-something friends do not have health insurance, except the few with full time covered jobs. This will come as a nasty surprise.

  • yooperpatriot

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

  • Winston Smith

    Anonymous, are you out there? Do us a favor will ya?

    • MaxineH20Sux

      Amen to that!

    • No One Important

      I was just thinking the same thing. . .where are they when you really need them!?!?

  • Overlysensored

    It is easy to blame either side but we are to blame. We either elected or failed to turn out and vote in large enough numbers to stop Obama, and now he will get his way. We sat out on McCain and Romney. In 2008 many republicans voted for Obama. Many conservatives have voted for democrats for senators and house members due to specific subsidies and kickbacks then get mad when they act like democrats. We are to blame but no one wants to point the finger at us. We caused this mess by voting the way we have voted. Get mad at yourself. I am.

    • your neighbor

      I’m mad at you too… but I voted for Romney so I did my part

      • Overlysensored

        “we” is a collective of a great many people. Read the entire paragraph. Finish the paragraph and use intelligence when reading please, damn I feel like this is rawstory.com. We all know that there were people that sat out. WND even said to vote “no” in 2008 to both candidates.

        • your neighbor

          You should change your moniker to overly-sensitive.. Yes, we all know people sat out. but I am mad at them – not myself, so I don’t say ‘we’.

    • billnga

      You get mad at yourself if you want, I did NOT vote for this sh*t!!!!

    • bb_959

      So you non-voted for Obama. Well, your absentee ballot counted. I’d beat up up if I could. Hope that makes you feel better.

    • Murphy’s Mom

      I didn’t sit out. I voted. I believed (wrongly) that everyone else would get out and vote if for no other reason than to send the message to the one that the votes were not for him. I’m still pretty sore about the outcome and the ones who stayed home on voting day. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. You didn’t just saddle yourselves with this debacle, you let the rest of us voters down. Get your sorry azzes out and vote next time!

      • Overlysensored

        Soooooooooo true.

  • Rancho Del Valkayrie

    This is definitely why Uncle Sugar should stick to the job he is only intended to do by the constitution. And that is protect the citizenry from invaders foreign or domestic. THAT IS HIS ONLY JOB!!!!

    • bb_959

      It’s above his pay grade.

    • Murphy’s Mom

      Somebody forget to tell him that. LOL

  • bb_959

    Looks like the death panels are working fine. Everything is shut down.

  • hownow

    Is there a giveaway incentive if someone enrolls in ObamaCare today – an ipad or iphone or electric car or something? Guess not – what would happen if they ran out?

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      free prostate exam performed by Dr Sandy

    • Murphy’s Mom

      Now that might be one way to shut this fiasco down permanently. Let the “gimme” drones have at this FUBAR’d program first and see how it fares.

  • leadfolloworgetout

    What a joke our country has become.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      Our country is not a joke our President is.

  • Kree13

    Can we upload video on this board because the professor has the ACA website on the projector showing us he’s letting me record it . Proof for the dingbats !

    • therantinggeek

      Upload it to YouTube, then provide the link.

    • Hal Slusher

      Just because it happens to be working in one place means little to the millions who cant get in.

      • bandarlogtorpedo

        Oh we are going to get it alright.

    • DizzyMissL

      What happened to your video Kree??

      LMAO

  • EEguy

    Their terms of use are enough to make anyone think twice.

    You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system.

  • $2639754

    It’s the perfect democratic citizen. Don’t buy health insurance – just send your check!

  • $17212395

    OCTOBER 1 – GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
    OCTOBER 17 – DEBT LIMIT EXPIRES

  • The_Toxic_Avenger

    Shut it down.
    Support your local Republican Congressperson.

  • libertees

    What? The US Gov isn’t an internet start up? Shocking.

  • john q public

    Still not working… must be part of the gov’t shutdown :-)~

  • http://www.droiddoes.com/ Norm

    Obstructionist tea party nuts can try all they want, but all Americans will have equal rights due to ACA. Women will have their RIGHT to choose and all Americans regardless of color will get health care….and that is why the tea party shut down the government.

    • john q public

      Incoherent hissy fit

    • Jose Whales

      ok,,what you just said has zero relevance to reality… sounds like.. you have decided to make things up in your head instead of readin and understanding what is actually happens… another sterling example of the output of our public schools…

    • disqus_7xljp2NM5j

      You, sir, are a dipshit.

    • Miss Cabbage

      … unless you are in the Congress. Then you get a subsidy. A BIG ONE!

    • Dustoff

      Right loon. You poor losers.

    • Rascal69

      I thought the Tea Party was insignificant and of no importance. You telling me they have control of the government? Excellent!!!!

      • Dustoff

        LOL… they can never get it right

  • Harris Heyer

    “you have to pass it so you can find out that it won’t work”

  • HughGKnutts

    A lot of disappointed deadbeats. Just wait until their EBT cards start showing “insufficient funds.”

  • MaxineH20Sux

    Wanted to see if TN site working and when I tried the chat I was on hold for 30 mins and it kicked me off HAHAHA! Looks like the govt can’t do anything right!

  • Stephen F. Paul

    Hopefully they can prevent any more damage caused by this PRESIDENT. you know the one that thinks that some laws just don’t apply to him and his followers if they interfere with the Agenda.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      Since the law of the land does not apply to him and his, why would any law in the land apply?

  • NetStoopid

    We are the #TeaPartyAnarchists! We have #Shutdown your healthcare! Expect us, but after 6pm because we have jobs! pic.twitter.com/ZTLVbBW58u

    • Rash Braveheart

      No you did not shut down OBAMAcare, you couldn’t even get to its servers.

      • NetStoopid

        It’s called satire.

        • Rash Braveheart

          I missed that. My point was that even a focused hacker would have failed because the servers crashed so often on the first day. But anyways…… :-))

          • NetStoopid

            Okie Dokie! :)

    • Rancho Del Valkayrie

      We are The Obamian Regressive Liberal socialist shills. We are hell bent on turning the worlds greatest health system into a 3rd world health system come hell or high water.

  • yerfackingmammy

    FUBO.

  • Jeff Hamilton

    Schadenfreudelicious

  • $17212395

    This ObamaCare law is a joke…except that it encroaches on your liberty, seizes your private property, and enslaves the population by controlling heath care.

    ObamaCare
    Encroach – Seize – Enslave

  • Kree13

    The GOP did the same barking about social security and Medicaid/care today you can’t even take either one from a tea partier lmao #handsoff

    • Jose Whales

      you just made zero sense

    • Dustoff

      Both are near broke with Medicaid taking the lead.

    • BigR2

      Messing with entitlements like SS and Medicare/aid is NOT a Republican idea. The only ones that mess with it, take money from it, lower withholding for it and call it a tax break have been Democrats.

  • Guest

    All these bugs will be worked out, all we have to call is the Web doctor! He will rattle around a few scary apps on his cell phone and show everyone a 8 by 10 glossy print of President Obama.

  • CopperheadCSA

    It’s Bush’s fault.

  • XSANDIEGOCA

    We are from government and we are here to help you.

    • Dustoff

      Nooooooooooooooo.

      PS… I miss SD.

      • XSANDIEGOCA

        You put up with a lot to live here but you get a lot too.

  • bb_959

    Is the the ‘Big Fn deal’ Biden you were takling about or should we expect something horrendous yet?

    ‘They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.’

  • jorline

    Can’t even log in to check rates. Tell me this ISN’T a sign of things to come.

    Harry and Obama will blame the web site shut down on the TP.

    • Dustoff

      It can and well get worse.

      It’s what Gov does best. Just like the DMV

  • XSANDIEGOCA

    I think the “glitch” is Obama. What do you think?

  • $17212395

    SEBELIUS! You SUCK!

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    • Minnalousha

      I gotta copy that sig!

  • Michael Knowles

    Tea party was right all along

  • stupidisstupiddoes

    Should hire Edward Snowden to run the site lol

  • Rash Braveheart

    This is a fricking success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Highly sophisticated, patient, web-savvy 20-SOMETHINGS were so desirous of seeking insurance under OBAMACARE that they spent HOURS trying to sign up. WOW…..the message is out.

  • Taco Boutit

    CT Exchange still says to Come Back Oct 1.

    • $17212395

      They left out the year…2020.

  • H8Liberals

    What a fiasco! Incompetents arrogantly displaying their incompetence! The Democratic Socialists unilaterally rammed this behemoth power grab bill through Congress, and continues to foist this albatross upon the American people. We have idiots leading this country who are not listening to the American people SCREAMING, “We do not want this,” are too stupid, too arrogant, and too proud to think that the government is incapable of handling this task, fail to realize that perhaps the government should never have attempted to tackle this issue, and are too dogmatic and headstrong to STOP and consider that perhaps the government CANNOT handle this task, and will never admit there is only ONE SOLUTION TO MAKE THIS WORK; CAPITALISM and FREE MARKET COMPETITION, without government interference of any kind!

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      You are trying to app;y reason to an essentially irrational act. No rational person would have created the hideous monstrosity of OCare to better the delivery of health care in America. It was created to grow Leftist government period. That is the only reasonable explanation for anything Obama does.

      • H8Liberals

        Agreed!

  • ProClicker

    Maybe the website should have been outsourced to China.

  • your neighbor

    I am marking my Calendar for 6 months from now to see the statistics breakdown on black Americans enrollment rate. Betcha they can’t afford ObamaCare when they (finally) figure out it ain’t free.

    • Rash Braveheart

      As soon as blacks get photoID cards they may be able to get a Navigator to pull up their records. We know they don’t have photoIDs because the DOJ is suing North Carolina over its photoID voting law as being discriminatory to minorities. This must be a general problem throughout the States.

  • Barron Cashmere

    Washington State exchanges site not found!!

  • KettleFish

    And these people want to ensure your health???…..Give me a break

  • Hal Slusher

    Let’s all pray to the God of government. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Miss Cabbage

    Just wait until you want to see a DOCTOR! What a joke!

    • paul_vincent_zecchino

      Doktor? Why would you want to see a doctor, komrade? In New Socialist Werkers’ Paradise, all the happy factory werkers are healthy have no need of these bourgeois doctors, of which you speak.
      All are now healthy. No more doctors needed. All doctors report to kamp.

  • WahWahWah

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  • blacknblue2

    Working well.

    “The System is down at the moment.

    We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please try again later.
    Please include the reference ID below if you wish to contact us at 1-800-318-2596 for support.

    Error from: https%3A//www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/global/en_US/registration%23signUpStepOne

    Reference ID: 0.cd172517.1380630991.20794aa6

  • HillaryobamaShit

    Congress doesn’t want it, The White house doesn’t want it, BUT you sheep will have it!! This will hurt the economy by hurting business more job cuts coming for sure!

  • Murphy’s Mom

    So the joke’s on the American citizens again. Yeah, you all gotta abide by it, but you can’t sign up for it. So, no health care for you, cause if you don’t pay, you don’t play. But gubmint still gonna take your money. If you voted for this crap, you deserve what you (don’t) get.

  • GozieBoy

    Dear Pres Obama,

    I’m having a small heart attack right now. Pls advise.

    Hopeful Exchange Subscriber

    • bb_959

      Hold your breath.

    • $17212395

      Check your tire pressure!

    • SerfCityHereWeCome

      Have your next of kin arrange for an ambulance for next summer or the following spring. Thank you and Praise Be to Dear Leader.

    • paul_vincent_zecchino

      Take a baby aspiring – only one, please – and call us in 2016.

    • Miss Cabbage

      Dear Hopeful Exchange Subscriber:
      Please consult our website.
      Good luck!
      – Dr Obama

  • Rancho Del Valkayrie

    Three and a half years to set it up. Guess we know why now, Uncle Sugar is the only institution in the world allowed to run in the red.

  • bb_959

    Brought to you by the ones who created the government ‘Do Not Call’ list.

    • blacknblue2

      Do not call unless you are a politician and then it is ok. Wait politicians are also carved out of the Affordable Care Act. Do we have kings and queens governing in Washington. I think it is true.

  • Richard Tater

    Obama, the cockroach president.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      rodent

      • Richard Tater

        Vermin.

        • bandarlogtorpedo

          hyena

    • Hans

      Ape with inferior genetics.

  • $17212395

    Wow! The ObamaCare sign up COMPUTER OPERATIONS are EPIC FAIL on Day One.

    And…we are to trust the computer models from leftist commie scientists that say we are still experiencing Man-Made Global Warming.

    IT IS ALL A SCAM! IT IS ALL A LIE!

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      egggggzactly

  • Allen Craig

    ROFLMAO!!

  • HillaryobamaShit

    I will not comply! I will not participate in something that would use my money to fund abortions!

    • $17212395

      Abortion – the leftists Sacred Sacrament to All Things Evil.

      F**ckers are still into human sacrifice. They SUCK!

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      …………..………….

      • Hans

        Wish the would abort Obummer!

        • Sir Hardenthick

          You can’t even write a coherent sentence, are you mental?

        • OppressLibs

          Too bad his whore of a mother didn’t choose that option

    • Rash Braveheart

      The monies are segregated in your account. I know it is complicated, but special ObamaDollars are used for abortions and your dollars are not. Trust Obama.

      • IntellectOne

        That is a lie. they cannot even keep their A$$e$ straight and they loose money that belongs to the people and they claim they are keeping the money separate? The only thing they can keep separate is their brains from their bodies.
        They are using your ‘healthcare” money for abortions on demand (full-term).

        • Rash Braveheart

          :-)) i was being facetious….the whole segregated funds nonsense is a veneer of lies.

      • your neighbor

        Trust Obama ???!!!!!!????!!! you’re out of you mind. I don’t trust liars.

  • SerfCityHereWeCome

    Lol, epic clusterfuqqery as the Stalinists step on their own pekkers right out of the gate.

  • IntellectOne

    You asked where did the 67 million dollars that is missing go? The Democrats probably used it for their 2012 campaigns. Do not trust the Democrats because they lie from top down. Pelosi, Reid, Biden, Obma, Sebelious all said, when asked point blank, with no ambiguity, “is abortion on demand covered”, they all said it is not covered in the Affordable Healthcare Act which is a blatant lie.
    Abortion on demand (full-term) is in this Affordable “Healthcare” Act and you are paying for all of them. You are forced to finance the likes of abortionists such as Gosnell’s of America and the world. They lied ! So you see the 67 million dollars conceivably was used to ‘Campaign’ , for the Democrats and for the Presidential election in year 2012. Instead for its proper purpose.

  • dan schroder

    Well glad I am not the only one that can’t get on the website. I created an account around 5 am EST but can’t get any further since then. I thought that may happen

  • yerfackingmammy

    you ought to thank yer gods that it’s crashed.

  • Return of the Mack

    Calm down all you tea partiers and ultra conservatives, nothing ever launches smoothly on day one.

  • bb_959

    WHAT!! You say ‘YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT!’

  • $17212395

    ObamaCare web site is DOWN!

    Yet…the NSA and other Federal agencies can monitor all web traffic, cell phone traffic, and all money transactions IN REAL TIME…with the ability to store it all.

    BS!

  • Hans

    Wish Obummer would crash into the side of a brick wall and go under for good! Man, how I hate this Chicago thug-of-a-prez!

  • jcarob

    We need a national referendum to decide whether ACA should be scrapped or not. Apparently there are a lot of people opposed to ACA, and the number is growing as, in the words of former Speaker Pelosi, they “find out what’s in it.” So considering the fact that this legislation was passed on a purely partisan vote and considering that a majority of Americans may be opposed to ACA, a referendum would be the fairest way to resolve the issue. It is doubtful that obama would go along with this because he knows that there is a good chance the American people will reject ACA. But it is worth putting that idea on the table, especially since there does not appear to be any other way to allow the voice of the people to be heard. I think it is fair to say that the democrats in Congress are ignoring the majority voice of their constituents, preferring instead to take their guidance from their president..

    • YouHateMe

      2014 is coming. Support your Conservative candidate.

    • blacknblue2

      You are a thinking individual and 100% correct. Will people be happy knowing that they are accepting more government probing.

      When you apply to an Exchange, all three agencies will be looking into your personal information.This is from the HHS study and test material —-

      “The streamlined application process will assist in determining an
      individual’s eligibility to enroll in Medicaid and CHIP, and in determining whether an individual is eligible for advance payments of the premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions.

      The eligibility determination will use information provided by the
      applicant on Citizenship,

      Incarceration,
      Income,
      Residency status

      “Through a streamlined system that allows the Marketplace to verify
      an applicant’s information through the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (IRS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).”

      1. Ya think the illegal aliens in this country will be signing on and become insured on the Exchange?

      2. Do you think a 20 year old will pay $150 a month for insurance or the annual $95 fine?

      3. Do you think the people in the underground economy will sign up and let IRS know about them?

      How many millions and millions of people are in the above 3 categories and will still be uninsured.

      The people have been fooled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Richard Tater

    Free tube of lube with every sign up! Don’t use it all at once.

    • Rash Braveheart

      bad………………………………….

      • YouHateMe

        ….breaking….

    • RedHotRash

      bend over, we have 3 more years of this….

    • Miss Cabbage

      Bawney Fwank is first in line!

    • blacknblue2

      I heard they were out of the jelly and now it is all done without.

      • buddman

        They are using Comet now

  • patriotkat

    and remember- many do not have a computer . what do they do?

    • FTN

      The taxpayers will be forced to buy them one. Gotta spread that wealth around…

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      apply for a free one from Obama

    • $17212395

      ObamaCare is DISCRIMINATORY TOWARDS THE POOR!

      How do people who do not have access to a computer get FREE HEALTHCARE.

    • OppressLibs

      Coming soon – Obamacomputers

    • YouHateMe

      Or phones??? Haha. See ya at the library?? Run outta minutes on your Oballahphone? lol Chaos.

  • YouHateMe

    All of these freeloaders frustration cracks me up. Stealing from the pockets of hard working Americans to rob us again next tax season.

  • Squiggy

    October Fool’s Day. Celebrate!

  • JJNYC

    A blessing in disguise.

  • Sir Hardenthick

    Calm down all you tea party fanatics and ultra conservative drones, nothing has ever been launched without bugs and glitches on day one, or haven’t any of you used a Microsoft product in the last 15 years?

  • Swenson For Mayor

    Shut down all government for good.

  • $5753368

    Must be Al Gores fault….after all, didn’t he built the internet?

  • BigR2

    This from the fed who brought us the profitable Postal System, the efficient Veterans Administration, the helpfull IRS Department, the EPA and the understanding TSA.

    • RedHotRash

      Amen!

    • yerfackingmammy

      just imagine what it will be like when the life of someone you love depends on them.

      Okay. If you can’t relate to that, then just imagine when yer own life depends on them.

      • FTN

        I have money, only the poor are totally screwed…

        • yerfackingmammy

          LOL.

          Get back to us when they get ahold of that, too.

    • YouHateMe

      Yep. What’s the definition of insanity again??

  • RedHotRash

    What the F did any of us expect? Exactly.

    • FTN

      Open warfare?

      • blacknblue2

        I really REALLY would love to have a million person walk in Washington and everyone is wearing a Vendetta mask. It would be a thing of beauty!

      • yerfackingmammy

        Now there’s an idea!

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      disaster

    • YouHateMe

      Chaos followed by depression and disillusion. What else?

    • yerfackingmammy

      Hope and Change! What’s the matter with you?!

      • Murphy’s Mom

        I’m still incredibly annoyed with those who got sucked in to that rhetoric the first time around. That some of these fools still believe the jerk walks on water today, makes me hope those are the ones who are first to feel the pain.

  • Billeebong

    Self imposed denial of service attack.

  • yerfackingmammy

    enjoy the Indian summer of yer liberty.

  • Sir Hardenthick

    Ha ha ha ha ha!!

  • buddman

    What A Great Legacy For a failed President another failure its beginning to look Alot like Christmas LOL!!

  • patrick gragg

    Why are all you fools even trying to participate in that UNCONSTITUTIONAL bullshit anyway???

  • Vasco DeGama

    I think my odds of survival under OvomitCare would be better in steerage class on the Titanic.

    • FTN

      That, sir, is a very apt analogy…

  • EpicMale

    Incredible. Once again the dims have screwed up what they themselves claim is perfection in operation.

  • bandarlogtorpedo

    Save some rage for the next election…pay bac k time for our slave masters

  • wolfen244

    Where is the Messiah? On the golf course.

    “Do your dam$ job.”
    –Generalissimo Idi Amin Hussein Obama on the golf course

    • Rash Braveheart

      Not yet, tee time is 10:00 AM.

    • buddman

      Playing old maid with reggie

      • bb_959

        I heard they’re in the shower room picking up the soap. Again…

    • John_Wayne_American

      Is the Federal course open today? I suppose the caddies are vital federal employees.

      • Rash Braveheart

        Yup…National Park Service……

  • drumcorpsminiman

    “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.” Become part of the collective so you can stop thinking for yourself. IT’s like John Wayne as Sgt Stryker in “The Sands of Iwo Jima” on Tarawa, “If your nervous count your toes. I’ll do the mastermindin’ around here.”

    What country should I go to to get the hell away from these idiots!

  • $17212395

    Santa’s sleigh has a flat tire today. (He should have checked the tire pressure, huh?)

    Sorry…no FREE HEALTHCARE paid by taxpayers for you today!

  • Rash Braveheart

    NEWS RELEASE: HHS just announced that they accidentally put OBAMAcare on the national do not call list. The problem will be fixed about the time the spanish language website is available in mid-November.

    • buddman

      November 2026 maybe

  • GroovySage

    All those people giving away their info to the first script kiddie that comes along. How could anyone trust the security of websites designed by ten year olds?

  • http://www.tailwindaudioproduction.com/ DJ Bob

    Haha….websites don’t work…just like the majority of people that think its free healthcare!

  • Gage Mulholland

    It’s overloaded. If you guys knew anything about band width you’d understand the system has been overloaded. That would be a bad sign for the GOP, meaning numerous people are trying to access the system at once. It’s going to be popular, and the Republican party will never again win a Presidential election in it’s current state.

  • RedHotRash

    Very expensive train wreck.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      there aren’t enough zeros to tote the bill

      • RedHotRash

        king barry will havta print some more us dollars…time to wallpaper

  • sjvjeff

    System froze on the first day,Bwaaaaahaaaaahaaa! There is a God after all!! Ever forward!!

  • bobthemoron

    Good!

  • weowntheinternet

    do not participate in OvomitCare

  • yerfackingmammy

    somebody is kicking the dawg right now.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      O’s dog is on a $200,000 an hour jet going on some vacay or other. Eating cake.

      • yerfackingmammy

        for his own safety.

  • http://todaytakeseverything.wordpress.com/ FletchINK

    My illegally created kentucky insurance exchange errored out two clicks in.

  • Digitalserf

    Connecitcut’s web site is not operational either: https://www.accesshealthct.com/#content-benefits-div

  • puggish

    Just wait til you have to actually manage your health care through this massive incompetence.

    Just the smallest taste of what the future has in store.

    • Obamamerica

      I’m confused…I find going to the post office and DMV almost as enjoyable as bending over and holding my ankles every April 15 for the IRS. Isn’t this just more better?

  • http://www.survivalnewsonline.com/ Manny Edwards

    These glitches are all due to privatization of website programming. The government needs to nationalize software development.

    • Obamamerica

      First, Nationalize the web to shut down dissent! Then our Lord and Savior, Barack Hussein Obama can lead us, dear comrades, into a new glorious future.

      Obama Akbar!

  • 1NonPermissive

    It seems the O Ring’s panacea is not in sync with his propaganda, poor boy.

  • $17212395

    ALERT: ObamaCare web site IS DOWN!
    ALERT: Federal Government is SHUT DOWN!

    ALERT: There is no one at work to fix it!

    • Molly Katt

      The irony is that the funding for Obamacare is in the same category as the military so it is not shut down.

      • gadsenmom

        …and that my friends is evidence, why would obc be in a dod budget? to keep it politically suicidal to cut funding to the military. Line by Line Senators, line by line.

  • brightfartbanned me

    It’s because it’s not funded yet. Once the King rams it through the Senate and he has some jing, it’ll be another 4 months getting going. FEMA, VA,MEDICAID,SS…All a mess as this will be too. Money down the proverbial s*****r.

  • Karla1953

    This should be the lead story everywhere and I wonder if it will be…………………or only at certain spots.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      for our media the socialist rule applies, “No enemies to the Left”.

  • stonehillady

    Want to make a bet that Reid, Peelosi and Obama will accuse some Republicans that are hacking these sites causing them not to upload ?
    Or maybe some Tea Party folks ?

    • Karla1953

      Or Pres Bush………………………….:-)

      • John_Wayne_American

        I see a Vast right wing Conspiracy..

        yep its Bush’s fault..

        • Karla1953

          Conspiracy are there black copters circling….oh wait never mind that argument no longer plays……………:-)

  • No One Important

    As another poster said:Anonymous! Are you out there? Can you do us a solid, please?Yea, that will get me a visit .. . .but who cares. . . . . . .and for allllllllllll we know. . .(grin)

    • Miss Cabbage

      You will get an official visit long before you get this worthless heathcare.

    • death2databases

      hear, hear!

    • yerfackingmammy

      who do you think built the websites?

  • Ann Arky

    WTF? The Obamacare website says my monthly premium will be $1,141,956?

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      How did you get a discount?

      • No One Important

        haaaaahahahahahaha. . . . .that was good. . hat tip!

      • buddman

        You have to die first then they reduce your premiums

      • Rash Braveheart

        Discount……huh….., I thought it was free, like my phone.

    • Rash Braveheart

      Someone has to pay for the chain smokers with emphysema, shut up!

    • bb_959

      Yeah, they’re going up in November.

    • Karla1953

      Wait till you get the premium for the Cadillac plan……………….

      • buddman

        you mean Cadillac the car LOL

        • Karla1953

          No I mean the so called Cadillac Health Care Plans that will be taxed at 40% in a few years,

          • buddman

            Incorrect that is 150% in demotard double speak

        • Murphy’s Mom

          The car’s gonna be cheaper.

          • Karla1953

            Good one….I hate when someone else nabs a good zinger…………………:-) but appreciate them all the same

    • John_Wayne_American

      After 2 payments you will be cleaned out, and therefore will be eligible for a SNAP card, housing allowance, fuel assistance, free OvomitKare, and of course a Obama phone . would you like ATT or Verizon?

    • buddman

      Yes thats per month

  • ProClicker

    I just heard why the site is down. They’re adding drop down menu options for food stamps and disability so you can check out with all the goods.

  • Boobs

    Hope the operation goes well.

  • therantinggeek

    The System is down…

    Couldn’t resist! #WayTooEasy

  • RedHotRash

    Bend over people, king barry has 3 more years to sodomize us

  • Robert Brown

    You can bet every hacker in the world is f’n with this site.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      I hope so

    • $17212395

      I hope ObamaCare gets hacked so bad it needs to see a proctologist.

  • Huckleberry Muckleroy

    DDOS attack

    • Miss Cabbage

      To whom do we have to express our appreciation?

    • therantinggeek

      The system is down… #StrongBad

  • SmartDoctor

    Dammit! I want my free Obamacare, and I want it now!!!

    • Rash Braveheart

      Use your OBAMAphone to call the toll-free line.

  • $17212395

    You cannot get your blood pressure checked today via ObamaCare.

    However…please get your FREE tire pressure check at Big O Tires!

  • teasacker

    This is how they plan on making the ACA “budget neutral” – they take in taxes and fees, but nobody is ever able to sign up.

  • Noreen Hocks

    It is probably opponents to Obamacare who are flooding the Marketplace right now. They want it all to be a mess and to appear to be a mess for the future. People have through March to sign up for health care insur. through Marketplace. And do people realize that they can make up to $60,000 and get substadized help? Be patient…don’t let them take this away from us (which is what they are trying hard to do right now). Many, many, many people NEED this help and we have to make it work.

  • citizen-unpc

    The real sad part is that Obama won’t even know, or care, that these problems exist. The guy is completely superficial and is on to his next legacy maker like immigration. Or he’ll celebrate with a vacation or golf outing.

    • RedHotRash

      his cronies and the lib media will fan his nauseating arrogance…

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      the really sad part is that he intends our collapse. No other explanation for his “policies”

  • MadMoto

    PRICELESS!!!!!!

  • MDatBeach

    The Administration will probably say that the servers crashed because of the “high volume” of sign-ups. “See it is popular, so many people wanted to sign up on day 1 that the servers couldn’t handle the volume….”

    What a POS piece of Legislation this ACA is. It needs to be un-funded and repealed in 2014.

  • jojopittsburgh

    The people who always go to the government for help are used to long lines, long forms, and rarely use private buisinesses to compare. They just accept that this is how stuff is supposed to work because anything the government does, it does poorly.. No insurance company would last in the real world if their web sites ran like this.

    • $59154503

      Who can hardly wait until we have to stand in long lines just to buy toilet paper?

      • Rash Braveheart

        One sheet please….remember the environment.

    • $6183511

      Insurance? No, no. This is aggravated assault. Your govt forcibly takes the money of certain citizens and gives it to someone else. That is not insurance.

      • jojopittsburgh

        And insurance isn’t healthcare either. It is a CARD.

  • Socratic Goat

    Give it some time tools. It just rolled out today. Patience children

  • JungleCogs

    When you have something that doesn’t work and can’t be fixed, you throw it away. Here ends the reading of my lesson for today.

    • death2databases

      when you’re driven mad by vice, you do things that don’t work OVER and OVER.

      end of lesson 2.

    • yerfackingmammy

      when you’re driven mad by yer demons, you keep doing what doesn’t work over and over.

      end of lesson 2.

    • Rash Braveheart

      Works with babies under ACA…..at least for members of Congress

  • Obamamerica

    The Fundamental Transformation of America is now complete.

    Oct 1, 2012 – We are now officially the “United Socialist States of America”

    • death2databases

      but, uh, our site’s down.

  • Seriously

    Sure would be nice if California would accept my contact info. Mine keeps “Submitting Contacts” with a never-ending circle of death!

  • Kyle Bradelle

    Oopsie. Nonessential services. LOL

  • Rash Braveheart

    The OBAMAcare 800 number was back loaded with an 85 minute wait and sent me to 1-809-ACA-CARE. I was surprised, having remembered some:

    809 scams take their name from the former +1 (809) area code which used to cover most of the Caribbean nations (it has since been split into multiple new area codes, adding to the confusion). The numbers *look* like Canadian or US telephone numbers but turn out to be costly, overpriced international calls.

  • Moochodineroman

    Enjoy the train wreck, folks!

  • 3-pointer

    Probably crashing because not enough solar power and windmills to run the servers now that they’ve crashed coal, too.;) Nice job, Libs. Progressivism = back to 19th century way of life.

  • Dan

    The teleprompter needed fixing first

  • Rancho Del Valkayrie

    Good gosh when everybody and their brothers and sisters knew this was going to happen you’d think they try and prevent it from doing so. Ohh I forgot The Current Incumbent President threw out his disclaimer of “there are going to be a few glitches along the way” SO DEAL WITH IT PEOPLE!!!

    • buddman

      This is ONE BIG GLITCH

      • Moochodineroman

        The whole law is a giant glitch!

  • Pepperspray137

    Anything this large is going to have problems like this. I’m no fan of Obamacare, but rubbing the president’s nose in superfluous things is only sour grapes. I have worked software in the military when fielding new systems, software problems are standard, especially if they government is using Unix based servers with people who don’t know EXACTLY what they’re doing. I think the (D)s will see however that delaying ACA for a year may not have been a bad idea, if just to hammer out their exchange system. Now they’re painted into a corner, so rubbing this in their nose seems like a good idea, (cause it’s funny) but it will only serve the narrative that (R)s are mean and are only in this to make the president look bad.

    • Theresa

      I am in software to and you do a performance test or you roll in areas and not everyone, no brain surgeon to realize this. Fielding new systems should be tested and implemented. This is horrible.

      • Molly Katt

        Blame it on the private contractors that designed it. Look, we are only HOURS into it. So far demand has vastly exceeded supply. What does that tell you? It tells me that more people than they expected are standing in line to sign up. They’ll fix the glitches. Then how will you spin it?

        • DizzyMissL

          There will be no spin. There will be the truth that the govt does NOTHING well.

          • Molly Katt

            hey got he Internet right. Otherwise you and I would not be here, chatting … so enjoyably.

          • DizzyMissL

            Oh Lawd.

          • gadsenmom

            oh I forgot king obumo invented the internet too! lmfao! love the holes you guys dig and throw yourselves into

        • No One Important

          Private contractors?Got news for you princess – I could have done a better job in my sleep. . . .failover clusters and high availability. . . .What did you guys do with the 67 million taxpayer dollars for the rollout darling?This wasn’t a failure of the private sector. . . .this was the government lackeys. . .

          • DizzyMissL

            Her posts have shown her to be an Obamacare lackey.

    • BILLYDEVO

      I see so being called terrorists ,anarchists ,hostage takers ,baby killers and anything else they can think of is fair game but we should not mock what has been billed the greatest thing ever only to find out its worse then can be and its only the enrollment process

      • Hawkdriver1961

        DITTO!

    • buddman

      Holy crap who let you out he don t have any nose left see USPS typical Govt failure

    • Charles Cain

      There are software problems and then there are software failures. As someone that deploys large scale websites and be able to handle the load during traffic spikes such as this for the last 17 years, to have load issues in this day and time is inexcusable. There are plenty of companies that the government could have partnered with that would have prevented this from happening.

      • overthecoastline

        They were all exempted from Obamacare.

      • No One Important

        And most of those messages aren’t “load” messages. . .those are coding errors. . . . nice going nimrods. . . .then again, would we really expect them to know what they’re doing when we obviously know more?

    • overthecoastline

      Our country is hanging by a thread and you’re talking about the Republicans “being mean”.

      This is exactly what is wrong with America: It has become a high school culture that refuses to grow up.

      • Pepperspray137

        The problem is that America HAS become a high school and Obama is the QB of the varsity team right now. It doesn’t matter if you don’t think so, the fact is America at large is a group of Jersey shore watching, Honey BooBoo FB page following knuckleheads. When motivated, the 18-30 age bracket can elect a president look at the past two elections. This president has them ALL in his pocket. Literally in his pocket, on his iPhone. You think that ignoring them, and acting like they do not exist will make it all go away. OWS may be a bunch of lazy hippies or trust fund limo libs, but they still vote. If that group calls you “mean,” the media calls you “mean,” then the world will call you “mean.” Then those no info voters standing staring at a ballot will say “nope, that guy/gal is a jerk” and off we go to Hillary 2016.

        (remember how they tried to paint Romney as a bully when he was a teenager i.e. “mean”)

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      The entire bill was designed around the insurance exchanges, which are WEBSITES. They’ve had 3 years to get these right. How long would you say is a reasonable time, if not 3 years??

      • Pepperspray137

        How many states have been in court to stop these exchanges? When would they have had the time? I’m not playing devil’s advocate, to heck with the whole thing as far as I’m concerned. But, those of us who subscribe to a conservative philosophy own everything everyone on the right does. To include rubbing noses in dog mess on the floor at the same time the entire country thinks congress is worse than satan himself (http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/congress-approval-rating-poll-97590.html) and even though Obama’s own approval numbers are low, it will still be as easy as falling off a log to blame everything on mean republicans in Congress.

        • No One Important

          No – it’s called “empirical evidence”. . . only you see it as “rubbing a dog’s nose” in it. . . ..

        • blacknblue2

          Sorry but the top dog is always whipped when things fail. In the private world when things go wrong, CEO’s get fired, IT people are sent packing. This was the Presidents shining legislation and he must also take the smelly stuff along with it.

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          I understand what you’re saying, but I have to disagree. Even LIVs know Obamacare is Obama’s baby and republicans have been against it since Day 1. If they are struggling with the exchanges right now or have received a letter in the mail saying their plan has been eliminated or are finding out their insurance rate is still going up after 3 straight years of increases, it’s very possible the republicans are starting to look like the people who could save them from this mess they’ve gotten themselves into. I’m specifically referring to the large swath of swing/independent voters who are beginning to understand the consequences of their vote now that reality is hitting home and personally affecting them.

    • Moochodineroman

      If a private business rolled out something like this, they’d be K-Mart. And K-Mart sucks.

  • Anti-Drudge

    California exchange is working just fine. So far prices are very fair. Have a look.

  • $59154503

    Heh: Word ‘free’ quietly disappears from Obamacare website
    http://michellemalkin.com/2013/09/30/heh-word-free-quietly-disappears-from-obamacare-website/
    If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. – P.J. O’Rourke
    In the retail industry this kind of thing is called “bait and switch”:

    Before mid-September, a section on Healthcare.gov had this: “Where can I get free or low-cost care in my community?”

    After mid-September, that became this without mention of the change: “Where can I get low-cost care in my community?”

  • A-O

    The first to die of intent is the ACA. The anarchists who voted for this are still in denial. The requiems of the press for the newly departed will not take place until a proper burial takes place. Until then, stick to what works for you because when push comes to shovel who ever it is that voted for this will be buried by it.

  • HarryObrian

    Talking with a few people who have worked on the system, they say it’s a mess and will never work. They’re using old computer systems with old software technology and half the people working on it don’t have a clue what they’re working on. Interesting to note, they predict it will crash and expose the IRS systems as well.
    As usual, too many cooks in a kitchen with only a wood stove….

  • Ann Arky

    WTF? A Jehovah’s Witness just knocked on my door and gave me an Obamacare flyer!

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      Your Rottie eat him?

    • Rash Braveheart

      If you had not been home, they would be in stealing your stuff now.

  • Name

    ‘….Today is history….’

    Hopefully, somehow this abobamination gets repealed soon.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      today is hysterical

  • $17212395

    ALERT: ObamaCare web site is down due to massive hack attack.

    No news at 11.

    • JR48

      Oh please, it was reported weeks ago that the software and IT situation wasn’t ready. Today merely proves it.

  • BRwoman

    This is insanity!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/RobertCullari Bobby Cullari

    And this is just the beginning. Remember America: YOU WERE WARNED!
    Those most affected will be those who can least afford the hardship.
    Low end workers will bear the full brunt which is ironic considering these vermin supported Obama and democrats…lol
    Oh well….

    • overthecoastline

      You can’t fix stupid! Please pass the popcorn…….

  • jorline

    King is doing interviews with MSNBC? Really?

    Rep. Peter King is calling Ted Cruz a “Con Man”. Peter King is a “Non Man”!

    • Juan Outtamany

      He is the King of Peters

      • $17212395

        A real pecker!

        • therantinggeek

          More like snake-in-the-grass…

    • yerfackingmammy

      He seems to have outed himself as Anthony Weiner with manners.

  • $17212395

    ALERT: ObamaCare web site IS DOWN.

    Please try again October 1st [2052]

  • A-O

    Is this in any manner related to the Russian couple who got run over by a train while engaged in sex….if ever there was a train wreck analogy….this is it.

  • Bill Board

    You were expecting perfection from morons?

    • Floordoc808

      Problem anyone with a quarter of a brain has had with the longest playing Amateur Hour is they strive for less than mediocre!

  • stonehillady

    And to think these genius web designers the Government hired to set this thing up made 3 times as much as those in the private sector that do the same thing.
    No wonder the Liberals in Government are as dumb as they appear.

    • yerfackingmammy

      We owe those developers a beer. 😉

      AND Medals of Freedom.

  • $17212395

    Peter “Pecker” King SUCKS!

  • parrots_abound

    OBAMA’S smug attitude is unbecoming of a President. But what else is new with that guy? Democrats have spent the entire week acting like bullies, children, displaying aggressive behavior toward anyone who opposes them.

    They follow their lead A-Hole in Chief. I honestly have NOT seen the Repubs act in the same manner. And I’m NO fan of Repubs either. Democrats have acted shameful and Obama is pretending he’s King.

  • Liberal Juggalo supremacist

    IMPEACH THE BUM!

    • RedHotRash

      Woot!!!!!!

    • Sir Hardenthick

      You can’t!!!

  • $17212395

    ALERT: ObamaCare web site IS DOWN!

    Please do not let this affect your attitude to the other fine services the government provides for you!

    • $1234321

      I hope red light cams get shut down.

  • WatchmanDB

    If you think this is bad, wait until you are sick and need a doctor and there aren’t any doctors available. Better go to the library and read up on herbal remedies.

    • Sir Hardenthick

      Shut yer trap!!

      • WatchmanDB

        Or what Hippie?

  • Sir Hardenthick

    Everyone calm down! Glitches happen on the first day of anything new. Look at Microsoft as a perfect example.

  • $17212395

    ObamaCare
    Encroach – Seize – Enslave

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    Gov’t works!
    Bwa-ha-ha-ha!

  • $1234321

    Crash and burn…I don’t want the IRS to be the enforcer of my healthcare.

  • elaina

    Do all of us understand that anything the government decides it can do better only leads to destruction? Please people, take responsibility for your life and health this minute and all that it means. Hello? Nanny gov is here to take from you, destroy you.

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    Did anyone really expect anything different?

  • Kyle Slaughter Shugart

    Please everyone needs to start calling it The Affordable Health Care Act. So when everyone’s rates jump 3-4 times higher the American people can see what was shoved down their throats! Then the Dems will get the blame that so richly deserve!

  • RedHotRash

    What the F is a government trillions of dollars in debt, that cannot run any agency in the black, doing getting involved in health care…is this a joke? am i asleep in a nightmare??

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      you are awake in one

    • Rash Braveheart

      glad i am not alone….

  • Ann Arky

    An appropriate anagram for OBAMACARE: “A BARE COMA”.

  • staff office

    Works as planed! Just like Obama a complete failure and a POS!

  • Mike Keller

    If you think signing on is a mess, just wait until you need medical care. First you have to meet your hugh deductable and co-pays!

  • Hawkdriver1961

    Rejoice Comrades! Welcome to the United Soviet States of Amerika! Supreme leader, Comrade Obama, is in charge and is moving us forward in glorious revolution to a bright and wonderful future…

  • Willys36

    John Roberts must be as proud as a papa of newborn twins today!

  • $1234321

    Me want my healthcare….wahhhhhh!

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The commie pinkos will blame republicans, for “accessing the site when they don’t really need to”.

  • Rash Braveheart

    ATTENTION – HIGH VOLUME OF MEDIA REQUESTS

    We are experiencing a high volume of media requests about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplaces. If you are a reporter, we have assembled these tools to help you:

    First try HealthCare.gov, which has comprehensive information about the Health Insurance Marketplace here.

    At the start of Open Enrollment, watch for media advisories for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ regular operational updates for reporters. The first update will be held as a conference call on the afternoon of Oct. 1. HHS will post transcripts of these briefings in the HHS Newsroom.

    Email our media team here. If you have already contacted CMS’ media relations team, then HHS already has your request, and there is no need to email both agencies. Please be as specific as possible about your request and deadline.

    • Rash Braveheart

      This is directly from the website. Total focus on the MEDIA.

  • Ann Arky

    Why was I redirected to the NAACP website?

  • $1234321

    Here’s your “free” healthcare. Now have a nice day :)

  • $1234321

    Hey liberals….There’s no free ride and you’re making a deal with the devil.

  • Floordoc808

    Prelude to the quality of care thinking people have warned you about!

  • DDSDMD

    Any systems engineer worth his weight in salt would have load tested their system using industry standard tools. There is absolutely no excuse for an overloaded system especially with this much advance time. Amazing.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      That analysis applies only if it was intended to work.

    • overthecoastline

      It’s a load, alright.

  • Cindy Otis

    How long has the Obama administration known this day was coming? And they still failed in such a dramatic and epic fashion? I thought they were supposed to be “tech savvy”. I guess that only applies to creating fake Twitter followers and having paid operatives post under fake names in comment sections. Look at how much of a PITA it is to use ANY gov’t service – how can anyone with more than two brain cells really think it’s a good idea for the gov’t to get involved with healthcare? Maybe they should be offering IQ tests and brain damage screenings for anyone that supports Obamacare…

  • Rash Braveheart

    NEWS RELEASE: HHS just announced that they accidentally put OBAMAcare on the national do not call list. The problem will be fixed about the time the spanish language website is available in mid-November.

  • bandarlogtorpedo

    When does Obama direct Sibelius to point out the great advances made by the Sons of Islam in researching the effect of acid on little girl’s cheeks?

  • alternet09

    It’s entertaining to hear the argument that the outage is due to a flood of applicant. What is amazing is that all the people who cannot afford health insurance have internet access and a computer.

    • overthecoastline

      ….and a Cadillac Ecalade….and $400 sneakers….and a big-screen TV…..and tattoos… and hair extensions….and custom-painted toenails….and a year’s supply of afro-sheen….

  • RogerW

    Who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor?

  • teasacker

    ACA hired common core graduates to program the exchange portals.

    • Floordoc808

      Silly me! I thought they hired Liberal Arts majors who took 6-8 years to get their degree from a state college & have over $100,000 in student loans.

  • overthecoastline

    Is this what President Gender Confused meant by “bumps in the road”?

    • rank

      The new word is “Glitch”, and months of them.

  • mohammered

    This is nothing more than a conditioning exercise. Difficulties in signing up will make the work of finding a doctor look easier.

  • Willh33

    Yep, its soooo ready for prime time! The shutdown could have been avoided if the stingy dingy DEMs would have said, okay we will take one more year…but they wont …know why? 2014 elections, that is why! PERIOD!

    • Molly Katt

      So it is your bosses duty to keep the company financed and meet its day to day needs. It is not an option, that is the deal. One day he says Will, I am shutting down the company and firing everyone if you do not meet my ever demand. You say, “boss, I cannot met your demands, it’s all in my contract. Besides, it’s your job to kep the company running no matter what” So your boss shuts down the company and fires everyone and says “blame Will, he would not negotiate with me.”

  • caligula

    i don’t see the problem.

    • $1234321

      Is that you Mr. President?

      • caligula

        shhhh…..i’m putting.

        • Moochodineroman

          Don’t put your putter there! You don’t know where it’s been!

          • caligula

            yes i do. reggie’s cavity.

  • MikeDH

    Funny, when Obama was running for reelection it is said that his campaign was able to put together one of the largest, most sophisticated and complex computer networks together relatively inexpensively and in record time in order to track supporters and sign up donors, but this they can’t do? I guess elections matter….until they’re over.

    Like Jon Stewart said, if this President put as much effort into governing as he did into campaigning, imagine the problems we could solve!

  • SSINTENSE

    Government developers and DBA’s…lmao

    • No One Important

      Hey man. . .don’t be dissin’ on all DBAs. . . .(grin)

  • Suzyqpie

    Can America still do Big things? The Keystone pipeline has been languishing in the DoS for five years, no pipeline. Eisenhower memorial committee has been in existence since 1999, no memorial. They have had three years to build this debris field, nothing works. This slovenly governance can not go on.

  • Geoff

    These programmers’ next task is to apply their substantial skills to protecting your private health records…

    • Willh33

      Yee ha!!! cant wait for that!

    • griefman

      Not to mention your financial records.

    • Ho Jo

      se

  • griefman

    May I have your attention please…
    May I have your attention please…
    Will the owner of the 2013 SEIU purple Chevy Volt, license plate “Da Prez” please report to your vehicle. It’s on fire.
    Thank you.

  • Steve

    As usual, another well thought out, well run, efficient government program created and run by Democrats….yeah, sure.

  • USAThomas

    Once again, the Drudge Report has an imaginary headline! No other site, not even Breitbart, is reporting these problems. Sorry Matt. I just checked out the PA site and it’s simple, easy to read and, unlike the US gov’t, functional!

    • Willh33

      idiot all Drudge does is link to OTHER reporting outlets.

      • USAThomas

        Yeah he found a random site reporting this. Drudge always fishes for headlines. No one else is reporting this story – not Fox, not Breitbart. Usually Drudge just publishes stuff about out of control black folks. Today it’s Obamacare that’s his target.

        • buddman

          Koolaid is bad for you

        • ImJustAGuy

          I’m black, and out-of-control black folk are an embarrassment to me. But nevertheless, all of those are Feral Democrats. Conservative blacks don’t behave like that.

        • Jaybird7

          Hobama Choom care is bad for the nation. Only an idiot would think you can add 30 million to the health care roles and the price would go down and quality would increase..

        • Orville J. Clutchpopper

          You do know that lying is a sin, right? You know you’re gonna get called out, right? That’s OK, just keep your head in the sand; it gives the rest of us something to laugh at…

      • Ho Jo

        seems to work for you

    • DizzyMissL

      Um, go to healthcare.gov dolt

      • USAThomas

        Umm did you even try to go that page? It’s working fine.

        • DizzyMissL

          Try to sign up

        • ImJustAGuy

          I did. And I too got an error message when I tried to navigate into the enrollment pages.

        • ImJustAGuy

          You have to go beyond the main page, Einstein!
          Liberals, sheesh!

        • sumlikeit

          I don’t think the problem being reported is that the welcome page itself doesn’t come up. It’s the registering part that seems to be failing — for the federal exchange as well as a number of (separate) state exchanges.

          I’m sure the shutdown is to blame, though. Get your head out of the sand, dude.

          • ImJustAGuy

            I’m not. I believe the enrollment process doesn’t work on purpose. If people could enroll into ObamaCare, everyone would know just how expensive it is.

    • Superpower

      Cool, so what kind of policy did YOU buy, or are you just signing up unsuspecting lemmings?

    • buddman

      Dear stupid nothing the govt does works except obozo phones Drudgr is links to news outlets sorry dopey

    • Guest

      DC, Breitbart and CNN are all reporting problems. Keep on denying it though. I’m sure that your propaganda payments are not affected by the Democrat government shutdown.

    • No One Important

      Wowww. . .you’ve taken a toxic dose of Obama koolaide. . quick! Dial-0-bama-care! Oh wait. . you can’t. . . .

    • Karla1953

      So all of those clever people above took the time to create fake screen shots to post…….alrighty then………………..no one got any error messages they are all making it up……………….and the State of Maryland did not just announce that their site is not up right now and will not be for some hours. All because you read a page.

    • Killer Virus

      The one for Georgia is down too …

    • sumlikeit

      Er, did you see all the screenshots above? You think people are faking those?

    • caligula

      it was all over my local news this morning. drudge had nothing to do with it.

    • Orville J. Clutchpopper

      You sir, are a liar. A big fat LIAR. You can go back to your mamma’s basement and eat cheet-o’s now. we’re tired of listening to you…

    • http://deadline.com/ LA screenwriter

      LMAO! – So speaks another low information, Barry butt-kissing tool, out frantically posting to be a good liberal lemming and help with the spin control on this complete cluster **** of idiocy.

      1) Drudge simply links to other sites, so it’s not HIM reporting the foul ups, it’s new agencies across the country.

      2) And sites ARE down all over the country or are completely non-functional. For fun, I just tried the California exchange and it has a very bee-ooo-tiful opening page. At which point you click on the link to see what plans are being offered and you get…

      SERVER ERROR
      404 – File or directory not found.

      Gee, that would be CALIFORNIA — you know, the freaking BIGGEST and most POPULACE state in the country, which you certainly would have thought O-Dumba and moron Sebilius would have made SURE was ready to go and working right, as a sort of showcase example.

  • moovova

    Not true, not true, not true.

    I bought a health insurance policy this morning from a lady selling policies out of the back of her Cadillac in the Wal-Mart parking lot. It was a pink Caddy with a Mary Kay sticker in the back window, with the words “Obamacare Exchange” hand-printed on an index card and taped to the window just below the Mary Kay sticker.

    So see…the exchanges are alive and doing well.

  • Carlos Spiceyweiner

    But seriously, does the government EVER get anything right?! Incompetence begets apathy begets government shutdown.

  • Superpower

    This is your government in action….enjoy!

  • David Allentown

    What exactly has 0bama done that has worked in his five years in office ?

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      campaign

    • RedHotRash

      worked on his swing, socialized with beyonce and jayZ….

    • DizzyMissL

      Lied

    • Ho Jo

      golf

    • Ho Jo

      get down on Reggie

    • caligula

      sue to keep all of his past records concealed.

    • sumlikeit

      Well, he ordered the Navy Seals to kill Bin Laden. And he…..well, no, that’s about it.

      • caligula

        this is what the Navy SEALs say:

        obama did not issue the order to kill Osama Bin Laden. Leon Panetta did: Obama hesitated and refused to give the order and was over ruled by military intelligence officials led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Patraeus & Jim Clapper.

        just food for thought.

        • sumlikeit

          Those people work for the president. If it comes from the executive branch, it comes from the president. He can’t be “overruled” within the Executive Branch.

  • $1234321

    Hilarious to me but I’m sure it’s not so funny for the Obama loyalists who thought they were going to get free healthcare.

    • ImJustAGuy

      It’s hard to have sympathy for Obama Loyalists. They’re the reason why we’re at this juncture.

  • Chris Breaux

    Georgia’s doesn’t work…just tried it.

  • Simple_Man

    Imma call the exchange help-desk with my Obama-phone! Damn!

  • $1234321

    I went to Obamacare exchange and I didn’t even get a stinkin t-shirt.

  • Mobbed

    hahahaha oh delicious. Sorry, no health care for you.. the website is down.

  • William M. Bayne III

    Train wreck.

  • Ron Wilson

    This is what I got from the site!

    • NinjaMouse

      Superb! :)

  • RedHotRash

    under this new plan, are abortions considered birth control?

    • ImJustAGuy

      Democrats have been considering abortion as birth control for decades.

      • bandarlogtorpedo

        Can we get paid for post-birth abortions in the new utopia? And what’s the age limit, my wife has been getting on my nerves this morning

        • HughGKnutts

          LMAO!

  • independent_forever

    As someone who works in Information Technology, just from a technical standpoint a DELAY should have been approved by the Senate simply because web sites and EVERYTHING that goes along with running one simply was not ready for prime time and now you see the effects. This is why we, IT folks, insist on testing, beta versions, pilots and even Disaster recovery scenarios to cover as many potential issues we might face. It’s ridiculous to think something this massive could be slapped together in a short time especially given the importance of the reason–healthcare. It boggles the mind that this govt has become so incompetent BUT it is what we get for allowing some left wing, progressive-minded community organizer to run our country. He was never qualified for the job but all the cheerleaders lined up to carry him into the office which has become a joke. Sad day for this nation even if this shutdown ended tomorrow. Just shows how lost we as a country really are…

  • laserwizard

    LOL – Government websites don’t work and your insurance premiums are doubling today. Don’t worry – you’ll be able to buy insurance that is only 40% more than you paid last month and you’ll get $5k deductibles and less coverage. This is Obamacare – all talk, nothing works, and you’ll die before you get coverage.

  • James V.

    This Administration is the laughingstock of the world. I call 0 and his ilk, “NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME”. Period.

  • mepatri3

    AND – there are no government workers to fix the system due to the shutdown that this totally inept and criminal Obama-Reid-McCain empire brought upon us. Just as well – Obamacare is designed to bankrupt you. It forces you to pay for a product that will continue to go up in price until you can’t even buy food.

    This goverment has its head so far up its exchange it can’t see daylight. What a cluster.

  • dashandra monika

    Just a sexpected..all talk and no show.

    • ImJustAGuy

      In a Democrat mind, saying you have done something is the same as actually having done it.

      • bandarlogtorpedo

        They have the Divine power to say things into reality.

        • ImJustAGuy

          Jamie Foxx did say Barack Obama was god, lord and savior, to a thundering applause.

  • PatriotRG

    you can’t shut it down because it has made the computer hang – only thing one can do is a hard re boot right up the afordable cares ass

  • Devin McMusters

    B.O. reeks.

  • M2000

    It’s so stupid by the Democrats by claiming that you can’t shutdown Obamacare, it’s not even up and running to begin with!

    • Molly Katt

      It is now. Today is day one of the ACA.

    • buddman

      You can t break something thats already broken LOL

  • Rash Braveheart

    The OBAMAcare 800 number was back loaded with an 85 minute wait and sent me to 1-809-ACA-CARE. I was surprised, having remembered some:

    809 scams take their name from the former +1 (809) area code which used to cover most of the Caribbean nations (it has since been split into multiple new area codes, adding to the confusion). The numbers *look* like Canadian or US telephone numbers but turn out to be costly, overpriced international calls.

  • BillV

    There’s $90 million well spent.

  • Notjack

    You will be assimilated.
    Obamacare

  • Randall Chapman

    With Gov closed, maybe they closed the healthcare.gov site, :) Geeze. what a mess

  • Superpower

    Looks like the Audacity of Care Act is DOA right out of the gate. Next stop; glue factory.

    • Moochodineroman

      Broken front fetlock right out of the gate. A pity to have to shoot such a nag.

  • jorline

    Obama IS Neil Diamond’s “Brother Love”…YouTube

    “Brother Love’s Travellin’ Salvation Show”.

    Hot August night and the leaves hangin’ down
    And the grass on the ground smellin’ – sweet
    Move up the road to the outside o’ town
    And the sound o’ that good gospel beat
    Sits a ragged tent, where there ain’t no trees
    And that gospel group, tellin’ you and me

    It’s Love, Brother Love
    Say Brother Love’s Travellin’ Salvation Show-ow (halle-halle)
    Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies
    And everyone goes, ’cause everyone knows, brother Love’s show

    Room gets suddenly still and when you’d almost bet
    You could hear yourself sweat – he walks in
    Eyes black as coal and when he lifts his face
    Every ear in the place is on him
    Startin’ soft and slow-ow, like a small earthquake
    And when he lets go-o, half the valley shakes

    It’s Love, Brother Love
    Say Brother Love’s Travellin’ Salvation Show (halle-halle)
    Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies
    And everyone goes, ’cause everyone knows
    ‘Bout Brother Love’s show (hallelujah)Leave a message…

    • Mothertrucker

      WTF

    • blufaerie78

      The only brother love Obama knows is Reggie Love

  • RedHotRash

    whatz numba does i call to get me some obamacare up in here

    • Mothertrucker

      Don’t be messen whif me mother***er!

    • Moochodineroman

      Ees right on yo Obamaphone, bro!

  • Tomas Cruz

    I logged on at 5 AM and within five minutes it was already having big problems. You could go to einsurance anytime to enroll in twenty different insurance plans in about 5 minutes. To bad that will be phased out along with our health plans

  • Mothertrucker

    Hackers are going to have a F^^^ing field day getting low information voters private and financial information. LMFAO

    • Moochodineroman

      There’s a back door in the system right to the Nigerian scammers. Oh wait…we have one of those!

  • CoffeeShopGhost

    You realize of course the Ds will say this is a triumph and that the systems shut down because SO Many people need it and rushed to get care. When Rush touts a site and the flood of traffic shuts it down, that’s seen as a good thing. Likewise, the Ds will claim this proves the need for their monstrosity.

    • Superpower

      spot on!

    • USAThomas

      And they’re absolutely right. You please in the free market, right? If Amazon.com was selling that so many people wanted to look at that the site experience technical problems, wouldn’t that be a huge achievement?

      People want Obamacare. It’s not a handout, it’s not an entitlement – they just want to live in a first-world country where good healthcare isn’t a privilege, it’s a right.

      • therantinggeek

        People want Obamacare.

        You were saying?

      • sumlikeit

        Healthcare is neither a privilege nor a right. It’s something people buy and sell.

        The notion that something must either be a privilege or a right is absurd. We don’t have a right to food, shelter, or transportation. But would anybody call these things “privileges”?

      • Orville J. Clutchpopper

        Besides, these idiots think it’s “free”. There’s nothing “free”…

  • BarryIsBroken

    There you go D o u c h e b a g Barry…your signature legislation at it’s best…..I guess once we READ IT…..we learned it’s a giant cluster F………….this ones on you barry and i’m glad…EPIC FAIL

  • AmyOwl

    No matter who is in charge (Dems or Reps), this was bound to happen. A large, complicated project commissioned by bureaucrats and implemented by the lowest bidders. A thousand disparate systems trying to act as one, little or no beta testing, bugs everywhere, corners cut, and pressure to rush it out the door. Ever try to stop a juggernaut?

  • Ho Jo

    know one needs to shut it down, it will shut itself down

  • Dr9Love

    If my development team had put out a product this bad, we’d be looking for new jobs. How did this get past QA … was there a QA?

    • therantinggeek

      Unlikely.

    • Rash Braveheart

      No problem there….They are now NAVIGATORS…..

  • rank

    The system is overloaded, and the three key questions being asked are likely:
    How do I get an exemption?
    Is my insurance going to be FREE?
    How do I get a job in government to get the Cadillac insurance at no charge?

    • Rash Braveheart

      You forgot. My girl friend needs an abortion, does she need to run for Congress?

    • AmyOwl

      Can’t right now – they shut down due to lack of funds… Except for the “important” people.

  • Darth__Vader

    I was able to get in no problem. Just go to the homepage and type in the following code:

    Up+Up+Down+Down+Left+Right+Left+Right+B+A+Select+Start

    • therantinggeek

      Ah, the old days of the NES…

    • water28

      LOL CONTRA!

  • water28

    Broke on top at the simple step as setting up an account, its rotten all the way to the core with tons of bugs and issues that can not be fixed for a very long long time… as in years.

  • Ho Jo

    I need to go to the hospital, can I tell them to send the bill to the whitehouse?

  • Beegeezee505

    I will not comply! I’m not buying in. Come get me you sacks of s#!7, cause I ain’t buying it!

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      that is why Obama picked the IRS to enforce compliance. They have tools

      • buddman

        Yep the same tools to operate the system now that don t work LOL!!!!!

      • AmyOwl

        They ARE tools.

  • http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2012/05/09/elizabeth_warren_dances_with_lies/page/full Nola_Navy_Vet

    Somewhere in America a village is missing it’s idiot. Wait, Barack Hussein Obama II has been found, Washington D.C. is saved.

  • Jean

    It was supposed to fail in order to move onto the single payer system.

    • water28

      LOL not this fast I think they thought they could con long enough to keep and get the power in ’16

    • RedHotRash

      true that

    • Rick Caird

      You know, a lot of people say that, but this will be such a spectacular failure, I cannot see anyone favoring even more control by our pathetic government.

      • fbowman

        My thoughts exactly.

  • Ho Jo

    my aunt died while on hold

  • Rick Caird

    If the Democrats come back to the Republicans and beg for a one year delay in ObamaCare, say NO.

  • AmyOwl

    I want a Groupon.

    • USAThomas

      You realize Obamacare is like a Groupon, right? Pooling and adding more customers makes services cheaper.

      • Superpower

        ha, ha, ha!

      • AmyOwl

        Except with Groupon, you have a choice.

        • USAThomas

          AmyBellows everyone participates in the healthcare system. If you are born, give birth, are taken there for another reason or die in a hospital, you are part of that system. That’s probably 99.999% of Americans.

          Healthcare isn’t yoga. We all participate in it, therefore we all have to be responsible in paying for it. God I am sick of you lazy conservative moochers and parasites.

          • overthecoastline

            Please stop humping Obama’s leg. It’s embarrassing.

          • fbowman

            Wait until the young healthy college kids see they have to do it or pay a fine.

          • Darth__Vader

            You completely missed her point. The assumption that pooling and adding more customers lowers price is only true if you’re talking about an elastic good.

            With an inelastic good — such as something that you’re mandated to purchase by law — adding more customers only raises the price. The only way to lower the price in that scenario is to add more suppliers.

          • Molly Katt

            That’s the true irony. They are the biggest moochers of all. They demand only the very best from society and they refuse to pay so much as one red cent for it.

      • bandarlogtorpedo

        You see Obama’s face in the clouds do you?

        • USAThomas

          No I see families bankrupted when their kid gets leukemia. And I see a government where Republicans would rather deny that child healthcare coverage than let Obama win on anything.

          • bandarlogtorpedo

            Like Hoffa and the rest of the Dem union goons that want this POS delayed, and /or repealed? This is not about blood-cancer stricken children, it’s about not wasting the crisis of their suffering to grow Leftist/fascist enslaving government. So you can stuff your sanctimonious crap.

          • overthecoastline

            Yes, because Obamacare is all about our health, and not about expanding the size of government, expanding the politicians’ power over We the little people, and taking more of our hard-earned money for themselves.

            “Don’t stop….believin’….hold on to that feelayeeyan….”
            -Journey

          • Atilla Thehun

            Thhe did’t improve health care. Period. He THOUGHT he could improve health insurance but what he signed is an “obamination” of a bill

      • sumlikeit

        Hehe….that assumes the new “customers” are actually paying their own freight. Most people who already had health insurance will see their costs rise — either with higher premiums or higher deductibles. And the primary reason for this is the subsidizing of (a) those who didn’t have insurance, but now have subsidized coverage, and (b) the costly provisions of Obamacare (such as the pre-existing condition thing….which, popular or not, isn’t free).

  • Marco127

    Hmm. Wonder what else “won’t work” about it. Oh well, at least it will be “free.”* *Free: paid for by every taxpayer every day.

    • AmyOwl

      They quietly removed “free” from the FAQ.

      • Marco127

        Yes, interesting isn’t it. In countries like the UK and Canada, the low information folks are all under the impression that their healthcare is “free” too. They don’t realize that they vastly overpay for healthcare through taxes and fees, and unaccountable government then gives lower quality for higher cost than an open and competitive healthcare market would do. It is such a deception.

  • RedSoloCup

    It works just like an Illegal.

  • Facts Only

    WSJ has a good article this morning about this technology mess….even if and when the data prompts do start working, data security will be a major issue….

    • therantinggeek

      Yep…

    • Ron Wilson

      These are the same people who are building Health Information Exchanges and forcing your primary care physician to put your private health information in the cloud. We will see a large data breach, just hope your personal health information is not be part of the breach!!!

  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

    This Twitchy post is the top headline picture and story at DrudgeReport.com right now (archived version permanently viewable here: http://www.drudgereportarchives.com/data/2013/10/01/20131001_130516.htm )

    I know Twitchy has been linked from Drudge before, but I don’t know whether or not this is the first time that a Twitchy post has been the TOP Drudge story. Pretty cool when you realize the amount of traffic that Drudge gets, and how young Twitchy is. Pretty cool that the so-called Mainstream Media is losing influence and conservative-run internet media is gaining influence.

    Congratulations to the entire Twitchy Team! Well done!

  • RedHotRash

    I hate to say this, but it is time for the country to split.

    • Fed Up

      Past time, I’ve said this ever since the 2000 election. The country is no longer governable as it currently stands.

    • RedHotRash

      I’m going with cruz & paul…you all can go with king barry, pelosi, jayZ and holder, oh yeah and hillary

    • tnvol

      This country’s already split. That’s what a socialist government wants.

  • The real Mr Derogatory

    America has a hemorrhoid. Its name is Obama. Lets get Obamacare to remove it.

  • Mary Johnson

    LOLLLLLL
    Government efficiency triumphs again!

  • Darth__Vader

    Incidentally, if I developed a website of this magnitude and import for a private company, and the freaking REGISTRATION didn’t work, I’d be fired in about 37 seconds.

    But since this is a government project, I guarantee you that whatever contractor they used just got a performance bonus.

    • AmyOwl

      Amen, brother. Same here.

  • AmyOwl

    No matter who is in charge (Dems or Reps), this was bound to happen. A
    large, complicated project commissioned by bureaucrats and implemented
    by the lowest bidders. A thousand disparate systems trying to act as
    one, little or no beta testing, bugs everywhere, corners cut, and
    pressure to rush it out the door. Ever try to stop a juggernaut?

    • AmyOwl

      ACK.. sry- didn’t mean to double post this ..

    • buddman

      I got a guy in pakistan all he wanted was my credit card # he say I get you all the cadillac health care you need

  • Bruce Darling

    Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Nothing the Obama Administration does works.

  • Fed Up

    Black jesus care a train wreck, oh if only someone could have predicted this!!!

    ROFLMAO

  • elaina

    take cover folks. i’m questioning whether this was all orchestrated or not especially by the demos.

  • Terry Johnson

    Thank you Nancy Pelosi….thank you democrats for the debacle you have given this country. Thank you Harry Reid and all the democrats in the Senate that have not passed a budget. Thank you Obama for letting unions, business’s, special interests get a break on Obamacare, but not individuals.

    • AmyOwl

      When it fails, it will be the Tea party’s fault, and the Dems will ride in on their single-payer horses and “save” the day.

      • fbowman

        I don’t think the Democrats will ever be trusted with our Healthcare again.

      • Terry Johnson

        Amy-this time the Dems will own this. People are angry about what is happening, and it is going to get worse. Pelosi “we have to pass this bill to find out what is in it” is very responsible and people are saying enough is enough.

        • Molly Katt

          Which is why re-elected Obama, the same guy Obamacare is named after , in 2012.

          • Darren Cook

            WOW, it almost sounds like you’re in the Senate. Let’s see, Obama won simply because Romney was demonized like no other. At the time, the healthcare disaster was not really an important part. And nevertheless, that was a year ago before many people had any clue what a complete and utter mess this was going to be.

      • sumlikeit

        I strongly doubt it. If Obamacare fails, the Dems will have lost gobs of credibility on reforming healthcare.

  • jrelon

    I’m curious…do you need an ID to register for this? If so, I feel as though I might be disenfranchised from my health care right.

  • Sean Torres

    Add me to the list when trying to login in ny i get “SRVE0232E: Internal Server Error.Exception Message: [null]nullIBM WebSphere Application Server” As a former IBM guy I can tell you I don’t blame them…I would imagine someone in the bureaucracy cheaped out on server capability even though they were probably warned by the Admin that the load would be too heavy. It will probably support normal load just fine just overloaded with first day users. Ya get what ya pay for basically. Embarrassing for sure…

    “My country, ’tis of thee,Sweet land of liberty,Of thee I sing;Land where my fathers died,Land of the pilgrims’ pride,From ev’ry mountainside Let freedom ring!”

    Ironically I once called the hotline for Obama care questions and had the following hilarious exchange….

    Me: Let me get this straight. Prior to the Affordable Health Care Act as an American while It may have ultimately been financially risky for me in the case of sickness or injury did I not have the “right” to not have health care? In a sense have you not taken away one of my “rights” as an American?
    Phone Rep: Please hold. (After about a 5 minute hold the rep came back) Yes. Mr. Torres it is correct this right has been taken away….

    God bless our country….

  • Darth__Vader

    This would be funny if the stakes weren’t so high.

  • jltules

    Just tried to go on just to see if I can. Was told I had to wait for a login in page to be sent to me. I’m in AZ

    • Darth__Vader

      Yep, that’s what everyone around the country is experiencing.

  • allah_speaking

    Our federal government and your tax dollars hard at work…
    Did they even bother to Beta test the software?

    • AmyOwl

      Beta test? We are participating in the ALPHA test.

      • allah_speaking

        I suppose I should start looking at the source code to see what’s actually implemented… LOL!

    • Darth__Vader

      I think that’s what’s happening right now…

  • ramlsd

    Maybe the NSA will now launch SKYNET

  • A Smith

    I gave dummy answers to the nonexistent Security Questions, but the site won’t accept identical answers. So it took me back to the beginning, and deleted all the data I had entered. Sheesh.

    • AmyOwl

      Welcome to government-run anything.

    • nadadhimmi

      Shut up, serfs! Lord Barack hath decreed thy actions. You must obey the great one or suffer his wrath. Ain’t feudalism grand?

  • http://healthcare.gov/ Scot Harvath

    Hey what do you expect. This is Africa, not (what used to be) the U.S.

  • HughGKnutts

    Anyone tried to signup bin laden?

    • AmyOwl

      Well, let’s see… he’s dead (allegedly), and a non-citizen… He should qualify automatically, AND be sent a couple of voter registration cards.

      • Mothertrucker

        Don’t forget the free phone

  • WahWahWah

    And now, the end is here
    And so I face the final curtain
    My friend, I’ll say it clear
    I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
    I’ve lived a life that’s full
    I traveled each and ev’ry highway
    And more, much more than this, I did it my way

    Regrets, I’ve had a few
    But then again, too few to mention
    I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
    I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
    And more, much more than this, I did it my way

    Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
    When I bit off more than I could chew
    But through it all, when there was doubt
    I ate it up and spit it out
    I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way

    I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
    I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
    And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
    To think I did all that
    And may I say, not in a shy way,
    “Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way”

    For what is a man, what has he got?
    If not himself, then he has naught
    To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels
    The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!

  • Francis

    Didn’t they have 5 years to get this in place?

    • Sean Torres

      ya would think that would have given them time to anticipate the net load right?

    • T CP

      Yep.

  • william

    What a waste of our money. There site is a joke. Nothing works, not even the live chat or email! This is like every thing Obama has done in this country.

  • salvagesalvage

    Yes, a website not working means the whole thing doesn’t work!

    Like NASA’s website went down so that means they never landed on Mars.

    • dr_bugsy

      Moron

    • buddman

      You mean you woke up on mars how is there health care

    • 70skids

      Says the fascist Communist!!!
      Why do you hate freedom and the constitution.
      Stop enslaving America!!!!
      Democrats Segregating an Enslaving America since Slavery 1832 -present

      • salvagesalvage

        Ah, that’s some sweet wingnutting right there.

        • $780651

          You do know Lincoln was a Republican as was Martin Luther King and that it was the Republicans that voted in the Civil Rights bill of 1964 over the Democrats strong objections don’t you…..

          • salvagesalvage

            AHAHAHA! Yes! It’s a 100 years ago and nothing has changed and the Democrats are the real Racists what with their “Southern Strategy” and all.

            Wingnuts and reality; so selective!

          • $780651

            Bull Connors was a strong Democrat. A US Senator was a Grand Dragon of the Klan and he was a Democrat

          • salvagesalvage

            No, I know! Obviously the Democrats are racists, I mean look at their leader, he’s only half-Black!

          • $780651

            That makes him a “white negro” like Zimmerman…..right?

          • salvagesalvage

            Sure wingnut, whatever you wingnut.

          • T CP

            The democrat party actually is racist. You are the only party that ACTIVELY tries to keep the welfare roles manned so that you can garner votes. Your “progressive” social policies have routinely failed. If you can show me ONE progressive program that actually works I will allow you to label me a “wingnut”…after all, ad hominem is the stock and trade of the left.

          • salvagesalvage

            I know! Only the Blahs collect welfare.

            Psst “The New Deal” not only did it work but it paved the way to an unprecedented boom of wealth and growth for the US.

            It’s in all the history books but as a wingnut you won’t accept that because wingnuts are never ever wrong.

            Even when they are.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Psst “The New Deal” not only did it work but it paved the way to an unprecedented boom of wealth and growth for the US. It’s in all the history books but as a wingnut you won’t accept that because wingnuts are never ever wrong.”

            Amazing stuff. World War II and all of the technology we gained from the Manhattan Project were actually part of the New Deal?

            That is history I was unaware of. You’re quite the genius. Did welfare recipients all work off their debt at the factories? Is that how this magic was achieved?

            So how long will it work before we need WWIII to carry us another 50 to 75 years? That’s progress eh?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “No, I know! Obviously the Democrats are racists, I mean look at their leader, he’s only half-Black!”

            That’s not ipso facto racism. It’s their policies that make them racists, not who they happen to choose.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      This is how you know Obamacare is bad for the Democrats. salvagesalvage isn’t swearing and acting all confident. What’s a matter, little man? 2014 flash before your eyes?

      • salvagesalvage

        AHAHAHHAHAHA!

        You do know that Obama ran on it in the last two elections right?

        Didja notice he won?

        NO!!!! HE CHEATED! BLACK PANTHERS FIXED THE BALLOT BOXES!!!

        • Darren Cook

          The black panthers didn’t do it, but the idea that this was THE reason he won is complete and utter bunk. He won because Romney was demonized like no other politician other than Bush. He won because there are a lot a LOT of really ignorant people in this country.

          • salvagesalvage

            YES! It was all the media’s fault for reporting stuff that Romney said and did in his career.

            What’s hysterical here is the health care system Obama is doing is the same one that Romney did in his own state.

            But now he’s against it.

            Or something.

          • Darren Cook

            Actually it’s not. It is based in part on it but it takes it several steps farther down a line that is not beneficial. The biggest difference is that one is a state prerogative, the other a federal. That in and of itself, is a big problem. And Romney flat out admitted that Masscare was a mistake and non functional. So instead of learning from it, the administration takes it and makes it even worse. I loved the SC challenge where it is declared constitutional because of a reason that the administration denied vehemently that it was. The administration argument was thrown out as incorrect. Yet the administration, in their utter desire to control everything declared victory like it was how they had planned it all along. Shameless.
            And yes, it is the fault of a media that is completely in bed with this administration. The hypocrisy of the left and progressives is simply dumbfounding. The fact that we as a country really don’t know much about the President to this day is absolutely shocking. Yet we heard just about everything there was about Bush, McCain, Romney, Kerry, Gore et al.

          • salvagesalvage

            > And Romney flat out admitted that Masscare was a mistake and non functional.

            Did he? Can you show us this? I must have missed that.

            As for the rest, poor butthurt wingnut, you lost and now you’re cheering the other babies on as they throw a tantrum and overturn the game board.

          • Darren Cook

            Aww, you called me wingnut. Isn’t that just so original and cute. Actually you did miss it but that’s OK, you probably miss most factual things. It’s just a part of your disease. You know what’s wrong with you libtards? You’re just so effing stupid and yet you continue to espouse to others. Really, it would be just so much better for the country and frankly the world as a whole if you just stayed in your mom’s basement and whacked off to old Mary Tyler Moore reruns or whatever. And actually there Cheesewiz, the house is where spending bills originate. It’s NOT the other way around. THEY passed multiple bills it was the DEM senate that rejected them. The house compromised trying to help the country and the Senate put their collective foot down on a party line fault. This whole mess clearly lies with the DEMs and their turd followers.

          • salvagesalvage

            So that would be no, you can’t show me where Romney did the thing that you claimed he did?

            It’s a Wingnut Fact? That’s a fact that you say is true for no other reason than you want it to be so? Or you heard it on FoxNews or Rush and that’s good enough for you?

            Obamacare is a GOP plan so it’s actually pretty awful but it’s better than nothing and hopefully a step in the right direction.

            The GOP is opposed because they know that if it does work it will be very popular and they’ll lose votes as a result.

            Hence these desperate and very silly stunts that only wingnuts can cheer.

    • james7765

      did you find the flag Neil Armstrong planted?

    • fbowman

      What! Someone landed on Mars and I missed it?

    • T CP

      And now for a logical extension of your first sentence. If the bloated bureaucracy that is and will continue to be the Affordable Healthcare Act can’t even manage to effectively launch a website knowing FULL well the extent to which that website will be tested the moment it goes hot do you HONESTLY think they can get the massive, myriad complexitites of the actual PROGRAM right? Do you not concede that this just MIGHT be an indicator that uncle government probably is not very good at very much and perhaps should leave what should be in the hands of experts in the hands of……EXPERTS?

  • spuy767

    I like how the “President” posts on twitter like a petulant child.

  • Ver

    Harry Reid better double down on his Hemmorhoid medicine now..that bald fart

    • WahWahWah

      Maybe the adult diapers!

  • Liberal Juggalo supremacist

    IMPEACH!

  • Chuck

    We are the Borg. Resistance is futile. Oh maybe not.

  • Rash Braveheart

    This Drudge headline may be bogus. I was able to navigate to the California exchange easily through Healthcare.gov. Just as I was having fun.

    • sumlikeit

      California has its own exchange. There’s a federal exchange — and about half of the states have their own separate exchange.

      • Rash Braveheart

        I would like to see some more evidence.

        • dr_bugsy

          You would not believe it if you saw it.

          • Rash Braveheart

            I certainly would NOT enter my SSN or personal info in any exchange until the Hackers so that it is secure.

          • AmyOwl

            The gov will hire some “hackers” in the coming weeks to say they have done a thorough security audit and found no vulnerabilities in the system.

          • ducktip

            So u can’t prove it. .lol

          • Rash Braveheart

            I want it to crater more than you do. But “Twitchy.com” is not previously a Drudge cross referral.

        • sumlikeit

          Scroll up, Philip. It’s right there.

          And if you tell me one more time that “California’s is working fine”, I might have to reach through the data lines and smack you. Again, there’s a federal exchange and a couple dozen separate, independent state exchanges.

          In other words, it’s entirely possible for California’s to be operating smoothly while the federal exchange is kaput.

          • Rash Braveheart

            Well all the best programmers are out here. Maybe. Didn’t dare enter any personal data until it is declared “non-hackable” by Hackers.com

  • stratabuse

    America throw this turd into the toilet before it consumes us all!

  • dr_bugsy

    Liberals have been awaiting this moment for years . . .

    They got EXACTLY what the Conservatives were warning them they would get – FAILURE!

  • goldenpipewrench

    I got thru but it is nice to see that there is a strong demand

    • buddman

      Strong demand to get rid of this steaming pile of Shat

  • GregCz

    Typical Obama FAILURE !!!!

  • ImJustAGuy

    On the website, there’s a countdown timer of how long you have to enroll, but alas, you can’t enroll.
    Personally, I don’t think this is an accident. If you could successfully enroll, all the headlines would be how expensive ObamaCare has turned out to be.

    • ImJustAGuy

      I believe Obama and the Democrats have painted themselves into a corner with no way out.
      This is going to be interesting to watch play out.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Ladies and gentlemen, the implosion of Obamacare has begun. Cue Barack shouting “Oh, the humanity!”

    • AmyOwl

      No, he’s shouting “Oh, the Tea Party won’t let me do anything! Waaaaaa”

  • http://www.golfdigest.com/golf/obama-and-tiger Nobel Sweepstakes Winner

    That erroneously implies there is ever a time when the system functions correctly

  • Rev. Donkey Teeth

    Did you expect anything else? What a joke.

  • xstratusx

    The new normal…

  • Ellipsis_Elided

    [nelson] Ha ha! [/nelson]

  • Rich K

    I haven’t laughed this hard since Bush barfed on the Jap prime minister, Good Job Harry,Nancy and Barry.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      That event introduced the word “Bushuru” into the Japanese lexicon for any one throwing up drunk.

  • dr_bugsy

    The culmination of years of painstaking effort by the Democrats results in ABYSMAL FAILURE.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      every time

    • AmyOwl

      I’m surprised. Government is normally so competent and organized.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    It is working as God intended.

    • Kim Salvador

      Baaaa yes master obama baaaa

  • original_gene99

    The ACA derailed my train this morning! What a mess!

  • Cahal the Mad™

    LMAO What else can you expect from a 100% democrat-created pile of $hit? Of course the exchange sites are working. Obamacare was never even intended to work as advertised anyway, not on ANY level at all.

  • $910553

    Why are they even open, if the government has “shut down”? Under what pretense are these and the employees who run them “essential”?

    • Rash Braveheart

      ACA was pre-funded.

      • AmyOwl

        By our great grandchildren

        • bandarlogtorpedo

          at an 80% tax rate

      • kogk1943

        Philip do NOT try critical thinking. You will hurt yourself.

  • jstone

    A conversation in the white house last week
    But mr president it doesn’t work….
    Just start it anyway….
    but mr president, it just doesn’t work….
    It’s my legacy just start it..
    ohhh ok… does he know it’s not gonna work?
    Yep Great jobs you morons.

  • BOB

    What a waste of 5 years and trillions for this POS health care. Maybe Obama should of focused on jobs, Oh wait he did, he created a whole TEAM of top executives that met for a month and we never heard of them again.

  • dr_bugsy

    It must be those fake 17,000,000 Twitter followers clogging the exchanges.

    • kogk1943

      Good one.

  • Jerseyvet

    Priceless! Just like our clueless president! AFCA=All Full of Callow Arrogance! The Emperor waved his wand and nothing happened! Can you believe it?

  • PaoloRM

    Like everything Obama and DemocRAT, it’s all worthless BS and hot air, no substance or integrety, a complete fraud.

  • fbowman

    I bet the part where they take your money never fails.

  • Eisenhower123

    Let them eat cake or call Obama and let him fix his mess!

  • TyroneW

    Everybody quit your jobs, no need with free health care and EBT cards . Hit the beach.

  • Kristin Gladstone Thomas

    So wait for it, who wants to bet they blame the shut down for it…….morons. They just can’t handle the fact that EVERYTHING about Obama and this God forsaken DISASTER of health care of his is a miserable FAILURE!

  • Mario Valenzuela

    LOL obamniods are going to be wondering why they can’t get any service. Those noobs will still pray to their lord and savior untill the very end when obama puts them in a fema camp because they are out side rioting and pillaging :) Lets cut the pay to the police so us patriots can take this bad boy over 😉

  • mbarnwell

    Ladies and Gentlemen presenting the 1959 Edsel.

  • mad_science

    happy b-day Obamacare, it only gets worse from here…

  • OldSarg

    All those experiencing problems applying for ACA please place weapon on the table and step away from the computer. The government is now in control. . .

  • EllieEnlightened

    Bwhaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

  • $63679744

    The horror….the horror. Put a band aid on it.

    • AmyOwl

      Not until it signs up for mandatory insurance and gives its bank account info so we can make sure it has the funds to cover the band aid.. Wait..

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      where is a death panel when you need one?

      • $63679744

        Gonna be very busy today. lol

  • $780651

    What a shock! The government usually does things so efficiently.

  • EllieEnlightened

    Heard a guy from HHS on Greta the other night. He insisted everything would go smooth with no problems. He assured her the program was up and ready. She said I pray you are right. He said have me back a year from now and you will see. Bwhaaaaa!!!!!

    • AmyOwl

      How many times did his eyebrows go up when he said that? 😉

      • bandarlogtorpedo

        did his reptilian tongue flick out noticeably.

      • EllieEnlightened

        Wasn’t paying attention but it sure was funny. He was so unbelievable I wonder how anyone would trust these people with their healthcare let alone anything else.

  • BOOM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA……………. LOVE IT. FU DEMS

  • Kim Salvador

    LOL awesome. I can’t wait to see how this goes six months or several years from now if it hasn’t already been appealed by then.

  • Pokey Oakey

    I got on and it works fine.

  • Fuzzee Fishnutz

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  • Truth Teller

    Hopefully the Republicans are working on shutting down much of the rest of this unessential government as quickly as possible. We don’t need this fraud government anymore!

  • Retired vet

    Well, at least the President’s health care system is working as hard as he does…..

    • Retired vet

      Both are out on vacation or on the golf course…..

      • AmyOwl

        He is an expert at sinking golf balls, so why not other things?

  • Larry Mellette

    Best thing that could happen. Wait till they start paying the bill for it.

  • seewillie

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha…..your government hard at work. We in america are soooo fortunate to have these exceptional leaders!

  • JBSPuddintane

    Huh.
    This is quite a surprise.
    .
    Naiveté is a pre-existing condition.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      reality is the only cure and we are fixing to get a dose

      • JBSPuddintane

        Natural consequences.
        Pain is a good teacher.

        • bandarlogtorpedo

          check. nobody’s too big to fail. Ask the Soviet Union.

          • JBSPuddintane

            Occasional failure is a good thing.
            Considering oneself a failure, no.

    • jhs

      Well then Naivete would be now covered under Obamacare. So nothing to worry about. What can go wrong?

      • JBSPuddintane

        I’m getting a new kitchen too.

  • Derek001

    If this is what we get after a few years preparation for their so called centerpiece legislation, there’s no way in hell I wouild trust their competence when your life is on the line

    • jhs

      Well the government will now decide what healthcare is appropriate and they can’t be sued.

  • AmyOwl

    Our government… Working hard, hardly working.

  • westside_resident

    In other news, President 0bama has shaved a point off his golf handicap., SUCKERS!

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      he swings like a 12 year old girl

      • LiberalsHateUs!

        He IS one!

        • bandarlogtorpedo

          he has got to release his inner Mindy.

  • ducktip

    Why sm I being blocked from this conversation

  • LiberalsHateUs!

    Pelosi: “well, you have to try to enroll, to find out you can’t!”

    • EllieEnlightened

      :)

  • EllieEnlightened

    Libs where are you defending this like you have been?

  • jerrystroud

    Hitler, Stalin, and Mao used the promise of free health care to gain total power. In the USSR they finally figured out that free healthcare was crappy at best and not worth giving up on thier freedoms. Russia is now becoming the bastion of freedom and we a decending into socialism. How things have have changed in 30 years.

    • Jerseyvet

      Funny thing, the Jews in Hitler’s Germany didn’t get free healthcare! They got what seniors are undoubtedly going to get under Obamacare: a free pass to the Exit Door! When politicians take over the medical profession we’re all headed for Exit (Do Not Revive), some faster than others!

  • Mothertrucker

    Oh; wait until The I R S get your Med Records. You will be BONED & ROLLED! God help you if you have had alcohol, drug or std problems.

    • jhs

      Na, the Dems will just make the problems deductible, because after all every problem is societys fault.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      Isn’t there an exemption for homoerotics? But that boned and rolled stuff sounds intriguing

  • Don Munson

    It is open for 6 months. If all the lookie-lous who aren’t signing up would get off the sites, they wouldn’t be crashing. And I’m sure THIS site had ZERO problems its first day online.

  • jlagrayfox

    Stock Market rose this morning!!! Obama & Democrat ilk greeted with “Ho-Hum” today. Oh….yep….they went nuts all last night and this morning with their cohorts in the media…..but….alas…to no avail!!!! As my great British friends always tell me….lad, at the end of the day…Obama & the Democrat Party will have gained zilch!!! Friends who love and care deeply about America……this is a protracted conflict….that we will win!!! Hang tough!!! The Pubbies in the House gave their all!! RINOs in the Senate casued our defeat….they should all be thrown out of the Republican Party….traitors that they are!!! The good news for us good guys is we know Obama/Democrats are not our worst enemy!!!

  • Truth Teller

    Shut it all down! The less government, the better.

  • Sean Torres

    Can’t believe my comment got censored whateva! Oh Well I am in ny getting the following message “SRVE0232E: Internal Server Error.Exception Message: [null]nullIBM WebSphere Application Server” I don’t blame the IBM side probably insufficient web server was allocated due to price…

  • JBSPuddintane

    Can’t wait for my fellow Americans, and illegals, for that matter, to learn, “you get what you pay-for”!
    The larger economy is irresistible.
    It just takes a little time…

    • Jerseyvet

      Just in time for all the Hispanic immigrants that the Repubs and Dems are inviting into our country. No jobs but free healthcare! What could possibly go wrong!

      • JBSPuddintane

        The only thing I can think of that could go wrong is for Constitutionalists to not take over the Senate and the House next year.

        • Notmyconcernanymore

          Constitutionalists had better run on a label other than GOP or Democrat.
          Otherwise they will not be accepted as such on the national stage.

          • JBSPuddintane

            I suggest “Constitutionalist”.

          • Notmyconcernanymore

            Define – Constitutionalist.

            To me that means a Libertarian. Would have my vote.

          • JBSPuddintane

            To me it means “willing to strip government back to what is specified in the Constitution”.
            Would have my vote.

  • westside_resident

    I just went through the NSA website and signed up. It was much easier as they already had all my personal data.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      here’s looking at you, kid

      • Ashhammer

        Missing all the things we did
        We can find it once again, I know
        Just like they did in Key Largo

  • jhs

    In the real world of private industry, the date would have slipped, and probably someone would be fired. In the lala world of government, the show goes to make the date even though nothing works. Of course since Obama and the Dems are a bunch of idealogues, they will say just like the Russians did of their 5 year plans, everything is working fine. You can;t believe anything from this admin. Reid will not appoint negotiators so the shutdown is all the Dems fault.

  • RH

    Everytime the drive by media does a “hit piece” on how the Republicans shut down the government, we need to hammer 2-3 pieces to counter it. It’s an information war. The last time the government was “shut down”, it was us against the alphabet media. We have more options than the last time. We must get the word out, to counteract the low information voters, the liberals in the news media and most importantly, the RINOS in DC.

  • DinkumThinkum

    I bet they spent hundreds of millions on that website.

    I’m a website developer and I always laugh whenever any government group creates a website. A local town redid their website for over $200K and all it was was a basic website with a drop down menu or two. And, of course, the contract only goes to those with connections to the politicians.

  • M2000

    Harry Reid and the Democrats are the Fascist pro-government fundamentalists whom have ruined the economy for the past five years, time for them to take a timeout with a shutdown and the stock market loves it.

  • $780651

    This reminds me of the “Cash of Klunkers” program. As I recall it cost the gov about $21000 for each “Klunker” they bought when the administrative costs were factored in.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      Obama is just such a jerk off

    • Moochodineroman

      But but but…it was GREEN!

  • AZWarrior

    Ah, another government operation at it’s finest.

    • JBSPuddintane

      bitch

  • OWilson

    Do you want these folks in charge of your medical treatment?

    • Moochodineroman

      Sure why not. They already have nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. What could go wrong?

    • JBSPuddintane

      Can’t be far enough from “folks”, thanks.

  • Notmyconcernanymore

    Good.
    Keep it and the Fed non-essentials shut down.

    The debt ceiling debate is about to go nuclear. We have surpassed our debt ceiling weeks ago. The budget and Obamacare have overshadowed the real problems in our economy and governance. We are in violation of the law with our spending. Why is no one being held responsible by either party?

    Keep playing your right/left games. This is only going to get worse.

    • Jerseyvet

      OBAMANATION!

    • Molly Katt

      What law would that be?

  • Moochodineroman

    This is all just a sneak preview for the coming total collapse of the Federal government. Film at 11.

    • http://www.tempeteaparty.org Lee Reynolds

      You say that like it is a bad thing.

      DC delenda est

  • Sum Ting Wong

    I can’t wait for this arrogant ar.seho to leave office.

  • Jackie Chiles

    What a joke.

  • http://www.twitter.com/juanitocabrone Juanito Cabrone

    7:00AM PDT

    Status unchanged.

    • Rash Braveheart

      Did you try to get on???. I was able to navigate to the California exchange easily. But I will be dammed if I enter any personal data until Hackers.com says that it is secure.

      • http://www.twitter.com/juanitocabrone Juanito Cabrone

        I just clicked on the “Log In option” so I wasn’t really trying to get to Covered California- for now our family has it’s health insurance through the 20 years of service my Child Bride has given to the State of California.

        But, barring the efforts of S.E.I.U. – I would expect that CA state employees will be thrown into the pool at Covered California soon.

  • Mothertrucker

    I got my Obama Care on screwed blue and tattooed .com

  • Truth Teller

    Republicans, do NOT give an inch!

    • jhs

      Reid will not appoint negotiators. It is all the Dems fault.

    • aussiegirlMI

      Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Do you know that the one who will not negotiate is your cult? You are aware of that aren’t you?

  • tayllor1234

    The feds couldn’t even pull off cash for clunkers correctly, how would anyone be surprised here??

  • zonablue

    Not the fault of the old, white bitter-clinging, gun-owning, Bible-reading Tea Party guys. If you need help signing up for the Affordable Snare Act, call 1-800-DEMOCRAT.

    • jhs

      So Reid will not appoint negotiators. It is all the Dems fault.

    • aussiegirlMI

      I would suggest you call 1-800-getalife

      • zonablue

        Your homeland is calling. Don’t like it here? Leave!

      • zonablue

        Obviously you’re a pretender or something along those lines. That confuses me somewhat, since I read some of your prior posts. What’s up with that?

  • blowass

    Damn racist computers….

  • nuklhed

    Now onto the next item of business. ObamaCAR. Socialized and subsidized car insurance program for everyone!!!!!

  • Earl

    Mean Republicans, wanting to delay the opening for a year, just to hurt people. Guess no one is hurt today uh!

    • Aberj3

      You are right. No one is hut today. How are people hurt by an overwhelmed website. If that hurts you you are pretty soft

  • AmyOwl

    I’m just waiting for the rash of identity theft.

    • Moochodineroman

      Be patient. That’s next. Right now, there’s no personal information for the scammers to steal. She’ll be right!

    • Rash Braveheart

      Amy…I am looking over your personal information, but it says you have been divorced twice, but only married once. Also, you seem to have an order pending for last week’s prescription for meditrol.

      • buddman

        HEY dirt bag go back to africa with your leader Obammie and live happily ever after in Keyna in a mud hut fits you perfect

        • Rash Braveheart

          Budd….your personal health information and last year’s Form 1040 filing shows and inconsistency. You show medical deductions or $3630.30 yet only visited a doctor once for your annual visit. The only lab tests ordered were a full spectrum series of STD smears. Please explain, or your wages will be garnished at Starbucks.

    • buddman

      That is better than waiting for A rash LOL!!

      • AmyOwl

        Cheaper too, under the bronze plan.

        • buddman

          AMEN to That

  • http://www.craftsmancomputer.com/ Debbie D.

    Health reform is definitely needed, but not via this Obamacare plan that will likely bankrupt our country via increased business taxes and reduced work hours for individuals. This is my first day without insurance, and I would rather pay a penalty than be involved with this mess. As shown on websites today, the government can’t even make the signups work despite 3 1/2 years of prep! How would you like to get messages like this from hospital computers the morning you check in for life-saving cancer surgery?

    • jnnrd54surrounded by libs

      This idiot in the WH is too arrogant to addmit he is wrong. Everyone should write a “rspectful” letter to the fool and telll him how he and his ideology don’t represent the majority of LEGAL americans, Unfortunately I think his goal all along has been to destroy this country as we know it. Get ready for the headdresses ladies.

      • cmoak1955yahoocom

        Here are the problems with followers of Islam like our president: hear 5 days on renewingyourmind.org starting on the Sept. 1 archives.

  • Templewind

    When has “Government” done anything right, or cost affective?

  • hmschlmom

    Gee…you mean those EVIL republicans claiming that the system wasn’t ready for primetime were actually…RIGHT? LOL!!!

  • John Campbell

    Emergency services nation wide have been put on alert today as Democrats have been found to be transfixed on their computer screens with messages that read “Please wait”.

  • JustAskin’

    Does anyone know what happened to that 67 million yet? Just askin’.

  • GlarryB

    It’s Bush and Chaney’s fault.

  • Shears-of-Atropos

    There’s a proverb that seems appropriate there: Something about a butt, both hands, a road map and a flashlight.

    The last thing I recall the Democrats doing that was not a “work in progress” was the 1941 Declaration of War against Japan.

  • buddman

    Dear Nancy Pelosi 4 years ago you told me we have to pass this to find out whats in it today i found out its fukking empty just like your head

  • Parker

    Building a working website should be one of the easy parts to accomplish in this whole mess…and they can’t even get that right. Not shocking. Our government and everything about it is pathetic.

  • ConstitutionFirst

    Everyone in america should log into the Gov Health web site bury it – Here’s what you get

    Health Insurance Marketplace: Please wait

    We have a lot of visitors on our site right now and we’re working to make your experience here better. Please wait here until we send you to the login page. Thanks for your patience! 10:01 started this – 8 min and counting ha

    • JBSPuddintane

      Thanks for your patients.

      • ConstitutionFirst

        Copied and paste from the site

  • zonablue

    Need help on the Affordable Snare Act? Call 1-800-DEMOCRAT.

  • Craig

    No mention of it at all on CNN. Figures

  • Stephanie S

    I need an appendectomy today, can I please get the insurance? Websites are down…ohh…I think it’s rupturing…maybe I’ll call the WH…ohh no, they said Obammy is playing golf and Mooch is busy shopping online…ohh the agony…is Sebelius around? Hello?

    • Moochodineroman

      Death panel anyone?

      • Stephanie S

        Please, I’m still productive, I do volunteer work, please I am a useful member of society, I want to live a few more years at least, please I am begging you oh esteemed panel members…

    • Rash Braveheart

      We are fed-exing a Home Edition appendectomy kit to you, It should arrive by 2:00 PM today. You can facilitate by having plenty of boiling water handy and a couple pails. An organ donor card is enclosed, please fill it out, BEFORE the home operation. You have nothing to worry about.

      My Name is Phil and i am your personal Navigator for today.

      • jojopittsburgh

        Good choice NOT to use the US Post office. When you need it done right, one must use a private company.

      • Stephanie S

        Oh thank you! I have some clean rags too. I’m good.

        • Rash Braveheart

          How did the operation turn out? You should have asked for the Home Edition Liposuction Kit at the same time, if you needed it. Please mail back your donor card when you heal sufficiently to get out of bed.

          My Name is Mike and i am your personal Navigator for today.

          • Stephanie S

            I just woke up. I’m doing good. Mike, you forgot to put post-op painkillers in the kit, so I just took a hit off my neighbor’s bong, I hope that’s okay. In the box you sent there was a free sample of the Home Edition Terminate Pregnancy Kit so in addition to the appendectomy I decided to terminate junior as he was kicking a lot and keeping me up at night. So cool to have the right to Choose. Thanks again.

          • Rash Braveheart

            Oh…Miss Stephanie, could you kindly wrap the placenta in a wet cloth, inside a zip-lock bag with the air-pushed out and refrigerate–we will be sending you a self-addressed refrigerated box from our germ warfare facility in Frederick Maryland–place the zip-lock bag in the box and call 1-800-clo-neme and fed-ex will pick it up in an hour.

            Oh, the pain killers, that is NOT covered by ACA. In the future we will send you a tooth bite-down as a pain device.

            Let me note in your PERMANENT file that you are a drug user. By any chance, do you have a gun permit?

            Please separately send back the organ donor card in the self-addressed envelope.

            We are so happy you are feeling better!!!

            My name is Bhupal Gupta and I will be your permanent personal Navigator. I am 9-1/2 hours ahead of EDT, so keep that in mind if you call me through the national healthcare.gov website’s 800 number. Alavidha!!!

    • Aberj3

      Stephanie, if you would have read anything about the law you would know that sign up begins today, but coverage does not begin until January 1. So the answer to your question in yes, however you will have to pay for it the same way you did yesterday.

      Have a great day

      • jojopittsburgh

        The great thing is, I”LL PAY for Stephanie in January.

        • Aberj3

          How very generous of you. If you don’t there are 320MM Americans who will help defray some of those costs

    • cmoak1955yahoocom

      Peritonitis, from that bursting appendix, is a death sentence but will your family be able to recover lost wages and pain and suffering from the US Govt.? How about suing Obama and Sebellius and every Democrat who voted for this law and John Roberts and the rest of the weasel liberal associate justices personally? Besides being personally satisfying think how many jobs we could create. Of course they would just be attorneys.

  • Heartlandman

    The people who authored this law, the bozo in the White House and the media who helped sell this atrocity are reason enough to bring back tar & feathering.

  • Jackie Chiles

    Government can’t even get security question part of a website correct.

  • DefenderofLiberty

    WHAT DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT DOES IT MAKE? Besides, if I had a website, it would look like….OH NEVER MIND!

  • MarvLS1

    WELCOME TO 1984

  • Lawrence Vaccarelli

    said all along Obama is a baffoon

  • JustAskin’

    Well looks like the gov’t was overtasked. Couldn’t pass immigration so no one to man the exchanges. And another thought, has everyone figured out who their new care-givers are going to be? I better brush up on that spanish.

  • Blair Carter

    “What if someone doesn’t have health coverage in 2014?

    If someone can afford it but doesn’t have health insurance coverage in 2014, they may have to pay a fee. They must also pay for all of their care.”

    This is from healthcare.gov

    Wait a second, I thought if you didn’t buy it then that was a tax, not a fee!!!

  • Former Resident

    Gee I wonder what mischievous hackers would do such an annoying prank? Whoever you are? KEEP UP the good work God Bless you and may he put his protective hedge around you and your families and protect you from all evil and calamities. In the Name of Our Lord and Savior Yeshuah Ha’Mashiach AMEN!

  • Tim Cohen

    Response for Maine residents:

    The System is down at the moment.
    We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please try again later.

  • Magnifico

    “The Affordable Care Act is moving forward. You can’t shut it down.”

    How not to sound like a 13-year-old girl:
    The Affordable Care Act is moving forward.

  • jojopittsburgh

    All week long I’ve been arguing with stupid libs people said one HAD to sign up by Dec. 15, or you were out of luck until the next “Open Enrollment” period. Doesn’t one have to have at least something OPEN before the can be held to this MANDATE?

    So, libs, understand!!! This is why you NEVER need to sign up for it, because you can get this same “benefit” by applying next year in the ER or when you get diagnosed. The Government can’t say you didn’t try to sign up during OPEN ENROLLMENT when it was NEVER OPEN. Obama leads the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.

    • Aberj3

      You are wrong on so many levels. The open enrollment period is through march 31st. When open enrollment is over you will not be able to sign up for exchange offered programs until open enrollment begins again the next year.

      You can not b free rider (or POS) in a different parlance or you will risk a huge financial cost to yourself.

      • ConstitutionFirst

        Get off the KoolAid

        • Aberj3

          Great job of refuting factual statements. You are a master debater

    • cmoak1955yahoocom

      You missed one salient point, that being that the law is now whatever Obama says it is. Our bicameral legislative system is no longer necessary to make law.

  • ConstitutionFirst

    Update from Heatlh Gov site took them 13 min to post this

    The System is down at the moment.

    We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please try again later.

    Please include the reference ID below if you wish to contact us at 1-800-318-2596 for support.

    Error from: https%3A//www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/global/en_US/registration%23signUpStepOne
    Reference ID: 0.cdb72b17.1380636713.3dcf3413

    • $17212395

      FAIL OF MOST EPIC PROPORTIONS!

      Has the praetorian media reported this momentous event?

    • Rash Braveheart

      I was just on the site. Navigated to the California exchange easily. Won’t enter any personal information until the site is proved “non-hackable” by hackers.com

      • ConstitutionFirst

        That’s great! luv the ‘non-hackable’ you should trade mark that

        • Rash Braveheart

          :-)) One would be crazy to trust this mess.

          • ConstitutionFirst

            I get it – all good Hage

      • buddman

        California you mean northern Mexico in the U.S

      • Jan

        In California I am sure you got into the English speaking site very easily. The spanish speaking site probably crashed due to the fact that the state is mostly illegals.

        • jojopittsburgh

          Yeah, hire an illegal to navigate you through the Spanish site!

      • jojopittsburgh

        Do you mean hackable by ordinary Americans or Government workers? Because, a million people, at least, will have access to all your information. No hacking required.

  • toledojim

    No surprise here, Obama says it’s going to take months to work out all the glitches. They better try to get a hold of Al Gore so he can refine the internet to fit the needs of the Obamacare debacle. It’s a good thing Obama and company aren’t trying to land a man on the moon.

    • AmyOwl

      They’ve been trying since 2008. So far, they’ve managed to land a ball in the 18th hole. That’s progress. That’s moving Forward.

      • LetUsRemember

        Most likely over a double-bogey

      • toledojim

        You’re right they have known about this for at least three years and it’s still not even close. I read today that the ‘navigators’ job instructions are 207 pages long, that’s the manual they are supposed to follow. 207 pages, are you kidding, the majority of people who are supposed to know this from cover to cover probably didn’t get past page five. Hang on because the rides going to get really bumpy.

    • cmoak1955yahoocom

      True to form. Let me finish the thought: It’s also a good thing Obama didn’t try to appoint a radical Attorney General who would mount an illegal gun running Fast and Furious program, so border agent Brian Terry wouldn’t be murdered by Mexican cartel members by way of Obama’s effort; it’s a good thing Obama didn’t chose another incompetent, inexperienced and apathetic Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to protect our citizens in Benghazi, who died as a result of her incompetence; it’s a good thing Obama didn’t successfully conclude a status of forces agreement in Iraq so that expensive war effort wouldn’t fall back into chaos ala AQ, wasting the sacrifice of our warriors; it’s a good thing Obama daily fails to uphold his oath to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States by violating our privacy rights through the NSA and the IRS and now Obamacare’s implementer Kathleen Sebellius and her minions. So many good things happening.

  • Lori Miller

    Time for “Barry” to take Clint Eastwood’s advice!

    • Moochodineroman

      A Bozo’s got to know his limitations.

  • Frankly

    To the whole “healthcare is a right” crowd, who is supposed to pay for a poor person’s diseases? And why? Why are they poor? Why are they sick? and most importantly, why is it MY responsibility to contribute towards paying their doctor for the very costly services rendered?
    I’m all for the compassionate idea that people should have access to quality, affordable healthcare, I just don’t see why we have to tax/penalize/subsidize the process. Why is it that “the public” is expected to fully pay for a low-income person’s healthcare, even if they’re struggling to stay out of the low-income bracket themselves?
    Shouldn’t the individual be allowed the freedom and responsibility to take care of themselves? We need solutions that create competition and cost-savings in healthcare, which will improve quality AND lower costs. Not a govt-issued subsidy that takes money from hard working productive americans to support an exponentially growing number of non-working non-productive americans. The scales are tilting in a dangerous way, and the govt is creating less and less incentive for and individual to work to provide for oneself and their family.

  • ducktip

    Those freebie seekers are overloading it imagine thar

  • James
  • LETGOMETS2013

    is it working right now or not?

    • jojopittsburgh

      It’s never going to work, and I’m not just talking about the web site. It is an unworkable law, thus the exemptions fo the people who wrote the law and know it best. But, if you compare it to most government programs, I believe the term is “Situation Normal, All ‘fouled” UP”. SNAFU.

    • GG

      not working

    • ihatediscus2

      it’s working about as well as a typical dmv or ss office in california

      totally non functional

  • sashamanda

    It’s the TEA Party’s fault.

    • Ukiyoe

      It’s Bush’s Fault .

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  • http://liberallyconservative.com Don Anastas ✓Right-Winger

    Here’s a simple solution – DON’T APPLY to this crap-sandwich-buffet of a socialist’s canard.

    • ConstitutionFirst

      Everyone ignore it – kill it from the ground up. Go to your Dr, negotiate a cash price you’ll be AMAZED what they will take vs the published artificial prices that Medicare and Insurance Companies have created. If it was market driven then you will see the good get better and the inferior fall by the ash heap – Capitalism works when you keep the gov out of the mix.

  • tsnorquist

    I still can’t figure out for the life of me why HSA plans + a catastrophic insurance policy were so bad? It put people in charge of their money, let them spend it on procedures not covered by typical insurance, and didn’t involve the government.

    • AmyOwl

      That’s what’s wrong with them… The people were in charge of their own money. Verboten.

    • ConstitutionFirst

      …there’s your problem – ” It put people in CHARGE of their money…” we be too dumb to figure it out for ourselves we need the Wizards of Smart in DC to manage the cattle class.

    • jojopittsburgh

      It lacks the ability to run your live from Washington DC. This was never about healthcare, it was always about controlling people.

    • Miss Cabbage

      Are you insane? Where did you ever get the idea that the money you earn is yours?

      • bandarlogtorpedo

        Prog idea of compromise, “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is negotiable”.

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      because it was never about the improvement of health care. It was always about using a “crisis” to gain more government control of the economy in order to usher in the their Socialist/Fascist utopia without the risk of being shot at.

    • cheeflo

      That’s why. Can’t have people making their own decisions and running their own lives. They might do it wrong.

  • GG

    Website is a piece of crap. 5 hours and still cannot get in. Crashes and drop down security questions don’t work most of the time. if you do get past that, they send you an email (which takes forever) and you must click on the link in the email to activate your account. But then you are told that you waited too long to verify your email. Chat is not working either. But really people, what did you expect? This is Obamacare after all!

  • JBar595

    This ACA program is exactly like Obama, F’d up. It won’t be long before the folks will be chasing Obama like the villagers were chasing the Frankenstein monster, didn’t they burn down his house.

  • Alfred King of Wessex

    the best and only solution I can see is that we all become “Christian Scientists”….( the ones that pray for a cure instead of going to doctors or hospitals) We’d have just a good a shot or better with that approach than with Obamacare, which has descended to the level of a witch doctor in the jungle sitting next to a cannibal pot.
    Oh my, American people. How did you let such hucksters and criminals take over this once great Republic? A great legacy from the Founding Fathers paid for in blood……and squandered thanks to Marxists and Leninists that wormed their way into the most sensitive and influential positions in this nation.

  • jojopittsburgh

    SNAFU. I believe the term started when analyzing anything the government put its red tape and general slow, lazy employees to “fix”.

  • 82/101

    Republicans fault…

  • Shannon Roberts

    I can’t believe the amount of people that are even trying to get on this mess. It’s been a train wreck from the beginning and it’s going to be a train wreck from here on out. If you people would think for yourselves you’d run like heck from this. Let it implode on itself, DON”T buy into it. It WILL fail, just give it time.

    • Ukiyoe

      Are you sure , are the trains still running ? the Government is shut down. Is Gravity still turned on ,can everyone still breath out there ?..oops ! just knock my coffee over yep Gravity is still on :)

      • Shannon Roberts

        I guess you were one of those running to get your Obamacare. Bless your heart. Hope it all worked out for you and you didn’t faint or anything when you realized the price of it.

  • ihatediscus2

    i smell tar and feathers for some politicians

    • bandarlogtorpedo

      1600 Pennsylvania?

    • funkybro

      I wish, I wish, I wish. But the typical American doesn’t have the guts to do it. There should be 100 million people in the streets protesting this socialist monstrosity, but the sheep just keep on munching their grass.

  • Michael Powers

    Obamacare is turning into a health insurance massacre.

  • noonzie

    Why do I have a feeling they will spin it something like this. “There were so many people desperate for health care that the system couldn’t handle it. This is an obvious mandate from the people.”

  • Dash_Riprock

    Well, this is what the mindless rubes wanted. It’s like going into combat with a weapon that doesn’t work.

    It would be funny to watch all the looks of puzzlement, befuddlement, and surprise on the faces of these