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New Edition of HealthCare.gov Rolls Out — and It Contains a Mistake the AP Said Can Suggest the Site Doesn’t Meet ‘Professional Standards’

"Such a prominent error can unintentionally send a message that the site was not designed to professional standards."

This image shows the website for updated Spanish version of HealthCare,gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service. The Obama administration has unveiled an updated version of HealthCare.gov. It’s got some improvements and some challenges. There’s also at least one early mistake. The goof is a mistranslation in large type on the home page of the Spanish-language version of the site. Trying to translate “get ready,” someone came up with the wrong word. The Spanish site had lots of problems last year. (AP Photo) AP Photo\n

The Obama administration unveiled its latest version of HealthCare.gov Wednesday, aiming to improve the website which has been plagued with a series of technical glitches since its conception.

Wednesdays's rollout was no different.

This image shows the website for updated Spanish version of HealthCare,gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service. The Obama administration has unveiled an updated version of HealthCare.gov. It’s got some improvements and some challenges. There’s also at least one early mistake. The goof is a mistranslation in large type on the home page of the Spanish-language version of the site. Trying to translate “get ready,” someone came up with the wrong word. The Spanish site had lots of problems last year. (AP Photo)

As the Associated Press noted, the new rendition of the site included several errors.

The Spanish-language site had lots of problems last year, ranging from technology issues to clunky translations that left some native speakers puzzled. The administration struggled to sign up Hispanics, the nation's largest minority and more likely to be uninsured than other ethnic groups.

 This time, the website designers translated "get ready" as preparase. It should have been preparese — with an "e'' instead of an "a." The same mistake appears three times on the Spanish home page, which is supposed to be a mirror-image of HealthCare.gov.

In their story, the AP even skewered the Obama administration for the error.

Such a prominent error can unintentionally send a message that the site was not designed to professional standards.

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