On the final (official) day of Obamacare open enrollment, Healthcare.gov was out of commission for almost eight hours in part due to what administration spokesman Aaron Albright called a “software bug.” The "bug" required the site to be shut down an additional four hours beyond a scheduled four-hour maintenance period, making the site inoperable for almost eight hours, from 1 to 9 a.m.
Despite the site being offline eight hours to kick of the final, crucial day, Health and Human Services tweeted out an ad in the morning with a quote from “Shelley, a single mom,” stating, “I wanted affordable health care. The website worked easily. It probably took 15 minutes.”
A recent AP poll found that 59% of those who had someone in their household attempt to enroll in Obamacare experienced problems. The poll also found that only 26% of Americans now have a positive impression of the law, a new low.
H/T BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson.