pandx970 said9 of 10 who signed up using the Federal site haven't filled out a complete application. Yeah. Bad stuff. But thankfully you can sign up until 12/31.
Or you don't have to use this site if you live in a state with a state expansion of health care system...like Covered California...like I do :-)
Just about every report I have read about the system including software industry critics claim the system seems like it was planned by amateurs.
We get back to the core principle of no matter how well meaning government is , there are certain things it will always have a disadvantage at. If Healthcare.gov was a publicly traded company it would have been unlikely to have the issues and bugs because jobs and money would be on the line.
The vendors will get paid for the crappy work and waste .
One exception that I have encountered to the government rule had been the VISTA electronic medical record program used at the V.A. . Mainly because it was kept open source Vista was a success for its time.
I am not sure why the ACA didnt force a national electronic health record based on Vista backbone allowing for basic sharing of data between providers.
Right now there are about 20 or so major electronic medical records that dont talk to each other.