Skip to comments.Software Developers Pulled From Oregon Health Insurance Exchange
Posted on 02/27/2014 2:24:51 PM PST by steve86
PORTLAND, OR - Technology giant Oracle Corp. is pulling nearly two-thirds of its software developers from Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange project, even though the public still can't use the website to get coverage in one sitting and other key functions are unfinished.
Cover Oregon spokesman Michael Cox said Thursday that 100 Oracle developers will leave this week, with 65 remaining.
The cutbacks come after the online enrollment system was rolled out last week to insurance agents and community organizations.
Cox says Cover Oregon is focusing on fixes to that system, with the hope of launching to the general public before the current enrollment period ends March 31st. No date has been set.
Cox says work on other website features is on hold, so fewer developers are needed.
Wouldn’t it have been easier just to sell the damn things on Amazon.com, where the infrastructure is already there?
...or E-surance.com, or any of a dozen or so other sites.
ORACLE is actually an acronym. It stands for One Rich A-hole Called Larry Ellison.
Having Oracle work on your website is like having Ford send auto mechanics to fix ice cream makers.
Oracle web stuff sucks.
It’s ALWAYS the developers’ or testers’ fault. Absent, wrong, late, constantly changing requirements are never the cause. Isn’t it strange that not one software vendor has been able to create a quality, secure website? That should tell them something. The problem is NOT the coders.
Actually, Washington State’s site (done in-house) has been quite good. There was a problem early on with incorrect subsidies being calculated for a subset of users but the site generally has been available and fully functional. I got enrolled on the 7th of October. I believe that KY & NY & CT are not bad also.
So, will people in Oregon still pay Obamacare tax for 2014?
I guess CA also, where people's complaints tend to be more about poor provider coverage etc., etc., than the website itself. But yes, the site was down again briefly the other day.
In this case it probably wasn’t entirely the developers’ fault although I’m betting it is Oracles’ fault. This is not the first disaster they have presided over and I would guess they got the contract because of Ellisons’ political ties.