Skip to comments.Obamacare Website Closed for Repairs This Weekend
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, Obamacares success may hinge on a website. By October 4, even Obama acolytes like the Washington Posts 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 websites 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. Were 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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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.
Were is suxnet when you need it? ;-)
Actually the website was done by Canadians LOL
furlough the websites.
Nail it Shut.
Gubment workers screwed this up during their weekdays. I doubt they work weekends and if they do, it will be especially shoddy work.
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.
GEeez...glad DEar Leader’s IT crew doesn’t run the stock exchange!
“The ObamaBots have to salt the stats so they arent so puny when they report them. If those millions of young people dont foolishly sign up, ObamaDontCare 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!
Sorry, I think their goal is 7 million in 6 months,,for those who are realizing my math was off. It was!
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.
Please link me to that thread.
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.
“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?
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.
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...
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.
They could not make it work with two years, what makes them think they can get it to work over the weekend.
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.
closed to fix broken crap and add a whole ton of fake enrollees to boost the numbers.
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.
>”add a whole ton of fake enrollees to boost the numbers”<
They can just use Obama’s five million FAKE Twitter followers.
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.
Barrycade it and wire the Barrycades together...
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.
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.
<><> The plan that Congress is considering will provide health insurance to millions of Americans who dont 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.
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).