Perfect: Goes Down Before Obama Press Conference

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Well, we guess Obama won’t be signing up for ObamaCare today. Can’t wait for his reaction when he learns about this from the media.

With less than two hours to go before President Obama is scheduled to give his year-end news conference, people are not able to apply for health insurance on

The home page is still present, but when one tries to apply for a health plan, the site says the “system is down.” A message on the screen says it is part of “scheduled maintenance.”

The deadline for people to obtain coverage for the New Year is Dec. 23 — which means the site could see in spike in visits in the coming days.

Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman with the Department of Health and Human Services, said the system was deliberately taken down Friday morning due to an error that needed to be fixed. She said it should be up by early afternoon.

“Right now is queuing consumers,” Peters said. “This system is in place while the tech team works on fixing an error that happened during routine maintenance last night. This work started at 10 a.m. and we anticipate this could take two to three hours and that the site will be up and running again soon.”

Scheduled maintenance. Sure.

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