Obama's Remarks, 'Tech Surge' Could Hurt HealthCare.gov

Follow key reporting on the Obama administration’s signature policy initiative.

The rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov, the website for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, has garnered a lot of attention from the media as well as technology analysts. Here's our daily roundup of some of the key reports you may have missed:

Officials may have had an inkling online enrollment would face problems before HealthCare.gov launched, Federal Computer Week reported. Just days before the launch they paid an extra $87 million to the vendor hired to handle paper-based claims for the new health insurance marketplaces. 

President Obama’s comments on HealthCare.gov could make the situation worse, Slate’s John Dickerson argues.

The health insurance exchange website crashed days before HHS launched it when government officials and contractors tested the user interface, the Washington Post reported.  

The “tech surge” could actually make it harder to fix HealthCare.gov, Bill Conerly says in Forbes.