Obamacare site improving
December 30, 2013 Leave a comment
Well at least some good news with the Obamacare [a.k.a. healthcare.gov] website. There are now over 1.1 million who have signed up with an estimated 975,000 in December [until Christmas eve].
So the site is starting to roll.
And yet there was some issues with the “backend” of the site where insurance companies got applications twice, some never got them, others had forms electronically sent to insurance providers outside of the applicant’s state.
But even with things looking up, it doesn’t take much for the Republicans to shoot down the program in any way they can.
A Californian Republican, for example, said that he figurers there will be an extra 2 million Americans who will now be getting benefits that didn’t before – and he doesn’t like it. Huh?
The benefits are helping Americans who I am assuming need the help. It isn’t like they are making $500,000 a year.
I guess it’s fine for him with his salary and perks like staff, chauffeur, etc.
Have a Happy New Year if you’re reading this. 🙂
[Update 2014/01/14:] The main contractor, CGI Federal, didn’t get their contract renewed for another year or so. They were one of 55 contractors. They took the blame yet there was little time to test the site before it went live. Instead, the site administrators in charge are switching to Accenture. If you don’t know them, they are the former Arthur Anderson [technically it is now just a holding company] and they were involved in the Enron audit fiasco. So the question is – is Accenture better? Hmmmm.