The Obama administration’s faulty website for health care goes down again Saturday night for “extended maintenance’ and is not expected to be back up and running until sometime Sunday.
The downtime is the latest failure of the website that has been down more often than not and has become a major embarrassment for the President and a rallying cry for critics who want to dump Barack Obama’s signature health care “reform” program.
Administration officials admit the site will be down for 13 hours starting at 9 p.m. Saturday and sources within the administration tell Capitol Hill Blue that they will be lucky if it is not down for a longer period.
“Lots of problems,” says one White House aide. “Too many problems.”
Says Joanne Peters, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services:
The HealthCare.gov tech team is performing extended maintenance this weekend to improve network infrastructure and make enhancements to the online application and enrollment tools.
Translation: The web site is still not working as promised and nobody is really sure if it ever will.
Obama’s administration has been overtly secretive about initial enrollment numbers and documents released this week the House of Representatives say only 248 Americans signed up for health care in the first three days — far, far below estimates.
When asked when the administration will release any specific figures, a spokesman shook his head and said: “Maybe around mid-November.”