Thursday, October 3, 2013

The First Day

So people are crowing about how successful Obamacare is, since 2.8 million people visited health care exchange web sites on the first day. Let's think about that a minute. We have a product that at least 50 million Americans are required to buy or face penalties (according to the numbers used to justify passing the bill in the first place). A product that American supposedly really really really want, and it got 2.8 million hits (not sales, mind you, hits - unclear if those are unique visitors to the site or just page hits).

Let's compare that to the iPhone 5c/5s, which is a minor tweak on the iPhone 5, and which many have said is not worth the upgrade, had 9 million people actually buy it the first weekend. That should tell us something.


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