The White House is declaring victory now that Healthcare.gov is working, two months after the troubled roll-out. The progress report says, “While we strive to innovate and improve our outreach and systems for reaching consumers, we believe we have met the goal of having a system that will work smoothly for the vast majority of users,” the progress report says.
Key points from the progress report:
- The site will now be able to support a maximum of 800,000 visitors per day, including a target of 50,000 concurrent visits.
- The site is now online 90% of the time, according to the The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- The “tech surge” that came to the site in late October has helped to fix 400-plus bugs and glitches on a “punch list.”
- The average response time of the site is now less than one second, an improvement from about 8 seconds in late October.
Of course, the Republicans want to hear nothing about the website functioning properly. I went on the site yesterday and made it all the way to the submission point. I do agree that the rollout was horrible and I believe President Obama should have had his ‘Brownie’ moment and fired the people who presided over this mess.