Consumer Reports: Stay away from Healthcare.gov (for another month)

@kausmickey @NolteNC Well. That really inspires confidence.

—Gina Dalfonzo (@ginadalfonzo) October 19, 2013

The Obama administration is anxious to post big Obamacare enrollment numbers as quickly as possible, so it’s not going to like Consumer Reports’ sage advice to “stay away from Healthcare.gov for at least another month if you can” while the programmers work out the “glitches” that have perhaps kept millions from creating accounts.

Protip from Consumer Reports: "Stay away from Healthcare.gov for at least another month if you can." consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/…—Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) October 19, 2013

Among other advice, Consumer Reports cautions readers to “immediately try a different name, password, and/or security questions” if trouble arises while creating a username and password. Some are still reporting that they are unable to log into their own accounts because of a “name and email address aren’t unique” error.

@HealthCareGov ERROR: "The combination of the first name, last name, and email address arent unique" #ObamaCareSUXhttp://t.co/xeRVNOuoww—TPBGirl ™ (@TPBGirl) October 17, 2013

@HealthCareGov please tell me this is a joke about my real name and email . Day 19 and this is the response #tcothttp://t.co/JTYEqGmwzf—Kevin (@kevinpost) October 19, 2013

@TheFiveFNC Wow, Been told my situation unique, but now my name & email are too similar? #healthcare.gov #Obamacarehttp://t.co/QPWPC3djdl—Lisa Yourman (@lyourman) October 19, 2013

Will these problems finally be ironed out in another month? Can you wait that long?

I promise I will. Just doin my part. @kausmickey @NolteNC—Downtown Indy (@SSJIndy) October 19, 2013

@kausmickey @jtLOL Until the month of never?—Sam Valley (@SamValley) October 19, 2013

@kausmickey @jtLOL or forever if possible—Bill Lingenfelser (@BLingenfelser) October 19, 2013

@kausmickey @instapundit Consumer Reports has been one of the leading supporters of Obamacare. I hope they're impressed with its rollout.—Dillon (@000Dillon000) October 19, 2013

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