OK, so it’s pretty obvious that the web site enrollment thing isn’t working for a lot of people.
As I’ve posted before, I think the most rational thing to do is to wait a couple of weeks while they iron out all the glitches. But at least in California, it’s also quite possible to apply on paper. Here’s a link:
Actually, even if you plan to apply online, I’d strongly encourage Californians to review this application brochure first — you’ll find that it answers a lot of your questions, and reviewing the form will help you to be ready with the information that you will need for an online application.