The administration is working to revamp, and even scrap,significant parts of HealthCare.gov to avoid similar problems thatplagued the site’s launch last fall, The Wall StreetJournal is reporting.

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Officials met with carriers to talk about the website flaws andpotential fixes, according to the report.

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However, the newspaper reports that a tight deadline to get itdone is of concern. The administration only has until mid-Novemberto get the website fully functional. Otherwise, consumers mightface similar problems as last fall.

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Open enrollment for 2015 begins Nov. 15.

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“We’re all going to be nervous until Nov. 15,” Shaun Greene,chief operating officer of Utah-based Arches Health Plan, told theJournal. “There is no wiggle room. They’re on a very tighttime frame.”

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Front-end fixes to the site are essential to the consumerexperience. Last fall, the site suffered from slow load times,inconvenient registration requirements and sitecrashes.

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But also important — and trickier — are back-end fixes to thesite, which include coordinating customer information and insurancepayments. One essential fix, the system to automate payments tocarriers, is already running behind schedule, according to thereport.

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Other changes to HealthCare.gov cited in the report include:replaced software and fixes to the application consumers useto sign up for coverage and the comparison tool for shopperssearching for plans. The administration will rely on cloudtechnology from Amazon for many of these functions, according tothe report.

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While officials were able to salvage the functions ofHealthCare.gov after the disastrous rollout — and were able to rack up8 million enrollments in coverage under the law — there are still ahandful of reported issues. Among them, one in four applicationshas discrepancies about income or immigration status, and manyenrollees still haven’t paid their premiums despite signingup.

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The law, too, still remains mostly unpopular among Americans.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell was confirmed this week.

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Also read: Millionsof Medicaid enrollments still unprocessed

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