Experts Say Obamacare Exchange (Healthcare.gov) Technology Completely Outdated, Needs Total Overhaul … “They’re probably using 1990s technology in 7.0 world”
So this is what three years and $600 billion gets you from the Obama administration, an Obamacare web site that needs a total overhaul.
It just rolled out two weeks ago and USA Today is reporting that the technology used to create the Obamacare federal health care exchange websites is 10 years old and may already need a total overhaul. Talk about a total waste of tax payer dollars. Tech experts are saying that it is not a glitch as President Barack Obama claims. Experts are saying, “It is a core problem in the sense of it’s fundamental to this thing actually working, but it’s not necessarily a problem that the people who wrote HealthCare.gov can get to. Even if they had a perfect system, it still won’t work.” Can you say EPIC FAILURE.
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 site could be perfect, but if the systems from which it draws data are not up to speed, it doesn’t matter, said John Engates, chief technology officer at Rackspace, a cloud computer service provider.
“It is a core problem in the sense of it’s fundamental to this thing actually working, but it’s not necessarily a problem that the people who wrote HealthCare.gov can get to,” Engates said. “Even if they had a perfect system, it still won’t work.”
More from the Washington Free Beacon:
“The application is fundamentally flawed. They’re probably using 1990s technology in 7.0 world,” said Jeff Kim, president of CDNetworks, a content-delivery network:
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.
“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.”
Cab you say WOW!!! This is Barack Obama’s signature legislation and it is a complete and total failure. Talk about a game changer, these are hardly glitches, a total overhaul of the system is what they call a “remarkable” event.