Sunday

Affordable Care Act Web Site Scorecard

The Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") opened up the official web portals for the "Exchanges" October 1st and got off to a bit of a hobbled start; some web sites seemed to be overwhelmed by the volume of visitors, and some had incomplete information available. While President Obama likened the initial issues to that of Apple's iOS 7 launch, I think the exchanges are probably more important to some people than a smartphone update, and you would hope more resources would be available to address the problems. The New York Times has a handy-dandy overview of the individual state's progress.
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have created their own exchanges, and the federal government is managing a marketplace in 34 states. By Friday, the federal exchange reported 8.6 million unique visitors to its Web site.

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