The 1-year anniversary of ACASignups.net is quickly approaching. The actual ACA exchanges officially launched on October 1st, 2013, of course, but we all know what a mess that was. My inspiration for the project came on October 11th, when I posted the following in a diary over at Daily Kos:
Seriously, though, HHS should really start releasing the official (accurate) numbers of actual signups for all 50 states (or at the very least, the 36 states that they're responsible for) on a daily--or at least, weekly--basis. I don't care if it's a pitifully small number. 100,000? 10,000? 100? 10? Even if it's in single digits, release the damned numbers. Be upfront about it. Everyone knows by now how f***** up the website is, so be honest and just give out the accurate numbers as they come in.
I actually launched the website itself 2 days later (originally called "ObamacareSignups.net"...I changed the name because it was less wordy, not because I think "Obamacare" has a negative connotation).
So, October 13th it is. Whaddya figure I should do to mark the moment?