Yes, of course, the title is a joke!, referring to the the best site catering to geeks.
But, it is not too far from reality, as evidenced by the following story:
After the dazzling failure of healthcare.gov, the White House promised the site would be working for the vast majority of Americans" by Nov. 30. … it appears the site it going to be up and running by Saturday … for most people … as long as everybody doesn't try to check it out at the same time. (emphasis mine)
So, if, instead of letting prices adjust, we can deal with gas shortages by requiring the drivers of cars with even-numbered plates to bribe gas station attendants, surely, we can just limit access to healthcare.gov to just those whose last names begin with certain letters, right?
After all, just letting insurance companies sell whatever policies they want to sell, and people buy whatever policies they want to buy, that would just be too simple.
What's next, a big Thanksgiving sale at the government store?
PS: NY Times says:
People can ask the government to notify them by email of a better time to use the site, and they will then go to the front of the line, officials said.
This is not too far from actually having to obtain prior permission to browse a web site.
What next? Are there going to be penalties for people hitting the refresh button during busy times? Will Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Opera, and others be required to build speed bumps into their browsers so you do not overwhelm healthcare.gov?
Just visit healthcare.gov, and there you can compare insurance plans, side by side, the same way you’d shop for a plane ticket on Kayak or a TV on Amazon. You enter some basic information, you’ll be presented with a list of quality, affordable plans that are available in your area, with clear descriptions of what each plan covers, and what it will cost. You’ll find more choices, more competition, and in many cases, lower prices -- most uninsured Americans will find that they can get covered for $100 or less.
Americans, do as your President says!
Just form a line, though.