The well-known consumer advocate magazine (and web site) Consumer Reports has some very important information for all Americans. Stay away from the Obamacare website! It has been an extremely frustrating first month for anyone who may have had high hopes to one day be enrolled in a government run healthcare system. Consumer Reports has a long history of reviewing various products and services for consumers so that we don’t have to enter purchasing situations without any background information on the produce. They are a trusted source for this kind of information, and people are likely to listen to them now.
Over the last few weeks, Consumer Reports has been keeping up with the Obamacare website in an effort to keep their clientele as up to date as possible with the system. Since the very beginning, they have been reporting on innumerable difficulties with the website and the enrolling process, all the while warning their readers to, if at all possible, stay away from the website.
Frustrated by trying to register on HealthCare.gov? You're hardly alone. Of the 9.47 million people who tried to register in the first week, only 271,000 were able to create an account, according to one analysis. That's about 1 in 35. Many people couldn't even create user names and passwords. (Emphasis mine)
This is not good news for the Obama administration that is already dealing with a myriad of other problems. This is, however, a great example of why elections are so important. If you elect a corrupt and inept government, they are not only going to mess up the issues that come across their paths, they are also going to create lots of new problems that you’re going to have to deal with. Electing a bad government is a double-whammy.
We recommend opting out of Obamacare altogether, and paying for your medical expenses directly. However, if you must buy Obamacare, take heed of Consumer Reports important message: “If all this is too much for you to absorb, follow our previous advice: Stay away from Healthcare.gov for at least another month if you can. Hopefully that will be long enough for its software vendors to clean up the mess they’ve made.”
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- We are not healthcare professionals or lawyers – so do your own research before coming to a decisions on whether or not to buy health insurance [↩]