Obamacare site crashed when the flood gates opened today as people across the nation tried to get a gander at what all the hoopla has been about on the news for months. The Obamacare site crash was addressed by the president, who noted that by 7 a.m. this morning more than a million people had visited the site, according to CBS News on Oct.1.
The president’s take on the flood of searches for Obamacare was positive, as he felt this generated a lot of interest. Others thought that the overwhelming numbers visiting the site was evidence of the confusion and fear around the cost and services. The lengthy Obamacare package hasn’t been read by anyone in its entire, so naturally folks wanted to see what changes are coming their way. President Obama said:
"That gives you a sense of how important this is to millions of Americans around the country, and that's a good thing. We're going to be speeding things up in the next few hours to handle all of this demand that exceeds anything that we had expected."
The website went from “Apply Now” to “Please Wait” as the website slowed, finally crashing. Currently 34 states are using the government’s website. Several states running their own exchange had the same problem, floods of visitors slowed their sites down, Washington State’s website closed down.
The government expected a slow “ramp” of interest, with it progressing as days and weeks went by. Instead the public came on full force looking to see what the new Obamacare offered. The new Affordable Care Act really did conjure up the curiosity of the masses.
The flood of people checking out Obamacare looked as if it were considered to be a badge of honor by the President. Only time will tell if this new national health care will really be a plus for the American people as he’s promised it would be. The glitches causing the website to crash will be fixed and Obamacare and all its offerings will be online for all to check out.