The Obama administration is confident it has met the Nov. 30 deadline for having HealthCare.gov working better for individual consumers seeking coverage on the federal exchanges.
While Health and Human Services (HHS) has declined to declare that all of the website’s bugs have been eliminated, and has steered away from providing specifics about what metrics it hoped to hit, it appears the administration is poised to move beyond the most chaotic and damaging two months of Obama’s presidency.
“With the scheduled upgrades last night and tonight, we’re on target to meet our stated goal to increase capacity and for the site to work for the vast majority of users,” Aaron Albright, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services director of media relations, told The Hill in an email on Saturday.
Wednesday’s announcement that the small business application on the website would be delayed for a full year seemed like an ominous development ahead of the much-anticipated Nov. 30 deadline. But the critical Thanksgiving weekend is passing by quietly so far.