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Affordable Care Act suffers technology ailments
San Francisco Chronicle

Now that the government has reopened and a debt default averted, the external threats to the Affordable Care Act are over, at least for the time being.

Now onto the internal threats.

Traffic to the federal government’s health exchange, HealthCare.gov, fell by 88 percent since the first week of its rollout, beginning Oct. 1. Of the 9.5 million people who managed to access the site, less than 1 percent, 36,000, enrolled in the first week, according to an online tracking firm. The numbers haven’t gotten much better.

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