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Microsoft offered to lend the government a helping hand in regards to the Obamacare website glitches. 

According to The Hill, Microsoft was willing to step in and help with HealthCare.gov's recent technical issues. When Obamacare started rolling out October 1, the site received more traffic than expected, and this led to many technical problems such as jumbled text, error messages and delays with loading pages. 

"Microsoft offered to provide technical expertise and assistance," said Microsoft. "The best of our knowledge, no Microsoft employee has provided such services."

Microsoft isn't the only tech company onboard to help the government. The House Oversight Committee sent letters to others as well, such as Kayak and Verizon. It seems the issue has gotten too big to handle and the feds are looking to tech titans to help out. 

Microsoft said it has had "limited contact" with the government so far. 

Earlier this week, Verizon's Terremark -- which hosts HealthCare.gov and allows uninsured Americans to both search and buy health insurance -- lost network connectivity on Sunday after a technical failure. The glitch also threw off a data services hub that connects a number of federal agencies and is used to verify people's identity, citizenship, etc. This verification is necessary to check if people are eligible for tax credits that cut the cost of monthly insurance premiums.

President Barack Obama has called the website glitches "unacceptable." 

Source: The Hill





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