ObamacareSignups.Net: Crowdsourcing Help Needed
NOTE: This was originally posted over at Daily Kos. I've since ported it over here, verbatim, for archival purposes.
OK, given that the HHS Dept. is not releasing any actual, official ACA/Obamacare signup numbers until a month has passed, I've decided to launch a simple website devoted to tracking the numbers as they're reported by the states running their own exchanges, as well as other reputable sources.
Here's the place to go; I'll be compiling the numbers weekly as they come in, to the best of my ability: ObamacareSignups.net
It's obviously very crude right now, just a simple spreadsheet with a handful of numbers and a few source links (which don't even link yet). The blue states are the ones that are running their own exchanges; the rest are all run by the Federal site (Healthcare.gov), although it looks like 2 states (Idaho and New Mexico) will be moving to their own next year, and Utah has it's own site for business signups only. Interestingly, it turns out that the territories (American Samoa, Puerto Rico, etc.) aren't covered by the ACA at all.
I plan on cleaning it up this week, adding live links to the sources and the state exchanges, along with a few other odds 'n ends.
However, I'll need your help. I'd appreciate it if 15 people (one for each state exchange, plus one for D.C.) could volunteer to check the media in each of those states for the latest official (hopefully accurate) figures on how many people have actually signed up for a healthcare policy via the ACA (as opposed to just creating an account, although those numbers will be listed as well).
If you're interested in assisting, send me a private message, thanks!