First it was the government shutdown, and now the government’s health care website is being shutdown daily. Going offline may give teams time to fix the glitches plaguing the troubled website.
This is actually planned, unlike the other shutdowns and glitches that have plagued the website since it went live on October 1st.
When you log onto http://www.Healthcare.gov a message appears telling you, the health insurance marketplace online application isn`t available from approximately 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
That will be the case every day until the website is fixed. The site also warns it may be down at other times too, while improvements are made.
There is growing criticism of the Obama administration over its implementation of the President’s signature health care law.
The L.A. times reports, The president was told the web-site would be ready for its October first debut, even though private contractors and some administration officials knew the site failed in early testing.
Last week President Obama compared the problematic rollout of Obamacare to ‘Romneycare’: the 2006 massachusetts health program signed into law by then-Governor Mitt Romney. Yesterday Romney took issue with that on NBC’s Meet the Press, saying the difference between the two is the President made false promises with the Affordable Health Care Act.
“And perhaps the most important lesson the president, i think, failed to learn was, you have to tell the American people the truth. And when he told the American people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again, he wasn’t telling the truth. And i think that fundamental dishonesty has really put in peril the whole foundation of his second term.”
The Obama Administration has hired tech gurus from Google and Oracle to fix the problems plaguing the site. They are aiming have healthcare.gov running, bug free, by the end of this month.
People can still find coverage by calling the 24-hour call center at 1-800-318-2596.