Sure the website is down, but you can just call a number and divulge all your personal information to a disembodied voice on the other end and be signed up for a plan that you can’t read the details of and can’t print anything about it off, because apparently we live in the 90s again.
Here’s a conundrum for you Mr. President. The backbone of this plan of yours is a generation of people who love the internet. We are the social media generation. I don’t know about the rest of the people in my age range, but if the Dominos’ website is down and the website invites me to make my pizza order over the phone, I’m going without pizza that night and I’m probably not going back to that pizza place.
I hate talking to people on the phone and I really hate giving out my personal information on the phone, whether that’s my address or my credit card number or my social security number.
It’s not going to happen.
I got into a screaming match with a creditor once because they insisted that they could only talk to me about my sensitive financial information over the phone, because mailing me the documents was too “unsecured”.
Guess who won that fight? If you think it was the creditor, you don’t know me very well.
To add insult to injury, the 1-800 number doesn’t even work.
Talk about a screwed-up roll out. If Apple screwed up a product release this badly, they wouldn’t be able to recover for years.
A guest on Megyn Kelly’s show last night said that “there’s a sucker born every minute” when it comes to people who prefer “crappier” healthcare coverage, this is incredibly insulting to anyone who knows how carefully family’s have to weight their coverage to find a plan that fits their budget and cover their needs and know they can’t afford a higher dollar plan that covers things they don’t need. However this is even more insulting when you know that the real “suckers born every minute” are the people who think that anything about this healthcare plan is going to work any better than the website roll out has.