Friday, December 06, 2013 transactions fail 10 percent of time: official

Reuters reports:
The U.S. federal health insurance website, which has had technology problems since its October 1 launch, is now experiencing errors in transmitting applications about 10 percent of the time, a government spokeswoman said on Friday.

The online insurance marketplace relays information about new customers in '834' transaction forms to the private insurance companies that provide the health plans. serves people in 36 states, while 14 states are running their own websites.

"We believe nine of 10 transactions are being successfully transmitted," the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, spokeswoman Julie Bataille said at a news briefing.
The great moments of statist health care. Imagine the private sector getting away with this.