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Obamacare woes widen as insurers get
wrong data and experts say website built
on ten-year-old technology will need to be
constantly fixed and then totally overhauled

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/18/2013 4:47:59 PM

After weeks of a dysfunctioning website and mass derision, the Obamacare exchange woes are only starting as some are now giving insurers the wrong date on patients. And the trouble isn´t over. One technology expert claims the faulty sites, which cost nearly $400 million to build, were made on ten-year-old technology that will require constant fixes and eventually the entire system will have to be overhauled. A technology expert said the flaws could do lasting damage to the law if customers are deterred from signing up or mistakenly believe they have obtained coverage. John Engates, chief technology officer at Rackspace,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/18/2013 4:56:16 PM     (No. 9571641)

The white house is running on 150 year old philosophy that has failed in all previous applications.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Msctex1, 10/18/2013 5:23:36 PM     (No. 9571667)

Astute observation, #1. That said, the only reason ten year old technology would be utilized in web programming is if someone were intentionally trying to fail, so that it would need be revamped and for all practical purposes recreated.

Now as to why anyone would do such a thing, an undrainable Government teat is the obvious first thought. But as with everything in this malevolent disaster of a Presidency, it will turn out to be far, far worse than we could even guess.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/18/2013 5:25:14 PM     (No. 9571671)

Love it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mossley, 10/18/2013 5:31:53 PM     (No. 9571676)

This is business as usual for a government project. Government agencies stick requirements in for "proven technologies" - which translates as obsolete. Any major technology project undertaken by the government is doomed to fail because the nuts writing the requirements don´t understand what it is they´re defining.

If the media had been unbiased, they would have reported on the IRS´ history of trying to computerize their systems as a precaution against trying to computerize health care. That´s a boondoggle on scale with Obamacare, but spread out over a decade and never tried to go live.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: skedaddle, 10/18/2013 5:36:26 PM     (No. 9571681)

I´m sure a single payer system will fix everything. s/o

I think the plan is to make this so bad, the people left alive will beg for papa government to take over completely.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/18/2013 6:32:22 PM     (No. 9571733)

I don´t know much about web technology and I don´t know much about the innards of the Obamacare site, but from my pinnacle of near complete ignorance I will offer to clarify that I´ll bet it wasn´t so much ten year old technology, as technology still more or less satisfactory for small-scale sites and not at all in the class of mondo-sites like Facebook.

But I am so accustomed to seeing websites big or small built poorly no matter what level of technology is involved, that my surprise meter has yet to budge on any of this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/18/2013 6:53:27 PM     (No. 9571752)

Why is the country broke? Somebody gets a contract for $ 400 million of the taxpayers dollars, buys a Commodore 64 from e-bay for 5 bucks, and puts the rest $ 399,995 into a Swiss bank account and/or donates it to the DNC. It what happened to all the green energy companies The Regime set up. I knew what would happen when they were trying to get Cobol programmers to leave the nursing home and come to work for Jug Ears. So we are required to purchase government health insurance from the government which can´t provide the government insurance or we will go to the clink where we will all have government insurance.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/18/2013 7:22:42 PM     (No. 9571779)

The Solyndra of O-BomberKommieKare...
what a waste.

POTUS POS will respond by removing the IRS from the equation and turning all of
KommieKare over to the idle hands and idle minds of Postal Service employees who
have the advantage of all being union members, too.

It´s a "solution."
And it keeps the failing USPS working hard for you.
They are experienced bureaucrats who can manage a train wreck six days a week.
Plus... they already know where you live and how to find you.

Now... Relax... And enjoy being a socialist.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/18/2013 7:24:16 PM     (No. 9571780)

Did I mention? ... They make house calls.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 10/18/2013 9:52:21 PM     (No. 9571921)

Just get a few of those whip-smart leftards the leftards are always crowing about to fix it right up. Hillary´s willnot comes to mind.

I guess that would mean getting rid of the whip-smart leftards and Quebecois corruptocrats they already have on the job.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/19/2013 2:14:09 AM     (No. 9572059)

I feel bad for all of the people with critical illnesses without insurance that waited on Zippycare for relief. Even Medicaid has been screwed up for those Americans.

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