“It’s day two of health care reform, and we have yet to have someone successfully register on the marketplace,” said Matt Hadzick, manager of a Highmark retail insurance store in Allentown, Pa., where people could go to register for the online insurance marketplace. “The registration process is very slow, and at one point it just shuts down.”
In California, home to 15 percent of the nation’s uninsured, officials took down the enrollment portion of the Covered California website for emergency upgrades. It was restored at mid-morning Wednesday, and 7,770 people had started applications by then, spokesman Roy Kennedy said.
If my back-of-the-envelop math is correct, there are about 7 million uninsured in California. It took fewer than eight thousand of them to crash the system — and that’s before employers start dumping more workers into the ObamaCare “marketplace.”