HealthCare.gov Failed Early Tests

    This October 21, 2013 photo shows the US government internet health insurance exchange Healthcare.gov. US President Barack Obama on Monday defended his problem-plagued health reform plan, declaring at a White House event that, despite numerous glitches, the program is already helping many uninsured Americans. "Let me remind everybody that the Affordable Care Act is not just a website," Obama said, after the troubled online rollout of the plan. "It's much more...You may not know it, but you're already benefiting from these provisions in the law."AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    So this was a bad sign, guys. The Affordable Care Act’s website, HealthCare.gov, apparently did not work in early tests—but the Obama administration decided to go ahead and launch it anyway. Sources told The Washington Post on Tuesday that just days ahead of the October 1 launch, HealthCare.gov crashed when a few hundred people tried to sign on simultaneously. But Kathleen Sebelius, the Heath and Human Services Secretary, said Monday that the website “didn’t have enough testing, specificially for high volumes, for a complicated project.” Sebelius is expected to testify before Congress next week about Obamacare’s rocky rollout. 

    Read it at The Washington Post