White House orders 'tech surge' for dysfunctional HealthCare.gov

A message is seen on the computer indicating that there are too many visitors on the Affordable Care Act site to continue.

After weeks of massive technical failures on HealthCare.gov, President Obama has directly acknowledged problems with the government's online health insurance exchanges. The president said in an address yesterday that there was quote "no excuse" for the technical problems plaguing the health exchange portal site, and that the country's top techies were working on a fix. Molly Wood of CNET fills Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson in on the latest.

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Molly Wood is a veteran technology broadcaster, podcaster, host and writer. As an executive editor at CNET, she was the creator, host and executive producer of "Always On with Molly Wood."

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