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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.