Even the Healthcare.gov girl retreats?
posted at 9:50 am on October 28, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
The healthcare dot gov girl is gone. pic.twitter.com/H9vA5q3ZPs
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) October 27, 2013
Adam Baldwin proposed a search-and-rescue for the young lady:
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) October 27, 2013
The outage was due to a connectivity problem:
A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law went down on Sunday, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program’s troubled rollout.
The data center operated by Verizon’s Terremark experienced a connectivity issue that caused it to shut down, affecting the federal government’s already problem-plagued online marketplace Healthcare.gov and similar sites operated by 14 states and the District of Columbia, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Obama administration and company officials could not say how long it would take to fix the connectivity problem.
On one hand, websites do go down from time to time. On the other, most mission-critical commercial portals like Amazon have enough redundancy to work around those kinds of issues and keep the sites afloat — and Americans don’t have an “Amazon mandate,” either.