Despite “technical enhancements,” there are still “problems plaguing HealthCare.gov,” The Hill reported November 30.
Before it could even start functioning (or malfunctioning, as the case may be) the Obamacare website was “suddenly taken down down for 11 hours — just before its long-awaited relaunch,” according to the New York Post.
On the front page of the November 30 New Tork Times, the lead story notes that
The website, which the administration promised would “function smoothly” for most people by Nov. 30, remains a work in progress. It is more stable, with many more people able to use it simultaneously than just two weeks ago. But it still suffers sporadic crashes, and large parts of the vital “back end” that processes enrollment data and transactions with insurers remain unbuilt.
And December 1, when CNN medical producer Matt Sloane, tried to demonstrate the new, improved and smoothly functioning website on air, he kept getting error messages.
In the wake of all this, two advertisers released new television commercials – the Obama administration coaxing more consumers to visit the site (and experience these failures for themselves), and an insurance company offering a helpful way to avoid it. Read more →