The disastrous launch of the Obamacare website continues unabated, with users reporting fresh error messages, different from the overload errors originally reported. Nasim Zahran of Miami’s Borinquen Medical Health Care Centers said, “We have seen progress every day,” but added, “Today was the first day that we got all the way to the last screen. But then an error screen popped up saying the site would be down for 72 hours.”
The Obama administration has said it wants 7 million people to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges within a year; if the technology remains this faulty, there is virtually no chance of hitting that goal. Spokespeople for insurance companies are encouraging consumers to wait on enrolling until the problems are ironed out.
Exchange expert Jon Kingsdale told Reuters, “With users stuck in the first couple of gates, they haven’t really been able to test downstream gates. There are literally hundreds of insurers. Each of them has to get this right in their interchange of information with the exchange for the exchange enrollment to become effective. We’re not even there yet.