I worked for an Information Technology (IT) Systems Architecture team and can confirm that Mike’s conclusion – SCRAP IT! – is the only realistic one. Healthcare.gov represents an absence of project design, testing, and implementation that is mind-boggling to me.
Here’s an idea, guys! Develop a project plan (hint, hint) consisting of AT MINIMUM 1 – system requirements, 2 – system architecture, 3 – system design, 4 – code development, 5 – code beta test 6) scaled roll-out plan 7) Beta test roll-out 8) make revisions to code and/or roll-out, 9 – beta test modified design. If successful 10 – Implement. From the sounds of it they went from 1 to 4 to 10 minus all intervening steps.
Thank you, God! What a bust ~G
The mainstream media is reluctantly coming around to the reality that the Healthcare.gov Obamacare exchange is fatally broken. At the same time, the media is also pushing a new story that claims mid-November is the “new deadline” for fixing what they call “Obamacare glitches.” See Reuters for an example.
The media is, of course, just as delusional about Obamacare as Obama worshippers themselves. Consider these three points:
1) The media is lying to you when they describe the problems with Healthcare.gov as “glitches.” In reality, the website suffers from disastrously failed computer code, critically flawed architecture and an astonishing lack of quality control testing. These cannot be fixed with “patches” or “updates” as the media is pretending.
3) As a result, the IRS will be fining Americans for not purchasing a mandatory insurance product which they are unable to purchase because the government-run exchange system is broken. This is, of course, the epitome of failed government, reaching Orwellian heights of absurdity.
People will “panic” if it’s not fixed
Reuters quotes the chief executive of a health insurance provider saying, “As we get closer to January 1st, if in fact some of these glitches are not fixed, then I think people will become more and more concerned, and maybe panic about it.”
This person, too, is delusional about the real status of the computer code underlying Healthcare.gov. He believes the site merely suffers from a few “glitches” which can be “patched” in a month or two. He does not grasp the reality of just how disastrously broken the Healthcare.gov code really is.