More from Barack Obama and the Gang that could not shoot straight …
A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans sign up for Obamacare crashed Sunday. HHS was quick to blame some one else quickly stating that the on-line sign up process failed because the private contractor, Verizon’s Terremark, running the data hub experienced a “failure in the networking component that brought down network connectivity to the site.” Sorry, but it is the cumulative effect of the colossal failures of the rollout of the Obamacare website and it appears that it is still plagued with errors.
A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law went down Sunday, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program’s troubled rollout.
The data center operated by Verizon’s Terremark experienced a connectivity issue that caused it to shut down, affecting the federal government’s already problem-plagued online marketplace Healthcare.gov and similar sites operated by 14 states and the District of Columbia, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Obama administration and company officials could not say how long it would take to fix the connectivity problem.
Visitors to the federal exchange were unable to access the website late Sunday. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services said that’s because the private contractor running the data hub experienced a “failure in the networking component that brought down network connectivity to the site.”
“Today, Terremark had a network failure that is impacting a number of their clients including HealthCare.gov,” HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in a statement. “Secretary Sebelius spoke with the CEO of Verizon this afternoon to discuss the situation and they committed to fixing the problem as soon as possible.”
HHS said the failure is likely affecting other sites besides just HealthCare.gov and the federal data hub.