Aetna CEO believes Obamacare IT failures until 2017

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

13 Responses to “Aetna CEO believes Obamacare IT failures until 2017”

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  2. Always On Watch Says:

    Until 2017? Well, that’s rich!

    I must say a good word about Aetna. Now, I know that the company has some flaws. But one of those flaws is NOT knowing about how to create and manage an excellent web site. Mr. AOW has Aetna Medicare HMO, and the company is a dream to work with in every respect. I haven’t found customer service like Aetna’s anywhere else.

    So…I trust what Aetna’s CEO has to say about the various ObamaCare failures. America, are you paying attention?


    • bunkerville Says:

      I agree as well. We hear too often a few of the so called horror stories from Insurance companies, but for the most part they have done well by me without a quibble.


  3. Petermc3 Says:

    Despite the coming dysfunctions this anti-free market, anti-american planned boondoggle will survive because this will become an irreversible budget item subsidized by a rainbow of taxes exacted on everything from shoelaces to morgan wrappers as well as a graduated payroll tax not unlike the Medicare tax. Since neither the republicans nor a third party candidate will ever, in the foreseeable future, take back the White House, the only way this will go away is when the USSA collapses.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Well, I am ready to play out the hand. Changes in medicare back in 1985 were reversed a year later. I will give it to 2014.


  4. mcnorman Says:

    He is not the only one talking about the pile. It matters not. This is a tax that will be collected regardless of the lemon purchased. The elite do not have to live by zerocare, only the “little people.” Leona Helmsley said it simply, “taxes are for the little people.: If only Leona knew how her words resonate today.


    • mcnorman Says:

      BTW, is isn’t just Aetna saying this, United Healthgroup and the others are also saying it. They knew about this long ago because they are administering zerocare through their companies. It’s not a shock. Remember, United Health had their stock soar when this pile was turned into law. They were so happy to have their hands in the pie. A lot of the poo in the pile belongs to these insurers as well. They had a lot to do with zerocare.


    • bunkerville Says:

      If it is this bad, I don’t know how they can continue with it. They have to have you enrolled some how.


  5. AConservativeEdge Says:

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.


      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.


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