The Obama administration is cautioning its allies to avoid sending too many consumers to the Obamacare system’s flagship website when it re-launches on Dec. 1 with an improved ability to handle thousands of curious Americans at once.
The site, which crashed repeatedly upon its Oct. 1 unveiling, was capable of handling fewer than 500 simultaneous users. Administration officials now say it will have the capacity to serve 50,000 at a time.
But even that number could prove inadequate if liberal groups rallying around the Affordable Care Act send a horde of Americans to healthcare.gov in the space of the holiday weekend.
So the White House, reports The New York Times, has opted to avoid launching a new PR blitz that would draw new levels of attention to the online portal.