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.
August 1 In some ways, it looks a lot like the old contracts.
July 31 Still, the agency responsible for the site is in a "vastly different situation," official tells Congress.
July 30 A slew of management failures led to the site's disastrous launch, according to a new GAO report.
July 17 The bid is probably not going to CGI Federal.
June 19 Lawmakers attribute the website’s initial failure poor IT and management.
June 6 Some fear the overhaul won’t be done in time and could result in a failed open season.
June 4 The discrepancies could be the result of false information or changes in circumstances, AP reports.
May 2 Hawaii spent $920 for each new consumer, while Florida spent only $16.
May 1 About 28 percent of enrollees were in the vital 18-to-34-year-old range.
April 24 It's so bad, an advisory panel recommended Thursday that the state move to the federal exchange.
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.