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O’care Website – Epic Fail

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So, it didn’t take much for all of us to watch as the O’care website flopped right on it’s face.

With three years and over $300 million, it’s astonishing how people aren’t being sent to the unemployment line, beginning with that battle-axe Kathleen Sebelius. She was put in charge of all this and it’s been nothing but a colossal disaster.  So as the HHS sorts out all the brouhaha, I have a few points of my own.

1) I talked a couple times already on this (here, and here), and wonder why more people aren’t asking the questions. We’re supposed to have the best IT in the world, and yet, we can’t make a functional website? Or is this just another shining example of government ineptitude – focusing on bureaucratic constraints and organizational needs, rather than customer needs. Vincent Flanders of Web Pages That Suck talks about this on his website (here)

2) Why did HHS opt to use CGI Federal to build the website after Canada fired them? That doesn’t make a dang bit of sense, particularly since the project that CGI failed to do with slipped deadlines and the like was much smaller. Either HHS didn’t know and didn’t vet them properly or they did know, which suggests something more insidious.

3) If Sebelius was smart, she would have contracted with a website design firm right here in the USA.  You see, we’re all natural-born capitalists and building a functional website that could sustain millions of hits per day should not be that difficult. Perhaps Sebelius should have contacted the developers for Amazon or eBay.

What do you think?

 

To my friends.

 

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Written by The Rabid Conservative

October 21, 2013 at 8:24 pm

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