Administration officials: Worst tech issues over for health care website, 800K can shop daily

  • Article by: PHILIP ELLIOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 1, 2013 - 6:21 PM

WASHINGTON — The worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued government health care website, the Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday.

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dflleftDec. 1, 13 8:30 AM

"fewer errors" and "works most of the time".....too funny, NO private sector site would allow this.

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conniemercerDec. 1, 13 9:09 AM

"It's improved". Now there is a reassuring statement! What on earth does it mean? Nothing! This fiasco (website) has cost almost a billion dollars and still doesn't work! Instead of being in Washington and pretending to be president, obama is out having tea with a group demanding amnesty for illegal aliens. Fortunately, this is a resilient country and obama and the democrats cannot destroy it no matter how hard they try.

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nicesiglegDec. 1, 13 9:20 AM

Hey, I also heard that if you like your plan, you can keep it. Tell us more, team Obama because I believe everything you tell us.

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JRBDec. 1, 13 9:33 AM

And according to the experts the site is still not secure! They say it's pretty easy for hackers to exploit and steal personal information. Now that more users will be able to access and enter their data "most of the time" it would seem that the hackers will only have that much more to choose from.

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thurstinDec. 1, 13 9:34 AM

and once again the right wing has fewer and fewer things to complain about so they just complain louder.

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ranger1873Dec. 1, 13 9:34 AM

"Mission Accomplished." Good luck with that.

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crystalbayDec. 1, 13 9:37 AM

""fewer errors" and "works most of the time".....too funny, NO private sector site would allow this."...............First of all, ACA involves the private market significantly; secondly, every major legislation in history had great difficulties in the beginning. Right wingers are so hell-bent of obstructing or sabotaging this law to get everyone insured that I consider it unAmerican. What kind of people rail against making health care available to the entire population??? I guess the same kind who said that SS and Medicare would "destroy the country".

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greatxDec. 1, 13 9:38 AM

This program will fail under its own weight. Period.

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RossbergDec. 1, 1310:00 AM

If this pre-written success story is to be believed why is the administration closely guarding all the information which could confirm or refute it? It seems like before anything can be released they require that it go through a lengthy political vetting to ensure that it has the most positive spin attached to it. Lacking anything positive to say about the site it then gets compared to the Oct. 1 performance which has now become their de facto standard. Regarding the user interface it would be easy to just have a small box on the web page displaying the number of current users to advise people logging on how much traffic to expect. Simpler than that even would be a green-yellow-red indicator showing whether any delays should be anticipated. Not as elegant as an email advising you that accessing the site at 3 AM will get you better results but a bit more user friendly.

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sternitzkyDec. 1, 1310:06 AM

Now, if they can only fix the product that comes out, that would be success.

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