That state of the art Obamacare website (Guest Cartoon)

That state of the art Obamacare website
by Mike Peters

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Were the Obamacare site woes political or technological?
And there’s this take from NBC’s First Read:

*** Obamacare website woes: As we said yesterday, the end of the government shutdown is bringing more attention and scrutiny to the Obamacare websites. And here’s USA Today: “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… Recent changes have made the exchanges easier to use, but they still require clearing the computer’s cache several times, stopping a pop-up blocker, talking to people via Web chat who suggest waiting until the server is not busy, opening links in new windows and clicking on every available possibility on a page in the hopes of not receiving an error message.” And here’s NBC’s Tom Costello on the company behind the problematic rollout. Of course, one of the stories here is that the websites for the state exchanges are working MUCH better than the federal website.

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3 Comments

  1. Isn’t this a condemnation on how government contracting is a mess (and corrupted) than an actual failure of the ACA? Not that the ACA doesn’t have issues.

  2. Yea, the ball was dropped on this. But I didn’t expect a national website split up into 50 subdivisions, 26 of which are so opposed to it they aren’t taking Medicare expansion funds, would roll out that smooth. Please see Window 8, and the latest iPhone software updates for examples of large rollout screw ups, and those didn’t have the Tea Party throwing up roadblocks every which way they could.

  3. Do you mean Medicaid expansion Slamfu?

    After reading about the political donations the company gave to the Republicans, perhaps there is some sabotage at play as well… :)

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