In what is already being called the worst accident since Walmart’s Black ThurFriday Sale, dozens of people were trampled when crowds broke through library barriers trying to take advantage of Obama’s “Buy One Get One Free” holiday health care plan sale.
The holiday deal which runs through the end of December was meant to buoy flagging sales of health insurance plans.
Several witnesses present at the scene were left confused over the rush since the website can be accessed by anyone with a computer and an internet connection.
Right: As the New York Public Library opened Friday morning, record crowds were waiting as patiently as at any Walmart or Best Buy you might have seen. (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE)
“People hear that there is a sale taking place and you can see the frenzy in their eyes,” said a man who asked that we not use his real name, we’ll call him “John Smith,”* of Phoenix Arizona.
Officials at the insurance exchange site Healthcare.gov could not be reached as their website was down.
CORRECTION — We inadvertently used the actual name of John Smith, auditor for Bank of America at 201 E. Washington Street in Phoenix, Arizona. That was a mistake on our part and we apologize, thus absolving us of any legal ramifications.