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O-Care data hub to go dark for repairs (routine maintenance Saturday night to Tuesday morning)
The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 11/09/2013 5:04:22 PM PST by Libloather

ObamaCare's federal data hub will undergo routine maintenance from Saturday night to Tuesday morning, temporarily preventing HealthCare.gov from verifying if users are eligible for premium tax credits.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made the announcement Friday, saying the hub will be offline for work on its connection to the Internal Revenue Service.

The disruption will not prevent users from otherwise completing applications for coverage on the federally run exchanges, CMS communications director Julie Bataille said.

HealthCare.gov is usually taken down for maintenance overnight and during the weekends. Federal health officials say the disconnections are necessary as they make a variety of improvements and changes to the site.

The data hub is one component of the system that the CMS has touted as working well. It helps to check applicants' personal data against federal databases as they move through the enrollment process.

The administration is struggling to fix HealthCare.gov before its self-imposed deadline of Nov. 30.

Former White House budget chief Jeff Zients, who was appointed to oversee the repair effort, said his team has reduced error rates on the site to 2 percent, down from 6 percent on Oct. 1.

"Where we are is not where we want to be," Zients said on a call with reporters. "We are making progress each week."

Zients also disclosed that he's working full-time on the effort and not receiving pay.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hub; obamacaredata; repair

1 posted on 11/09/2013 5:04:22 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

What a complete and utter joke this whole thing is. It’s perfectly illustrative of the Federal Government’s knowledge, capabilities, and intent in their every endeavor.


2 posted on 11/09/2013 5:07:47 PM PST by dinodino
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To: dinodino

What a coincidence, Google and Amazon will down during the same timeframe! (Just kidding!)


3 posted on 11/09/2013 5:12:46 PM PST by The Duke
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To: dinodino

Hahah, they are down 50% of the time for maintenance? Oh haha, it’s Dark Ages back there in DC.


4 posted on 11/09/2013 5:16:52 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

A 60 hour maintenance window? Chumps.


5 posted on 11/09/2013 5:17:42 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dinodino

Notice how the hours that the site is down is exactly the same hours that overweight unskilled ACORN workers would be sleeping.

I’m thinking there are 5 post-menopausal urban neighborhood queens working in the backroom of the website, processing applications at the same speed as the employees of the Wealthy St McDonalds in Grand Rapids MI.


6 posted on 11/09/2013 5:17:54 PM PST by lurk
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To: bboop

but it “works” Wednesdays to Fridays?

It belongs to a union?


7 posted on 11/09/2013 5:18:07 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Libloather

Hehe. Excellent.


8 posted on 11/09/2013 5:26:23 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: dirtboy
Seriously! What the hell are they doing in there? Here are some other computers the architects of this cluster might be interested in for upgrades:


9 posted on 11/09/2013 5:59:38 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Libloather

Why is a former WH Budget Chief assigned these duties?

Separation of functions thrown out the window?

I would think there are some fundamental breaches in appropriations ongoing here.

Working without pay? Not allowed.


10 posted on 11/09/2013 6:05:33 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Libloather

You can’t perform “routine” maintainence on something that doesn’t work.


11 posted on 11/09/2013 6:06:17 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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To: Libloather
They cannot get anything right, yet they insist on telling us all is well. This is insanity and yet we have to live under this regime? The world is indeed upside down. Isaiah 59:3 : For your hands are stained with blood and your fingers with crime; your lips speak lies, your tongues utter wicked things.
12 posted on 11/09/2013 6:08:37 PM PST by Fungi
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13 posted on 11/09/2013 6:09:10 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Libloather

Obama Care site and IRS shut down just before the “EMP” Black out drill is making me wary of the “drill”.


14 posted on 11/09/2013 6:10:31 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Libloather
ObamaCare's federal data hub will undergo routine maintenance from Saturday night to Tuesday morning, temporarily preventing HealthCare.gov from verifying if users are eligible for premium tax credits.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made the announcement Friday, saying the hub will be offline for work on its connection to the Internal Revenue Service.

The disruption will not prevent users from otherwise completing applications for coverage on the federally run exchanges, CMS communications director Julie Bataille said.

HealthCare.gov is usually taken down for maintenance overnight and during the weekends. Federal health officials say the disconnections are necessary as they make a variety of improvements and changes to the site.

The data hub is one component of the system that the CMS has touted as working well. It helps to check applicants' personal data against federal databases as they move through the enrollment process.


OK, let me make sure I've got this straight: the data hub will be offline. It's an important component of the system, because it checks applicant's personal data to make sure it's correct. Despite this, the government says people will still be able to complete their applications while the data hub is offline.

Does anyone else see this as problematic, or is it just me?

15 posted on 11/09/2013 6:24:19 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Libloather
I would be ecstatic if Hussein and his entire government went down for 2-1/2 days a week...

Regularly!

16 posted on 11/09/2013 7:08:26 PM PST by publius911 (At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: bboop

Down 50% of the time for maintenance … the other 50% of the time, it’s not working.


17 posted on 11/09/2013 7:17:49 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Libloather
They even called GEICO for help.
18 posted on 11/09/2013 7:21:28 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Libloather

Perfectly normal IT practice. eBay goes dark all the time. so does Netflix and Wikipedia.

Yup. Check the list yourself:
http://www.alexa.com/topsites


19 posted on 11/09/2013 7:32:51 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Libloather

ROTFLOL! Down from Saturday to Tuesday is hardly routine maintenance. Can you imagine ebay, amazon, craigslist, espn, google, google email, apple, icloud, dropbox, or a slew of others going down every Saturday to Tuesday for “maintenance”? The Obammunists really do think the people of this country are stupid, stupid, stupid.


20 posted on 11/09/2013 8:13:26 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: dinodino
I sold monitors to Ohio Scientific in the 70's, I remember the President was a woman, Charity Cheiky.

It was a hot product for a short time and the company got sold, which was very common back then.

21 posted on 11/09/2013 8:16:12 PM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: dirtboy
A 60 hour maintenance window? Chumps.

They need the extra time to manually build a database of hundreds of thousands who "have enrolled" to bring the numbers up...

22 posted on 11/10/2013 3:46:23 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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