Thursday, February 13, 2014

Obamacare Strikes Again! National Youth Enrollment Day Being the Same Day the ACA Web Site is Down for Extended Maintenance. No Way! Way!

“Did you know that this Saturday is National Youth Enrollment Day? Don’t worry, few people do. It’s another gimmick and last-minute effort to get young healthy, people to sign up for ObamaCare.

However, someone forgot to tell the folks over at Health and Human Services. They announced that will be down this weekend for scheduled maintenance. Perfect timing!

Those most surprised about the scheduling snafu are youth advocacy groups hosting bar crawls and attending festivals trying to get young people to enroll. Once again, because of incompetence the Administration is shooting itself in the foot –and that is to the good of young people who are being sold a bad deal with ObamaCare.

Buzzfeed reports:

Saturday is National Youth Enrollment Day for Obamacare, a day designed to help make up for youth recruitment time lost while was down last year. It will be marked by a broad array of events, from Head Start information sessions to pub crawls.

The day will also feature a outage that came as a surprise to the White House allies who have been planning Feb. 15 enrollment activities for weeks.

The Obamacare website outage begins at 3 p.m. ET and carries on through Tuesday at 5 a.m. ET. While the Social Security system is down for maintenance, users will not be able to formally send in an application for health insurance, though they will be able to browse plans and, the enrollment groups say, calculate what insurance will cost for their family.

A functioning website has always been pitched by the administration and its allies as key to securing youth enrollment in health care. It’s not the most important thing, they say — affordability information is the key to getting youth enrollment. But a working website is a key piece to the puzzle.” - Obamacare Youth Blunder, Independent Women’s Forum, 02/13/2014

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