What might have been news at on onset of Obamacare’s website last October, surprised no one Tuesday when HealthCare.gov website went down for at least 30 minutes surprised no one and was typically labeled “human error.”
It is just the latest reminder of how politically important it is for the federal enrollment website to function smoothly the last two weeks of March before the deadline for 2014 enrollment ends March 31.
Again, to no one’s surprise, the White House provided 'exciting numbers' for the first two weeks of March. Yet seen by veteran observers outside the administration, the White House describing it as “a sharp increase in sign-ups during the first half of March that brought the total to 5 million people nationwide,” brought major skepticism.
Those numbers are strictly unofficial of course.
The HealthCare.gov website official said, “The system is down at the moment. We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties and hope to have them resolved soon. Please try again later.” That was the message as people across the U.S. attempted to log in on the site’s home screen.
Each website shutdown at this stage of the Affordable Care Law’s shaky beginning is being duly reported by the mainstream press and parlayed into speeches by Republican candidates hanging their hopes in many campaign races on the disastrous Obamacare saga that has angered the nation for months.
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