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Obamacare Website Repair Goals Reached, Administration Says

The Obama administration says it has made fixes to healthcare.gov that will allow 50,000 simultaneous users and enable 800,000 people to enroll per day...
December 6, 2013

The Obama administration says it has made fixes to healthcare.gov that will allow 50,000 simultaneous users and enable 800,000 people to enroll per day. More than 400 software issues have been fixed or improved, making the site two to five times faster, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Press Secretary Jay Carney said the White House had reached its goal that “the vast majority of users are able to access the site and have it function effectively.”

Despite all these upbeat statements, the proof will be in how the site functions going forward.

The effect of the repairs may not be known until the middle of January, when the administration reports on enrollment in December. About 100,000 people signed up for coverage through the federal system last month, a roughly four-fold increase from October even as healthcare.gov was undergoing repairs, said a person familiar with program’s progress. Enrollment numbers will be higher now that these improvements have been made, said Washington & Lee University Law Professor Timothy Jost.

Administration Says Website Repair Goals Reached (Bloomberg 12/2/13)
Healthcare.gov Attracts 800,000 Visitors as Operation Improves (Bloomberg 12/3/13)

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