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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:39 PM


Officials: Worst Tech Bugs Over For Healthcare.gov

Dec 1, 12:51 PM (ET)

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.

But that doesn't mean HealthCare.gov is ready for a clean bill of health.
Officials acknowledged more work remains on the website that included hundreds of software bugs, inadequate equipment and inefficient management for its national debut two months ago. Federal workers and private contractors have undertaken an intense reworking of the system, but the White House's chief troubleshooter cautioned some users could still encounter trouble.

"The bottom line - HealthCare.gov on December 1st is night and day from where it was on October 1st," Jeff Zients told reporters.

More than 50,000 people can log on to the website at one time and more than 800,000 people will be able to shop for insurance coverage each day, the government estimated in a report released Sunday. If true, it's a dramatic improvement from the system's first weeks, when frustrated buyers watched their computer screen freeze, the website crash and error messages multiply.



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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:44 PM

1. I can get insurance there now

I had problems all thru November but they were resolved today and I expect to choose a plan in a couple of days. We will have full insurance for about what we've been paying for catastrophic only. That in itself may lower my blood pressure!

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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:48 PM

2. I haven't even attempted yet but will probably take a stab at it sometime this week. eom


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