Experts from Google and other prominent tech companies are joining a "Tech Surge" to fix the struggling healthcare.gov website. The agency overseeing the Obamacare site announced the additions Thursday, after the site had crashed for over 36 hours.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the surge includes dozens of people with expertise in the site's key issues. Namely, reliability, stability and large-scale operations.
Experts are also coming from software giants Red Hat and Oracle. Since debuting on October 1, 2013 issues with the website have prevented people from registering and applying for coverage. Two major crashes in the last week also impacted state-run healthcare websites.