Healthcare.gov is down for maintenance at the most inopportune time according to CNBC. Users are reporting not being able to access the U.S. government’s healthcare marketplace on the last day before the deadline. Technical problems due to scheduled maintenance is to blame.
The number of Obamacare signups is projected to reach 7 million enrollees by the end of the day.
As in the past, when some visitors attempted to visit the website, they were placed in a virtual waiting room until virtual space was freed in the virtual marketplace. Users from several states reported issues and an Obama administration official confirmed the outage.
Today is the deadline to obtain healthcare or face a tax penalty of $95 or 1 percent of your taxable income, whichever is greater. Procrastination is a horrible disease.