Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Catch 22

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    The New York Times says the site for New York is now working perfectly. Fox News interviewed some people who said it was expensive, but the New York Times says it’s been proved they were all lying: Mr Rall could easily log into the New York healthcare site and get full coverage for a total out-of-pocket cost of less than $100 a month. I saw Obama promise that on TV, and the New York Times says they checked and it’s true.


    I tried, Mr Rall said he tried, but don’t believe your own eyes. As a friend said, based on the experiment with the gorilla, you can’t believe your own eyes, you MUST believe your president and the New York Times.

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    So dial the 800 number and sign up over the phone. Or wait for the sites to be fixed – there’s plenty of time left, and you don’t have to be signed up yet.
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    Or is complaining about it your point?

  4. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, 10 months ago

    The problems with online enrollment are embarrassing and unnecessary, but as TJDestry points out, there are alternatives available for signing up. As for the online system, let’s see how long it takes for them to get it working.

  5. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Just because, according to analysts, 99% of users are unable to use the website, we shouldn’t complain? Of COURSE we can and should complain.

    I’ll try the phone number again. Of course. But it didn’t work last week.

  6. avarner

    avarner said, 10 months ago

    You really expected people that couldn’t flatten an image file to create a working website?? (They had to thaw Bin Laden out after that one.)

    BTW: This isn’t a “glitch”. It’s a massive site architectural failure..

  7. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @TJDestry

    “So dial the 800 number and sign up over the phone. Or wait for the sites to be fixed – there’s plenty of time left, and you don’t have to be signed up yet.
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    Or is *complaining about it your point?”*

    Now don’t be silly, you know the answer to that question. Or was it rhetorical?

  8. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Ted Rall

    When was the last time a massive undertaking like the PPACA “exchanges” or “marketplaces” went off without a hitch? It is reported that Kentucky’s website is working great, but it wasn’t without it’s problems in the beginning. It would be nice to know what is wrong and why it went wrong and who was responsible. But with all the partisan bickering and crises manufacturing by the right, it is near impossible to discern the truth. Your talents would be much better utilized it you were truthful (there are many private insurer’s websites, and at least Kentucky’s state website that are working just fine) and if you utilized your talents to further the discussion of ways to fix the problem not just more mindless banter complaining about the problem with no effort to better the situation. And no, repeal is not better.

  9. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 10 months ago

    There never was any intention to make it possible for a meaningful number of people to sign up for crappy insurance. All this hoopla over the websites being unusable is totally irrelevant. The purpose of the ACA is to create confusion, chaos, and pain, ultimately resulting in a very crappy ineffective and inefficient govt run system in which the rich get great care and the middle class has to get in line behind a dozen illegal alien families.

  10. mattro53

    mattro53 said, 10 months ago

    I guess all the good computer people are working for the military-industrial-national security complex. Another example of how our tax dollars are wasted by both branches of the Money Party.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The system has problems. There needs to be a concentrated effort to find and fix them. I guess we don’t have “gumption” here in America anymore? Did we outsource that too?
    As for the people who are saying “this just proves it’s worthless, get rid of it all”- well, I’m just glad none of you were in charge when we lost Apollo 1, because were that the case we probably never would’ve gotten to the moon.

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Obama is going to have another teleprompter speech today on these “glitches” That will solve everything. I wonder if his teleprompter will be run by the same people who ran the web site? Will Obama mention that 600 billion is more than Facebook ran on for 5 years. That out of the box Apple products work. The updates improve the product. That most of the code that is failing was payed for in 3 years was written in a few months after the last election and we are all the beta testers.

  13. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 10 months ago

    Apollo is not an apt analogy. That was an engineering/technical challenge.Try the War on Poverty or No Child Left Behind instead.

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    As for the people who are saying “this just proves it’s worthless, get rid of it all”- well, "
    No, what is happening is that once someone does get it to “work” they are finding out that it makes their bank account worthless. That Obama flat out lied that it would bring down the cost on average of 2,500 that in 46 states the price went up. That even Obama has admitted that if the young do not sign up it will be a Failure!

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @jrmerm

    Those that say this was meant to fail say that it is to usher in a single payer system.

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