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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    That actually sounds convincing, any links to prove it?
    arstechnica has about a dozen articles on the topic. They are all great reads. start With this one and browse to the older ones get most of the details.

    Can't find the one that details the decision to put the prices behind a login, but it doesn't take much to think about why you would want to "hide" the prices.

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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Excuse me but how do you figure ACA as not being as new as Rockstar? The gov't has never presented anything so massive before either.
    I didn't say that Obamacare is not as new as Rockstar. I only said that Rockstar is new to online gameplaying.

    Sure...the government didn't design a good system either, but then, they are not dependent upon paying customers. All the government needs to do is pass a crappy law, design and build a crappy website and hey...if it doesn't work, that's just too damned bad.
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Reports were some $292 million....



    Now there is a huge waste eh? Oh well, we can just borrow it now that the debt ceiling is raised right?
    Well, sounds to me like they only wasted 291 million dollars on a million dollar website. That's about par for the government course.

    To think I built my business website for 30.00 (domain name,) and 14.95 a month server fee. LOL!

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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    arstechnica has about a dozen articles on the topic. They are all great reads. start With this one and browse to the older ones get most of the details.

    Can't find the one that details the decision to put the prices behind a login, but it doesn't take much to think about why you would want to "hide" the prices.
    And yet, the claim that anyone wants to hide prices that are being publicized right and left is the very thing that caused me to ask you for links. Because in fact, that makes no sense at all.
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    And yet, the claim that anyone wants to hide prices that are being publicized right and left is the very thing that caused me to ask you for links. Because in fact, that makes no sense at all.
    Here's an article that indicates that non-logged-in price browsing was the initial intent, but it was scrapped, per an HHS spokeswoman.

    Obamacare's Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn't Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are - Forbes

    “Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,” report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal. “But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.” Why was it delayed? “An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.” (Emphasis added.)

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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I didn't say that Obamacare is not as new as Rockstar. I only said that Rockstar is new to online gameplaying.

    Sure...the government didn't design a good system either, but then, they are not dependent upon paying customers. All the government needs to do is pass a crappy law, design and build a crappy website and hey...if it doesn't work, that's just too damned bad.
    Your innate unfairness is mind boggling. I'm sure I glad I don't suffer partisanship like you do. What a horrible affliction.
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Here's an article that indicates that non-logged-in price browsing was the initial intent, but it was scrapped.

    Obamacare's Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn't Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are - Forbes
    That isn't what it really says was said. What I read being said is that since pricing might include a discount of sorts, they didn't want inaccurate pricing floating around. Since discounts are determined by individual circumstances, it would be impossible to display discounts as if they were coupons at Target's site. It makes sense, even if I may not have chosen thusly. It is not an attempt to hide pricing quite as you want to suggest.
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    That isn't what it really says was said. What I read being said is that since pricing might include a discount of sorts, they didn't want inaccurate pricing floating around. Since discounts are determined by individual circumstances, it would be impossible to display discounts and coupons at Target are. It makes sense, even if I may not have chosen thusly. It is not an attempt to hide pricing quite as you want to suggest.
    Does Target show you the price of a blender online, or do they make you first prove that you possess a Target Red Card to ensure that they correctly show you the 5% off?

    Does Amazon hide the prices of all movies, books, and music unless you first log in to determine your Prime eligibility?

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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Well, sounds to me like they only wasted 291 million dollars on a million dollar website. That's about par for the government course.

    To think I built my business website for 30.00 (domain name,) and 14.95 a month server fee. LOL!

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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Does Target show you the price of a blender online, or do they make you first prove that you possess a Target Red Card to ensure that they correctly show you the 5% off?

    Does Amazon hide the prices of all movies, books, and music unless you first log in to determine your Prime eligibility?
    Which brings up another good question...It is my understanding that the so called "subsidies" will be afforded in the method of a "tax credit" so, to me that means that I have to come up with the whole thing up front and then file at the end of the year, and wait to be reimbursed....What if I don't have that kind of monthly outlay to just let the government sit on for the year?

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