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Race to get Obamacare online
sites running goes to the wire

Reuters, by Sharon Begley

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 9/28/2013 1:40:01 PM

NEW YORK - Just days before the launch of the new U.S. state health insurance exchanges that are the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act, a nationwide push is still under way to test and patch the technology behind the online sites. Officials working on the sites have acknowledged that information technology (IT) failures will prevent many of them from functioning fully for weeks, and perhaps longer. That will slow the government´s drive to enroll millions of uninsured Americans under President Barack Obama´s healthcare reform law starting Tuesday. From a political standpoint, a successful opening day will shape perceptions of

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[with Lewis Krauskopf and Caroline Humer]
I´d love to e-mail them all pix of Obama with his feet on the desk, playing golf, and hobnobbing with celebrities at some gala, while they sweat out the heavy lifting.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 9/28/2013 2:22:53 PM     (No. 9541218)

As many Ldoters know, software development (esp "enterprise software") is usually a humbling experience. Software that doesn´t work, just doesn´t work. Can´t BS your way around it.

Reality check-time for the libs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pedro4, 9/28/2013 2:26:07 PM     (No. 9541221)

Tell everyone you know to go and try to sign up, but then change their mind and cancel it. Overload the circuits.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/29/2013 6:59:23 AM     (No. 9541829)

If you can´t enroll, you get the honor of paying a fine. See how demonrats work? No wonder they don´t want it delayed. More money! More money!

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