Obama On Obamacare: Signing Up Is As Easy As Shopping On Amazon.com

October 2, 2013 2:13 pmViews: 940

Obama signing up for Obamacare like shopping on Amazon.com


President Obama said yesterday that buying Affordable health insurance through the administration's Healthcare.gov website is the same as buying something on Kayak.com or Amazon.com.

In a speech defending his signature healthcare plan, the main issue driving the government shutdown and budget battle, Obama stated: "Starting today, you and your friends and your family and your coworkers can get covered, too. Just visit healthcare.gov, and there you can compare insurance plans, side by side, the same way you'd shop for a plane ticket on Kayak or a TV on Amazon."

"You enter some basic information, you'll be presented with a list of quality, affordable plans that are available in your area, with clear descriptions of what each plan covers, and what it will cost. You'll find more choices, more competition, and in many cases, lower prices -- most uninsured Americans will find that they can get covered for $100 or less."

Apparently somewhere in Obama's delusional mind, he has been told or he believes the first day of Obamacare was running smoothly. That couldn't have been further from the truth as we chronicled here yesterday and as hosts of MSNBC shows and a congressman found out.

National Review reports on MSNBC's unsuccessful bid to show how easy the site is to use:

"MSNBC's Mara Schiavocampo ran into difficulties as she tried to sign up for the newly launched health-care exchanges on Tuesday. After getting an error message on the website, she called the help line twice, but wasn't able to reach a navigator on the other end. Instead, she was put on hold for 35 minutes."

And, Weekly Standard reports on the problems encountered on www.healthcare.gov by Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.):

"Congressman Tom Cotton of Arkansas was blocked from signing up for Obamacare due to glitches earlier today on the healthcare.gov website. Cotton tweeted the two separate error messages he encountered."

Do you think we will hear about this on the network news this evening?

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