Warren Olney hosts me among a panel of exchange and health care reform experts to give insight on week 1 of the ACA exchange roll-out

This morning I had the chance to speak with Warren Olney and a group of other exchange and health reform experts on the first days of the ACA exchange roll-out.

Listen to or download the podcast of “While the Clock Ticks, Software Defects Mar Healthcare Roll-Out” on To The Point with Warren Olney.

I joined a panel of experts on when the ACA will be ready for prime time. To The Point tweeted key comments from each of us, including:

  • Bryce Williams, Towers Watson: Hard to penalize Americans for not buying what they can’t easily buy online says @brycewatch
  • Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post White House correspondent: WH has stopped giving reporters like @eilperin hard #s about Obamacare web hits
  • Jyoti Bansal, AppDynamics: Healthcare.gov  glitches partly due to “old legacy systems” from state websites says @appdynamics
  • Peter Suderman, Reason magazine: Whopping 7% polled say Obamacare roll-out has gone “quite well” says @petersuderman
  • Tayse Haynes, Cabinet for Health and Family Services of Kentucky: One surprising state where Obamacare’s been less rocky: Kentucky. We hear from the health czar.

In the full podcast, you’ll hear comments on these points and more:

  • What factors states had to consider in setting up their exchanges
  • What could happen with those who get their coverage later due to state exchange glitches
  • How options for young people’s coverage could impact state exchanges
  • How this launch compares to the roll-out of Medicare Advantage and Part D nearly a decade ago