Healthcare.gov vs. eBay.com and WWII

From National Journal:

HealthCare.gov has performed even worse than expected. Fewer than 27,000 people selected a plan through the website . . . Unofficial estimates leaked earlier this week suggested the federal website had done slightly better.

But wait! Selecting a plan does not mean actually purchasing the plan selected, so even that 27,000 is inflated.

For the sake of comparison, during the month of September (because October numbers are not yet available), eBay had 67,674,898 visitors.

So, how long has it taken for the government to pull together this abysmal website?

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law.

That is 1,332 days ago (or 3 years, 7 months, 22 days).  If they are unable to get this working smoothly in 34 days, it will have taken the government longer to put together a functioning website to sell a product that the private sector already offers than it did for the government to fight and win World War II from the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, through Sept. 2, 1945 when Japan surrendered.  Pathetic.


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