White House says Healthcare.gov fixes made

White House says Healthcare.gov fixes made

Summary: The administration has announced that they have met their self-imposed deadline for making the health care marketplace site usable.


A "HealthCare.gov Progress and Performance Report" released by the Center for Mediare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declares that the end-of-month deadline for fixes to the healthcare.gov web site has been met.

The report was released at a press briefing Sunday morning with Jeffrey Zients, the man President Obama tasked to oversee the fixes. Zients announced that:

...the average system response time is under 1 second; the error rate is "consistently well below 1 percent"; the online system is stable — not crashing — more than 90 percent of the time; as many as 50,000 shoppers can use the site at the same time, or up to 800,000 visits a day.

The report concludes:

As the metrics detailed in this report reveal, dramatic progress has been made on improving HealthCare.gov. There is more work to be done to continue to improve and enhance the website and continue to improve the consumer experience in the weeks and months ahead. The new management system and instrumentation have helped improve site stability, lower the error rating below 1%, increase capacity to allow 50,000 concurrent users to simultaneously use the site and will help drive continuous improvement on the site. While we strive to innovate and improve our outreach and systems for reaching consumers, we believe we have met the goal of having a system that will work smoothly for the vast majority of users.

Hat tip to the Washington Post.

Topics: Health, Government US

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  • Really?

    I am getting the exact same error I have been getting for over a month. A problem they should have fixed long ago.
  • luis river

    Dramatic progress...el report include. Hewlett Packard made one big job, ( cost appropriate and time realization )
    luis river
  • Comrades! healthcare.gove is fixed!

    Of COURSE the White House has announced that healthcare.gov is now fixed! Not in your wildest dreams would you have expected this pack of liars to do anything other than declare victory. To quote the administration on this historic accomplishment: "Due to the heroic efforts of the heroes working 24x7 in our glorious tractor factories, our heroic heroes have assured that the heroic peasants on the steppes have received enough glorious tractors to harvest the Motherland's bountiful potato crop before it rots in the fields and ruins our glorious five year plan quotas!"
    Asok Smith
    • Wow

      A Communist Russia joke might be funny if this was socialist in any way. :|
      Michael Alan Goff
      • joke

        You are right....it is much closer to fascism..the government forcing population to buy service/ product from third partys
        • Yawn

          I really get tired of these extreme (and stupid) comparisons.
          Michael Alan Goff
        • Auto insurance is an instrument of fascist oppression?

          John L. Ries
    • "this pack of liars to do anything other than declare victory"...

      ... yeah, kinda takes you back to Dubya declaring victory in Iraq on that big ship, now don't it, butch?