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Lsut81
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Obamacare exchanges lying about interest in first few days



Did they really think that someone wouldn't look into the actual number? Just throwing out a number almost 10 times the actual number isn't an oversight.

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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.


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wickowick
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Lsut81
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Take a look at my other thread a few down... They are also buying off people with cell phones in order to get people to sign up.



ShoeBang
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They are also buying off people with cell phones in order to get people to sign up.


They were bought off decades ago with welfare.


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UGATiger26
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"Someone misspoke and thought it was indeed 5 million hits. That was incorrect," he said.


Seriously?

And "hits" aren't the same things as unique visitors, correct?


son of arlo
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Did they really think that someone wouldn't look into the actual number?


Of course not. They've gotten away with it in the past with figures like 40% of all married women suffer spousal abuse on Super Bowl Sunday, and one acre of rain forest burns every minute in Brazil. Al Gore thinks the Earth's core has nuclear fusion going on. PLOsi said we'd be losing 500mil jobs per month. Obama said you'd be saving 3000% on your health insurance if you lived in one of the 57 states. None of them know the difference between a million or a septillion.

Just throw a bogus number out there and look earnest. That's the ticket.


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Ghostfacedistiller
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son of arlo
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And "hits" aren't the same things as unique visitors, correct?


Correct, and unique visitors are not the same things as actual enrollees.


mmcgrath
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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.


514K unique visitors on Tuesday but only 645K "hits". I think they still have no idea what the true numbers are.

Since they had to bring down the system for large periods of time I think that California went with a crap contractor. The fact that parts of the system came down at all is pretty weak.


HonoraryCoonass
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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.



90proofprofessional
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I think that California went with a crap contractor. The fact that parts of the system came down at all is pretty weak.

IKNORITE

or maybe the contractors were really tea partiers trying to sabotage!

or maybe every little bit of this shite bill was planned with laughably unrealistic assumptions on the costs to make it sellable


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wickowick
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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.


I sure would like to see an accounting of those funds...


ScoopAndScore
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This shite is flat out ridiculous. I'm completely amazed this is happening in our country. Really, I never imagined our great nation ever sinking this low.


ShoeBang
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This shite is flat out ridiculous.


This is what we get for not having term limits in Congress and electing psychopaths to be president.


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udtiger
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I sure would like to see an accounting of those funds...


Good fricking luck with that. I am sure their checkbook is in order.


Lsut81
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Good fricking luck with that. I am sure their checkbook is in order.




And who's going to audit them? The IRS?


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Radiojones
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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.


Lsut81
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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.



So realistically, the exchange prob has 5-10 pages to visit... If somewhere in the neighborhood of 500k hits were booked, then really it was only 50-100k people.


TigerTattle
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A hit is a request to a web server for a file (web page, image, etc
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?

Just curious.


Kickadawgitfeelsgood
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Lafayette right wing radio has 2 officials from La Dept of Insurance taking calls on ACA.

Radio hosts are asking people to be patient due to high rate of calls.

Btw, their phone lines went down(glitches)

Yesterday they laughed at the "faux" interest and glitches. Irony?


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