ObamaCare: Patience is not an American virtue
Experts tell you that you have about 2 seconds to have your webpage download (or at least begin to download) or the person who clicked the link is likely to move on. We Americans are not a patient people.
So how has that impacted the ObamaCare debacle? Well, since the disastrous launch of the exchanges, there’s been a huge drop off in attempts:
The number of visitors to the federal government’s HealthCare.gov Web site plummeted 88 percent between Oct. 1 and Oct. 13, according to a new analysis of America’s online use, while less than half of 1 percent of the site’s visitors successfully enrolled for health insurance the first week. …
Based on a sample of two million users — or 1 percent of all online users in the U.S. — which Millward Brown Digital has permission to track, it suggests that the rush of traffic administration officials cited as the cause of the site’s problems trailed off within a matter of days.
Of the 9.4 million unique visitors to the site during the launch’s first week, according to the analysis, roughly a third attempted to register, and a third of that number — 1.01 million — completed registration. Ultimately, roughly 36,000 Americans signed up for an insurance plan online, the report said.
Not that I’m upset, but 36,000 out of 9.4 million is just incomprehensible incompetence at work.
Yet Kathleen Sebelius still has the “full confidence” of the other incompetent in office – one Barack Obama. No surprise there. No accountability either.
Meanwhile for those that do manage to get through, sticker shock is sure to await them.