HealthCare.gov Still Crashing
The Obama administration boasted just yesterday that they’ve reached the goals they set out for fixing HealthCare.gov, but users were already reporting site crashes and garbled pages by Monday afternoon.
HHS said the site could now handle up to 50,000 concurrent visitors, a capacity it was supposed to have on October 1, but officials still encouraged users to visit the site during off-peak hours.
Yesterday, the agency announced that the website now has a “queuing function” that will allow users who reach the site at a time when it has too many visitors to enter their e-mail addresses and receive a reminder when the site isn’t overloaded. Some users encountered that today:
Even if users got past the initial start-up stage, they still risked running into some seriously garbled error pages: