The Washington Post reports that the White House will announce Sunday that it has met its self-imposed deadline to fix the federal ObamaCare exchange known as HealthCare.gov. ThePost also reports that, like everything else surrounding ObamaCare, this announcement is not even close to true.
The faulty $600 million site has been improved over the course of the last two months. Still, though, it can only handle 50,000 users at a time. Moreover, the site still loads slowly and the capacity for 50,000 users hasn’t yet been fully tested.
Earlier this month, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the administration’s goal was to make the site usable for 80% of users — another moving of the goal posts since the White House announced November 30 as a target date.
Other deadline misses include the HealthCare.gov program that allows small businesses to enroll online. This feature, known as SHOP, has been delayed until after the 2014 midterm elections. What hasn’t been postponed, though, are the insurance policy cancellations already plaguing small business owners.