Backlash Grows Over Healthcare.gov Headaches

Government hopes to have website fixed by mid-November

   

NewLetters Backlash Grows Over Healthcare.gov HeadachesThe government is receiving backlash over healthcare.gov headaches as only a few people have been able to sign up for health insurance.

At least five people in Iowa have been able to sign up for healthcare, but only after they struggled through long delays and being kicked off the website. The government is blaming the issues with the website on the high amount of people trying to access it, but some computer experts say that at least some of the issues are due to technical flaws in the website, reports The Des Moines Register.

Software issues in Hawaii have made it so that no one has been able to sign up for health insurance through the website. The state plans to relaunch the Obamacare exchange around October 15 after resolving the current issues.

The government plans to fix glitches in its healthcare.gov website by mid-November so that healthcare can be processed by the December 15 cutoff date for January 1 coverage.

“They don’t seem to be addressing these problems quickly enough,” a senior Democratic aide in Congress told Reuters. “They’ve had three years to get their ducks in a row.”

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