The knew the website was going to fail before it was rolled out to the public.
There now is little question that the Obamacare website – which allows people to sign up for insurance through the health care exchanges – is not only an abject failure. It’s also clear that the administration was well aware it was going to fail – whatever the traffic levels.
According to the Washington Post, the website crashed “days before the launch” in a simulation conducted by government officials and contractors who tested only a few hundred users trying to log in at once. Catastrophe at launch time was inevitable, egg was destined for all faces involved, and the public was bound to be frustrated and disappointed.
The decision to move ahead anyway makes sense, though, if you look at the context of the October 1 rollout. Because as a political matter, a delay is the one thing the White House could not allow.