The identity verification system has already thwarted many Obamacare shoppers, and the problems are persisting in other areas of HealthCare.gov.

The Obama administration announced that the site would go offline during off peak hours over the weekend so cyber-mechanics could put it up on the hoist and see what’s wrong (the problem starts with “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it” and expands from there).

On day five of the launch of Obamacare enrollment, the issues persist:

Meanwhile, the White House continues to say that the glitches, outages and other problems are due to extremely heavy traffic, but IT experts interviewed say part of the problem is with system architecture:

We’re confident they’ll do a better job keeping everybody’s medical records and personal information secure, however.

This launch could go down in history as a lesson in what not to do.

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