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Despite more problems, smooth operations by Nov. 30 still touted by CMS
Modern Healthcare

Even as the federal Web portal for health plan enrollment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues to sputter, a CMS spokeswoman stuck to the Obama administration’s line that the troubled website will be operating smoothly for a “vast majority” of applicants by Nov. 30. The website, which launched Oct. 1 and has been lurching ever since, was down for the count for three hours Wednesday afternoon and crashed for about 5 minutes Tuesday due to problems with “back-end functionality,” according to Julie Bataille, director of the office of communications for the CMS.