online exchanges have been riddled with problems since they came online
three weeks ago, and those issues may continue for at least the next
few weeks. Contractors said fixing the problems by the November 1
deadline set by the administration would be “unrealistic,” according to the New York Times.
From the sluggish websites to garbled enrollment information, the flaws require the extensive rewriting of code: “One
specialist said that as many as five million lines of software code may
need to be rewritten before the Web site runs properly,” the Times reports — that’s out of a total of approximately 500 million lines of code, according to another expert.
experts warned that some of the website’s problem are yet to come. One
technical specialist involved in the repair effort said, “The account
creation and registration problems are masking the problems that will