Tuesday, October 1, 2013

News from 9/30 to 10/2: A success in general but problems in places - updated

Here are news articles in reverse chronological order for the past 3 days.  So first article is this morning and the last article is from Monday evening.  With my comments as posted on facebook in many cases.  

1) NYT:  Opening Rush to Insurance Markets Runs Into Snags 

2) Washpost: Obamacare site goes live, with some glitches

3)       Wildly popular or dismal flop? New health exchanges crash on Day One http://nbcnews.to/18MmHuh From reporter I know

4)      http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/health-care/bs-hs-health-exchange-demonstration-20130930,0,1106064.story Mixed success today but read the whole article. "By 4:30 p.m., the state had received 50,000 unique views to the website and more than 300,000 page views."

5)      New stats from HHS: 2.8 million healthcare.gov visits since midnight, 81,000 calls to the call centers, 61,000 live chat requests. From sarah kliff, washpost tweet

6)      http://maryland-health-connection.com/Home.html  This is a scam site, reported to Lt. Governor. 

7)      http://tinyurl.com/lg7tmst encouraging news. Md is working but slightly sluggish, use phone with state, region or in person. Pls let me know if enrolled

NYT: New York's marketplace overwhelmed by 2 million visitors

http://tinyurl.com/onweuxt  Very glad to hear this.

9)   here is the  brief debate on Channel 9 WUSA news at 7:15 p.m. on 93013. I represented the democratic side.

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