Most Shared

Health News

Health News

 
text size

Obama administration says healthcare website seeing significant progress

Updated: Tuesday, December 3 2013, 02:57 PM CST
WASHINGTON  --  Since its launch two months ago, the "health care dot gov" site has been plagued by error messages, system crashes and time outs.
But now the Obama administration says it is seeing significant progress.
Some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed.
   
The site is now accessible 90 percent of the time, up from just over 40 percent in October.

And can now handle 50,000 users at a time.
 At one point today, the site hit its user capacity.
It didn't crash, but generated this message advising users what to do while they waited.

The president believes that the site has been significantly improved and that the teams in place have worked 24/7 for weeks now to make those improvements. // But the work is not done.

The site fixes haven't been tested with heavy traffic.
The administration is advising users to visit the site during off-peak times to avoid delaysObama administration says healthcare website seeing significant progress


Advertise with us!

Health Watch

  [ - ] Video Stories Only  [ - ] Text Stories Only  [ + ] Show All

ABC National Health News

Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit to Debut at World Cup
Researchers have less than two months to finish the robotic exoskeleton.
5 Things You Need to Know About E-Cigarettes
Regulations will include warning labels, banned sales to minors and a list of ingredients.
Man Aims to Change Cancer Experience for Young Adults
What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer in your teens or twenties?
Family Raises $500K in 15 Days to Save Daughter
If your child's life depended on you raising $2 million, could you do it?
Meet 5 Incredible 'Bionic' Pets
These amazing animals have prosthetic limbs.
The 'Six Million Dollar Man' No Longer Costs $6 Million
He'd be much cheaper to rebuild today.
15 Natural Back Pain Remedies
Talk to your doc about these 15 expert-approved natural back pain remedies, and find out if they are safe and appropriate for you.
HIV Turns 30 Today
It’s been 30 years since scientists revealed the cause of AIDS: a shifty retrovirus that would come to be known as HIV.
A Close-up Look at Acupuncture for Pain
A close up look at acupuncture for relief of chronic pain.
'Anti-Thigh Gap' Jeans a Hit With the Muscle Set
Barbell Jeans are for athletes.
Girl Mauled by Raccoon Leaves Hospital With Ear on Arm
An 11-year-old girl who was mauled by a pet raccoon as a baby is back home today after a seven-hour surgery to embed a makeshift ear in her arm.
Surprising Bacteria That Live on Your Money
Germs are an unavoidable part of life. No matter how many times you sanitize, there’s always another door knob, public space, or bathroom you’re bound to come in contact with. But do you sanitize every time you slip a few bills into or out of your wallet? A recent study conducted by New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology identified 3,000 types of bacteria on dollar bills from a Manhattan bank. Most of the bacteria were unsurprisingly microbes found on the skin, while others matched those found in mouths, and even some in vaginas.
Runner Killed by Allegedly Drunken Driver Honored With Sneaker Memorial
Sneaker memorial for runner Meg Cross Menzies to grace Boston Marathon course.
Why Incredible Story of Stowaway Teen Is Raising Eyebrows
Experts discuss how -- and if -- someone can survive at 35,000 feet for five hours in a plane's wheel well.
Why Your Spouse May Be 'Hangry' for a Fight
The link between marital discord and hunger pangs.
Watch: FDA Announces Plan to Regulate E-Cigarettes
The agency's proposed regulations include warning labels and a ban on sales to minors.
Watch: Incredible 1st Steps of an Exoskeleton
The mind-controlled exoskeleton will be used to make the ceremonial opening kick at the World Cup.
Watch: Researchers Identify HIV Virus: April 23, 1984
Health and Human Services officials referred to the virus as "HTLV-3" during a 1984 news conference.
Watch: Dog Digs With Prosthetic Paw
Brooke the black Lab uses her prosthetic paw to dig up her favorite ice treats.
Watch: Scientists Engineer Lab-Grown Vaginas
Four women with a genetic condition took part in a ground-breaking study.
Watch: Baby Can't Open Mouth in Medical Mystery
Video shows doctors assessing Wyatt Scott's ability to swallow.
Watch: 8 Mumps Cases Reported at NJ College
Stevens Institute of Technology reports eight cases despite students having been fully vaccinated.
Top 4 Foods for Spring
Right now grocery stores and farmers markets are coming alive with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here are a few spring foods that you don’t want to miss.
Top 3 Foods for a Longer Life
Here are three foods that could help you live longer.
How to Get Healthy for Less Money
In the quest to stay healthy and happy, nothing is free: $350 to fill a cavity, $120 for a monthly gym membership, $30 for a yoga class. But you don't need to go broke just to be at your best. The key to paying less? Asking for it.
5 Do-It-Yourself Hangover Helpers
Have you heard about the Hangover Heaven Bus in Las Vegas? For $45 and up, it’ll pick you up after a night of hard drinking, give you oxygen, hook you up to an IV (with a proprietary blend of vitamins and medicines) and inject you with mega doses of vitamin B, in a bus decorated more like a nightclub lounge than a doctor’s office.
 

Enrollment for healthcare exchanges as part of healthcare reform begins October 1 in states where exchanges will be set up. Expect special reports each week from us about what you need to know about 'Obamacare' and the ongoing political fight about its future.

To Learn More About Health Care Reform, Click Here

Navigation

Sacred Heart Health System - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Sacred Heart Cardiology - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Sacred Heart Cancer Center - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Sacred Heart Orthopedics - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Coastal Vein Institute - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
The Endoscopy Center - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Coastal Vascular & Interventional - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Stand Up Open MRI - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Advertise with us!

Tonight on ABC 3

06:30PM Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
07:00PM Grey's Anatomy
08:00PM Grey's Anatomy
09:00PM Black Box (premiere)
10:00PM Channel 3 News

Complete ABC 3 Schedule