Considering taxpayers shelled out more than $500 million to build the Obamacare online exchanges, we'd like to know how they're actually operating, for good or for bad.
We know it's not all good…
For example, the federal government is operating an exchange for 36 states, and it's seen some of the worst complications. Part of the problem is volume: Within three days, a whopping 8.6 million people visited healthcare.gov.
We also know that Obamacare's success depends on having a large number of people enroll – especially the younger, healthier crowd. The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare needs 7 million people to sign up at a minimum for it to stay afloat financially.
In the first week after launching, Obamacare's primary online signup saw only 51,000 enrollees.
But are these paltry numbers simply the result of online exchange glitches?
We asked readers for their real-life exchange experiences, not to be skewed by the rhetoric getting dumped into the media daily from politicians in both camps.
Via our Money Morning Facebook page, readers shared their personal experience in trying to get information or sign up for Obamacare through online exchanges.
Here's what they've seen so far: