Concerns Raised About Security Of Healthcare.gov

October 31, 2013

Besides the rest, now there is this …

Defending President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health care overhaul in Congress, his top health official was confronted Wednesday with a government memo raising new security concerns about the trouble-prone website that consumers are using to enroll.

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Obamacare Loses Internet Connection

October 28, 2013

CNBC reported:

A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law went down on Sunday, the U.S. government said, in the latest problem for the “Obamacare” rollout.

Verizon’s Terremark operates the data center behind a federal system for determining eligibility for government subsidies to buy insurance nationwide and hosts HealthCare.gov, the website that makes insurance available in 36 of the 50 states.

The data center experienced a failure on Sunday that led it to lose network connectivity, Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman Joanne Peters said.

 


Silicon Valley Cringes … A Kayak For Healthcare

October 26, 2013

>As Healthcare.gov Falters, Silicon Valley Cringes (‘State of the Art Incompetence’)

This week, as programmers in Washington scrambled to fix the glitch-ridden healthcare.gov, the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act architecture, their counterparts in Silicon Valley viewed the situation with a mixture of rolled eyes and sympathy.

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Get Moving ….

October 24, 2013

GOP, Get Moving Now.

Yes, Healthcare.gov is a disaster. Yes, ObamaCare seems to fall apart a little more each day. Yes, a delay of the individual mandate could be imminent. Yes, the entirety of ObamaCare will be a mess. And yes, the GOP should be pointing out these things consistently.

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Understating The Prices

October 24, 2013

CBS NEWS: HealthCare.Gov site understates prices by as much as half.

CBS News ran the numbers for a 48-year-old in Charlotte, N.C., ineligible for subsidies. According to HealthCare.gov, she would pay $231 a month, but the actual plan on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s website costs $360, more than 50 percent higher. The difference: Blue Cross and Blue Shield requests your birthday before providing more accurate estimates.

The numbers for older Americans are even more striking. A 62-year-old in Charlotte looking for the same basic plan would get a price estimate on the government website of $394. The actual price is $634.

 


Obama’s Credibility Is Melting

October 24, 2013

For The longest time it’s been magical, but all good things have to end … The collapse of ObamaCare is the tip of the iceberg for the magical Obama presidency.

A house built on lies will come crashing down … reality will show that.

All of a sudden, from Washington to Riyadh, Barack Obama’s credibility is melting.

Amid the predictable collapse the past week of HealthCare.gov’s too-complex technology, not enough notice was given to Sen. Marco Rubio’s  statement that the chances for success on immigration reform are about dead. Why? Because, said Sen. Rubio, there is “a lack of trust” in the president’s commitments.

 

 


Tests Fail … FORWARD!

October 23, 2013

The fallout of the launch of the Obamacare website continues, and as the administration spins and deflects questions, media outlets are digging deeper for answers that are sure to bring new concerns to light.  And that’s aside from all the other general concerns about the impact of the law itself.

The Washington Post came out with a report yesterday that contained a few key pieces of information that reaffirms what many have already suspected.

Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health ­insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously.

Despite the failed test, federal health officials plowed ahead.

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