ObamaCare Website Will Be Fixed in a Month: Official
Jeffrey Zients says most should have no trouble by end of November
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2013 12:49 PM CDT
In this computer frame grab, a HealthCare.gov website message is displayed.   (AP Photo/HealthCare.gov)

(Newser) – One of the contractors involved with the ObamaCare website mess simply wouldn't go there yesterday when asked to predict when things might be fixed. Today, the White House official in charge of repairs clarified things: The site should be humming "for the vast majority of users" by the end of November, promised Jeffrey Zients, according to USA Today. "This, perhaps not coincidentally, is the point at which most health-care experts believe the site needs to be up and running without causing serious damage to the Affordable Care Act's first-year open enrollment numbers," observes Sarah Kliff at the Washington Post.

Zients, a former OMB official appointed by President Obama this week to oversee improvements, said a high volume of applicants was only part of the problem. He cited "bugs that prevent the software from performing the way it's supposed to work," and added, "There's a punch list of fixes, and we're going to punch them out one by one." He also named contractor QSSI to oversee the project, notes Politico. Bottom line: "People will be able to apply by Dec. 15 to get coverage by Jan. 1," says an official with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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hog_one
Oct 26, 2013 2:46 AM CDT
For those that care, here is a news bit from Yahoo News. It is about young adults and the ACA; http://news.yahoo.com/are-glitches-scaring-off-young-people-from-obamacare--194314118.html
Jedrek
Oct 25, 2013 9:30 PM CDT
I spoke with my friends around the country. New ACA h/c insurance is no good. One of my friends was told to find another insurance next month. Things are horrible, they raising premiums, companies are laying off people. This is serious, most people don't have money. Everything about the economy it's a lie, fiction.
Middleclasscitizen
Oct 25, 2013 6:02 PM CDT
I sure hope so, I can't wait until all you noobs find out you can keep your plan if you like it and it will be cheaper to have PalousiCare than what you are paying for now..........keep drinking the cool aid kids........help is on the way.........hahahahha