This just in from HHS Secretary Shecantbeserious (via email 3 days from the end of the initial ObamaTax Open Enrollment Period):
"From Saturday 2/15, at 3:00PM EST until Tuesday, 2/18 at 5:00AM EST, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will conduct annual systems maintenance activities ... During this period, verification of Social Security Numbers and other related data that is accessed via the Hub will be unavailable."Oh, wonderful. But certainly one can at least access the main 404Care.gov site, right?
"Individuals attempting to complete the application process on HealthCare.gov during this period .... will not be able to immediately receive an eligibility determination/assessment from the Marketplace."Of course.