Skip to comments.'Best and brightest' techies drafted to fix Obamacare computer glitches
Posted on 10/20/2013 6:14:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Two big problems hit the Obama White House on Oct. 1: the government shutdown, which saw hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed, national parks closed, and other disruptions. And the launch of the Affordable Care Act, which was always going to be tricky.
The first problem was solved temporarily, at least when Republicans and Democrats worked out a stop-gap spending deal, also heading off (for now) a government default on its debts. By most accounts, the White House came out the winner, although President Obama was careful not to beat his chest too much about it.
The second problem the presidents signature achievement so far, known as Obamacare has only gotten worse.
The White House reported this weekend that about 19 million people have visited HealthCare.gov and 476,000 individuals have applied online for health insurance.
But officials have yet to say how many people have actually bought a policy. In any case, it's a long way from the 7 million people the administration wants to see enrolled for health insurance through online exchanges during the six-month sign-up period.
Computer glitches seem massive. USA TODAY reports that "the federal health care exchange was built using 10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system."
Obama, presumably, has been asking sharp questions of his staff.
"I think that there's no one more frustrated than the president at the difficulty in the website," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday.
The coming week should see significant political activity surrounding Obamacare.
Obama is scheduled to speak about it at a health care event Monday.
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Epic Fail The Sequel
Does anyone still remember how to write code in Basic anymore?
We’re talking about a stupid computer program. There is no reason for failure. We have millions of these programs...all devised to catch people at “whatever”...so we’ll all be criminals together.
Spaghetti code, if that’s what it is to reflect the 2,000+ page law and 30,000 (!) pages of regulations, is not fixable.
I can see it now. Hundreds of Ivy League professors put on the payroll to supervise a 16 year old kid to fix it. If one supervisor is good, hundreds must be “more better”.
*sigh* You can’t throw 9 women in a room and make a baby in a month. (Old saying at my former employer) But they will try....until the finally realize that this monstrosity can’t be fixed this way. I wonder which of them will tell the Pres the emperor has no clothes.
I'm sure that was built into the system by design. More money for Obies campaign contributors.
The president is signing up? Har har....laugh a minute this jerk is.
“I’m gonna write me a minivan.”
And the WH got all this data from a screwed up website that doesn’t work. LOL
They spent $600 million and did’t have the best and the brightest?
Best and Brightest = OFA script kiddies with confidentiality agreements.
Wait until this monstrosity really gets going.
How convenient, huh. Oh we only need another couple billion... (lather, rinse, repeat)
Biggest glitch is the out of reach pricing in return for the high deductible and lower quality of care.
Let’s hope they do better than the morons involved with Fulfillment By Amazon.
“The Mythical Man-Month” by Fred Brooks, first published in 1975, discusses the phenomenon that adding workers to a late software project only makes it later.
the best and brightness understand how bad this is... and will embed bugs, back doors, and crashes all triggered by external means
should be interesting
meanwhile... where’d our $450m go??
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