Our son Sean has been very busy for the last few days as part of the group working over time to make sure HealthCarge.gov runs smoothly. He told us, “Drawing to a close another successful Open Enrollment period for Healthcare.gov. No .war room required this year. Everyone that has poured their hearts and souls into this great project over the last 16 months is changing the way that our government does IT while brining healthcare to millions of Americans. I’m honored to work along side all of you.”
His patch proclaims – ’till it works.
Healthcare.gov glitch fixed, flurry of sign-ups at deadline
WASHINGTON (AP) —
After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline for 2015 coverage.
The effort had the trappings of a get-out-the-vote drive, with email reminders, telephone calls and squads of community-level volunteers
. . . . Technicians anxiously monitored the federal HealthCare.gov website for any new bugs . . .
Federal officials have said they . . . would allow extra time for people to finish in the 37 states served by HealthCare.gov. But officials have not said how long that grace period will be.
. . . Officials held their breath Saturday when a technical problem knocked out the income verification system.. . . . consumers were getting a yellow screen that would not let them continue.
Income verification, which the IRS handles, is crucial to the application process. The subsidies that most people get to help pay their premiums are based on how much they make. The problem popped up late in the morning.
“At first it seemed like no one could get through,” said (John Gilbert, national field director for Enroll America). “Then it started improving. It improved throughout the afternoon and then it was completely resolved.” Consumers who got snagged by the glitch will have extra time to finish their applications.