If you’ve left enrollment into the new Affordable Care Act to the last minute, I’ve got some bad news for you: the deadline is today, and the website is unable to accept new applications due to a technical glitch.
“The tech team monitoring HealthCare.gov in real time has identified an issue with users creating new accounts. The application and enrollment tools are unavailable to new users at the moment,” Albright said. “The tech team is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.” The six-month enrollment window to sign up for coverage is Monday midnight. Site administrators were expecting a flood of demand from people signing up right before the deadline. The White House said last week that around 6 million people have so far selected insurance plans using the government
The good news is that the White House plans to extend the deadline as a result of this rather embarrassing technical misstep, though that won’t really address many of the issues folks have been having with the Obamacare initiative.