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ObamaCare site to go offline for more repairs
The Hill ^

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 site’s 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 won’t 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.”


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1 posted on 10/07/2013 11:22:53 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe they don’t want you to find out the prices


2 posted on 10/07/2013 11:25:28 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


3 posted on 10/07/2013 11:26:00 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"[...]millions of Americans gain affordable coverage.”

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

4 posted on 10/07/2013 11:26:55 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Sub-Driver

The best part is when someone finally gets in and has sticker shock


5 posted on 10/07/2013 11:27:22 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 11:27:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: molson209

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.”


7 posted on 10/07/2013 11:28:12 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, by all means, give them all your personal information for the next data breach down the road.


8 posted on 10/07/2013 11:28:39 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

9 posted on 10/07/2013 11:28:39 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


10 posted on 10/07/2013 11:28:41 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

11 posted on 10/07/2013 11:29:59 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: molson209

Maybe they don’t want you to find out the prices


Obama: Just send in a blank check. We’ll fill in the amount.


12 posted on 10/07/2013 11:32:12 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: molson209

13 posted on 10/07/2013 11:32:27 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: Sub-Driver

How can it be repaired - government shutdown


14 posted on 10/07/2013 11:32:55 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: headstamp 2

15 posted on 10/07/2013 11:33:55 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oddly doesn’t mention when the site will be back up.


16 posted on 10/07/2013 11:33:59 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: molson209

“Maybe they don’t 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.


17 posted on 10/07/2013 11:34:26 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: MrB

18 posted on 10/07/2013 11:35:06 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: molson209

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.


19 posted on 10/07/2013 11:36:43 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: ryan71

20 posted on 10/07/2013 11:36:53 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope he has the same crew “fixing” it as set it up. This could get really interesting.


21 posted on 10/07/2013 11:40:31 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lots ‘o load testing over the weekend. In the long term they will prolly have to rewrite the internals.

Glad I’m not involved.


22 posted on 10/07/2013 11:47:13 AM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

LOL


23 posted on 10/07/2013 11:47:44 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: molson209

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”


24 posted on 10/07/2013 11:50:08 AM PDT by DAC21
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25 posted on 10/07/2013 11:51:59 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Sub-Driver

They are closing the site on purpose because people are telling the truth about how extreme the cost is for us.


26 posted on 10/07/2013 11:56:17 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: RightGeek; Sub-Driver
The best part is when someone finally gets in and has sticker shock

You should already have sticker shock when you find out that this lemon of a website’s software cost the government $313 million dollars.

I want my money back.

27 posted on 10/07/2013 12:03:02 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: upchuck

They didnt do user acceptance either otherwise they would have caught the empty dropdowns.


28 posted on 10/07/2013 12:08:06 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Sub-Driver
The site will be offline beginning at 1 a.m. in order to improve its capacity and make software changes

When will they be installing the afforablity udate?

29 posted on 10/07/2013 12:17:59 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: bergmeid

Bump!


30 posted on 10/07/2013 12:24:23 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It received roughly 8.6 million visits in the first week of its launch, overwhelming its servers.

The Taylor Swift fan site gets more hits than that in a day, at the announcement of a new concert tour...

31 posted on 10/07/2013 12:26:28 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Sub-Driver

Par for the course under President Glitch


32 posted on 10/07/2013 12:26:54 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver
...will be taken offline again Monday night for improvements

(improvements)
Very funny stuff
:)
33 posted on 10/07/2013 12:29:18 PM PDT by novemberslady
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"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.

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.

34 posted on 10/07/2013 12:32:31 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Can we assume that the unexpected, overwhelming demand means this program will go bankrupt even faster than originally thought?


35 posted on 10/07/2013 12:39:59 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can’t wait to see this piece of garbage hacked every few days.

Serves em right.


36 posted on 10/07/2013 12:40:28 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Sub-Driver
"....with wait times being shortened by approximately 50 percent since Friday,"

What's 50% of eternity?

37 posted on 10/07/2013 12:40:41 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: upchuck

“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


38 posted on 10/07/2013 12:51:54 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Imagine what will happen when doctors and hospitals start flooding the system with insurance claims seeking payment.

If it even gets that far ..


39 posted on 10/07/2013 12:53:54 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Sub-Driver

this is absurd.

this is not upgrading.

this is keeping registration in premium prices off the news.

any other site would be up again.


40 posted on 10/07/2013 12:54:13 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: erlayman

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.


41 posted on 10/07/2013 1:02:15 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Lou L

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.


42 posted on 10/07/2013 1:06:37 PM PDT by matt04
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To: molson209
Maybe they don’t want you to find out the prices

You can't know the price until you pass the funding!!

43 posted on 10/07/2013 1:06:39 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


44 posted on 10/07/2013 1:07:29 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Carry_Okie

IIRC, in CT less than 200 people signed up on the first day.


45 posted on 10/07/2013 1:08:30 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Army Air Corps

It was done by the company in Canada that does their national health care stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CGI_Group


46 posted on 10/07/2013 1:12:26 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: nascarnation

And to whom did the Canadian company outsource this crap?


47 posted on 10/07/2013 1:14:02 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


48 posted on 10/07/2013 1:14:57 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I don’t know that they did.
I assumed they used some of their 69,000 employees to do it.
I may be incorrect.


49 posted on 10/07/2013 1:15:20 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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