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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."

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