Who would have believed with all the money invested by Right Wing Tea Party Republicans into maligning Obamacare that the first day would generate so much interest that the servers were overwhelmed. Suffice it to say, Obamacare is here to stay.
October 1st was the day. The US government may have shutdown, but despite the best efforts of Tea Party Republicans, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's centerpiece — the state and Federal health exchanges where people can shop for insurance coverage — is open for business.
Sort of. Some if the sites — including the federal flagship Website Healthcare.gov — were mired with problems on the first day.
Would-be insurance shoppers were often met with the message, "We have a lot of visitors on our site right now and we're working to make your experience here better. Please wait here until we send you to the login page. Thanks for your patience!"
People were often then redirected to a page with the message, "The System is down at the moment. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please try again later."