21 Of The Best Comments Posted By Frustrated Americans On The Official Obamacare Facebook Page

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The launch of Obamacare has been a complete and total nightmare so far.  The “online exchanges” are constantly crashing, there are endless glitches and delays, and many of the people that actually have been able to successfully register for an account are discovering that health insurance premiums under Obamacare are far higher than what they are used to paying.  In fact, as I wrote about the other day, some Americans that have had their old policies canceled by their insurance companies are discovering that their health insurance costs will double or even triple under Obamacare.  What a great “success”, eh?  Under Obamacare, Americans are going to pay more for health care, they are going to have more limited health care options, they are going to be subjected to much more paperwork, and if they choose not to participate in the system they are going to be hit with very punitive fines.  What’s not to like?

But despite all of the negatives, a lot of Americans were actually looking forward to October 1st.  Millions of Americans rushed to the “healthcare exchanges” to get signed up for health insurance.  But what they discovered was that the websites were not ready and were constantly crashing.

The system has been so bad that very few people are actually signing up for Obamacare.  So far, less than 1 percent of all visitors are actually signing up for health insurance.  In California, the rate is 0.58 percent.  In Connecticut, the rate is 0.59 percent.

One television station in Tennessee was not able to find a single person who successfully signed up for Obamacare.

Needless to say, there are a whole lot of very frustrated and very disappointed people out there right now.  The following are 21 of the best comments that have been posted on the official Healthcare.gov Facebook page so far…

21.I am so disappointed. These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!”

20. “Good grief. Day three of trying and still can’t get on this website. The government KNEW about this thing going live for two years. TWO YEARS! And this is the best they could do? I shudder to think what’s going to happen once they are in control of my healthcare. They can’t even get their website functioning properly. If my business had rolled out a piece of crap that worked like this I’d be out of business.”

19. “How is it that Facebook, which is a non-essential social networking web site, can reliably handle BILLIONS of electronic interactions per second, but the Healthcare.gov site, which is literally the very heart of the Obamacare program wasn’t ready for the obvious millions of visitors that you had to know it would be receiving?”

18.i’m just going to stop even bothering for a couple weeks or so… once the fervor dies down, hopefully i’ll be able to actually create an account!”

17. “The Federal Gov’t has ruined everything it has gotten involved in, does anybody really expect this healthcare disaster to be any different? Sorry, I’ll take the asinine fine.”

16. “And yet another day and several tries I once again keep getting nothing but a completely blank page after I log in. The top tab says ‘Successful URL’. Oh how ironic.”

15.Didn’t these Feds ever have mothers that told them not to lie? Maybe they were raised in the wild. This system is trash. I can’t verify my identity or upload documents. Also what’s with Experian verifying ID’s? Don’t care for that at all.”

14. “I am a single mother of two, in school and working full time, living 75% below the poverty level and I DO NOT qualify for a healthcare subsidy”

13.the website can’t verify my identity…the people at the experian verification number can’t verify my identity either….i tried to upload a scan of my driver’s license, and that won’t work either……very annoying process…….i’ve wasted 3 days on this junk.”

12.if you’re stupid enough to put all your banking information in to the federal governments computers you are definitely part of the problem”

11.Where the HELL am I supposed to get $3,000 more a year to pay for this “bronze” health insurance plan!?!??? And I DO NOT EVEN WANT INSURANCE to begin with!! This is frightening.”

10.I have one question. What happens if I can’t afford the Affordable Health Care that you are cramming down my throat? I just ran your calculator, and if it is even close to accurate, I will have a choice…..I can pay my rent and buy groceries, or I can pay the health care premiums, move out into the streets and live under a bridge some where, and go hungry! Can I please get one of those exemption things that the President and Congress got?”

9. “I’ve been stuck at the security questions since 9am on October 1st”

8. “Death Panels. Yes. The red plan. It’s affordable. And painless!”

7. “Here in Austin, TX have gotten to login screen three times today, wait is getting shorter, but am still getting a blank screen after getting a quick ‘authenticating, please wait’ message at top left of screen, then nothing but a blank white page and no indication that the browser is waiting for the server to do anything. Attempts to refresh the screen sends me back to the please wait screen.”

6. “I finally got past the security question problem, got my account, my verification email, and when I went to log in, it said the information was invalid.”

5.I want to know how I am expected to pay $300+ for this and still pay my bills when the only income is $710 a month from my husband’s SSI? Am i supposed to lose my home and water and electricity or go to jail because I can’t afford this?”

4. “Government forces people to pay a new tax.  People click on website to see how much this new tax will cost them.  Website crashes in the first hour.  Government calls it a huge success.”

3. “I work a minimum wage job…how the heck can I afford health insurance and if the company doesn’t give full time? I am so angry right now…. I share housing with others because I can’t afford my own place… how do you expect people to afford obamacare if they barely get by from paycheck to paycheck????? I can’t afford a fine either! I think you are obligated to give the American people an answer and an explanation!”

2. “Y’all can kiss my butt. You got that? You want my bank account? I’ll close it. You put a lien on my house? Take it…and the mortgage too. Some things are worth fighting for, and freedom is one of them! I am sick and tired of the redistribution strategies of this socialist country and having my wages STOLEN to pay for them!”

1. The best comment was posted by a man named Will Sheehan with type 1 diabetes who was initially very excited to sign up for Obamacare.  But what he discovered while trying to sign up was absolutely horrifying…

I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 “Silver Plan” and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I “opt-out” and chose to continue along with no insurance.

I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the “REPERCUSSIONS PORTION” for “non-payment” of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with “Non-Payment” and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy “Automatically withdraw” your “penalties” weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is “Free” or even “Affordable.”

You can see a screenshot of his comment below…

Obamacare Facebook Post

Is what Mr. Sheehan saying actually true?

I don’t know.  This is not the way that we were told things were going to work, but when was the last time our politicians actually told us the truth about anything?

Meanwhile, most of the people who go to these websites can’t even get to the point of being able to sign up for health insurance.  Just check out what happened when a CNN reporter attempted to sign up for Obamacare

BROOKE BALDWIN: So you guys hit a wall. we’re here in Georgia. What about other states? Similar issues?

ELIZABETH COHEN: The CNN medical team branched out. We tried in about 20 different state states. In 12 of them we hit glitches. Sometimes it made it impossible to sign up. There were error messages or that little annoying kind of twirly thing.

BALDWIN: I hate the twirly thing.

COHEN: Hate it, hate it, right? In many cases, you just couldn’t sign up.

And there have already been reports of personal information being compromised.  Just check out what happened in Minnesota

Minnesota insurance broker Jim Koester was looking for information about assisting with Obamacare implementation; instead, what landed in his inbox last month was a document filled with the names, Social Security numbers and other pieces of personal information belonging to his fellow Minnesotans.

In one of the first breaches of the new Obamacare online marketplaces, an employee of the Minnesota marketplace, called MNsure, accidentally emailed Koester a document containing personally identifying information for more than 2,400 insurance agents, the Minnesota Star Tribune reported. MNsure was able to quickly undo the damage because Koester cooperated with them, but the incident left him unnerved.

“The more I thought about it, the more troubled I was,” Koester told the newspaper. “What if this had fallen into the wrong hands? It’s scary. If this is happening now, how can clients of MNsure be confident their data is safe?”

The Obama administration has had a couple of years to get ready for the launch of Obamacare and this is the best that they could do?

That is frightening.

So have any of you tried to sign up yet?  If you have a story about Obamacare, please feel free to share it by posting a comment below…

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  • Jh159

    I tried to get into the system this afternoon and I was not successful.

  • SafetyViking

    Why is anyone surprised by the ineptitude of the government or anything they touch? Where have you people been? Did you REALLY expect anything less? If so, go ahead & open a vein. You’re of no use to us anymore…

    • Hammerstrike

      Because Bush isn´t president anymore.

  • melvin lafleur

    ignorant people bitching about something new. you realize, all of you, that you live better than 90% of the people on the planet don’t you?

    • Uh-huh

      So because we are “better off,” we should accept substandard implementation of a healthcare plan that impacts EVERY American?? That thought process is FULL OF HORSE PUCKEY.

      While we’re at it, let’s dumb down our kids too…oops, already accomplishing that. Wouldn’t want them to succeed in anything that has to be earned because we “live better than 90% of the people on the planet.” AND because we are “so much better off” than 90% of the people on the planet, let’s get RID of the Constitution….wouldn’t want to feel that much better off.

      In summary, since making $3 a day is better than 90% of the people of the planet, YOU should be happy and content with that. I will contact the Social Security office for you and see what the process is for reducing your benefits because WE WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY…SINCE YOU WILL STILL BE LIVING BETTER THAN 90% OF THE PEOPLE ON THE PLANET!!!

    • jaxon64

      typical liberal response–start with name-calling as your very first word, throw in some made up statistic and presume your moral and intellectual superiority. Yawn…….

  • Rufus T Firefly

    Thanks to the insurance companies who wrotethese laws and let mindless fools like Pelsi, Reid and Obama vote yes.
    American private enterprise does it again.

    • missmissy68

      I’d like you to take this challenge… don’t use anything that has to do with the American private enterprise that you hate so much. See how you do then. Or better yet, try moving to one of your favorite countries that doesn’t allow private enterprise, and report back.

  • Jodi

    No Surprise Nothing Works! I wouldn’t be surprised if the same people who created the ObamaCare exchanges website are the same masterminds behind the 1-800-FU hotline. 1-800-BARRY-IS-A-FRAUD.

  • Toni Miller

    I knew this crap would happen. U cannot rely on goverment for good healthcare other countrys have tryed it and do u know where those countrys go for good healthcare? The USA. Much worse is about to happen to this once great nation due to this Obamacare! This is just the beginning! Americans need to stand together and get this socialistic tyrant dictator Obama out of office. He loves Islam so bannish him from the USA to go live there!!! He has lied about everything. He’s been unlawful and broke his vow to uphold and protect the constitution of the United States with this so called healthcare plan that will actually destroy it! He’s treasonouse. Why is this man not in handcuffs when Americahas put so many just like him in prison and worse. Why r so many Americans so fooled by him he’s just a man not a God. And a man who has hurt this country far more than he’s helped her. This healthcare plan is unconstitutional period, how it made it this far given that fact is unbelieveable. But law makers have been asleep at the wheel! Time to protest and impeach!!!!!!

  • First casualty of Obamacare shot by D.C. Police.

    Open enrollment officially begins.

    Don’t be caught “driving while black” without Obamacare or a waiver…

    Death panels officially open…

    • jaxon64

      yep…unarmed woman, frustratedly bumps the security barrier with her car. Capitol police draw weapons on her so she turns around hastily to flee since she has a 1-year old baby in her backseat. One of the cops who charged toward her with weapon drawn is bumped into ( no injury) with her turning away car.
      Cops chase her throughout the city and when she pulls over and gets out of her car to surrender???–they shoot this young mother dead in the street.
      Video shows that her hands were empty and visible when she exited her car.
      Of course the PRAVDA MSM–reports it as thus: maniacal woman tries to smash through barricade with car–shots ring out and are heard throughout area, terrifying senators and fed employees ( the MSM doesn’t bother to mention that the wayward shooting was by the cops)..Two officers injured ( one crashed his car in the chase and one ran into the ladies blindspot as she was turning around). The suspect has been killed in a shootout and there are no other suspected threats involved with this harrowing incident……..
      Now you know the rest of the story.

      • oldag22

        where can I see the video? I seriously want to see it myself. However I already think police went way way overboard.

        • youidiots

          if i had a group of cops with weapons drawn i would shut off my car immediately. What does this idiotic women do? she speeds off… you all are idiots thinking it wasn’t her fault. Cops surround you and draw weapons? would you speed off??

          • oldag22

            Of course I would not have sped off, that’s irrelevant. They weren’t in pursuit when they shot her though, they shot her at point blank range when she was stopped and was getting out of the vehicle, doesn’t that seem strange to you?

      • Randy Townsend

        “Law enforcement” routinely execute people in the name of “safety”. Mark my words, the shooting will be labeled “justifiable” by an investigation staff3d by cops, overseen by a DA that uses cop testimony daily to convict people…. Who’s surprised?

        • Hammerstrike

          I read once a story, a sheriff in the early 20th Century who didn´t want to kill an american native chief because he knew his people would retaliate.

          He had to kill the chief and sometimes later, he was indeed killed.

  • Mark Schlager

    REVOLT REVOLT REVOLT. The system in the U.S is of tyranny and oppression. RISE UP! Reject the NEW WORLD ORDER SCUM!

    • seth datta

      We are the NWO. People need to learn to be more self-sufficient. Any form of accepting welfare or paying of taxes makes you part of that beast. People need to withold/stop paying taxes (at least 20% of the population, to legitimize the event).

      Will this happen? No – hence why most people ALREADY has taken on the mark of the beast. The taxes are used to wage immoral foreign wars and enslave us at home. The EBT recipients legitimise the regime by being politically neutralized, whilst the taxpayers are held hostage by both the EBT recipients and the government, but the taxpayers enslave themselves through not having the balls to go their own way. The taxpayers enslave each other by allowing this charade to continue. Hence, the monetary system (which is now global) is the mark of the beast in the hand.

  • DJohn1

    If everyone does absolutely nothing the entire house of cards will collapse because the computers are not able to function well enough to implement the Obamacare plan.
    I bet they are using the latest and greatest PCs from Microsoft with Windows 8 on them. Would not be surprised if MIcrosoft made the program that Obamacare is working through.
    Then you have people on the internet using everything under the sun for an operating system. Probably the entire system only works with Internet Explorer. We now commonly have Apple Macs, and various phone computers. We have Chrome computers. There is even a card system called raspberry. That doesn’t even mentione Ubuntu, and a dozen different linux systems out there. Then there is android 4.2 tablets.

    But if it is written specifically for an individual PC running only a Microsoft program, I can see why the entire thing is going bust. Microsoft is the common program of the world. It is cheaper really than anything else in the way of an operating system and is supported by many schools and other organizations.

    ObamaCare is the law by both houses of Congress. It is a tax according to the Supreme Court of our land.
    So why is a law that is voted on as “not a Tax” still on the books when it is a tax? That is fraud. And that is why it should be taken down. It was not voted on as a tax. It was voted on as a health care program. If our legislatures voted on it not as a tax but something else then it needs to go back to Congress and voted on again in light of the findings of the Supreme Court.

    Pass that law again Mr. Obama if you can . . . only this time do it with a true picture of what it contains. Don’t think it can be done.

  • Delphinus13

    The same people who so lambasted the federal government for its inept handling of the Hurricane Katrina and Rita disasters somehow expect the SAME federal government to experience a “windfall of competence” necessary to manage a national healthcare system for 310 million people. Hmmm. FUNNY THAT!!!

  • Delphinus13

    “If you put the Federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, within 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” Milton Friedman

  • Tatiana Covington

    This sort of incompetence in operating websites (a technology 20 yr old) with a 2-year lead time and in a country whose computers and software are good enough to operate robots on other planets as well as design genes and enzymes from mathematical first principles…

    and can’t track health insurance applications or even votes in an election.

    Come now. In 2013 this can only be deliberate malfeasance.

  • lilbear68

    lol this will all be resolved in 2016 when Hillary takes over as POTUS. she will deliver the death blow to America

  • gwen cat

    The only purpose of Obamacare is to feed the pig. Ever see those commercials?

    No one should have to be punished with paying a fine just because they cannot afford healthcare and the employers are using this to punish the workers just so they can cut their work hours even more. It is a double whammy to the working class!

  • blackciti_fo5

    This is sad. I have full benefits from my job but I feel sorry for those that have to go through this flawed system.

  • Rastus

    Federal Reserve Notes are not your property. They are the property of the Federal Reserve Bank, loaned to the Government with the intent of receiving interest ad infinitum from us their slaves. Federal Reserve Notes are debt instruments (liens) along with the “property” they purchase. The joke is on the American people because legally we do not own property. True money as defined by the constitution (coin) clarified by congress in 1787 as 371.25 grains of fine silver = 1 dollar…. How far we have strayed! “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender” Prov. 22:7

    • Tatiana Covington

      If they’re in my pocket and you try to take them, you’ll learn the hard way that they are my property.

      • Rastus

        Talk is cheap. Tell that to the IRS repo thugs when and if they decide to make you their next victim. Good luck with teaching them “the hard way”! Ha!

  • Michael Chandler

    I’ll sign up and never say which plan I want. “I’ll decide later. Right now I don’t know which one works best for,” is all I’ll say.

    The healthcare plans that’d work best? Obama and his cronies pay for it. Problem solved. If the plan was so awesome as they say, they should’ve signed up for it first!

  • Hammerstrike

    Don´t forget to blame Bush and the GOP! Romney and Palin are in League with the KKK and Bashar-Al-Assad!

    Yeah, those evil, bigoted rednecks pirated the federal gov computers! That must be it!

  • Randy Townsend

    Who cares? The Dims own this, ALL of it. All the Republicans have to do is remind the voters who did this, who refuses to do anything about it (except for his campaign contributors), and who’s going to pay for it. Elections have consequences.

  • jack_foobar

    If they think I’m going to put my life in the IRS’s hands, they are delusional.

  • lAl

    I will not sign up for the Obama Lottery I don’t play lotto or gamble in any form. I will not pay the fine either because that would mean I admit guilt which I do not i hope we an get this overturned or defunded. It could cause a civil war I hope it doesn’t come to that

  • Hammerstrike

    Yep, that is the governement that US leftists belivese to be able to solve everything if it was allowed to spend more and entirely disregard the constitution…

  • Dave

    Sudden by the unsuccessful trial to sign up for the Affordable health care.. It is just like a fake food display in a glass box where you can see, but not taste. I am disappointed by Healthcare people readiness for this big undertaking..I have tried y share since the first day. I wish all good luck.

  • 4Pip

    This so -called health care is not about care at all,it’s for control of the citizens. Something much worse is the Jihadi training camps that are running in 17 states. The names are:N.York,Massachusetts,Wash.W.Virginia,Virginia,Texas, Tennessee,Pennsylvania,Maryland,S.Carolina,Georgia,Alabama,Oklahoma,Colorado,California,Michigan. They are training them in fighting,kidnaping,bomb making. To me this is scary,I hope someone looks into it.

  • Jim Carroll

    The Minnesota experience truly scares me. I work for a company that handles medical programs for a large state. I just had to finish my yearly security lesson needed to continue working there. One thing that got hammered into me is that if you are sending ANY email outside of the company domain, it MUST be encrypted. This is part of the federal requirements for handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Our email systems are set up to automatically encrypt emails when they are going outside the company.

    MNsure could have (and should have, in my opinion) been fined several hundred thousand dollars for this breach in security.

  • Major Solutioil.com

    Here is an idea: How about whoever didn’t want this “law” doesn’t sign up for it. I’ve read that 73% of people didn’t want it. If such a show of force was given to “our” govt. then they really couldn’t penalize, or even continue with this bs. How’s that for (radical) community organizing…power to the People. It is still “We, the People,” right? This might be our Real and Only way to peacfully put our out of control govt. in its RIGHTFUL place. Make em scrap this!

  • Tatiana Covington

    0. Don’t send a monkey to do a man’s job.