Oct 22 2013

Healthcare.gov Was Doomed To Fail, Could Not Handle “Few Hundred” Applicants

Published by at 8:21 am under Obamacare

Update: Ed Morrissey calls BS on Obama and his lame excuses:

The story proves that the White House has spun a false narrative about the failures, an abjectly political spin that wants to take credit for demand on a site they made mandatory for tax compliance.  The failures exist even under the lightest traffic, which means it has nothing to do with traffic at all — as anyone with even a passing familiarity with web portals figured out on Day 1. Even yesterday, Obama held a pep rally to continue blowing smoke up the skirts of Americans rather than do something significant to protect Americans from the disaster.

Why do I get the feeling our President is still a teenager who can’t take responsibility for any of his mistakes, but only brags about his so called accomplishments? – end update

OK, this sad saga of the Gov-Run Botch-Job that is Obamacare’s website is turning out to be truly pathetic. Healthcare.gov was so badly managed and designed it failed to handle a tiny trickle of applicants in what little testing was performed before the Big Crash on Oct 1, 2013:

Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health ­insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency in charge of running the health insurance exchange in 36 states, invited about 10 insurers to give advice and help test the Web site.

About a month before the exchange opened, this testing group urged agency officials not to launch it nationwide because it was still riddled with problems, according to an insurance IT executive who was close to the rollout.

So we can now conclude the administration’s excuse it was the ‘unexpected high traffic’ that felled Healthcare.gov was complete BS.  This website was doomed.

Is doomed.

As is Obamacare.

This WaPO article exposes even more issues, more than I care to review here. As does the article at Fox News that provided the link, as does this New York Times piece also linked from Fox. Combine all these issues with the fact the Administration is in full panic and naively trying to throw bodies at the disaster (which will only add to the delays in fixing it) and it is clear we are witness one helluva Botch-Job.

And these are the people you want to manage your health and the health of your loved one’s?

People, wake up and smell the toasted electronics. This is Obamacare in all its glory.

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