Repair Effort Official: Error Rate Down to Less Than 1%

Thanks to repair efforts, now has an error rate of less than 1 percent, former White House Budget Director Jeffrey Zients told reporters last week, according to a report from The Hill.

keyboard2He also told reporters more than 60 bugs were recently fixed, and the site experienced no unscheduled outages during the past week. However, Mr. Zients — who is leading the effort to fix the federal exchange site — also said the repair team will likely discover more glitches as they move forward, according to the report. Obama administration officials have said the site should run smoothly for most users by the end of this month.

Since its launch last month, the federal exchange website has experienced numerous technical issues, such as people not being able to create accounts, frustrating consumers and drawing criticism from the healthcare reform law's opponents. HHS and CMS leaders have said they are working around the clock to fix the site.

Last week, HHS released enrollment figures for the site's first month, revealing only 26,794 people successfully completed applications and selected health plans through the federal health insurance exchange site from Oct. 1 to Nov. 2. An additional 79,391 people enrolled through state-based exchanges.

HHS officials have said they expect the enrollment figures will be low and will increase with time.   

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