Surprise, surprise: Healthcare.gov is down once again

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on Capitol Hill this morning testifying about the glitch-laden rollout of the Obamacare exchanges. Despite the three and a half years the government had to build Heathcare.gov, since the October 1 launch of the website, error messages, bugs, and malfunctions have plagued the signup process.

“All righty. Did you hear that the website is down again – the Obamacare website,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “Who would have seen this coming? Are we at day 30? America held hostage. Remember, that’s all they were saying when we shut down the government. Ted Cruz, day 14, ‘America held hostage by extremists’ who just want to do crazy things like delay healthcare until we know it will work.”

Ironically (or not given the failure of the rollout thus far), Secretary Sebelius was caught with her foot in her mouth earlier today when she told the House Commerce and Energy Committee hearing that Healthcare.gov has never crashed.

“I would suggest the website has never crashed,” Sebelius said. “It is functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability, and has continued to function.”

In actuality, the site was down at that very moment. And this screenshot of CNN’s broadcast sums it up best:

“It’s funny. We were not exactly positive on this program as [Obamacare] was debated and developed,” Stu admitted. “And honestly I never dreamed that they couldn’t come up with a website that would actually allow people to buy the crappy insurance.”

“The website was the least of my worries,” Glenn agreed. “I mean they seem to have put together websites where Mickey Mouse can send money in. I thought for sure, ‘Well, if they can make Mickey Mouse be able to donate to the campaign, they can surely get Mickey Mouse credit for healthcare.’ No. No. They can’t. This isn’t 1985. It’s not like we’re using MS-DOS.”

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Site goes down
    Site goes down
    DC running around

    Site go down
    Site go down
    Sebelius looking around

    She say…
    “The site is fine today”
    But the truth is told
    The site is on hold

    For the site go down
    The site go down

    Obama finally call in Biden the Clown

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    It’s gone down yet again, or to be blunt: CRASHED.

  • http://starlyns.com/ starlyn

    made in a free platform, “developers” charged half million dollars to use a free template lol dam why didn’t I get that job

  • Anonymous

    It’s Verizon’s fault, huh? So what’s their new slogan … “Can you insure me now?”

  • Anonymous

    I think something has to be running to actually crash, so she’s right. The thing has never worked in the first place to crash in the second.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    The funniest thing about Kathleen Sebelius hearing is her trying to defend maternity care for all men.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    They cannot even get the web site working and liberals want us to trust the very same government that made it please be real left.

  • Average Joe.

    Barack Obama: “If you like your healthcare and your doctor, you can keep them.”

    “If you like your healthcare and your doctor, you can keep them.” Liar!

    “If you like your healthcare and your doctor, you can keep them.” Liar!

    “If you like your healthcare and your doctor, you can keep them.” Liar!

    “If you like your healthcare and your doctor, you can keep them.” Liar!

    “If you like your healthcare and your doctor, you can keep them.” Liar!

    “If you like your healthcare and your doctor, you can keep them.” Liar!

    How many times does a President have to lie before his Cult Members realize he’s a liar?

    How long has Obama been president?

    http://howlonghasobamabeenpresident.com/

  • Average Joe.

    I could have built a working website for only 350 million dollars, and I’d keep the money in the United States and not Canada.

  • Anonymous

    The site is down and Obama threatens our citizens with get it or else we fine you

  • Anonymous

    I read yesterday that one of the major benefactors of the company that was awarded the contract to design the website
    was a classmate of Michelle Obama’s in college.
    More Crony Capitalism???

  • Average Joe.
  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    look at the face on Sebellius and the way she speaks to people, you can tell she is an uncaring prick who thinks only about Sebellius

  • Anonymous

    It will take longer than it did for stopping the Gulf Oil Spill to get Healthcare.gov to even allow user accounts to be created.

    Its a good thing Healthcare.gov is not a business or they would be screwed. Instead all of us are screwed.

  • Anonymous

    Funny is it not Sam, here we were all saying there is no way the Government can effectively run a Healthcare Program. Now we also find out the Government cannot even run a website.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen this before (also in government). An enterprise level system is rushed with constant changes because bureaucrats have no concept of what it takes to develop and implement such a system, and they don’t care to have a concept. The launch is a total screw fest. The bureaucrats throw a ton of money at it but are still in a rush so it gets botched up again. The cycle continues. Government is inept. They just aren’t going to get that site where they promised it would be, no matter how much money they print to put into it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.reuter1 Jim Reuter

    Half a billion, not half a million.

  • 733336

    Obama did built this one.

  • landofaahs

    First of all Kathleen is NOT a native Kansas. She was born in Sin Sin ati, Oh. She attended the very liberal KU in Lawrence which every Kansan knows is the collection of freaks and Q’s that endears itself to the liberal media. I am glad the “B” left Kansas even though it has meant that all of the rest of America has to suffer her stupidity.

  • Anonymous

    Moochelles friend from college got the no-bid job..

  • mspatdev

    Canada had that company on a job and they fired them. Didn’t obammy and his cohorts think to check his I.D. out? Heavens no, it was michelle’s friend. Thats not a good reason. All bids in the government are suppose to have bids on several companies, but they didn’t and there is more on the books that haven’t. They need to fire all of them and start all over with all of the others that haven’t had a bid and that is on file. obammycare is a disgrace. obammy is responsible to all of his cabinet leaders and he decides what goes. When Sibilius was speaking and she said that it hasn’t crashed, well it did and she lied. Pretty soon, obammy and sibillius noses are going to get tangled up with each other. Mr. Axelrod comes out and defends them. They are all Socialist. I am sick to death of what they have done to the American people, then they spin what the insurances have done to their people. Letters people have gotten was per obammycare. I do not want any more of OUR TAX PAYERS MONEY TO GO ON OBAMMYCARE OR ROBBED FROM MEDICARE.

  • JonL

    Pinocchiobama, a liar? He keeps that up and there’s no chance he’ll ever become a REAL president some day.

  • mspatdev

    Actually the people who are running for office will not want him to help them.

  • Nanette

    TRY crony socialism..

  • Nanette

    SHE is an socialist elitist..do not let people get away with the term LIBERAL!

  • Nanette

    READ up on her past…total progressive..had a large amount of funds donated to her from a very big late term abortion doctor..the one that got shot! There is much much more on her!

  • Nanette

    The rest of the story is..after the law was signed in 2010..right after..Sebelius added several changes to the grandfather clause..which in-turn completely vetoed the grandfather clauses allowing people to keep their insurance..so the first time O spoke about the law it was correct..but after he signed it it was changes and he knew it! What she added was the fact that if an insurance changed one thing even going up one dollar they were no longer able to be grandfathered in ! I do not believe for one minute this administration wants this system work..they want a one payer system in this country in other words all Americans except the elite and federal employees to be under the governments thumb!

  • Rhonda Kelley (nee Williams)

    Nanette, do you honestly believe that any member of Obama’s cabinet made ANY kind of changes to it that were not directed (behind closed doors, of course) by His Nibs?

  • Rhonda Kelley (nee Williams)

    Consider for a moment what this mess will be like when it’s not just your application for insurance that they are bumbling around with, but your actual medical records. Your medicine, your treatments, your choices or lack thereof. Your medical records will NOT be protected and private. They may not ever be found again… who knows? We have only seen the tip of the ice burg here folks. Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy … life.

  • Snorri

    Fear not when time comes to pay the IRS fine / tax / mandate for not having Health Insurance as prescribed by the still evolving ACA, Obama the Great, the Wonderful, the Good will exempt the hapless unfortunates from payment before the 2014 elections. Can I get some good ole Democrat big Hallelujahs, foot stomping and frothing at the mouth.

  • Anonymous

    Your statements are true but that’s the way the mid-west roles being from Ca. now living in your neighboring state of Mo. I found after 25yrs in this part of the country working as a carpenter in both Kansas and Missouri installing cabinets as I’d go never to ever go back to the sinful state that I came from but one thing that people must know if anyone want’s to know if you want to be lied to this is the place to go!
    This is not meant to you my friend but lying back here is how most do role.
    Be Blessed !