‘Tech surge’ in the works to address HealthCare.gov woes

Technical glitches have plagued the new health insurance exchanges since their launch on Oct. 1. But in a blog post Sunday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said it’s called in the “best and the brightest” inside and outside government to fix the issues.  In addition to what it called a “tech surge,” HHS said it’s adding new tools to monitor and identify problem areas so it can better prioritize and address them. Since the launch of HealthCare.gov, the agency said nearly half a million applications for coverage have been submitted.