December 17, 2013

O’Malley’s ObamaCare Site “Crashing All Over The Place”

The Baltimore Sun reports that just two days after Gov. Martin O’Malley declared his state’s ObamaCare exchange fixed, a server crashed and call centers became overwhelmed. Just like Obama’s Healthcare.gov, the Maryland Exchange is “crashing all over the place”:

Less than two days after Gov. Martin O’Malley declared that the state’s online insurance marketplace finally worked for most consumers, a server crashed Monday, the call center became overwhelmed and the governor announced he was bringing in another contractor to improve the website.

Some consumers and advocacy groups reported Monday that the website where consumers can buy health plans under the federal Affordable Care Act is easier to navigate. But others said they are still running into frozen screens, error messages and other problems that have plagued Maryland Health Connection since it launched Oct. 1.

“It’s crashing all over the place,” said Peter Beilenson, who has served in local health departments and now runs the insurance co-op Evergreen Health Cooperative Inc.