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Mass. calls in Oracle to help cure over-budget healthcare site
Bosotn Herald ^ | November 12, 2013 | Chris Cassidy Matt Stout

Posted on 11/12/2013 3:24:53 PM PST by Makana

The state’s $69 million Obama­care website is “overbudget,” has missed deadlines and now is bringing in eleventh-hour engineering assistance from Oracle, in the face of looming cutoff dates that could force some to go without health insurance, the Herald has learned.

The fix comes after the Herald reported Saturday a mere 1 percent of applicants facing canceled health plans had managed to enroll in Obamacare plans through the state’s website, with just weeks before many plans 
expire Dec. 31.

Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday brushed off any concerns about the system.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: healthcare; massachusetts; obamacare; obamadontcare
LMAO Our governor (BHO Mini-Me)has this well in hand!
1 posted on 11/12/2013 3:24:53 PM PST by Makana
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To: Makana

Now it’s really going to be over-budget. Oracle is ‘spensive.


2 posted on 11/12/2013 3:32:59 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator
Oracle is ‘spensive.

They might do better with the "Oracle of Delphi".

3 posted on 11/12/2013 3:34:06 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Makana

IMHO; Oracle should have been the “no bid contract” for an endeavor of this size, but frankly, I’m happy they Solindra’d us again with the Canadian outfit. Tends to clear up any doubts about their real motives.


4 posted on 11/12/2013 3:35:33 PM PST by Segovia
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To: Makana

Every massive floundering software project needs a couple of big ego consultants to inspire the trench workers....

#techsurge


5 posted on 11/12/2013 3:36:31 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's 3rd term: squaw Warren? Lord help us!)
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To: Makana

What happened to the “tech surge” that that software company owned by Michelle’s Princeton BFF was going to lay on?

And then there was that uber-brilliant czar dude that promised the whole world that it would be totally working by November 30. What happened to him?

18 days to go, btw.


6 posted on 11/12/2013 3:37:16 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Disambiguator

Yes, but they’re expensive because they get the job done with a functional product at the end.


7 posted on 11/12/2013 4:03:03 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Segovia

Well, IBM would also have been a valid call - but that’s only if they actually wanted the end result to work. It’s pretty obvious that they either had a huge phobia of ‘big business’ firms (who would be the only ones to make something this big actually work reliably) or they didn’t care if it worked (for any one of a multitude of reasons.) Pretty sure it was the latter.


8 posted on 11/12/2013 4:05:03 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Makana

Oracle was responsible for Oregon Exchange setup...still not one sign up...and Oregon got $300 million from Feds to make it work!


9 posted on 11/12/2013 4:12:12 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Makana
"Mass. calls in Oracle to help cure over-budget healthcare site"

For a second I thought Massachusetts decided to bring in some pagans.


10 posted on 11/12/2013 4:25:30 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Disambiguator
Now it’s really going to be over-budget. Oracle is ‘spensive.

My computer gnome who sells, installs, and maintains tries to stay away from their stuff if my memory is correct, we be talkin' Ferrari / Porsche type expense if you want to analogize...

Am I correct on this or am I off?

11 posted on 11/12/2013 4:29:01 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: taildragger

Can Oracle fix the “over-budget” part?


12 posted on 11/12/2013 4:29:39 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL

I don’t know, I think it might make it more expensive, that is why I ask for FR Computer Geeks to chime in...


13 posted on 11/12/2013 4:42:00 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: taildragger
Well, they could always try using more open source software. You know, that frequently free, cost-effective alternative that Oracle just said was no good when compared to its uber-expensive proprietary software?

But that would just be silly.

14 posted on 11/12/2013 5:33:19 PM PST by Cato in PA (Smile, you're on NSA camera!)
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To: Makana

If a major company like IBM or Oracle that had a hard-earned reputation to protect had been given Obamacare it would be working flawlessly right now.


15 posted on 11/12/2013 6:02:52 PM PST by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: Steely Tom
What happened to the “tech surge” that that software company owned by Michelle’s Princeton BFF was going to lay on?

No such thing as a "tech surge". More boots on the ground actually destroys software projects. Which is one big reason why the $643 million site was a failure to begin with.

16 posted on 11/12/2013 6:25:53 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Makana

How about asking Romney to help fix this mess? Doesn’t Mitt pride himself ( and his BAIN CAPITAL ) to be a turnaround artist? /s


17 posted on 11/12/2013 7:41:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Makana

18 posted on 11/12/2013 8:00:48 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney? He hasn’t been seen in the state since he passed this thing.


19 posted on 11/13/2013 3:19:12 AM PST by Makana (Old soldiers never die. They just read Free Republic.)
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Romney? He hasn’t been seen in the state since he passed this thing.

Have your heard that Martha's Vineyard may be getting a casino? Apparently, it's been approved by the Feds. And the state may not have a say in it.

First windmills. Now a casino. In the land of the beautiful people.

You can't help but smile.

20 posted on 11/13/2013 3:22:22 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Steely Tom
And then there was that uber-brilliant czar dude that promised the whole world that it would be totally working by November 30. What happened to him?

We're gonna need a new czar.

And what's the commie fixation with czars, anyway?

21 posted on 11/13/2013 3:24:25 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1
No such thing as a "tech surge".

But it sure sounds good.

Next up?

Wait for it...

A blue-ribbon commission.

22 posted on 11/13/2013 3:28:03 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Makana

Its not just the website. No private company rescue, of a public mandate, is going to push certain individuals,to sign up to a proscribed plan. Mr. Patrick can hire all the free market entities he wants.Private enterprise cant execute a business model that is neither business or model.The one percent of cancelled residents of Massachusetts that have signed on have no real incentive to pay for “ non subprime plans”.


23 posted on 12/02/2013 9:40:37 PM PST by Nickat9ite (One Percent Seems Low for renewing Mass Cancelled Plans. Considering Two percent of Folks are Insane)
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