Wouldn’t this be the final kicker. If what is being suggested is true, there will not be any Obamacare. No one will be able to sign up. So let’s get the news back on to the details of this bad boy. One can only shudder at the thought of the IT implementation of processing claims if the present example of merely signing up is any example of the future.Here we go:
Obamacare IT systems are a continuing technical disaster, much worse than the “glitches” that the administration are describing. It now turns out that the technical issues are much more serious.
Mark Bertolini, the CEO of insurance company Aetna Inc., has been personally involved in the implementation of Obamacare from the beginning, from both a policy and an IT perspective, Bertolini was interviewed on CNBC on Monday, and his technical assessment of the Obamacare websites is that they’re so bad they won’t be fully working until 2017.
The important points in Bertolini’s interview are these: Almost no testing has been done; implementation should have been delayed for a year; it’s going to take three years to get it working. From the Interview:
This project should have cost $10-25 million, as I described yesterday, but it’s already cost an astronomical $93.7 million. Now the Obama administration has to decide whether this “bridge,” which is in the process of collapsing into the river, should be repaired, or whether the project should be started from scratch. It’s quite possible that there’s no choice but to start it from scratch. But either way, it’s going to cost many more tens of millions of dollars to get working, if it ever works. And the Obama administration is so desperate to save Obamacare, they’ll do anything, no matter how desperate the action.
Full transcript of interview and more over at Breitbart