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RNC Communications - October 2, 2013

Twenty-four hours after ObamaCare’s launch, exchanges across the country have been marred by glitches and meltdowns. See the RNC Research piece “Off With A Glitch” http://bit.ly/172QiOo as well as national and state news clips from the first day of ObamaCare. Hint, Democrats are shutting down the government over a lemon.

NBC News: Bumpy First Day For ObamaCare

National News:

Associated Press – Carla K. Johnson: “A Bumpy First Day for New Insurance Marketplaces

McClatchy – “On opening day for Obamacare, a rocky start

Associated Press – Obamacare exchanges: not working as planned

CBS News – Healthcare.gov plagued by crashes on 1st day

CNN: Not One South Carolinian Interviewed Was Able To Sign Up On ObamaCare Exchange

New York Times – “In Debut, Affordable Care Web Site Gets Off to Rocky Start

Associated Press – Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar: Affordable Care Act goes live today, glitches and all

Reuters – “'The system is down': Obamacare glitches go public, reasons unclear

Politico – “Glitches and recoveries: State exchanges run the gamut

The Hill – Elise Viebeck: Technical problems mar launch of ObamaCare exchanges

Politico – MacKenzie Weinger: President Obama: Expect months of 'glitches'

Mediate – Noah Rothman:  “Obamacare Exchanges Frustrate MSNBC Anchor: ‘This Is Where My Patience Would Be Exhausted’”

AFP:  Glitches stall US health care launch

MarketWatch – Russ Britt:  “First-day batting average for online Obamacare applications: .000”

PBS News Hour:  “On first day, health marketplaces 'glitchy at best, offline at worst'”

USA Today – Jayne O’Donnell and Kelly Kennedy:  “Health insurance sites face glitches, crashes”

Newser:  “Health insurance marketplaces struggle to handle surge of customers on first day of enrollment”

Kaiser Health News:  “Obamacare Marketplaces Open, Despite Technical Glitches And Government Shutdown”

USA Today – Jayne O’Donnell and Kelly Kennedy:  “Health insurance sites face glitches, crashes”

Newser:  “Health insurance marketplaces struggle to handle surge of customers on first day of enrollment”

Kaiser Health News:  “Obamacare Marketplaces Open, Despite Technical Glitches And Government Shutdown”

Fox News Latino:  “On First Day Of Health Care Law, Uninsured Floridians Encounter Problems”

MyNorthwest:  “Computer issues plague day-one of health care sign-ups”

Time – Kate Pickert: Obamacare Exchanges Riddled With Glitches

USA Today – Jayne O’Donnell:  “Heath insurance sites face glitches, crashes”

Spokesman-Review:  “Health website experiencing opening-day troubles”

Associated Press:  “Missouri health exchange opens with long delays”

Bloomberg Businessweek:  “Health Exchanges Debut With Websites Down, Delays”

TIME – Kate Pickert:  “Obamacare Exchanges Riddled With Glitches”

International Business Times:  “Obamacare Exchange Website Glitches: Liberals And Conservatives Both Claim Victory Amid Healthcare.gov Errors”

CNN Money:  “Obamacare Enrollment Stymied by Glitches”

Washington Post – Sarah Kliff:  “Signing up for Obamacare: ‘Waiting for Obamacare to kick in.’”

Atlantic Wire:  “Obamacare Sites Are Buggy as Millions Visit State Exchanges”

Forbes – Tim Worstall:  “'GTA Online' And Obamacare's Health Care Exchanges Both Entirely Borked By Traffic On First Day”

NBC News:  “Obamacare is here and so are the glitches”

New York Times: “As Insurance Marketplaces Make Debut, Questions Remain”

Politico – Jason Millman: Obamacare exchanges tweet their apologies

Wall Street Journal – Jennifer Corbett Dooren: Some State Exchanges Delayed Until Afternoon

Hot Air – Ed Morrissey: Videos: ObamaCare rollout performance … “lower than projected”

Fox Business:  “ObamaCare Glitches Surface As Exchanges Go Live”

Reuters:  “U.S. points Obamacare consumers to online assistance amid glitches”

Los Angeles Times:  “Poll: Only 1 in 8 Americans know Obamacare sign-up starts today”

Press-Telegram: “Obamacare begins, websites overwhelmed by consumer volume”

Reason:  “Obamacare Exchanges Site Experiencing Glitches”

NewsMax:  “Technical Glitches, Error Messages Plague Obamacare Launch”

CBS News – Stephanie Condon: “Obamacare marketplaces raise data security concerns

Insurance Journal – Obamacare Day 1: Exchanges Struggle With High Demand; Fixes Promised

 

State News:

Alabama

Al.com: “Obamacare stories of frustration and hope as insurance exchanges kick off”

Arizona

KHPO – Affordable Care Act: Delays bite consumers during rollout

Colorado

KDVR:  “Colorado health care exchange stalled on first day, now running”

Denver Post – Michael Booth:  “Colorado Obamacare exchange web site overwhelmed, stalls on first day”

Connecticut

Weekly Standard – Daniel Halper: Obamacare's Minnesota, Connecticut, and Oregon Exchanges Filled With Glitches

NewsTimes – Website glitch vexes users on first day of state's health care exchange enrollment

DC

MyFoxDC:  “ObamaCare ‘glitch’ watch: Exchange site posts error messages”

Hawaii

Maui TV News:  “Health Care Uncertainty Dominates Shutdown”s First Day”

Indiana

NWI Times – Attempts to enroll in health care online lead to error messages

Florida

NBC Miami: Technical Glitches as Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Kicks Off in South Florida

New York Times – At a Miami Health Center, Told to Come Back Another Day

NBC South Florida:  “Technical Glitches as Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Kicks Off in South Florida”

Sarasota Herald Tribune – Hiccup at Florida ACA exchange site

CBS 12 (Florida):  “Bumpy Start To Health Care Sign Up On First Day”

Fox News Latino:  “On First Day Of Health Care Law, Uninsured Floridians Encounter Problems”

Tampa Tribune: Tech woes, waits slow opening of health insurance marketplace

WPTV – Healthcare.gov and Affordable Care Act off to slow start; error messages when you try to sign up

Florida Times-Union – On first day of enrollment, a lot of confusion about the Affordable Care Act is still out there

Illinois

Chicago Tribune:  “Heavy traffic hits health care exchange websites on first day”

Peoria Journal Star:  “Healthcare marketplace off to a glitchy start”

CBS Chicago: Computer Glitches Hinder First Day Of Affordable Care Act

WSIL – Glitches on First Day of Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Kentucky

Lexington Herald-Leader – Mary Meehan: Glitches hamper access to Kentucky's Obamacare website

Courier-Journal:  “Kentucky health care exchange opens amid glitches”

WFPL (Kencucky):  “Kentucky's Online Health Insurance Marketplace Experiencing Technical Problems

WDRB: Kentucky health care exchange experiences glitches on first day

WBKO – Brett Baldeck: Website Glitches Impact First Day Of Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Louisiana

Associated Press – Kevin McGill: Health insurance exchange opens in Louisiana with glitches

Maryland

CBS Baltimore: Maryland Health Exchange Experiences Glitch In First Hours Of Launch

Associated Press: Md. Health Exchange Delayed In Opening

Massachusetts

WBUR:  “Glitches Reported As Health Care Exchanges Open”

Baltimore Sun:  “Maryland prepares for opening day of health insurance exchanges”

WJLA:  “Obamacare rollout: Computer glitches make enrolling difficult, residents say”

Minnesota

Duluth News Tribune:  “Delay initially slows Minnesota health exchange”

Weekly Standard – Daniel Halper: Obamacare's Minnesota, Connecticut, and Oregon Exchanges Filled With Glitches

Missouri

Washington Free Beacon: Obamacare’s Missouri Exchange Filled With Glitches

DelMarVa Now:  “Glitches delay Maryland health insurance exchange”

Montana

Missoulian: Montana's 'Obamacare' website sees problems on 1st day

Nebraska

Associated Press: Neb. health enrollment slowed by computer glitches

Nebraska WatchDog:  “Obamacare marketplace riddled with glitches”

New Jersey:

KIYC: New health care enrollment based on Affordable Care Act hits glitches in New Jersey

New York

Associated Press: Glitches hit NY's online health insurance website

Brooklyn Daily Eagle:  “Glitches hit NY's online health insurance website as ObamaCare begins”

New York Post – ObamaCare rollout riddled with glitches

Buffalo News:  “New York health exchange website crashes from heavy use”

New York Post – ObamaCare rollout riddled with glitches, delays

Staten Island Advance – Staten Islanders experience glitches with New York Health Exchange

Ohio

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Editorial: As Obamacare takes effect, Ohio is making it unnecessarily difficult to participate: editorial

NewsNet5 – Insurance enrollment under Affordable Care Act off to a slow start in Cleveland

Oklahoma

Oklahoma News 9 – Some Oklahomans Having Problems Enrolling In Affordable Care

Oregon

Associated Press – Kohr Harlan: Cover Oregon’ not quite ready

Washington Free Beacon: Obamacare Exchanges Experiencing ‘Meltdowns’

Weekly Standard – Daniel Halper: Obamacare's Minnesota, Connecticut, and Oregon Exchanges Filled With Glitches

Pennsylvania

Patriot News – David Wenner: Obamacare exchange serving Pennsylvania serves up early glitches

NBC Philaelphia:  “Pa. Insurance Portal Opens With Glitches”

Rhode Island

WPRO:  “Health Insurance Exchange Websites Hampered by Glitches”

Tennessee

Commercial Appeal (Memphis):  “Glitches in Memphis, statewide reported as federal health insurance marketplace opens”

WSMV-TN: ObamaCare Signups In Nashville Fail Due To Glitches

Texas

KVUE (Austin, TX):  “Uninsured having issues signing up for health care”

Houston Chronicle: “Obamacare: Website glitches prevent enrollment”

WFAA – Day-one enrollment for insurance marketplace proves frustrating for many

Vermont

VT Digger – Some Sign Up, Others Struggle To Gain Access As Health Care Exchange Opens

Virginia

Washington Examiner – Charlie Spiering: The Glitchy Error-Filled Misadventures Of Creating An Account On Healthcare.Gov

Washington

Washington Free Beacon: Obamacare Exchanges Experiencing ‘Meltdowns’

MyNorthwest:  “Computer issues plague day-one of health care sign-ups”

West Virginia

Washington Post – Sarah Kliff: Signing up for Obamacare: ‘This was totally disappointing.’

Wisconsin

Superior Telegram – Kevin Murphy: Navigators not ready for health care rollout

TMJ 4 – Enrollment for Affordable Care Act starts slowly (VIDEO)

Wyoming

USA Today – Senator John Barrasso: Beware ObamaCare


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