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Failure To Launch: More ObamaCare Exchanges Fall Flat On First Day

- October 1, 2013

Consumers Are Experiencing Long Wait Times And "Problems With The Application Process." "Early issues that some people are seeing include long wait times for accessing the site, problems with the application process and long waits to chat with customer service representatives online." (Jason Millman, "HHS: 'Aware' Of HealthCare.gov Issues," Politico, 10/1/13)

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Headline: "Software Stymies Start Of Health Exchange." (Kristen Consillio, "Software Stymies Start Of Health Exchange," The Honolulu Star-Advertiser , 10/1/13)

  • Hawaii's ObamaCare Exchange Did Not Open Today Due To Software Problems "That Will Prevent Consumers From Comparing The Various Plans." "The state's health insurance exchange, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, will not be ready for consumers to shop and compare health plans at the start of open enrollment today. The online marketplace known as the Hawaii Health Connector is having software problems that will prevent consumers from comparing the various plans." (Kristen Consillio, "Software Stymies Start Of Health Exchange," The Honolulu Star-Advertiser , 10/1/13)

The Lexington Herald Leader Headline: "Glitches Hamper Access To Kentucky's ObamaCare Website." (Mary Meehan, "Glitches Hamper Access To Kentucky's ObamaCare Website,"The Lexington Herald Leader, 10/1/13)

  • Kentuckians Were Hampered By "Technical Glitches" When They Visited The State's ObamaCare Page. "The large number of people accessing the site caused 'a few technical glitches' at Kynect.ky.gov, but 1,000 applications had been processed by 9:30 a.m., according to Gwenda Bond, a spokeswoman for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services." (Mary Meehan, "Glitches Hamper Access To Kentucky's ObamaCare Website," The Lexington Herald Leader, 10/1/13)

"Computer Glitches Have Hit New York's New Website For State Residents To Shop For Health Insurance Coverage Under The Affordable Care Act." ("Glitches Hit NY's Online Health Insurance Web," The Associated Press , 10/1/13)

  • New Yorkers Visiting The ObamaCare Exchange "Were Greeted With Error Messages." "People visiting the NY State of Health website after its launch at 8 a.m. Tuesday were greeted with error messages when clicking on links to register as individuals or families. The links for employers, employees and brokers also experienced periodic problems." ("Glitches Hit NY's Online Health Insurance Web," The Associated Press , 10/1/13)
  • The Buffalo News Staff Received Error Message After Error Message Trying To Access The ObamaCare Exchange. "Repeated attempts by The Buffalo News to use key features on the site were greeted with intermittent error messages on the web page that went live at 8 this morning." (Tom Precious, "New York Health Exchange Website Crashes From Heavy Use," The Buffalo News, 10/1/13)

The Patriot-News Headline: "ObamaCare Exchanges Serving Pennsylvania Serves Up Early Glitches." (David Wenner, "ObamaCare Exchanges Serving Pennsylvania Serves Up early Glitches," The Patriot-News, 10/1/13)

"The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchange Intended To Serve Pennsylvania Got Off To A Rough Start." (David Wenner, "ObamaCare Exchanges Serving Pennsylvania Serves Up early Glitches," The Patriot-News, 10/1/13)

  • Pennsylvanians That Tried To Sign Up For ObamaCare Were Greeted To A Waiting Message. "As of late Tuesday morning, attempts to reach health insurance plans available to Pennsylvania residents were met with this message: 'Please wait … We have a lot of visitors on our site right now and we're working to make your experience here better. Please wait here until we send you to the login page. Thanks for your patience!'" (David Wenner, "ObamaCare Exchanges Serving Pennsylvania Serves Up early Glitches," The Patriot-News, 10/1/13)

Houston Chronicle Headline : "ObamaCare: Website Glitches Prevent Enrollment." ("ObamaCare: Website Glitches Prevent Enrollment,"Houston Chronicle's Health Zone, 10/1/13)

  • Houston Area Health Care Providers Spent Hours Trying To "Log Into The Healthcare.gov Site Without Luck." "For hours, Houston-area health care providers and I have been trying to log into the healthcare.gov site without luck. We can't see the dozens of plans that we have been told are available to individuals and families or the rates." ("ObamaCare: Website Glitches Prevent Enrollment," Houston Chronicle's Health Zone, 10/1/13)

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