WASHINGTON — The open enrollment page for small businesses to enroll in ObamaCare has reopened, but even with a yearlong delay it has its flaws.
The Washington Post reported that the website for small businesses was closed a year ago due to flaws and bugs, but was just reopened this month. However, the government continues to run into IT problems with the website.
The following excerpt isn’t encouraging at all:
“Insurance brokers are, at times, having trouble getting into their accounts and, in scattered cases, are not showing up in the computer system’s lists of local insurance professionals available to coach small businesses. More broadly, interviews with brokers and others suggest that, in the two weeks since the marketplace’s health plans went on sale for 2015, interest within the niche they are intended to help seems scant.
During the first week, that part of HealthCare.gov drew 200,000 visits, compared with more than 1.5 million people who looked at the Web site’s health plans for individuals, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the branch of the Department of Health and Human Services overseeing the online insurance marketplaces. CMS officials would not provide figures on how many small businesses in that first week decided to offer workers coverage through the health plans created for them — or how many workers, in turn, have bought it.
But John Arensmeyer, chief executive of Small Business Majority, a group eager for this part of the marketplace to succeed, voiced a widespread view. “We are not expecting a massive surge,” he said.”
ObamaCare hasn’t been the resounding success as the Democrats had promised, and more and more, Americans do not like it. 52% of Americans want government out of healthcare, as a recent poll discovered. It was called the “Lie of the Year,” which Obama tried to avoid addressing at press conferences. Americans were also upset at key ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber’s admission that Americans were lied to about what ObamaCare would do to the healthcare system. And, don’t forget the awful rollout that nearly doomed ObamaCare from the start, where the website would crash and had gaping holes in the website.