Gee, what a coincidence.
Courtesy of The Hill:
The Trump administration is planning hours-long downtimes for maintenance on healthcare.gov during the coming ObamaCare sign-up period.
The administration drew criticism for a similar move last year from advocates who said the downtime would hinder efforts to sign people up for coverage, but the administration counters that maintenance downtime happens every year and is designed to occur during the slowest periods on the site.
The maintenance schedule is the same as last year, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday, meaning healthcare.gov is scheduled to be offline for maintenance from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Sunday during the sign-up period, except for the final Sunday, for a total of 60 hours of downtime.
Officials said that is the maximum possible downtime, and said last year the actual downtime was significantly less than what was scheduled, at 21.5 hours out of a scheduled 60.
“Maintenance windows are regularly scheduled on healthcare.gov every year during Open Enrollment,” a CMS spokesperson said.
Yeah, well that “scheduled maintenance” can be done anytime, and it is certainly NOT a coincidence that it happens during Obamacare signup every year.
Trump had been trying to kill Obamacare since even before he took office, and so far it has refused to die.
Just wait until the Dems take back the House and start working on getting the kinks out to make it run smoother.
Then it will be impossible for Trump to kill it, and when we finally get back the Senate and the White House we can start pushing for single payer.
Then Americans will finally have the health care they deserve.