U.S. official says health insurance website improving

WASHINGTON Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:22pm EST

1 of 2. A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance, known as Obamacare, at the Borinquen Medical Center in Miami, Florida October 2, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Round-the-clock efforts to improve the troubled federal website, HealthCare.gov, have increased performance across the site, a senior administration official said.

Henry Chao, the deputy chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in written testimony to a House of Representatives committee that the administration is preparing to expand the functionality of the site's consumer shopping subsidy estimation tool.

The testimony was posted on Monday to the website of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that is scheduled to receive testimony from Chao at a hearing on Tuesday.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Comments (4)
NEWAGER wrote:
Is it out of ICU yet?

Nov 18, 2013 3:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Timbuk3 wrote:
Apparently, it’s already doing better than the pentagon software has been performing for the last 20 years. Can you imagine if this new system could escape audits for 20 years like the Pentagon? I would think the GOP would be up in arms about the lost trillions of defense dollars that have weakened our military.

Nov 18, 2013 4:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:
Now if they could actually get people to sign up, it would be great.

Nov 18, 2013 5:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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