Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Day 2: Some impressive stats but problems persist; scam report

Lots of very useful news in this edition.  Of note is a scam I uncovered. See item 4. What are your thoughts on what is happening so far.  Is it understandable with such high volumes that there would be these glitches?  What does this say about the level of interest in the country?  Were the Republicans right that the Affordable Care Act would be a failure? 


Very impressive graphic and stats from twitter feed concerning very large volumes of calls, enrollees on first day October 1. The problem is too much traffic.  Day 2 has had large volumes also. has had over 6 million visits today. 

2) Kaiser Family Foundation came out with these today
  3) I see that many folks are having better luck in  person or via phone.  In person, if computer is down, they can at least fill in a written application and enter the data later.  

4)  Baltimore Sun 
  •  Look for an article in tomorrow's sun written by Eileen Ambrose.  It will cover a scam by a insurance broker that created a website that looks like the state's.  This was discovered by myself and a colleague of mine. !!!
  • by Andrea Walker -Update: It now appears that people can't create accounts on the website. If you already have an account you can sign in, but there is no longer a prompt to create an account. The Maryland Health Connection twitter account is suggesting that people sign up in person with organizations it has hired to enroll people in plans. You can find a list here.
4) Meet The People Who Were Eager To Sign Up For Obamacare On The Very First Day    From

Tech teams working to resolve issues. Service improving and consumers able to shop, compare & select health plans.

10/2/13 1:00 p.m.

  6) The washington post and nytimes had good reviews early this afternoon. 

7) From Get covered

 We're so thrilled is answering Qs TONIGHT (9 ET) abt options for

RT : is open for business for District residents and small business owners!

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