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HealthCare.gov Failed Early Tests

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. 

October 22, 2013 7:00 AM