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Obamacare web site is getting better, administration insists

Amid doubts from web experts, political opponents and disgruntled consumers, Obama administration officials said Friday that repairs are on track to get healthcare.gov running smoothly for most users by the end of this month.

Speed and response times are already improving — though are far short of original plans, officials told reporters. When the website first went live, users on average had to wait eight seconds for a page to load. Last week, they said, the average time was less than one second.

Officials are working to bring additional database capacity on line. The system is comfortably handling about 25,000 users at any given time, officials said. The original goal had been for the system to handle twice as many as that at one moment.

-- Jodie Tillman, Times Staff Writer

Obamacare web site is getting better, administration insists 11/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 15, 2013 5:09pm]
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