And the traffic to healthcare.gov is apparently down precipitously since its disastrous first week... by 88% according to the Washington Post.
Which makes sense. Look, consider the typical person who the government needs to sign up for Obamacare in order to keep it from going into an insurance death spiral. He or she is young and healthy and uninsured. And, by now, they've heard that their premiums are going to be artificially high to pay for the artificially low premiums of the older, less healthy person who couldn't previously get insurance because of pre-existing conditions. Maybe they feel a moral urge to sign up, maybe they're loyal to Obama, maybe they feel like healthcare is a "right," yada, yada, yada. All that is fine in the abstract. But here's the nub of the question:
Is that typical twenty-something really going to take time off from playing video games, or work, or going out and trying to get laid to spend hours frustrated while they try to maneuver around a half-assed website trying to sign up to overpay for a product that they don't really want?
No way. Which is why it's failing so badly.
Utopias always fail. We could have told you that. In fact, many of us did.