However, someone forgot to tell the folks over at Health and Human Services. They announced that healthcare.gov will be down this weekend for scheduled maintenance. Perfect timing!
Those most surprised about the scheduling snafu are youth advocacy groups hosting bar crawls and attending festivals trying to get young people to enroll. Once again, because of incompetence the Administration is shooting itself in the foot –and that is to the good of young people who are being sold a bad deal with ObamaCare.
The day will also feature a HealthCare.gov outage that came as a surprise to the White House allies who have been planning Feb. 15 enrollment activities for weeks.
The Obamacare website outage begins at 3 p.m. ET and carries on through Tuesday at 5 a.m. ET. While the Social Security system is down for maintenance, HealthCare.gov users will not be able to formally send in an application for health insurance, though they will be able to browse plans and, the enrollment groups say, calculate what insurance will cost for their family.
A functioning website has always been pitched by the administration and its allies as key to securing youth enrollment in health care. It’s not the most important thing, they say — affordability information is the key to getting youth enrollment. But a working website is a key piece to the puzzle.” - Obamacare Youth Blunder, Independent Women’s Forum, 02/13/2014
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