Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support
« Buzzfeed Runs Very Buzzfeedish Piece on Shutdown Theater | Main | Another Enormous Story the Media Is Ignoring: The Trustees of Detroit's City Workers Pension Fund Depleted the Fund By Giving "Bonuses" To Workers and Even The City of Detroit Itself »
October 10, 2013

The Nevada ObamaCare Exchanges: A Case Study In Incompetence

John Sexton is Just a Blogger (TM), and not a Real Reporter (TM), and yet somehow he's been able to scoop the rest of the media by simply asking questions of officials and reading documents posted in the public record. (Well, until they were deleted -- but he saved them.)

First of all, for those of you who don't want to read a detailed exposé, here's a visual that gets to the heart of it. This graphic accompanied a September 16, 2013 report -- just two weeks before ObamaCare was supposed to go live.

Spoiler alert: Red is bad.

Then there's the typical Obamanaut response to free inquiry:

A spokesman for the Nevada exchange did not respond to phone requests in time to be included in this story. Thursday morning the documents mentioned above--which have been available online for weeks--were taken down.

The overall article depicts a chaotic, undermanaged and underthought scramble. Pretty much SOP for the Obama Administration, but the trouble is, computer code doesn't have a friendly media to spin for it. It's either logical, and it fits together, and it obeys the rules of mathematics, or it fails.

And so:

The Nevada exchange site has been taken down at least twice--October 3rd and October 8th--to apply software patches to fix various bugs. One site security consultant with extensive experience on major government IT projects, but who asked to remain anonymous, summed it up this way, "They are building the airplane the same time they are flying it."

digg this
posted by Ace at 12:56 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Kindltot : "Wasn't Oscar de La Renta in the fight of the centu ..."

ghost of hallelujah : "Kasich may have been somewhat misquoted. But he e ..."

weft cut-loop[/i] [/b]: "[i]Does anyone read theeventchronicle.com?Posted b ..."

Soothsayer is All Knowing of Approximate Knowledge: " others said it was a satire site ..."

canada goose livigno parka womens: "Heya! I'm at work surfing around your blog from my ..."

Misanthropic Humanitarian, let's bungle in the jungle : "60 >> So, I'm not sure who to believe on this one. ..."

canada goose livigno parka website: "Everyone loves what you guys are up too. This kind ..."

canada goose langford parka xs: "Hello there! This is my first visit to your blog! ..."

canada goose like jackets: "Please let me know if you're looking for a writer ..."

canada goose look alike jackets: "Howdy would you mind letting me know which web hos ..."

canada goose lodge jacket sale: "My partner and I stumbled over here by a different ..."

canada goose lodge down vest: "Woah! I'm really loving the template/theme of this ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64