November 4th, 2013
08:58 AM ET
5 months ago

Obamacare website goes dark for nightly fix-it work

(CNN) - Insomniacs and chronic wee-hour shoppers: Take shopping for Obamacare insurance on the federally run HealthCare.gov website off your overnight shopping lists - at least for a while.

The part of the problem-plagued website that allows people to apply for coverage will now be taken offline nightly between 1 and 5 a.m. ET, according to a banner now appearing atop the site's home page.

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  1. Data Driven

    CNN's Political TIcker: Minute-by-Minute Coverage of All Things Heathcare Dot Gov

    Guess what, guys? It'll probably be down a few hours in the wee night hours tonight as well, while the team is under the hood. I'm looking forward to that story too, CNN.

    November 4, 2013 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  2. cumulus

    Just get er done

    November 4, 2013 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    This news coverage of Obamacare is a total garbage. Listen, ACA is a Law. It will not and shall not go away. Tell to your GOP garbage. Yes, Google, Oracle, Red Hat are together fixing this web browser. It works. Takes time. Stop this excessive nonsense, CNN.

    November 4, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  4. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Dear GOD, is this the only thing going on in the world of politics? Can you PLEASE give this a rest CNN?

    November 4, 2013 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Many media outlets that run those ticker tape, news banners across the bottom of your screen are misrepresenting this story by simply reporting that the site "went down", as if it were not a planned shutdown, but rather another failure.

    November 4, 2013 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Good idea.
    Shut it down at night to work on the problems.
    They do the same thing when they are working on the interstates.
    How long before Social Security and Medicare worked out their kinks?
    We are certain that the administration will act judiciously in regards to moving the deadline if that is deemed necessary based on how long it takes to work out the website problem, bearing in mind that the website is just one of four ways that folks can shop and enroll.

    November 4, 2013 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Dear GOD, is this the only thing going on in the world of politics? Can you PLEASE give this a rest CNN?
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    No it is not Jeff, but as you're well aware it is the only thing they can pound the President with at the moment.
    And to your second question, no, no they won't.
    CNN has decided to be part of the problem and not the solution. They decided this eons ago.
    Pity.

    November 4, 2013 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  8. ED1

    You are correct it's the law but that doesn't mean it's a good sound law.

    The people didn't want but it was still shoved down throats by the pass the bill so we can see what's in Democrats.

    Total waste of our tax dollars it has some good points but it will cost 1.8 trillion dollars we don't have.

    Get a grip people it's just a crappy law that needs to be fixed with all the trouble they have had with just the web site and flat out lies Obama told the voters the bill should get a make over first.

    November 4, 2013 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  9. Data Driven

    @Dominican Mama,

    "How long before Social Security and Medicare worked out their kinks?"

    It took 17 years for Medicare/Medicaid to be implemented in all 50 states - mostly, by the way, because of conservative politicians' intransigence in some individual states.

    But, by all means, let's have a panic attack about a website that's buggy for a few weeks, amirite?

    November 4, 2013 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    ED1

    You are correct it's the law but that doesn't mean it's a good sound law.

    The people didn't want but it was still shoved down throats by the pass the bill so we can see what's in Democrats.
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    Careful now, the right wing has no right to that complaint. The same could be said about ......
    - Voter ID
    - Stand Your Ground
    - Require Abortion Doctors To Have Admitting Priviliges
    - Anti-Collective Bargaining Legislation

    ...and numerous others.

    November 4, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  11. The HAM

    200 Billion wasted on a website so they could go and pay another insane amount to the people they should have hired in the first place.... well done...

    November 4, 2013 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  12. Hector Slagg

    Well,
    I am reminded of a couple of movies. One of them probably will fit the bill. One THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY or THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX. Maybe it is time to hitch up them Government Mules.

    November 4, 2013 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  13. tom l

    So none of you have a problem with the fact that the government knew that the site was not secure but they still rolled it out anyways? Amazing

    November 4, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  14. tom l

    ED1

    You are correct it's the law but that doesn't mean it's a good sound law.

    The people didn't want but it was still shoved down throats by the pass the bill so we can see what's in Democrats. – FEDERAL LAW
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    Careful now, the right wing has no right to that complaint. The same could be said about ......
    – Voter ID – STATE'S RIGHTS LAW
    – Stand Your Ground – STATE'S RIGHTS LAW
    – Require Abortion Doctors To Have Admitting Priviliges – STATE'S RIGHTS LAW
    – Anti-Collective Bargaining Legislation – STATE'S RIGHTS LAW

    Rudy, you are too smart to try to conflate a state's rights versus federal rights so please try not to mislead. You do understatnd the difference, right?

    ...and numerous others.

    November 4, 2013 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  15. Rudy NYC

    tom l.

    "The people didn't want but it was still shoved down throats by the pass the bill so we can see what's in Democrats. – FEDERAL LAW."

    Rudy, you are too smart to try to conflate a state's rights versus federal rights so please try not to mislead. You do understatnd the difference, right?
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    Non-sequitor. Are you too smart to realzie that you are defending the rights of states to shove bills down people/s throats? If that is what the right wing would do at the state level, I dread what they would try to do at the national level.

    November 4, 2013 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  16. Data Driven

    @tom l,

    You found two that actually mention droning (none on NSA spying):

    "- Drone all you southern confederate traitors.
    - They should use a drone on Paul so the American people don't have to listen to his gop idiotic big mouth ,forget about ever being president you moron, just like your father ,gop goof !!!!"

    Hardly serious comments; also, no actual support for the actual droning program. Just overheated rhetoric and name-calling. Again: I challenge you to find liberal support for droning and NSA spying. You've merely demonstrated that liberals don't like Rand Paul, but you haven't demonstrated that liberals support NSA spying and the Bush/Obama drone program.

    If Rand Paul likes sweet tea, and I don't, then it's because I simply don't like sweet tea, not because Rand Paul likes it and therefore I must dislike it.

    November 4, 2013 10:29 am at 10:29 am |