I have some free time this afternoon and decided to go ahead and select my healthcare plan. I've already completed the application process, and just need to choose a plan and pay my premium. To my amazement, when I arrived at healthcare.gov this is what greeted me when I clicked the LOG IN link:
During times of especially high demand, you may be queued to begin your online Marketplace application to ensure the best possible shopping experience.Color me impressed. I don't ever recall going to a site and being told we have so many people here right now that you'll need to wait your turn. Usually if there are too many people on a site, it just crashes.
I've kept the page open and can tell that approximately every 60 seconds it reloads as if it is checking to see if there is room to let me in yet. In the 10 minutes it took me to put together this diary, my wait ended. The screen just switched to the Log In page and I was able to log in without any further delay.