Americans for Prosperity: site still on life support

December 02, 2013

COLUMBUS – Americans for Prosperity-Ohio is commenting today on continuing issues that plague the website and the roll-out of ObamaCare.

“Despite repeated shutdowns and delays, the ObamaCare website and program are still not healthy,” said Eli Miller, Americans for Prosperity Ohio State Director.  “According to experts cited in a recent Los Angeles Times article even with the recent improvements, the site’s performance still does not measure up to most commercial websites. The American people simply deserve better.”

The LA Times article goes on to state that officials from the Obama Administration have admitted the site still may not be able to handle the additional volume of applicants in the coming month and it is still unclear how well the site is processing applications.  According to Obama Administration officials, the federal website meets an 80% standard.

“In this day and age, we expect online transactions to work 100% of the time accurately.  80% is unacceptable,” continued Miller.  “Imagine if you tried to pay your bills online and the site only worked 80% of the time and you were not certain that your payment was received.  It is only fair to expect a 100% level of competence with regard to the healthcare purchases of Americans, especially when people are being required to purchase insurance.”

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