Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mount...

Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mounted, contractor payments soared

There are 12 comments on the Reuters story from Oct 16, 2013, titled Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mounted, contractor payments soared. In it, Reuters reports that:

As U.S. officials warned that the technology behind Obamacare might not be ready to launch on October 1, the administration was pouring tens of millions of dollars more than it had planned into the federal website meant to enroll Americans in the biggest new social program since the 1960s.

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sheepleloveroyal ty

Pottstown, PA

#1 Oct 17, 2013
FOLLOW THE MONEY.

It's not jut going to the medical mafia and insurance companies.

“going back”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#2 Oct 17, 2013
Looks like corporate hospitals already know that reform is going to benefit them that is why hospitals have been transformed into hotel like centers, and also a new line of heath care benefits to make insurance companies more scandals and all in the upcoming political agenda. Hope the joke will be on the corporate elite, who funded the construction of hospitals. They are the board of trustees and doctors who are the direct harm to health care reform. human rights for heath care should be as it was. Treatment of care can not be denied,.
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Robert

Douglasville, GA

#5 Oct 17, 2013
The government is back open now we can go ahead and march forward fulfilling the democrats dream.

OBAMACARE - Fines you for not buying a product you don't want from a website that does not work.

And you people have trusted this guy with your healthcare. LOL
Your Ex

United States

#6 Oct 17, 2013
Just more evidence of the desperate need of a single-payer system.
Like every other 1st world country on the planet.
sheepleloveroyal ty

Pottstown, PA

#7 Oct 17, 2013
Your Ex wrote:
Just more evidence of the desperate need of a single-payer system.
Like every other 1st world country on the planet.
Single payer system sounds 'practical' compared to the exploitive for profit system now but it also means clinic style medicine. Means waits wether it be 1/2 a day to be seen by the doc or months for a procedure. You will be triaged on every step of the way.

You can't enslave the medical profession. As much as I think the providers have gouged the system you can't make a national set wage for any profession actually. A start would be more incentives for the providers to be paid by the hour or salaried rather than gouging or nickel & diming for every little procedure.

And with all these complaints about the abuse of the ER maybe it's time to have 24 provider coverage for non emergency treatment and/or billing for non emergent treatment rather than slapping the ER surcharge for non emergent care.

Single payer ie Medicare/Medicaid should be an option. But you can't keep throwing money at a problem and expect it to go away. Single payer would exacerbate the production line medicine which is already a problem.
Mothra

United States

#8 Oct 17, 2013
Robert wrote:
OBAMACARE - Fines you for not buying a product you don't want from a website that does not work.
This surprises you?

>>When the companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay about $6.8 million in penalties to the Treasury because they failed to mix a special type of biofuel into their gasoline and diesel as required by law.

But there was none to be had. Outside a handful of laboratories and workshops, the ingredient, cellulosic biofuel, does not exist.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/business/en...

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#9 Oct 17, 2013
Clef Hanger wrote:
America is having it's first third-world experience with the roll-out of Obamacare.
Obama is to blame as well as his ill-informed voters.
Imbecile! This problem comes from the greed of the private sector, not from the government.
Does your programming ever wear off?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#10 Oct 17, 2013
Clef Hanger wrote:
Can you say "Thrid World"?
I knew you could.
Say it? You can't even spell it!
Your Ex

United States

#11 Oct 17, 2013
sheepleloveroyalty wrote:
<quoted text>
Single payer system sounds 'practical' compared to the exploitive for profit system now but it also means clinic style medicine. Means waits wether it be 1/2 a day to be seen by the doc or months for a procedure. You will be triaged on every step of the way.
You can't enslave the medical profession. As much as I think the providers have gouged the system you can't make a national set wage for any profession actually. A start would be more incentives for the providers to be paid by the hour or salaried rather than gouging or nickel & diming for every little procedure.
And with all these complaints about the abuse of the ER maybe it's time to have 24 provider coverage for non emergency treatment and/or billing for non emergent treatment rather than slapping the ER surcharge for non emergent care.
Single payer ie Medicare/Medicaid should be an option. But you can't keep throwing money at a problem and expect it to go away. Single payer would exacerbate the production line medicine which is already a problem.
Good post.
My personal experience w/ the insurance system & (well-insured) elderly parents makes it painfully obvious we are already deep into production line medical care.
We've been at the behest of the insurance Co's "death panels" err I mean auditors, since HMO's first took over for a doctor's decision in the 80's.
You recognize that the current system cannot "self-regulate", and this is also the reason that the rest of the civilized world has rigorous over-site of its national healthcare systems.
The ACA is by no means perfect, but it's a step away from the cost vs survival rate actuarial table Corporate Care & cost-shifting that makes our current system the red-tape & emotional nightmare it currently is.

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#12 Oct 17, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Imbecile! This problem comes from the greed of the private sector, not from the government.
Does your programming ever wear off?
right....that's why government lobbyists and employees are building mansions and mini mansions in DC....because of the private sector's greed.........dopey!
Your Ex

United States

#13 Oct 17, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
right....that's why government lobbyists and employees are building mansions and mini mansions in DC....because of the private sector's greed.........dopey!
Exactly what sector & who's interests do lobbyists represent?
And while $78K isn't chicken scratch, it's hardly enough to build a mansion, mini or otherwise, in the greater DC area.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Doylestown, PA

#14 Oct 17, 2013
I'll bet they outsourced the web development to a third world country!!

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