GLITCHED HEALTHCARE WEBSITE
More than a week into the glitch-littered launch of the ObamaCare insurance “exchanges,” critics are decrying the roll-out as a “train wreck” that should give everyone pause about requiring individuals to use the new system — or obtain insurance elsewhere — by early 2014.
“How can we tax people for not buying a product from a website that doesn’t work?” House Speaker John Boehner said.
The healthcare.gov site opened for enrollment on Oct. 1, but users are still having trouble breaking through the website’s myriad problems just to sign up. The price tag for the site has grown from $93 million to $634 million.
The administration all along has tried to explain the problems as a product of the overwhelming interest in the insurance products on the site — a matter of sheer volume.
‘I’ve been a software developer for 33 years … when something is not working right, you just kind of know the reasons.’ – James Turner
But critics say the site was just poorly designed. Computer software experts said the site may experience significant technical glitches for months. “I wouldn’t rule out that possibility,” said George Edwards, a computer scientist and professor at the University of Southern California. It all depends on when they identify the bugs, where they are, and if they can be resolved easily, he said — all while the site is running and open to millions of customers. “[It’s] like trying to repair a car while someone is driving it.”
Good luck with that! -rolling eyes-
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