Poll: Health Exchange Rollout Gets Poor Reviews

A woman looks at the HealthCare.gov insurance exchange internet site October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is commonly called, passed in March 2010, went into effect Tuesday at 8am EST. Heavy Internet traffic and system problems plagued the launch of the new health insurance exchanges Tuesday morning. Consumers attempting to log on were met with an error message early Tuesday due to an overload of Internet traffic. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Health Exchange Rollout Gets Poor Reviews

Only 7 percent of Americans said enrolling for health care went well.

Published October 11, 2013

The government's new health insurance marketplaces are drawing lots of rotten tomatoes in early reviews. But people are at least checking them out.

According to an AP-GfK poll, 7 percent of Americans report that somebody in their household has tried to sign up for insurance through the health care exchanges.

While that's a small percentage, it could represent more than 20 million people.

Three-fourths of those who tried to sign up reported problems, though, and that's reflected in the underwhelming reviews.

Overall, just 7 percent of Americans say the roll out of the health exchanges has gone well. Far more deem it a flop.

Among those who've tested out the system, three-quarters of those polled said they've experienced problems trying to sign up.

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(Photo: Karen Bleir/AFP/Getty Images)

Written by Jennider Agiesta and Nancy Benac, The Associated Press

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