Despite the White House declaring that HealthCare.gov was “up and running” following a weekend outage, the website was still going down Monday afternoon.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services both claimed Monday afternoon that Verizon Terremark had “resolved” the issue that had taken down the site on Sunday.
They said a component known as the “data services hub” was “fully operational” as of 7 a.m. ET.
“We’re glad to see that the site is up and running,” Carney said.
But the site itself told a different story.
“The system is down at the moment,” the page declared, when Fox News tried to access the federally run exchange. “We are experiencing technical difficulties and hope to have them resolved soon. Please try again later.”
Some of the state-run exchanges appeared to be functioning better. But Carney did not offer an explanation for why the page was down even as officials were declaring it operational.
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