Obama administration promises ‘tech surge’ to fix ailing Heathcare.gov website

In a blog post today, the Department of Heath and Human Services laid out many of the technical problems that have plagued the Healthcare.gov website. Although the code for the front-end of the site has been relatively stable, the back-end has had myriad issues with regard to account creation — including sending incorrect information to health insurance providers. To improve it all, HHS is promising a “tech surge” that will involved outside consultants joining the existing team to fix problems. The HHS also says it will “aggressively monitor and identify parts of HealthCare.gov where individuals are encountering errors” so that it prioritize those areas.

Apparently, the website has already seen some improvements. For a short time,…

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