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Published On: Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013

Obama administration rolled out Obamacare website even though test run failed

The President’s healthcare sign-up web page was supposed to handle tens of thousands of people, but in a trial run days before its launch, just a few hundred users crashed the site.

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President Obama attempted to reassure Americans that Obamacare is certainly more than a website, but HealthCare.gov has been a failure and shouldn’t be a surprise as the Washington Post is reporting the tests all failed.

“It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously. Despite the failed test, federal health officials plowed ahead,” the Post states.

“There’s no sugarcoating it: The Web site is too slow; people have been getting stuck during the application process,” he said at a White House event.

At the same time, he admonished Republican critics of the federal insurance exchange, saying that “it is time to stop rooting for its failure.”

Two sources close to the project report that the failures and website crashes are not surprising to them as the site never withstood the test runs.

Most disturbing is the cost, a reported $634 million.

As Digital Trends detail the costs, they point out that the cost for the ACA website was more than all of the funds raised for LinkedIn and Spotify COMBINED.

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