HealthCare.gov went down for at least 30 minutes Tuesday, an outage blamed on “human error.”
Although resolved quickly, the occurrence was an immediate reminder of how much is riding on the federal enrollment website’s smooth functioning in the final two weeks of the 2014 enrollment season. On Monday, administration officials described a sharp increase in sign-ups during the first half of March that brought the total to 5 million people nationwide. …
“The system is down at the moment. We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties and hope to have them resolved soon. Please try again later,” read the error screen, which appeared upon clicking the “Log In” button on the site’s home screen. It also invited users to submit their email addresses to be notified when the site was back up.