Top comments are critical of health law
October 3, 2013
The most popular comments on a government-ran Facebook page for Obamacare were made by Americans plagued with problems the health law has introduced, including excessive premium rates and the inability to even enroll through the bug-ridden Healthcare.gov web site.
Healthcare.gov, the main federal government web site for Obamacare, makes public announcements through the self-titled Facebook page, which Facebook users can respond to with their own comments.
Recently, an announcement on the page thanked Americans for their feedback regarding the Obamacare enrollment process, which, in the very rare instances that it even works, frightens Americans with premium rates typically double and even triple what they were paying for before.
“I am so disappointed,” L.S. said in her comment with the most up votes. “These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles.”
“No one can afford this!”
Another commenter felt the same way.
“I am a single mother of two, in school and working full time, living 75% below the poverty level and I DO NOT qualify for a healthcare subsidy,” S.J.A. added in another popular comment. “Are you ******* kidding me? Where the **** am I supposed to get $3,000 more a year to pay for this “Bronze” [the lowest cost] health insurance plan?”
“I DO NOT EVEN WANT INSURANCE to begin with! This is frightening.”
These two commenter actually managed to get through the enrollment process, which has not been the case for most others.
“I’ve been stuck at the security questions since 9am on October 1st,” S.R. added, in reference to one of the first steps in enrollment.
“Took me two days to get my info in and my account verified via an email link,” B.C. wrote in a comment that received many replies. “Now when I log in it tells me the info is wrong.”
“Very frustrated in Jersey.”
“I’m having the same problem, B.C.,” one of the responders said. “I finally got past the security question problem, got my account, my verification email, and when I went to log in, it said the information was invalid.”
Another commenter, a veteran, made a startling statement.
“As someone who has been on military insurance for many years all I can say is this new healthcare law is proof positive that you really can polish a turd and sell it to people,” C.N. wrote in a comment that as of this writing received 121 thumbs-up. “Just you all wait and see just how wonderful government run healthcare really is!”