It is beyond my ability to understand why the President doesn't welcome a one year delay for the individual mandate in Obamacare until the software is ready for prime time. After all, the President himself had no problem in unilaterally delaying the employer mandate for one year without approval of Congress,.
Today, the first day Obamacare exchanges were open for individual signup and it's no surprise that Obamacare health insurance exchange websites don’t work; HealthCare.gov a total mess Go to the link to read the Twitter accounts of people unable to sign up and getting the following message:
State exchanges are down across the country.
In the Wall St Journal Gottlieb and Astrue on ObamaCare's Technology Mess
President Obama is bracing Americans for inevitable problems as the Affordable Care Act rolls out this week, but what he calls "glitches" are hardly routine. Information technology is ObamaCare's Achilles' heel. The faulty IT will expose Americans to lost data, attempts to enroll online that fail and the risk of fraud.Posted by Jill Fallon at October 1, 2013 4:40 PM | Permalink
There are two key technological flaws in ObamaCare. First is the "hub"—the software to link servers at the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, Homeland Security and state agencies to verify the income and health-insurance status of enrollees and ensure that they are eligible for subsidies. The other flaw is the "portal"—the federally run IT platform that is supposed to let consumers compare health plans and select one that best suits their needs