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Offline Cincinnatus

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The Spanish-Language Obamacare Site Has Yet to Work At All
« on: October 24, 2013, 01:23:44 AM »
It's not even up, not that it matters given the debacle that is the English language site. Still, it's just more evidence of what a debacle this is.

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There’s something Alinsky-esque about this tactic from Sen. Marco Rubio (and that’s intended as a compliment, not an insult):

Sen. Marco Rubio, who announced Tuesday that he will introduce a bill next week delaying the penalty assessed to people who do not buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act, later in the day stressed that the Spanish-language component for signing up has not yet been launched.

The website includes a tab for users to click on in order to register, but once on the next page, it tells users to call a toll-free number. The site also includes spelling errors, such as “Comienze aquí,” instead of “Comience aquí.”

“Hispanics have among the highest uninsured rates in the nation,” said the Florida Republican. “Yet despite hundreds of millions of dollars devoted to a Spanish-language propaganda campaign, the Spanish-language Obamacare website hasn’t even been launched.”

One of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” was, “Make the enemy live up to his own rules.” The Democrats and the administration insist they’re the more competent, the more caring, the ones more concerned with Hispanic communities. They’re the party of bilingualism and reflexive opposition to English-only. And yet as bad as English-speakers have had it, the administration has completely failed in its effort to offer any options to those more comfortable reading Spanish. They can’t even spell the words correctly.


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Re: The Spanish-Language Obamacare Site Has Yet to Work At All
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 01:27:42 AM »
It seems rather strange to me that there are so many technical issues. You'd think any competent website designer would have properly prepared for the level of traffic that healthcare.gov was going to receive. Not only that, but it seems strange that it is taking so long to fix what should be simple problems.

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Re: The Spanish-Language Obamacare Site Has Yet to Work At All
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 02:27:47 AM »
It seems rather strange to me that there are so many technical issues. You'd think any competent website designer would have properly prepared for the level of traffic that healthcare.gov was going to receive. Not only that, but it seems strange that it is taking so long to fix what should be simple problems.

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Re: The Spanish-Language Obamacare Site Has Yet to Work At All
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 04:57:40 AM »


They're probably just forgetting to press "2" for Spanish.
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