Interest cited in Colorado marketplace crash
UPDATE 11:59 a.m.: Connect for Colorado, the state’s website to sign up for health care is to be up and running later today. Here’s a statement from the program’s spokesman, Ben Davis:
“The Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace is up and operational. We went live just before 8 a.m. We have had over 34,500 unique visitors and over 1,300 accounts created in the first three hours.
This morning, due to strong consumer interest, we experienced some intermittent error messages and suspended account creation for a short time while we solved them.
We’ve addressed these errors and are in the process of enabling account creation. We expect consumers will be able to start creating accounts again before 12:30 p.m. today. Anonymous shopping is available, and for all consumers that have already created an account, they can shop and checkout.”
ConnectforHealthColorado.com is temporarily suspending the creation of new accounts as a result of “overwhelming interest” on the first day of the individual mandate to purchase health insurance.
Check back with GJSentinel.com for developments through the day, and read the full story in the Wednesday edition of The Daily Sentinel.