Elizabeth Cohen, CNN
(CNN) - Error messages, page not found, system down.
It's been a tough nearly two weeks for Obamacare.
There were error messages or that little annoying twirly thing. (I hate the twirly thing.)
I've been trying since day one to get an account and login on Healthcare.gov.
And failed again.
"Couldn't make this page work."
"It wouldn't log me in."
"Ugh! It's not working."
When I've called the 1-800 number for help, the reps tell me volume is high, and to try again during off-peak hours.
So I tried at 10:30 p.m., 7 a.m., and still it didn't work.
So finally I set my alarm clock for 3 a.m. Sunday, but guess what, the system was down for maintenance.
And I'm not the only one having trouble. On Facebook, people took to the Healthcare.gov page to vent by the thousands and on CNN's iReport.
Independent analysts tell CNN the problems go way beyond high volume and minor glitches. They say the site fails to follow even basic protocols in its coding.
There is always the old-fashioned option of enrolling over the phone and using snail-mail. And you do have time: to be insured by Jan. 1, you just have to complete the process by December 15.