Nevada exchange limping along

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LOL...TekkyGal calls this "humming along"... :palm:

State-run systems — including Nevada — seemed to be functioning, albeit, in some cases, slowly and with occasional crashes.

About 18,000 people had created accounts on Nevada’s exchange by midafternoon Wednesday, said C. J. Bawden, a spokesman. But he said processing was slowed by trouble communicating with the federal system to establish their identity and eligibility, one of the last steps in the process.

“It’s like building a bridge from two sides of the river; you just hope it comes out in the middle,” said Kevin Walsh, a senior executive at Xerox, which won a $72 million contract to build Nevada’s state-run exchange. With such complexity, he said, “usually you do a lot more testing than we’ve had time to do".

Tim Liddle, 53, a Web designer, said he was frustrated after not being able to create an account on the federal exchange Web site for two days, and called the technological problems “a very bad omen of things to come with this Web site and this program.”

“I can’t imagine Apple or Ford or McDonald’s rolling out any new product before making perfectly sure they first could provide what they promised,” he said.

They had 3 fucking years, didn't they?
Officials with Nevada Health Link, the state's online portal, say consumers will need to be patient as bugs continue to be worked out.

About 300 people were browsing the website at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, minutes after the exchange opened.

Officials say insurance carriers are still verifying that benefits quoted on the website are accurate.

Additionally, an online calculator to determine out-of-pocket costs is not yet functioning and a Spanish language portal won't be ready until November.

This is "humming along" in liberal la-la land, apparently.
LOL, are labor leaders "typical hateful Republicans angry the world has passed them by"?

Representatives of three of the nation’s largest unions fired off a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, warning that Obamacare would “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

The letter was penned by James P. Hoffa, general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Joseph Hansen, international president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and Donald “D.” Taylor, president of UNITE-HERE, a union representing hotel, airport, food service, gaming, and textile workers.

“When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act,” they begin, “you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat…We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision. Now this vision has come back to haunt us.”