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ACA Deadline Day

    Nearly two months after the Obama administration rollout of Affordable Care Act website healthcare.gov, the website is not up and running at 100%. According to the administration the website is only able to handle around 50,000 users at one time and around 800,000 users in a day.
    The website has seen hundred of hardware upgrades and code fixes, including two software overhauls. Since these changes the administration says that error rates have lowered to less than 1% and the response time has gone from eight seconds to one second. The president promised that "the vast majority" of people would be able to see a working website.
    According to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report 90% of users see a working site, that still means 1 in 10 people will have a problem. The conclusion of the report states that there is still much more work to be done they believe that they have "met their goal." Though CMS believes they have met their goal there is no way of telling if these upgrades have truly been a success or a failure.
    Nearly 35% of Texans are uninsured, the highest percentage of all fifty states, there are more than 40 million Americans total who do not have insurance. The true test for healthcare.gov will come in the next few days when users will find out if they are able or unable to get on the website and sign up.

http://www.hhs.gov/digitalstrategy/sites/digitalstrategy/files/pdf/healthcare.gov-progress-report.pdf

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