ACA casts doubt on its organizers
The bumbling startup of “Affordable Care Act ” sign-up period is surely one of the most remarkable current news items.
As of 8 a.m. Oct. 11, just 51,000 people nationwide had been able to sign up under the ACA law.
The federal government had two full years to prepare for its inception and spent a little over one half billion dollars on the ACA website alone.
The defective website code doesn’t include the software run to determine user costs or access to individual physicians or hospitals under the terms of the ACA legislation, much less administrative procedures laid out in tens of thousands of pages of policies regulating access to treatment.
Analysts from network news sources to website architects have fingered basic design flaws in the ACA website.
While many accounts have asked various questions regarding the problems evident in this overpriced dysfunctional whiz-bang, the one I keep coming back to is this:
What are the chances that a team who couldn’t deliver a functioning website in two years for half a billion dollars can give us a reliable health care system?