WASHINGTON, DC – The countdown is underway for the Obamacare Web site version 1-point-down.
Jeff Zients , the former White House budget director, now leads the Obamacare Web site repair team. He thinks that by Saturday the site will handle 5,000 users at one time, which it was supposed to do last month, but didn’t.
But the worker bees say 50,000 ain’t squat.
They worry that five times that many people might try to ride this puppy at the same time, some of them looking for insurance and others wanting to see if the thing still crashes.
Sebelius doesn’t want to get burned again, so she delayed a planned December marketing campaign to drive people to the site, and she’s asking allies not to push people to enroll online.
Meantime, Spanish-speaking Americans will have to wait a little while longer for the Spanish-language version to work properly.
As many as 3.7 million people rely on Spanish for their day-to-day living, so, until the Obama administration gets its act together, they’ll just be site out of luck.