Skip to comments.ObamaCare site to go offline for more repairs
Posted on 10/07/2013 11:22:53 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
ObamaCare site to go offline for more repairs By Sam Baker - 10/07/13 01:36 PM ET
Healthcare.gov, the primary website to enroll in health insurance through ObamaCare, will be taken offline again Monday night for improvements, following weekend work designed to fix major technical problems.
The site will be offline beginning at 1 a.m. in order to improve its capacity and make software changes, the Health and Human Services Department said.
HHS said the site had improved as a result of work done over the weekend. The site was taken offline during nonpeak hours to address widespread technical errors that prevented users from creating accounts, a step required before they can compare insurance plans.
"The work done to increase access to HealthCare.gov in light of the overwhelming demand is beginning to show results," HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters said.
HHS has said the primary problem with healthcare.gov has been the unexpectedly heavy traffic to the site. It received roughly 8.6 million visits in the first week of its launch, overwhelming its servers.
But some technical experts say the site's problems are also structural, and HHS acknowledged Monday that its changes are not limited to adding more capacity.
The fixes scheduled to begin at 1 a.m. Tuesday include software changes and moving part of the system to a new type of hardware, HHS said.
"Our work to expand the sites capacity has led to more people successfully applying for and enrolling in affordable health coverage online, with wait times being shortened by approximately 50 percent since Friday," Peters said. "But we wont stop until the doors to HealthCare.gov are wide open, and at the end of the six-month open enrollment, millions of Americans gain affordable coverage.
Maybe they don’t want you to find out the prices
What a pretentious, power grabbing louse up this Obamacare is. They won’t tell you that a lot of the Americans “who will get affordable coverage” were dumped off of employer plans. And because people talk with one another so little today (though, thankfully, Facebook is helping reverse that trend) and because the news is so biased, a lot won’t hear that either.
The best part is when someone finally gets in and has sticker shock
Anyone else hear that parody on the radio
about a “grand opening” of a shop,
and the “owner” is all glitchy, Max-headroomesque?
Trying to find it online. Forgot the URL that they gave.
That’s the next shock.
This is pretty much the “brainchild” of a gaggle of cynical, blindfolded people.
Now how people would get to the state where they would put up with such a thing... is beyond earthly explanation.
Heaven can explain it, however. “Look at those folks, they shrugged God off and now all their sense has gone away.”
Yes, by all means, give them all your personal information for the next data breach down the road.
Luckily for the president, few people can get on and find out what this thing is going to cost them. Or maybe it’s not luck?
Maybe they dont want you to find out the prices
Obama: Just send in a blank check. We’ll fill in the amount.
How can it be repaired - government shutdown
Oddly doesn’t mention when the site will be back up.
“Maybe they dont want you to find out the prices.”
At least, not until it is funded. I think that’s the whole game being played out with the shutdown. The House wants to withhold funding until people find out the cost and rally against it so Obama is trying to not let the people know what it costs.
I’m also shocked at how poorly this was thought out. The ones that are running are the ones not being operated by the federal government. Fourteen states and Washington, D.C., elected to build and run their own health insurance marketplaces; for the most part, these exchange websites are functional.
I hope he has the same crew “fixing” it as set it up. This could get really interesting.
Lots ‘o load testing over the weekend. In the long term they will prolly have to rewrite the internals.
Glad I’m not involved.
The Rats talking point is that Republicans are making a big deal about ACA because they are afraid it might work.
The Repubs. response should be “The people have seen the ACA rates, and now know it was a lie and doesn’t work”
They are closing the site on purpose because people are telling the truth about how extreme the cost is for us.
You should already have sticker shock when you find out that this lemon of a websites software cost the government $313 million dollars.
I want my money back.
They didnt do user acceptance either otherwise they would have caught the empty dropdowns.
When will they be installing the afforablity udate?
The Taylor Swift fan site gets more hits than that in a day, at the announcement of a new concert tour...
Par for the course under President Glitch
They just had the throw the cover-lie in there. There are going to be so many people taking the penalty instead of paying these outrageous premiums that the price will bump to $25k within a year for a crappy bare-bones policy.
The worst thing we could do is to delay it.
Can we assume that the unexpected, overwhelming demand means this program will go bankrupt even faster than originally thought?
Can’t wait to see this piece of garbage hacked every few days.
Serves em right.
What's 50% of eternity?
“You know we’re sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder. Makes you feel good, doesn’t it?”
~Quote from Armageddon but it seems to apply here
Imagine what will happen when doctors and hospitals start flooding the system with insurance claims seeking payment.
If it even gets that far ..
this is absurd.
this is not upgrading.
this is keeping registration in premium prices off the news.
any other site would be up again.
Define functional. In CT the health care exchange was down for a significant part of the first day. Out of 23k visits, only a few hundred signed up.
Sites like Amazon and Netflix cope just fine with much more traffic on a daily basis. They are scared to admit that the bloated and inefficient code is the reason for all the failures.
You can't know the price until you pass the funding!!
They had, what, three years to work on this and it is this buggy?! Who wrote the code for this disaster, some kids smoking crack?
IIRC, in CT less than 200 people signed up on the first day.
It was done by the company in Canada that does their national health care stuff.
And to whom did the Canadian company outsource this crap?
I really have no choice but to apply for coverage for my family and since they (the state) sent me a paper application I am using it. Long, but reliable and doesn’t crash. And I can make a straightforward copy before sending it.
I don’t know that they did.
I assumed they used some of their 69,000 employees to do it.
I may be incorrect.
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