And in other news, the national ObamaCare health exchange website remains dysfunctional, although now the gubmint — the one not working, remember them? — says it’s a software problem created by too many users crashing the system.
This response is met by a chorus of “Duhs” by the general public, and scorn by IT workers. “It’s poorly designed,” said Luke Chung, the president of a database company in Virginia who has publicly criticized the site in recent days. “People higher up are given the excuse that there are too many users. That’s a convenient excuse for the managers to pass up the chain.” — nytimes
Maybe instead of hiring promotions people and celebrities to tout the system and sell it to consumers, more resources should have gone into design. As in, substance. Just sayin.
“The prime contractor for the federal exchange — CGI Federal, a unit of the CGI Group, based in Montreal — and the company operating a “data services hub” for the government — Quality Software Services Inc., a unit of the UnitedHealth Group — told Congress at a hearing on Sept. 10 that they were ready for a surge of users when enrollment opened on Oct. 1.”
Aha! Canadians! Part of the notorious and thoroughly corrupt United Health Group, too. I smell an international plot! Great choices determined no doubt on the credentials and qualifications of the players, nothing to do with politics or campaign contributions.
Just another reason Americans have totaly lost faith in their own gubmint to solve problems, or just plain LEAD.
In any case, the proof of the pudding and all that — 8 days later the system is crashed, off-line much of the time, and thoroughly ineffective. Thank you for your service, US Gubmint. Too bad running a software program for the nation’s health care isn’t as easy or vital as waging middle eastern wars.