Cover Oregon noticed that the site wasn’t ready on September 28th. #obamacare

(Via Jim Geraghty) Why did it take them until September 28th to notice?

[On Sept. 28, Cover Oregon’s team] had gathered on a Saturday for final testing of the state’s health insurance exchange. More than a website, it was a gateway to a new era of better, more affordable, more democratic health care.

But their high hopes turned to shock and alarm when the website didn’t work. It crashed, it flashed repeated error messages, it couldn’t process the most routine insurance enrollment scenario.


“Shut it down,” said Rocky King, Cover Oregon’s executive director. “Let’s not waste anybody else’s time here.”

Only, that’s precisely what they did: (more…)

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