Saturday, November 2, 2013

Deep sleep: ObamaCare site goes offline for extended maintenance

The problem-plagued ObamaCare website will be shut down Saturday night for “extended” repairs, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Technicians have shut down during weekends since the site launched Oct. 1 but just for a few overnight hours.
The site will go offline this weekend from 9 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday.
"The tech team is performing extended maintenance this weekend to improve network infrastructure and make enhancements to the online application and enrollment tools,” agency spokeswoman Joanne Peters said Saturday.   
The Obama administration says Americas can still apply for insurance coverage by calling a toll-free number available around the clock.
In recent weeks, the administration has brought in outside experts to assist in getting the site running so Americans can enroll before premiums kick in January 1, 2014.
Officials say their goal is to eliminate such problems as volume-related crashes, slow response times and incorrect information before the insurance policies kick in January 1, 2014.

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