No big deal (yet) in my not so humble opinion – Oops: MSNBC Anchor Can’t Access Obamacare Exchange | National Review Online.
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.
“If I were signing up for myself, this is where my patience would be exhausted,” Schiavocampo said before she gave up.
I don’t really think this is a big deal. There IS no reason to sign up early. You don’t get an early bird discount, and the soonest coverage can start is January 1st assuming you get your application in my December 15th.
Of course, keep in mind everyone has known this day is coming for a long time. Certainly a little better performance was warranted but life will go on and the websites will be improved.