We’ll take “pitiful distractions” for $1,000, Alex!
HealthCare.gov continues to live up to the name “404care” with “unexpected” errors and blank white pages titled “Success URL.” Since people can’t actually buy Obamacare plans on the failure of an online marketplace, the administration decided to debut a window shopping tool that provides general premium estimates.
The good news? Chances are you can get to the website. The embarrassing news for the administration? It’s a dumbed down, less helpful version of eHealthInsurance.com.
Fed exchange launches Premium Shopper Tool..though of limited value. But at least not have to create account to acces http://t.co/MzirZXcBNr
— Phil Galewitz (@philgalewitz) October 10, 2013
Well, hey, as long as you don’t need to create an account this should be pretty useful, right? Wrong:
— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) October 10, 2013
Will this silly tool placate the frustrated masses? Our crystal ball says, “Hells no.”
@HealthCareGov how about fixing the website instead of tweeting?
— MarnieD (@Rado426) October 10, 2013
@HealthCareGov You'll never guess, but the website is totally broken. My unsubmitted application is gone. You guys are KILLING IT.
— A. Rodriguez (@arodriguez321) October 11, 2013
@HealthCareGov logged on and my load bar says it is loading the marketplace. But blank screen. I refresh nothing. Got through, info and pass
— BJ Sehorn-Pontalion (@bjpontalion) October 11, 2013
@HealthCareGov If only I could get logged on!
— Lynn Schaub (@SeldomSeen52) October 11, 2013
But … but … but … shiny new tool!