Today in the Rose Garden President Obama had what seemed to be an Obamacare Infomercial.
If you watched the President’s performance you may would have expected him to announce that people who signed up would receive a Ginsu Knife or every record ever made.
The President was surrounded by 13 people three of whom had signed up for Obamacare the remaining ten were props. Then he tried to explain that there was more to the Affordable Care Act then the failed website. To prove his point the President read out a phone number where people can call to sign up for Obamacare.
There was only one problem: the Obamcare toll-free phone number was overloaded and immediately crashed. According to Lou Dubois of NBC News, “Call centers now appear overloaded due to volume. ‘Please call back.’” Dubois wasn’t the only one reporting the new glitches. Annie Lowrey of The New York Times added, “For the record, just called 1-800-318-2596, got a busy signal.” Kasie Hunt of NBC News: “Just called the number. They said there’s too high call volume and call back on the weekend. ‘We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Goodbye.’”
Perhaps the President will announce Obamacare smoke signals next.