White House Discouraging Use of Healthcare Website on Sunday out of Fear that it Will Crash



White House officials, fearful that the federal health care website may again be overwhelmed this weekend, have urged their allies to hold back enrollment efforts so the insurance marketplace does not collapse under a crush of new users.

At the same time, administration officials said Tuesday that they had decided not to inaugurate a big health care marketing campaign planned for December out of concern that it might drive too many people to the still-fragile HealthCare.gov.

Sunday marks the day after November 30, the day that President Obama and HHS Director Kathleen Sebilius promised that the website would be humming along like Amazon or Kayak. The most recent claim by the administration is that the website should be capable of handling 50,000 users at a time. As a point of comparison the City County Observer with a single server under contract is capable of handling 300 users at the same time for a monthly fee of roughly $200.

The Obama Administration has also deemed an 80% success rate to be exemplary which would get them a C+ in most American universities and constitute failure in a private enterprise.


    • No Shit! Please don’t try to buy my products, the cash register doesn’t work. Only a totally incompetent could preside over this mess.

  1. I promise you it will be fixed by the end of November, but just in case, don’t try it because you may end up calling me a liar — again.

  2. The newest is that after the appeal to not use it, they shut it down for more repairs. The gift that keeps on giving !

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