Health care website stumbles on last day

AP Logo

 

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar—

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government’s health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day.

Health Overhaul Q&A

The HealthCare.gov website is shown on a laptop in Washington, Monday, March 31, 2014. Today is the deadline to sign up for private heath insurance in the online markets created by President Obama’s heath care law or face a federal fines.
(AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Health and Human Services spokesman Aaron Albright says technicians identified an issue affecting consumers trying to create new accounts.

As a result, new users couldn’t access the system, but the problem was later resolved.

Albright said more than 100,000 people are using the system at the same time.


Print pagePDF page

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact