By Jonathan Easley - 11/20/13 12:13 PM EST
The troubled HealthCare.Gov website crashed in front of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusFighting for assisted living facilities The chaotic fight for ObamaCare California exchange CEO: Insurers ‘throwing ObamaCare under the bus’ MORE on Tuesday in Miami.
HHS said in a statement the issue was resolved quickly. “As we continue to make improvements to the site, we know that there will be sporadic outages form time to time, as was the case Tuesday," a spokesperson told The Hill in an email.
"This issue was resolved quickly. HealthCare.gov is improving every day. We have completed more than 200 items from our punch list of fixes, reduced page load times from 8 seconds to less than 1, and error rates are down from six percent to less than one percent. We expect that the site will be working smoothly for the vast majority of users by the end of the month.”
A local CBS reporter jumped in while Sebelius was doing a test run on the site to say, “the screen says 'I’m sorry but the system is temporarily down.' ”
“Uh oh,” Sebelius responded.
The secretary held events in Orlando and Miami on Tuesday encouraging people to sign up for healthcare despite the problems the administration has had in getting the website up and running.