Skip to comments.Emails shed light on serious problems with ObamaCare website before launch
Posted on 11/22/2013 2:05:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Newly released emails between top Obama administration tech officials are shedding more light on the severity of the concerns that were raised before the disastrous rollout of the ObamaCare website, with one official saying the results are not good just days before the Oct. 1 launch.
The emails from Sept. 26-30, which were discovered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of its investigation into the troubled Healthcare.gov, highlight troubling results as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officials ran tests on the site.
In a Sept. 26 email to top CMS officials including HealthCare.gov project manager Henry Chao, Akhtar Zaman from the CMS Office of Information Services gave a grim report after three days of performance and stress tests on the website. He cited numerous instances where tests were unsuccessful.
The results are not good and not consistent at all, Zaman wrote.
Chao responded to this report by emailing a stern warning to CMS staffers.
I DO NOT WANT A REPEAT OF WHAT HAPPENED NEAR THE END OF DECEMBER 2005 WHERE MEDICARE.GOV HAD A MELTDOWN (THIS IS TO GET YOUR ATTENTION IF I DIDNT HAVE IT ALREADY), he said.
On Sept. 27, acting Director of the CMS Office of Enterprise Management David Nelson delivered Chao more bad news, saying the websites scripts were failing due to a variety of issues.
We have not been successful in moving beyond 500 concurrent users filling applications without income verification, he said.
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said the documents are more evidence that the Obama administration went out of its way to cover up the chaos behind the scenes at Healthcare.gov.
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What does Henry Chow do, other than sit on his ass and make threats/orders?
This is their problem. Must link with all government databases and establish correctly formatted and fielded information. They are hung up on getting ALL your information before they will tell you anything.
Another fatal flaw they have in the 'income verification' is the number of leeches who are going to apply and the 'income' they'll have to enter are all their entitlements from different programs - likely none of which have done extensive and proper determination as to eligibility.
As for Chao, he's an Obama disciple and he always thought he just had to 'speak' and it would be so - just like his master. None of them have the qualifications or experience to run or manage anything.
Someone in the administration needs to look up the definition of the word "administration".
I heard that the developers testified they have only delivered 30% of the functionality. The security piece hasn’t been completed yet because it is a low priority function.
As Valjayjay said “we rule.” Not administrate.
None of the payment (to insurance companies) section has been constructed.
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If you were active in the so-called peace movement or in the radical wing of the civil rights causes, why would you tell the truth? Why would you concede even long afterwards — that no, you were never really a peace activist, except in the sense that you were against Americas war. Why would you draw attention to the fact that you didnt oppose the Communists war, and were happy when Americas enemies won?
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I've read more than once that rates and general subsidy estimates are now available from the federal site without entering (much) personal information. But since I use a state site, haven't verified that.
the 'income' they'll have to enter are all their entitlements from different programs
The income test is based on IRS AGM -- which isn't likely to include many if any of the entitlements.