Now, to a big deadline looming for obama care. The administration is promising, starting saturday, people will see big improvements in the disastrous healthcare.Gov website. Big stakes in this race... See More
Now, to a big deadline looming for obama care. The administration is promising, starting saturday, people will see big improvements in the disastrous healthcare.Gov website. Big stakes in this race against time, for the president and for the millions who need health insurance. And abc's jim avila is following it all in washington. Jim, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, dan. Of course, many would say that the ailing website, healthcare.Gov, had nowhere to go but up. Still, it was a bit of a gamble for the white house to say it would all be fixed by tomorrow. So, how are they doing? They promised. We will have it fully functioning by the end of november. Reporter: Under oath, in front of congress. It will take until the end of november for an optimally functioning website. Reporter: From the top, where the buck stops. By the end of this month, we anticipate that it will be working the way it is supposed to. All right? Reporter: We heard the apology. We did fumble the ball on it. And what I'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed. Reporter: And here we are, reckoning day. Did the white house manage to fix the problem, which has helped shrink obama's approval rating down to 42%? There's been some significant improvements. Reporter: For the user, what can he or she expect now that they've had this time to fix? I think that they can expect to have a lot less issues and errors with their user experience. Reporter: We asked independent i.T. Consultant brian loughlin to go over the site with us. He's been monitoring the reconstruction of healthcare.Gov. And now, he's showing us the progress that's been made. That seems like a critique of the content of the website, rather than its functionality. You were just clicking through her. Yep. Reporter: It didn't freeze. Absolutely. Reporter: And it didn't shut down. It is functional. It absolutely is functional. And it performed reasonably well. Absolutely. Reporter: And that's a big improvement over what it was doing in october. Absolutely. Reporter: In fact, in october, it took about eight seconds to click through a page. Now, it's down to about a half-second. So, there's been big improvement. Let's see how it goes by saturday. Dan? This is a huge weekend for the obama administration. We'll see if that improvement is good enough for the american people. Absolutely.
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