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CNN goes 0-for-100 trying to find successful Obamacare enrollee
Question of the Day
CNN asked 100 people in South Carolina to tell how easy it was to enroll in Obamacare exchanges. And from all 100 sources, CNN received the same reply: We couldn't do it.
Not one of Dr. Sanjay Gupta's 100 interview sources was able to enroll online because the websites kept crashing, The Blaze reported.
Dr. Gupta, moreover, found that in the entire state of Kentucky, only 2,900 were able to access the online exchanges and successfully enroll.
The news comes on the tail of President Obama's announcement this week that America can expect enrollment "glitches" to last for months. Obamacare supporters, meanwhile, are spinning the glitches as evidence of the health reform's popularity among the people — that the online crashes and system malfunctions are actually due to unexpected demand.
But many around the nation aren't buying that logic.
"It was worse today than it was yesterday," said Denise Rathman of Des Moines, Iowa, after trying for the second day in a row — unsuccessfully — to enroll online, The Blaze reported.
In California, fewer than 1 percent of visitors to the state-run health care exchange site actually signed up for the program. And in Minnesota, a pastor and father of two young children said he had tried at least 10 times to enroll at the state's online exchange, but could not.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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