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On the eve of Healthcare.gov’s repair deadline, officials promise smooth operations

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Dec
2013

Nearly two months ago, Healthcare.gov, the US governments online marketplace designed to allow Americans to purchase health insurance plans under President Obamas hard-fought reform law, launched to great expectations — only to promptly and spectacularly disappoint. In fact, government officials later revealed that only six Americans actually managed to sign up for health insurance on the websites torrid first day. Now, after weeks of harsh criticism from lawmakers in both major parties, lengthy investigative hearings meant to find who screwed up, and repeated apologies from leaders including the president himself, Healthcare.gov is ready to try again: Today, November 30th marks the deadline for fixing the website for the vast majority of users, set by Jeffrey Zients, the man put in charge of the repair group.

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