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NYT: Obamacare Collapse ´Has Deeply Embarrassed´ White House
Breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/2013 | Staff

Posted on 10/16/2013 6:06:07 AM PDT by safetysign

A New York Times investigative article based on two dozen interviews with industry insiders and confidential Obama Administration documents reveals that the catastrophic $500 million Obamacare rollout "has deeply embarrassed the White House" and has the technology companies involved "publicly distancing themselves" from the Obamacare fiasco.

"These are not glitches. The extent of the problems is pretty enormous," an insurance executive who participated in Obamacare conference calls told the Times. "At the end of our calls, people say, 'It's awful, just awful.'"

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare; obamadoesntcare; obamascare
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1 posted on 10/16/2013 6:06:07 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: safetysign

2 posted on 10/16/2013 6:08:05 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: safetysign

Given that its collapse embarrassed the White Hut, are we to conclude that Obamacare is racist?


3 posted on 10/16/2013 6:09:11 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: safetysign

Not a glitch............

............it’s a FEATURE! IT’S INTENTIONAL!


4 posted on 10/16/2013 6:09:15 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: safetysign
Still waiting for 0bama to come out with his feigned-anger, “someone will be held accountable” speech. Waiting...waiting....
5 posted on 10/16/2013 6:09:36 AM PDT by NEMDF
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It might help if there were any real leaders.
6 posted on 10/16/2013 6:09:51 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

Why do you post a garbage cartoon like that? That is right out of the liberal wingnut playbook.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 6:11:26 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: safetysign
Get right out of town!!!!

8 posted on 10/16/2013 6:13:13 AM PDT by headless_thompson_gunner
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To: Flintlock

This part isn’t intentional. Obama needs to hook people into the system as quickly and efficiently as possible, before the ramifications are known.

Guess what? Thanks to the collapse of healthcare.gov the ramifications are becoming known BEFORE the people can get hooked in.

I’ve worked in IT systems development for almost 20 years. Mostly on the business/management analysis and requirement management side. If what’s being said about the underlying architecture being fubar, it’s at least an 18 month fix. Probably more like 24 months. Minimum. Especially given US Government procurement regs.


9 posted on 10/16/2013 6:16:19 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: safetysign

Embarrassed?! I don’t think so. The TOTUS has had a daily opportunity to be embarrassed and he hasn’t been yet. Zero’s most uttered 3 phrases...”Pull up the jet, I’m going on vaca”. “I won”. “Fore”.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 6:16:28 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

leftists are not capable of feeling shame

that is a human emotion


11 posted on 10/16/2013 6:17:03 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Flintlock
It's intentional.. Yep. CREATE a crisis and then don't waste it. Single payer system SOLUTION waiting .

That is their plan.

12 posted on 10/16/2013 6:17:37 AM PDT by codder too
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To: safetysign

If I worked on Obamacare as an IT consultant, should I put it in my resume under ‘Significant Accomplishments”? Maybe I won’t put it in the resume at all and leave that ‘dead time’ as spending quality time with my family.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 6:18:19 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: safetysign

-——confidential Obama Administration documents——

How did the confidential documents get into the hands of Old Gray Whore reporters?

Why were the documents leaked? Are the insiders already covering their asses? If so, that makes it really really bad at this early date.

Then there is the word embarrassed. I would think perhaps there is a stronger word, perhaps fearful or maybe panicked. The political apparatchiks most certainly have feelings of intense dread. The problem is out of their hands and being apparatchiks they have no technical knowledge to develop a remedy beyond putting forth the word glitches.

They must in their atheist state begin to pray it will not last. That is their only hope to produce the desperately needed change.


14 posted on 10/16/2013 6:23:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: codder too

The crisis wasn’t supposed to happen this quickly.

Conservatives and Republicans, need to quickly capitalize on healthcare.gov’s collapse.


15 posted on 10/16/2013 6:26:15 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: duckman

Everything Clown Prince nobama and his Clown Car Administration does is intentional. In this instance if the “healthcare” system is successful, they win by having a socialist “healthcare” system. If it fails, they have a marxist single-payer system. Win win for the commies. The only saving grace for Free Americans is that if the delay and confusion is great enough and long enough, some patriotic leaders MIGHT emerge and stop this rush to communism.


16 posted on 10/16/2013 6:26:34 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: dirtboy

Sorry, that was the point. I guess I could have posted with. /s


17 posted on 10/16/2013 6:29:11 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: safetysign

COMMUNISTS ARE NEVER EMBARRASSED. This is just a step in the strategy to SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE, i.e., SOCIALISM.


18 posted on 10/16/2013 6:29:37 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Flintlock
Not a glitch............

............it’s a FEATURE! IT’S INTENTIONAL!

Agreed.

19 posted on 10/16/2013 6:29:44 AM PDT by madison10
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To: safetysign
Obamacare Collapse ´Has Deeply Embarrassed´ White House

Impossible.

People who are without a conscience cannot be embarrassed.

20 posted on 10/16/2013 6:30:39 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Flintlock

Sorry, I don’t give them that much credit for being that smart.


21 posted on 10/16/2013 6:31:30 AM PDT by CityCenter (The solution to all problems is spiritual.)
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To: safetysign

Not embarrassed enough to delay or pull the horrific program. That is all that counts.


22 posted on 10/16/2013 6:31:39 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: tanknetter
If what’s being said about the underlying architecture being fubar, it’s at least an 18 month fix.

The second 90% of software development is always the hardest.

23 posted on 10/16/2013 6:33:24 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: codder too
It's intentional.. Yep. CREATE a crisis and then don't waste it. Single payer system SOLUTION waiting .

Unless Democrats manage to corrupt statewide elections as well as they have the national ones, the people will NEVER trust Democrats with Health Care again.

24 posted on 10/16/2013 6:34:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: codder too
It's intentional.. Yep. CREATE a crisis and then don't waste it. Single payer system SOLUTION waiting .

Unless Democrats manage to corrupt statewide elections as well as they have the national ones, the people will NEVER trust Democrats with Health Care again.

25 posted on 10/16/2013 6:34:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: madison10

How can it not fail when everything 0bama, Reid, and Pelosi touch are tainted with deceit, destruction, and death?

These people aren’t idiots. They’re evil. Period.


26 posted on 10/16/2013 6:36:41 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Lazamataz

BINGO.

This is the repeal and replace moment.


27 posted on 10/16/2013 6:37:02 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Flintlock

MAYBE IT WAS INTENTIONAL. But not in the way you, and others on this and other forums, suggest. Maybe it was ‘sabotage’ by the IT companies ‘ employees. They wrote the code, purposefully to be unuseable.............................


28 posted on 10/16/2013 6:46:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Red Badger

Lets hear it for ‘sabotage’ if that is what happened.


29 posted on 10/16/2013 6:49:55 AM PDT by codder too
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To: safetysign

Bravo Sierra. Obama is incapable of embarrassment. How can a guy who thinks he’s superior to everyone else on the planet ever be embarrassed about anything?


30 posted on 10/16/2013 6:51:17 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45
Bravo Sierra. Obama is incapable of embarrassment. How can a guy who thinks he’s superior to everyone else on the planet ever be embarrassed about anything?

My thought exactly. Obama's response will be another campaign style speech chock full of lies telling us everything we are hearing and seeing is not true. Bagdad Bob will be envious..

31 posted on 10/16/2013 6:53:46 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: safetysign
HELLO! The Federal Government is the LAST place to go for quality service and value.

What IDIOT didn't see this coming...

scene: Ivy League Elites around $20,000 walnut conference table:

“It's time to overhaul our unfair healthcare system. Healthcare is a RIGHT. Insurance companies SUCK!”

“Let's have our staffers flesh out the details.”

Staffers cobble together their wet dream wish list of Utopian/Socialist/Cradle-to-Grave HealthCare Ideas.

Staffers: “Pass this down to the department heads and have them oversee implementation.”

Department Heads: “Look at this mess they want us to implement! 1000’s of pages! I'll pass this down to my Jr Department heads and have them implement it. In the meantime, I think I'll take my retirement option. I've got a nice offer for a lobbying job.”

Jr Department Heads, “Find some I.T. people who are LOYAL to us. This is going to be a nice big fat contract setting up the website, etc. Let's put the money where it will do us some good.”

I.T. Exec's: They want us to do what?!? Impossible!!! They will pay how much? Hey...we can only do our best. If it doesn't work the first time we'll just keep trying...as long as they keep paying.

Epilogue: The only thing the Federal Government does well, is take care of itself. The bigger the Government the smaller the citizen.

32 posted on 10/16/2013 6:55:33 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Arm_Bears

Nope...you just have to conclude that the outcome was as expected for any Affirmative Action situation where there wasn’t any real experience of ability to start with.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 6:55:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: tanknetter

Give me 10 million dollars, 3 high level coders, 3 high level DBA’s, yourself and a infrastructure guru, throw in a spacious office with a ping pong table, soda machine and unlimited access to pizza and Chinese food and I will have the system fixed within 12 months.

And whatever is saved, we split the balance of funds as bonus.

Going Agile baby.


34 posted on 10/16/2013 7:15:55 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (President Stompyfeet....Priceless.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The government doesn’t do Agile. It takes Agile terminogy and applies it to Waterfall to make it seem like it’s doing Agile. Call it Agilefall.

And I say this as a CSM (Cert through Scrum Alliance)

But even if you’re right (and serious .. I detect just a hint of sarcasm in your comment) a 12 month implementation cycle, even one using concurrent sprints. Lots and lots of concurrent sprints) isn’t going to fuxthe system fast enough to avoid significant political damage to Obama and the Dems.


35 posted on 10/16/2013 7:25:09 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: JPG

LOL! I like the guy on the right in the pink pants who is liking what he sees. Would only be better if it was a drawing of Barney Frank.


36 posted on 10/16/2013 8:04:54 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: tanknetter

Also have my CSM through Scrum Alliance. Working on my ACP.

From a technology standpoint I think this could be simplified. But since Obama doesn’t want the system fixed, the project would probably never complete.


37 posted on 10/16/2013 8:17:07 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (President Stompyfeet....Priceless.)
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To: safetysign

The exchange system is a fail. The code for the parallel single payer system, however, works perfectly. After all, they hired the Canadian single payer contractors to build it.


38 posted on 10/16/2013 8:40:18 AM PDT by informavoracious (Of course I want people to have healthcare, I just didn't know I was the one who would be paying...)
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To: tanknetter
If what’s being said about the underlying architecture being fubar, it’s at least an 18 month fix. Probably more like 24 months. Minimum. Especially given US Government procurement regs.

And the Repubs want to offer to repeal the medical device tax. Heck no, let the pain be felt and the crap be smelled for month after month.

39 posted on 10/16/2013 9:00:01 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: safetysign
If it "deeply embarrassed" the WH, then why hasn't Obama taken the out the conservatives have given him to delay Obamacare for a year?

I'll answer my own question. It's because after the reaction to Snowden showed Obama to be a petty whiney name-calling brat, England voted down Obama's War to support AlQaida in Syria, and Putin has shown Obama to be totally ineptitude on the world stage, Obama can't just go in the corner and cry. So he bullies US citizens and our constitution, daring us to not back down. To that I answer: Britain didn't, Putin didn't, and I'll be really disgusted if the HOR does.

40 posted on 10/16/2013 9:08:56 AM PDT by grania
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To: safetysign

Obamacare fiasco only the sane saw it coming.


41 posted on 10/16/2013 10:27:03 AM PDT by Vaduz
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