California's health insurance exchange vastly overstated the number of online hits it received Tuesday during the rollout of Obamacare.
State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment, far fewer than the 5 million it reported Tuesday.
The state exchange had cited the 5 million figure as a sign of strong consumer interest and a major reason people had so much difficulty using its $313-million online enrollment system.
Dana Howard, a spokesman for Covered California, said the error was the result of internal miscommunication.
"Someone misspoke and thought it was indeed 5 million hits. That was incorrect," he said.
Did they really think that someone wouldn't look into the actual number?
Howard said the revised Web traffic still represents a huge response. He said the number of unique online visitors Tuesday was 514,000 and the state received 19,000 calls.
I think that California went with a crap contractor. The fact that parts of the system came down at all is pretty weak.
It should be noted that organizations in California (NAACP etal) received north of $900,000 in grant money to get the word out and stir interest.
Correct, and unique visitors are not the same things as actual enrollees.
You are correct. A hit is a request to a web server for a file (web page, image, etc.) So if you visit a web page with 20 images, At least 21 hits will actually have occurred.
quote:And what if the site is busy, the page won't load properly and Refresh is hit? Is it a hit each time a page is refreshed, or only when a user initially tries to go to the page?
A hit is a request to a web server for a file (web page, image, etc