Sign up figures are 85% short of two month target

Steve Watson
December 2, 2013

It’s December, so that must mean the Obamacare website is now working right? After all, December 1st was the deadline date set during the congressional hearings for when the site would be running smoothly. Well, turns out that was ANOTHER lie, because the website is still not functioning and will not be doing so for some time.

Visitors to have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration over the fact that the site is STILL consistently down and riddled with problems.

Despite these reports, HHS has announced that the revamp of has resulted in “dramatic improvement,” and that the Obama administration has “met the goal” of fixing the website by December 1st.

The HHS report states that the site now has an error rating below 1% and a capacity allowing 50,000 simultaneous users. “We believe we have met the goal of having a system that will work smoothly for the vast majority of users,” the report notes.

However, the fact remains that hundreds of hours more work needs to be done on the backend of the site in order to make it anywhere near stable. It is still experiencing lengthy periods of downtime, and it cannot accurately process information.

Insurers know this and are now working around the site, as noted in the following Fox News interview by James Capretta, Senior fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center.

“This big rollout of December 1 was mostly about making it cosmetically better for the consumer, for those who are trying to enroll. But if you’re not worried about accuracy and the backend really working well, it’s easy to enroll people.” Capretta stated

“They’ve done a lot of PR around ‘well things are better for the consumer experience’, but this is not a functioning website yet, it doesn’t really do what it’s supposed to do.” Capretta continued.

The Obama administration with the help of the mainstream media continues to spin the reality on its head, however, actually reporting that 100,000 new sign ups to Obamacare through the federal exchange in November is a great figure.

In actual fact, the numbers do not represent official enrollees. Indeed, none of them have paid their first month’s premium at all. Secondly, the 100,000 figure is still awful, representing only 15% of the two-month goal when added to the paltry 27,000 that signed up in October.

In order to make the healthcare program financially viable, there need to be 7 million enrolled in the first six months. With two months now gone, ObamaCare is has hit less than 5% of that number, even if you include sign ups via state exchanges as well.

Meanwhile, back on Twitter, the rage continues…


Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’, and He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

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