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Obamacare Website Closed for Repairs This Weekend
breitbart.com ^

Posted on 10/04/2013 5:18:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obamacare Website Closed for Repairs This Weekend

by Ben Shapiro 4 Oct 2013, 5:03 PM PDT post a comment Like a flaming Chevy Volt brought back to the shop for repairs, the Obamacare federal health insurance exchange website has now been recalled. The application part of the site, healthcare.gov, will be taken down during off-hours over the weekend, and will be unavailable for public use – which does not truly differentiate it from its current status.

The Obamacare launch has been nothing short of disastrous for the Obama administration, particularly given the supposed urgency of implementing Obamacare that President Obama has claimed as the rationale for refusal to negotiate over the government shutdown. On September 27, CBS News reported, “Obamacare’s success may hinge on a website.” By October 4, even Obama acolytes like the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas labeled healthcare.gov “really bad.” They wrote, “the Obama administration doesn't have a basically working product that would be improved by a software update. They have a Web site that almost nobody has been able to successfully use. If Apple launched a major new product that functioned as badly as Obamacare's online insurance marketplace, the tech world would be calling for Tim Cook's head.”

The Obamacare website’s launch was so poor that Sarah Kliff of the Post similarly reported that the media was struggling to find anyone who had been able to enroll in Obamacare. “We’re told they do exist and are indeed real people,” she wrote. On Friday, Kliff believed she had discovered such a person: one Chad Henderson. There was only one problem, as Kliff later learned: Henderson was an Organizing for Action volunteer, and never enrolled at all.

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Tea Party fault.............
1 posted on 10/04/2013 5:18:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The ObamaBots have to “salt” the stats so they aren’t so puny when they report them. If those millions of young people don’t foolishly sign up, ObamaDon’tCare is toast.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 5:20:53 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver

Were is suxnet when you need it? ;-)


3 posted on 10/04/2013 5:23:17 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually the website was done by Canadians LOL

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/04/us-usa-healthcare-technology-technology-idUSBRE99312620131004


4 posted on 10/04/2013 5:26:33 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: nascarnation

furlough the websites.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 5:27:43 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Sub-Driver

Nail it Shut.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 5:34:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Gubment workers screwed this up during their weekdays. I doubt they work weekends and if they do, it will be especially shoddy work.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 5:34:42 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Sub-Driver

With all the problems they’ve had rolling it out, you’d think that the left would be embracing a one year delay...not fighting it.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 5:41:24 PM PDT by proudpapa (A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb!)
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To: Sub-Driver

GEeez...glad DEar Leader’s IT crew doesn’t run the stock exchange!


9 posted on 10/04/2013 5:43:37 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: txrefugee

“The ObamaBots have to “salt” the stats so they aren’t so puny when they report them. If those millions of young people don’t foolishly sign up, ObamaDon’tCare is toast.”

If their goal is to sign up 7 million in 90 days,,that’s about 34k+ a day,,,not happening or we’d hear it shouted from the rooftops!


10 posted on 10/04/2013 5:44:38 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero

Sorry, I think their goal is 7 million in 6 months,,for those who are realizing my math was off. It was!


11 posted on 10/04/2013 5:45:18 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver
We're kind of missing the forest for the trees here.
Focusing on the dysfunctional web site widely misses the point that it is offering a product nobody wants. Another thread shows the sticker shock of Obamacare. People are dumbfounded at the absurdly high costs of the Affordable Care Act; nobody can afford it!

Having the website fail buys the Regime time from the otherwise inevitable insurrection by his supporters. The problem for Obama comes not from the House Republicans but from the unions and other supporters who will be repulsed by this abomination.

12 posted on 10/04/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: stormhill

Please link me to that thread.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 6:01:43 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Sub-Driver
I have great sympathy for the programmers and developers of this system. From what I can see they have worked with a continually moving target. I'm sure the target is still from from stable.

I'm also very certain there have been lots of "it is exactly what I asked for, but it is not what I wanted" moments.

The Democrats deserve these results.

14 posted on 10/04/2013 6:03:08 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: lormand

“Gubment workers screwed this up during their weekdays. I doubt they work weekends and if they do, it will be especially shoddy work.”

i thought all but essential federal employees were furloughed? are these IT folks who will work on this website more essential than the doctors at NIH who would be trying out experimental drug trials on children with cancer if it weren’t for the government shutdown?


15 posted on 10/04/2013 6:10:42 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: Sub-Driver

And here I almost thought they’d noticed what raging hypocrites they are leaving that site up and deliberately taking many other public-facing sites down.


16 posted on 10/04/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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To: Sub-Driver

So, is there some reason the contractor couldn’t have simulated a year ago several million users attempting to use the web site simultaneously?


17 posted on 10/04/2013 6:45:26 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman
So, is there some reason the contractor couldn’t have simulated a year ago several million users attempting to use the web site simultaneously?

Look, the people running this show have never launched a website before. Nor have they ever, in their lives, sold an insurance policy.

So, what would you expect?

They've never run a hospital, either. Nor do they know squat about medicine.

But they're going to handle health care for 300 million people. And that's not going to work any better than their website.

Count on it...

18 posted on 10/04/2013 6:53:43 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Sub-Driver

If you visit the Obamacare website, you’re almost guaranteed to be a loser. Either you won’t get anywhere, you’ll be offered a policy you can’t afford, or you’ll decline the policy and be fined by the federal government.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 6:55:54 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They could not make it work with two years, what makes them think they can get it to work over the weekend.


20 posted on 10/04/2013 7:00:30 PM PDT by Moorings
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The whole thing is a disaster.

1. No one wants it. The people that the administration needs most to sign up, healthy 19 - 30 year olds, can’t afford it and don’t want to pay for something they don’t think they need. Libs want single payer, not exchanges. Everyone else wants to keep their doctor and current hospitalization. People are staying away in droves.

2. The system design is horrid. It can’t be fixed with a software update. In another Breitbart article, an IT expert explains that the lack of a central database means there is no way to verify anything. Hackers will have a field day putting up identical web sites and collecting lots of identity information. They need to scrap it and start over.

What happens if the government rolls out a new health care system and no one signs up? Peaceful resistance a la Ghandi might end up being the best solution.

Schadenfreude is sweet.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 7:08:03 PM PDT by TerriHaute
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To: Sub-Driver

closed to fix broken crap and add a whole ton of fake enrollees to boost the numbers.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 7:13:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MrChips

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3074933/posts


23 posted on 10/04/2013 7:24:23 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: Sub-Driver
And people were upset with the empty chair comment ?


24 posted on 10/04/2013 7:25:05 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Sub-Driver
They are caught in a conundrum. They would like to blame the Tea Party Anarchist Government Shutdown Terrorists for the web site problems, but that would cause them to admit there is problems. Hmmm. What is a tyrannical fascist to do ?
25 posted on 10/04/2013 7:28:20 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: stormhill

It would be worse if all the ILLEGAL Carve Outs and Waivers were eliminated. Add to that the ILLEGAL Subsidies that pay 75% of the Obamacare Cost for Congressional Staffers, not through Obamacare but through their Salary and Compensation.

All those changes were imposed by Obama by using Unconstitutional Rulings, yes Rulings, as if he were King.

That is what Obama and his cohorts are fighting against now.

Time for the Republicans to start referring to DemocRats as the Ruling Class, over and over again.


26 posted on 10/04/2013 7:30:53 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

>”add a whole ton of fake enrollees to boost the numbers”<

They can just use Obama’s five million FAKE Twitter followers.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 7:33:32 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Obamacare launch has been nothing short of disastrous for the Obama administration, particularly given the supposed urgency of implementing Obamacare that President Obama has claimed as the rationale for refusal to negotiate over the government shutdown.

They owe the American people a refund.
28 posted on 10/04/2013 7:37:44 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Senator_Blutarski
I have great sympathy for the programmers and developers of this system. From what I can see they have worked with a continually moving target. I'm sure the target is still from from stable.

I have much less sympathy.The health insurance web site spec. is a lot more fixed than that of a typical commercial internet business. Coders implementing a garden variety commerce, dating, or social networking site have far more complex and rapidly changing specifications to deal with as they try to respond to the marketplace.

The lack of system performance is just plain poor design. The kinds of traffic that the news outlets are reporting should not be an issue for any well designed modern web site. As just one data point, Reddit claims 80 million page views per month, with 2.5 million logged in users.

29 posted on 10/04/2013 7:57:38 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Paladin2
Nail it Shut.

Barrycade it and wire the Barrycades together...

30 posted on 10/05/2013 3:44:37 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It was thrown together hastily, probably under orders to “get it up and running or else”

There was not enough time to make it work right. It was not tested enough. The connections and interactions were not tested.

If a bank had set up a website like that, the government would be on its back and fine the bank big time.

But it’s the government that created a mess. Who will fine the government?

And to add insult to injury, I’ll bet that they didn’t program any security in the system, so the moment it goes live, I’ll bet the hackers try to get in.


31 posted on 10/05/2013 6:01:32 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: txrefugee
Obamanoids have to “salt” the sign-up stats b/c they need 7 million young enrollees....if they don't, O/Care is toast.

Glad that point was made, tex.. Time to refigure the millions Ohaha figured would be rolling in right about now. (Cackle)

The "tolerant and compassionate" Obamanoids stupidly based their success on young enrollees---who have no sense of their own mortality---and rightly figure they don't need coverage. Why spend money buying insurance they figure they don't need?

O/Care's "existing conditions" is the killer clause.

Fox's Krauthammer stated that they WILL need it to cover injuries if/when they fall down the stairs.....more likely to pick-up the phone to sign on at the bottom of the stairs.

32 posted on 10/05/2013 7:36:43 AM PDT by Liz
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FILED UNDER THE CATEGORY OF: "Dam it, I wish I hadn'ta said that."

<><> “The plan that Congress is considering will provide health insurance to millions of Americans who don’t have it and control costs for millions more who do.” — Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, calling for Congress to pass ObamaCare, March 16, 2010

<><> “Right now, unless you and the Obama administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”— Hoffa in a July 2013 letter to Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the top Senate and House Democrats.

33 posted on 10/05/2013 7:38:50 AM PDT by Liz
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THE PRIVACY NIGHTMARE---AG's from 13 states wrote HHS' Sebelius to express concerns over consumer privacy and oversight of “Obamacare navigators,” counselors charged with assisting consumers.....the AGs' asked HHS what policies were in place to: (1) screen and monitor program personnel, (2) prevent fraud and remedy cases of it, and, (3) regulate the navigators at the state level....... chief among AG concerns was (5) whether sufficient safeguards were in place to prevent security breaches.

TALKING POINTS---A West Virginia nonprofit has turned down a federal grant it received to help residents navigate new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act after it received an inquiry from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey about how it would protect consumer information. Clarksburg-based West Virginia Parent Training Inc. did not respond to a letter it received from Morrisey directing it to answer 26 questions about the group's personnel and hiring practices, including employee background checks and employee monitoring programs, the Sunday Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/17M1QVe) reported. (Excerpt) Read more at sanluisobispo.com ...

YOUR TURN--Contact your state AG---ask him/her to issue a letter of inquiry to groups receiving federal "Navigator" grants. The inquiry should center on questions WRT how the group intends to protect consumer data.

In particular, the questionnaire should ask if the tax-funded "Navigator" program intends to transfer personal/ financial/medical data of the insured to the local/county/national Democrat Party, relevant Unions, banks, investment companies, drug companies, insurance companies. Trial Lawyers' associations and whether "Navigators" have sub rosa contracts with these, and other groups, plan to profit, to provide significant info to enrich databases for pecuniary purposes.

The AG also needs to confirm (1) whether the "navigator" was ever convicted of a felony....... and....(2) whether the "navigator" can be bonded.

Most importantly demand that your AG enforce the requirement that "Navigators" must have a state insurance license (consists of a comprehensive test on all aspects of insurance and compels a background check).

34 posted on 10/05/2013 7:40:26 AM PDT by Liz
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