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ObamaCare glitches not just a result of heavy traffic says experts

October 7
7:23 AM 2013

Glitches in the ObamaCare website were not just the result of heavy traffic. Citing interviews of experts done by various news outlets, the Legal Insurrection website questioned the claim that high volume was the cause of the glitches in the system. According to five outside technology experts interviewed by Reuters, flawed system architecture was one cause of the glitch. Another technical expert also said that there could be a problem with the programming.

One of the experts who spoke with Reuters also told the Washington Post he found it unbelievable that the load was unexpected. He said sites like these usually followed a standard capacity planning approach. Since they planned for worst cases, it was not believable that overwhelming traffic was the cause.

The cost for enrolling in the healthcare exchanges under ObamaCare would depend on various factors. According to a Huffington Post report, age, family size, income, tobacco use and the place a person lived would determine how much an individual would pay. The average basic price coverage would be USD 249 a month, although the cheapest bronze plan would be USD 144 in Minnesota while it could go as high as USD 425 in Wyoming. However, federal subsidies would enable more than half of the uninsured to slash the cost of coverage to less than USD 100 each month.

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