The Technology Behind Obamacare
The Oct. 1 launch of HealthCare.gov proved rocky. The website was supposed to help people choose and enroll in health care plans, as required under the Affordable Care Act, but most early visitors experienced only glitch-filled frustrations.
Below is Nextgov's continuing coverage of the technology that will make or break the Obama administration's signature policy initiative.
April 19 The online marketplace's homepage directs users to change their login information.
April 18 The White House drastically slowed its #GetCovered Twitter campaign after March 31.
April 11 But Akamai systems powering the Obamacare website contained the data-leaking vulnerability.
April 10 The size of the problem is hard to pinpoint, as experiences vary by state and info is largely anecdotal.
April 3 Issa argues state exchanges were redundant and unnecessary.
April 1 A last-minute surge gives the White House a major victory.
March 31 HealthCare.gov struggles to meet demand Monday.
March 31 Technical problems strike again as last-minute shoppers flood the site with traffic.
March 31 The site was down for maintenance Monday morning.
March 27 The White House clears a major milestone with four days left in the enrollment window.
March 26 Consumers must try to sign up for a plan by March 31.
March 26 The administration releases a long list of loopholes to the enrollment deadline.
March 26 Consumers who say they tried to sign up for health coverage before the March 31 deadline will get more time.
March 18 Oregon's exchange doesn't work; Nevadans get error messages reminiscent of HealthCare.gov's early days.
March 18 HHS says HealthCare.gov traffic is up, and the call center had its busiest day since December.
March 13 #GeeksGetCovered peaked at 359 Twitter mentions on Tuesday.
March 12 Measure would require CIOs to certify websites collecting citizens’ information are safe.
March 12 Most health facility operators surveyed said Obamacare, in general, increases the risk of compromising patient data.
March 11 About 4.2 million people have signed up for insurance through HealthCare.gov and other sites.
March 10 CMS extends its Verizon contract for seven months because of delays in moving to a new cloud host.