Obamacare Website Crashes on Final Day of Enrollment



By Rick Moran.

Enrollment on the healthcare.gov website is ending the way it began – very badly.

The site crashed this morning and although it has been somewhat revived, visitors are being put into a queue where an email will tell them when they can register.


Healthcare.gov, the online marketplace bedeviled by bugs since its launch last fall, went down for several hours Monday morning, a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said. The “tech team is working now to bring the system online as soon as possible,” HHS said in a statement.

The site later appeared to be operating, but it was putting customers in a “queue”, meaning they’d be notified by email when they could proceed with enrollment,

“Consumers may also complete their application by calling the call center at 1-800-318-2596. The federal data services hub is working normally,” HHS said.

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Charges Likely To Be Dropped Against Volunteers Signing People Up For Obamacare


Chicago Police detained and later charged two men last week after receiving a report that they were going door-to-door, possibly scamming elderly residents of the Garfield Ridge neighborhood.

As it turned out, the two likely weren’t trying to scam anyone, Chicago Police acknowledged Sunday.

The men, who were volunteers for the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, were distributing registration information about President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program, the men told reporters on Sunday at a news conference outside the council’s headquarters.

“I never would have thought informing people about Obamacare would get me in handcuffs,” said Felipe Hernandez, 20. “I was doing something positive for my community. . . . I wasn’t doing anything wrong.”

Hernandez and Kevin Tapia, 19, said they were near 55th and Archer about 4 p.m. on March 25 when they were detained by officers.

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