Friday, 28 July, 2017

Troubled HealthCare.gov to switch U.S. Web hosts after contract change

A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance in MiamiBy Margaret Chadbourn and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is switching providers of Web hosting services for the troubled HealthCare.gov website, replacing Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark subsidiary with Hewlett-Packard Co, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday. The contract with Terremark for the site's data center ends in March 2014, and last summer – after CMS issued a "task order," HP was the successful bidder, a CMS spokesman said in a statement. Now, CMS needs to transition its data center to HP at a time when it is just beginning to dig out from a mountain of problems with the website, which is designed to let consumers shop for health insurance required under President Barack Obama's signature reform law.

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