ObamaCare Website Now Officially the Most Incompetent Thing Obama has Ever Done


Sure there’s a lot of things to choose from. But I think we have a winner.

The ObamaCare website, which estimates have placed at anywhere from under 100 million to 400 million to just under 300 million to 634 million dollars, not only tops  even Solyndra, but couldn’t have been designed any worse if Joe Biden had tried making it in his spare time.

It’s all the worse for Obama Inc. which boasted of being web savvy only to unveil this...

The federal health care exchange was built using 10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system, technology experts told USA TODAY.

“The application could be fundamentally flawed,” said Jeff Kim, president of CDNetworks, a content-delivery network. “They may be using 1990s technology in 2.0 world.”

That’s okay. They’re using 1890’s economics in 2013.

Recent changes have made the exchanges easier to use, but they still require clearing the computer’s cache several times, stopping a pop-up blocker, talking to people via Web chat who suggest waiting until the server is not busy, opening links in new windows and clicking on every available possibility on a page in the hopes of not receiving an error message. With those changes, it took one hour to navigate the HealthCare.gov enrollment process Wednesday.

Those steps shouldn’t be necessary, experts said.

Not even the part where a donkey turns a wheel that turns the exchange?

The root cause of the problems was a pivotal decision by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials to act as systems integrator, the central coordinator for the entire program. Usually this role is reserved for the prime information technology contractor.

As a result, full testing of the site was delayed until four to six days before the fateful Oct. 1 launch of the health care exchanges, the individual said.

So the website was only tested four days before launch by a government agency that had little to no experience with websites on this scale.

How could a plan so perfect have gone so wrong?

“I have never seen a website — in the last five years — require you to delete the cache in an effort to resolve errors,” said Dan Schuyler, a director at Leavitt Partners, a health care group by former Health and Human Services secretary Mike Leavitt. “This is a very early Web 1.0 type of fix.”

Well this whole plan is Hillary’s health care plan from 1993 remixed. So why not give it a 1993 website?

  • DogmaelJones1

    The Obamacare website is worthy of a Road Runner cartoon. Anyone up for it? Guess who gets to play Wiley Coyote?

  • edlancey

    I detect a whiff of Affirmative Action…

    • Hard Little Machine

      A Canadian company did the work. The specs were absurdly blank and they started work before they had any requirements on paper.

  • Judahlevi

    One more example (among legions) of government incompetence. I work with some government contractors who are paid twice as much as they deserve for one half the productivity.

    Anyone who truly believes that a government system which has no incentive to create a profit will ever be efficient is dreaming. To hand over one sixth of our economy to government oversight and control was foolish – but it is the Democratic way.

    • sam

      I agree. In Washington DC there are business analysts, software developers, etc. who do not have the skills and are hired (through friends) to fatten their companies resume to get a GAO contract or whatever.

  • WhyBeSoMean

    Maybe he can blame Gore for inventing the internet.

    • http://twitter.com/THE_DAILY_BLEAT THE DAILY BLEAT

      Let’s get “Julia,” the straw web designer on the case.

  • Memyselfandi

    Looks like O can run his mouth but not the country. Way to go on your signature piece of legislation. Of course the King won’t address the issue except to say there are glitches. Stunning failure.
    When do you blame Bush? Is it racism?
    C’mon, you know you want to blame someone for this?

  • http://twitter.com/THE_DAILY_BLEAT THE DAILY BLEAT

    Now THAT is funny==> “1890′s economics in 2013.”

    Consider it stolen.

  • okokok
    • john_robinson

      Yeah it sucks that we are enslaved by a welfare system, hopeless in this obamaconomy, and have to listen to dkos bloggers pretend to be intellectual giants. It sucks.

      • okokok

        some facts for you today?

        24. Hate is not a Christian virtue.
        25. Jesus was a liberal.
        26. Republicans spend MORE money than Democrats.
        27. Tea parties are for little girls.
        28. Public schools educate all children; private schools are for indoctrinating children.
        29. The Constitution is the law, NOT the Bible.
        30. Sharia law doesn’t exist in America.
        31. The President is NOT a Muslim.
        32. Corporations are NOT people. People are people.
        33. Fox News isn’t real news, it’s just a racist, sexist, hateful, right-wing propaganda machine.
        34. The Federal Reserve was a Republican idea.
        35. Women are equal citizens who deserve equal rights.
        36. Women control their own bodies.
        37. Abortion is a relevant medical procedure, just ask Rick Santorum. 38. Please use spell-check.
        39. It’s “pundit”, not “pundint”.
        40. Social Security is solvent through 2038.
        41. Health care is a right, not a product.
        42. Roe v. Wade was a bipartisan ruling made by a conservative leaning Supreme Court.
        43. G.O.P also stands for Gross Old Perverts.
        44. The donkey shouldn’t be the Democratic mascot because Republicans are the real jackasses.
        45. Barack Obama ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden. It took him two and half years to do what Bush couldn’t do in eight.

        • 3rdInfantryGrunt

          Get those fairy tales off the Daily Kos too? I’ll bet you even get your news off the Daily Show too.

          • okokok

            just trying to educate pathetic ignorant fools like you to facts you might have missed being home schooled in that trailer park…and you are welcome:
            46. Waterboarding IS torture.
            47. 9/11 happened on George W. Bush’s watch, therefore he did NOT keep America safe.
            48. Republicans invaded Iraq for oil, so Iraq should be allowed to invade Texas to get it back.
            49. Separation of church and state is in the Constitution, it’s called the First Amendment.
            50. Muslims are protected by the Constitution, just as much as Christians. 51. Barack Obama is the first African-American President, get over it. 52. The Oval Office is NOT a “whites only” office.
            53. America is a nation of immigrants, therefore we are all anchor babies. 54. The white race isn’t disappearing, it’s evolving.
            55. God is a particle.
            56. Evolution is real.
            57. The Earth is 4.54 billion years old, not 6,000.
            58. The Founding Fathers did not free the slaves.
            59. The Revolution was NOT fought over slavery.
            60. Paul Revere warned the Americans, NOT the British.
            61. Federal law trumps state law.
            62. The Civil War was about slavery, NOT state’s rights.
            63. Corporations care more about profits than they do about people. 64. Getting out of a recession requires government spending.
            65. Glenn Beck is a nut-job.
            66. Republicans: Paranoid since 1932.
            67. Republicans don’t want to pay for your birth control, but they want you to pay for their Viagra.
            68. Republicans actually NEED Viagra.

      • okokok

        Why do you RWNJs always dispute the source when the facts destroy your ridiculous nonsensical paradigms–regardless of the source? I know you are far more comfortable with the ignorant, misinformed blather from the folks who predicted a Romney landslide; however, one would think an intelligent person would broaden one’s perspective outside that hermetically sealed bubble; but it is becoming increasingly clear you are wedded to a solipsistic mind set and rank stupidity as a congenital feature of your DNA; my condolences…as Bob Dylan put it:

        “Because something is happening here

        But you don’t know what it is

        Do you, Mister Jones ?”

        How does it feel to be a Mr. Jones?

  • zombietimeshare

    Oh give Barry some time. I’m sure he can do something more incompetent.

  • Eunomia2013

    Obozo knows how to spend money and create huge government programs that specialize in shoveling cash into the trash. That’s it.

  • 3rdInfantryGrunt

    Obama and company have effed up everything they have undertaken, but true to form they are already blaming all of their failures on others. These people couldn’t screw in a lighbulb out effing it up.

    • jakespoon

      Well,if they tried they would need 7,000 pages of regulations.

  • jakespoon

    Government waste, I could have sold them a non-functioning web site for half that price.

  • taosnow

    Of course they will not stop it to fix it….they will drive down the highway and try to change two flat tires while driving…easier said than done.

  • okokok

    Billionaire Koch Brothers Spending Millions To Deny Health Coverage To Low-Income Americans

    Conservative advocates funded by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch have launched a massive campaign pressuring states to deny health care coverage to lower income Americans through the Medicaid expansion contained in the Affordable Care Act.

    The effort, orchestrated by the group Americans for Prosperity, is targeting lawmakers in Virginia tasked with deciding whether the state should accept federal dollars to provide insurance to individuals and families below 133 percent of the federal poverty line ($31,321 in income for a family of four). Volunteers with the organization are distributing flyers throughdoor-to-door canvassing, attending committee hearings, and according to one lawmakers who has become a target of the campaign, intimidating constituents.

    As many as 400,000 Virginians could qualify for coverage if the state expands the Medicaid program, but AFP is warning Virginians that the system “will cost Virginia taxpayers billions,” require “future tax hikes and budget cuts to vital services like schools, police and fire departments,” undermine the “doctor-patient relationship,” increase wait times and even endanger lives. “Medicaid patients are almost twice as likely to die during surgery than individuals with private insurance,” the group writes on its website.

    Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government will pick up 100 percent of the cost of growing the program from 2014 to 2016 and states would contribute 10 percent thereafter. Analysis from the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis in Richmond finds that “net savings from Medicaid expansion would average about $135 million per year in the upcoming budget cycle” since expanding Medicaid “would allow the state to use federal funds instead of state dollars for these programs that already provide care to the uninsured in Virginia.”

    Seventy-six percent of Virginia doctors treat new Medicaid patients, and the “share of doctors accepting new Medicaid patients is nearly the same as the share who are accepting new patients with private insurance or Medicare,” the Institute reports. While Medicaid beneficiaries tend to be less healthy than the general uninsured population, people who do enroll in the program “are 25 percent more likely to report that their health is ‘good’ or ‘excellent.’”

    The GOP’s refusal to fully implement the Affordable Care Act will leave more than half of the nation’s uninsured working poor, approximately 8 million people, without access to health insurance. The 26 GOP-controlled states not participating in the law’s Medicaid expansion are home to adisproportionate share of low-income Americans who aren’t poor enough to qualify for the existing Medicaid program and make too much to be eligible for subsidies in the ACA’s insurance marketplaces.

    Americans for Prosperity has spent millions “in states around the country, including Arkansas, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania, to run the kind of aggressive campaign that it is now waging here in Virginia, where much will depend on the governor’s race,” the New York Times notes. Democrat Terry McAuliffe favors expansion, while his Republican opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, does not. The Virginia panel weighing in on the matter will decide the question after the Nov. 5 election.

  • Potomac cynic

    We gotta give O a chance. After all, he’s going to make the oceans recede so he should be able to fix a few “glitches”