Good news (maybe) for Healthcare.gov

The beleaguered government healthcare website had some good news this week when they announced that they were doubling the capacity to increase visitor load.

HealthCare.gov, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ troubled insurance-shopping website, will double its user capacity by the end of the month in an effort to eliminate sluggish response times when thousands of people are on the site at the same time, officials said.

The site should be able to handle 50,000 concurrent users by the end of November, and the tech team working on the site expects about 800,000 visits a day by then, said Jeffrey Zients, a former acting director at the White House Office of Management and Budget overseeing fixes to the site.

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