Officials: ObamaCare site is better after fix deadline but no 'magic moment'
Published December 01, 2013
The problematic ObamaCare website has been “vastly improved” and can handle more than 800,000 users daily with an error rate of less than 1 percent, but more work needs to be done, Obama administration officials said Sunday, one day after their self-imposed deadline to fix problems.
Jeff Zients, the White House official appointed to fix the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov since its disastrous rollout last month, said the site is “night and day from what it was on Nov. 1."
Julie Bataille, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokesperson, said the site is “vastly improved,” compared to where it was five weeks ago. Still, she acknowledged more work needs to be done.
“This is not a magic moment,” she said.
The report follows the administration’s self-imposed deadline to fix the problems, amid political and public outcry about the site and overall concern about the president’s signature health care plan, which needs millions of Americans to enroll to work.
Officials also said the site can now handle 50,000users at once.