Obamacare Site Once Again Fails As People Rush To Enroll Before Deadline - HotHardware
Obamacare Site Once Again Fails As People Rush To Enroll Before Deadline

Obamacare Site Once Again Fails As People Rush To Enroll Before Deadline

At a critical time wherein the deadline for this year for enrolling for private health insurance through Obamacare hits today, the Healthcare.gov website went down--again. It’s now back up, although there are reports that accessibility is still sporadic, and in any case many users are being put in a digital queue and given a message reading, “HealthCare.gov has a lot of visitors right now!”

This runs somewhat counter to what NBC News reported, which is that that the Department of Health and Human Services said that the issue was not related to an excessively high volume of visitors trying to get their applications in under the wire but was due to a technical glitch that led to an additional four hours of downtime overnight during regular maintenance.

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While many are no doubt nervous that they won’t be able to register in time, the HHS said that as long as you get in line before midnight tonight, you can still get your application in. Further, they’ll accept paper applications until as late as April 7th.

Regardless of anyone’s feelings on the Affordable Care Act, the performance of this system has been shameful. As we’ve said before, this particular failure has nothing to do with the normal tug and pull between politicians and everything to do with simple incompetence. It’s a website; it should function properly.

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What’s most galling about the Healthcare.gov site’s current failure is that these problems have been present from the day the site launched. It’s been about five months now, and still the problems persist.
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I imagine the congestion on this site is tremendous. So although it sucks, it's a bit understandable. But really this is a problem for procrastinators. It's not ideal to wait until the last day to get something this important done.

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If you log on to the obamacare website you can notify them that you tried to register and they will automatically extend your deadline.

I for one am thankful to have medical through Veterans Assistance and my work so I don't need to sign up for this horrible service.

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It just seems to me the site should of been fixed in the short run I cant seem to understand why it isn't. looks like enrollment going to need to be pushed further

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Im guesting its just in the states and not in Canada?

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everyone rushing to enroll is a moron

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its like Diablo 3, Sim City(2013) and Obama Care: Act One all over again. will they never learn.

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