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The HealthCare.gov Fix Promises Meets Reality; Reality Wins

The Obama administration’s boast, this weekend:

Zients said Sunday that the site can handle 50,000 users at once — a key metric for measuring its success.

The reality, Monday afternoon:

Around 10 a.m. Monday morning, the Obama administration began using queuing software to meter entry into the HealthCare.gov Web site. At the time, the site had fewer than 40,000 users, somewhere in the “mid-30,000″ range, as Medicare spokeswoman Julie Bataille put it.

Hey, how about you guys give it to us straight next time, and hold all the happy talk and optimistic forecasts?

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