Obamacare Enrollment Glitches Kill Healthcare.gov, Numbers Estimated To Be Low

Obamacare enrollment glitches have Healthcare.gov tied up in a knot due to people trying to look up the Obamacare exchange rates (this writer had to stay up until 4AM).

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, any Obamacare glitches can be blamed on the high traffic.

The Obama administration believes high demand, and not substandard planning, is at the heart of the Obamacare enrollment glitches for Healthcare.gov users. The government is responding to the popularity of the website by taking it down in the middle of the night in order to upgrade the server infrastructure.

But the Wall Street Journal claims the Obamacare enrollment glitches are being caused by “coding problems and flaws in the architecture of the system.” The Healthcare.gov system has trouble confirming the identities of enrollees and these issues are causing internal crashes in the “sloppy software foundation.” Basic efficiency techniques were ignored, some pieces of the websites apparently do nothing, and Mcafee’s founder says Healthcare.gov could be a “wet dream” for hackers.

Despite any Healthcare.gov glitches, figuring out Obamacare enrollment numbers is a tricky business unto itself. Despite having over eight million people attempt to sign up for the Obmacare exchange only about 175,000 people are estimated to have successfully created user accounts in just Washington DC. Out of that number, less than one percent actually paid the Obamacare premiums.

Most people seemed to be interested in just shopping the Obamacare exchange rates. Alarmingly, as few as one in 100 Obamacare enrollment applications on the exchange contain enough information to enroll the applicant in a plan.

The Obama administration announced that Obamacare enrollment numbers will be released monthly starting in November. Out of the states currently implementing the Affordable Care Act, most seem to have confirmed Obamacare enrollment numbers between hundreds and the tens of thousands. It seems that more people are having luck with the state-based websites that offer the Obamacare exchange information.

What’s worse, people have until December 15, 2013 to sign up for the Obamacare exchange or they’ll face an Obamacare penalty. The Obamacare rates in 2014 rely upon 2.7 young Americans signing up in order to break even.

Do you think the Obamacare enrollment glitches will be the doom for the Affordable Care Act?