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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Obamacare contractors blame Obama Administration Reply with quote

I particularly like the quote at the end about the Titanic.
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Health care website contractors blame Obama administration for glitches in system

WASHINGTON - The principal contractors responsible for the federal government's trouble-plagued health insurance website say the Obama administration shares responsibility for the snags that have crippled the system.

Executives of CGI Federal, which built the federal HealthCare.gov website serving 36 states, and QSSI, which designed the part that verifies applicants' income and other personal details, are testifying Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The hearing comes as President Barack Obama's allies are starting to fret about the political fallout. Democrats had hoped to run for re-election next year on the benefits of the health care law for millions of uninsured Americans. Instead, computer problems are keeping many consumers from signing up through new online markets.

One House Democrat says the president needs to "man up" and fire somebody, while others are calling for signup deadlines to be extended and a reconsideration of the penalties individuals will face next year if they remain uninsured.
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Acknowledging what's been obvious to many outside experts, the administration said Wednesday that the system didn't get enough testing, especially at a high user volume, before going live. It blamed a compressed time frame for meeting the Oct. 1 deadline to open the insurance markets. Basic "alpha and user testing" are now completed, but that's supposed to happen before a launch, not after.

The administration provided no timetable to fix extensive computer snags but said technicians are deep into the job. Its explanation, posted online in an HHS blog and accompanying graphic, identified six broad areas of problems and outlined fixes underway but in most cases incomplete.

The HHS explanation identified some bugs that have gotten little outside attention. Technical problems have surfaced that are making the application and plan-shopping functions difficult to complete. That's a concern because those stages are farther along in the signup process than the initial registration, where many consumers have been getting tripped up. The problems are being analyzed and fixes are planned.

Meanwhile, House Democrats are starting to worry aloud about persistent problems with the rollout.

Rep. Richard Nolan, D-Minn., told The Associated Press the computer fiasco has "damaged the brand" of the health care law.

"The president needs to man up, find out who was responsible, and fire them," Nolan said. He did not name anyone.

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley, interviewed Thursday on "CBS This Morning," said that Obama "can't just get stuck on this for the next several weeks." As for calls that Sebelius be fired, Daley said that would be like firing the captain of the Titanic "after the ship hit the iceberg."

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Obamacare contractors blame Obama Administration Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
I particularly like the quote at the end about the Titanic.


Hah, yeah. So now we can start calling it what it should have been called all along, Titanicare.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Referencing the Titanic to his constituents is only going to make them think of how great a movie it was. Since he's going to act like Captain Francesco Schettino, Cost a Cordia (to your means, to their needs).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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