Obamacare fix: upgrades, 24/7 trouble-shooting, and old pizza
November 30th, 2013
08:17 AM ET
8 years ago

Obamacare fix: upgrades, 24/7 trouble-shooting, and old pizza

(CNN) - Saturday marks the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline to fix the troubled HealthCare.gov website, for most people at least.

It caps a frenzied, two-month race by computer programmers and contractors sprinkled throughout the D.C. suburbs on both sides of the beltway in Maryland and Virginia.


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  1. Marie MD

    Once again, websites can be fixed and upgraded.
    Thousand of deaths on a lie of a war looking for ghost WMDs can't bring back the dead nor grow new limbs.
    Shutting down the government to keep a campaign promise by the teaklans hurt millions of Americans.
    I'll take the website over anything repug any day.

    November 30, 2013 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  2. Stuffit

    This is such a mess. Millions cancelled, higher cost for everyone except the dope smokers and welfare frauds and señor citizens who worked hard, paid taxes and acted responsibly all of thei lives being screwed over by this charlatan community organizer. It seems the majority only have a voice when it works to the Kenyan village idiots interest. This is the most corrupt president in history.

    November 30, 2013 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  3. GI Joe

    This is the way I see it:
    Doctors are running healthcare. Insurance Companies are providing the insurance.

    The government is trying to offer an easy way to sign up.

    You can still call, ask for paperwork, or go to a sign-up office.

    The website is not the end of the world. It's one of 4 ways to get health insurance thru an insurance company that cannot turn you down.

    That's not government run Healthcare.


    Governors in red states want to be there to probe every woman that is pregnant, and make women who have miscarriages turn themselves in to the police for possible murder charges. THAT's government run Healthcare.

    November 30, 2013 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  4. HaroldLewisBlair

    After spending 700 million of taxpayer money- this system should have been working along time ago- now millions more is being spent to fix that which was paid for- this whole thing stinks of political payoffs in the smoke-filled backrooms of the Democratic party- which is the only thing that Obama does well- powerful people have installed Obama and spent millions in hiding his past history and many more millions keeping the news of Obama's in-eligibility to be president out of the newsmedia- while Obama preaches to the poor and spends millions on giveaways to get their votes- he (Obama) is controlled by the rich lest they reveal his past history-

    November 30, 2013 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  5. ED1

    Why will the voters not wake up. Obama rammed the bill down our throats, we didn't have the funds to cover the bill, the cost has gone up twice as much than projected, supposed to cover 40 million people, unions are exempt along with many others, the middle class will be funding the program with people who don't want it, and they are keeping their fingers crossed that they will not have any more problems with the web site yea right is Santa here yet.

    You could take the 1.8 trillion and insure just about everybody in the US who are here legally with all the useless crap that has nothing to do with health care in the bill.

    Obama has lied or didn't read it more like lying and then the current House leader made a bold statement lets pass the bill so we can see what's in it.

    You don't see anything wrong here.

    November 30, 2013 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    All he wanted was to win an election......not make something work properly.

    November 30, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. Tampa Tim

    Now the right wing lie machine has the cost of the website up to $700 million. That is even higher than Sean Insanity was lying about. You right wingnuts should be dancing in the streets, you get to keep your crap policies for another year. You wingnuts do know that your crazy shutdown cost $24 billion, and that is wasted and more than anything related to the ACA. Where are the complaints?

    November 30, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. Tampa Tim

    No one rammed anything in the ACA down the throats of you right wingnuts. It is Limbaugh and the right wing lie machine that has you on your knees begging for more.

    November 30, 2013 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  9. don in albuquerque

    @ED 1-You and your ilk are all so funny-Where the problem exists is between your ears. Obama won and MittWitt lost. For most people very simple. Sometimes things men make (a website) do not work correctly the first time. For most people very simple. Should people be able to buy worthless health insurance, and then the rest of us pay when their policy does not? For most people very simple. If you and people liked Rick McDaniel work really hard you might be able to hold him to two terms. Until then, you will be seen as -–very simple.

    November 30, 2013 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    Six tenths of one per cent of our population has been inconvenienced, but they now get to keep their crap policies for one more year. Think about the 50 million uninsured who will be helped. At the end, over 300 million will have access to health care. Impeach the republicans.

    November 30, 2013 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  11. Hector Slagg

    News Flash. While the Liberal's are hanging on for dear life, Obama Care is headed for the Bone Yard. Not because I say so, it is because it is not workable. If it was workable, it would already be working, perfectly.

    November 30, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. Cal

    GOP shutdown cost the U.S. taxpayers 26 Billion dollars. Now they complain about the added cost of the website. GOP need to keep their mouth shut.

    November 30, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  13. ED1

    Tampa Tim

    No one rammed anything in the ACA down the throats of you right wingnuts. It is Limbaugh and the right wing lie machine that has you on your knees begging for more.

    The shutdown didn't do anything but what the House was elected to do stop the overspending what cabbage leaf have you been hiding under.

    I don't know where you get your information from but the Democrats rammed the Obamacare down our throats the Republicans tried to warn the people out there that think Obama can walk on water no leader as you see he didn't read the bill either or he would not been caught lying not just once but many many time.

    The left continues to spend what we don't have and before you say Bush put us in a unfunded war just tell me what war has been funded that's right -0-.

    Have you purchased your insurance yet?

    November 30, 2013 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  14. Ron L

    Yes, the launch of the Website was a mess! Yes, up to 1.5million people will have their insurance cancelled and may will have to pay higher for BETTER coverage. NONE of them will be turned down, which often happened before the ACA. ALSO, their will be 30-50 million Americans who will benefit from different parts of the ACA once everything settles down. Will the ACA provide all the answers that makes everyone happy...NO!! But will it be better for a majority of Americans than what we had before...I BELIEVE IT WILL!! But it will take another 6 months to a year before we really know. In the meantime we need to focus on RAISING the minimum wage to $11.00 a hour. Why? Because there are too many Americans working part-time and FULL time that require government assistance in order to survive. The raising of the minimum wage will DECREASE the American deficit and actually spur economic growth. I am not speaking as a liberal or conservative, just looking at the economics. Why should people working FULL TIME in some of most successful companies in the world require government SNAP assistance? The Republican Party is always saying the growth in the amount of SNAP assistance is out of control. Maybe if we got the 100’s of thousands of WORKING Americans off the rolls through a “LIVING WAGE” there would be a significant reduction in its costs to the American tax payer. This is long over due…..

    November 30, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  15. ladies first

    Tis the Season! Be The Change You Want To See!

    November 30, 2013 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  16. orrball

    Tampa Tim the party is not over

    November 30, 2013 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    A lot of these people that complain about website do not know how website normally work. IRS website has been in existence for a while, and sometimes it has to be taken down for maintenance just like any other website. Website is just one of the ways to sign up.

    GOP wasted too much time going chasing the website after they have not been able to dismantle the program itself. I wish they had spent those 46 voting periods on an alternative to ACA they really believe in.

    December 1, 2013 01:30 am at 1:30 am |