Deadline Day: Obama administration 'on track' for website goal, agency says
November 30th, 2013
11:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Deadline Day: Obama administration 'on track' for website goal, agency says

Washington (CNN) - A moment of truth has arrived for President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms with Saturday's self-imposed deadline to get the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov website to work properly for most users.

With tech experts making upgrades and fixes during the overnight hours this weekend, an official with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Saturday the administration is "on track to meet [its] stated goal for the site to work for the vast majority of users"- a promise Obama and other officials have been making for weeks.

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  1. bill

    i would take bets on the number of people on here that would eat dog turds if obama said it was candy.

    November 30, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. Tampa Tim

    I was reading the Wiscinsin State Journal on line, and noticed that Gov. Walker's website for veteran's drivers licenses is not functioning properly. It appears that Walker should be impeached for not being able to create a website that can handle 300 hits a day. That might also explain his unwillingness to set up a healthcare exchange.

    November 30, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. just me

    History has a liberal bias.

    November 30, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. Richard Long

    Why wasn't the website fully operational October 1st?

    November 30, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  5. Rusty Krus

    It must be so frustrating for you Republicans to work so hard at hating this man, only to see him win elections and public support time and time again. I guess sane people really do see through sociopaths like Karl Rove, Roger Ailes and Darrell Issa.

    November 30, 2013 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  6. g

    why waste money on health care ,when you can buy a gun

    November 30, 2013 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  7. ThinkAgain

    Follow up question from the UnitedHealthcare website FAQ:

    Q. If I get sick but don't have the money to pay, won't doctors and hospitals treat me?
    A. Yes, most doctors and hospitals will treat you, but they will aggressively pursue collection of your unpaid medical bills by turning your account over to a collection agency. Yes, some hospitals write off a certain amount of care each year, called "indigent care," but if you or your family fail to meet strict requirements, they'll come after you to pay. Somebody will pay - either you as a paying patient in the form of higher medical bills, or taxpayers.

    Again, if insurance companies are encouraging young, healthy people to buy health insurance, why isn't the GOP?

    Does the GOP want young people to suffer financial hardship? Isn't the GOP encouraging irresponsibility by telling people to not buy insurance?

    Why is the GOP so actively working AGAINST people's self-interest?

    *crickets*

    December 1, 2013 01:48 am at 1:48 am |
  8. Neutral Observer

    Ha ha ha. Did you really think if they missed 12/1 deadline, they'd come out and say something like, "well I guess we failed again, we suck so bad". Of course not. They were going to declare victory no matter how bad the system is. Just wait a few weeks or months when we start to hear all the caveats and back tracking,..."oh when we said work properly, we didn't mean you could actually use it to sign up,...no that's in our new 1/14 deadline". Even if it works, it's not going to make rotten plans any better, its not going to prevent current plans from becoming unviable. Face it America, we all voted through the pay more get less plan.

    December 1, 2013 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  9. don in albuquerque

    @Bill-I feel certain you can tell us all about turds, an item you appear to have first hand knowledge of.

    December 1, 2013 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  10. JeffreyPtr

    It's good that the website is running better, but that isn't the real problem. I'm uninsured and will likely remain so because the out of pocket cost for insurance is, in m opinion, unreasonably high. In all probability I'm not likely to need the insurance and would prefer to pay when I've used a service rather then before.

    December 1, 2013 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
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