Comments on: Healthcare.gov is just the beginning http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/ A clear-eyed view from Zachary Karabell Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:10:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-1009 Sat, 09 Nov 2013 19:16:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-1009 “the next wave of government.” Good grief. I’m still choking and sputtering from the FIRST wave!

“Very little of the public debate over the launch of Healthcare.gov, including who was responsible for what, is about what will matter going forward.” That’s because it is all chatter meant to deflect attention from fundamental conceptual, structural and financial problems. Anyone who acceped the premise that this program “had to be passed before it could be understood” is a complete idiot.

@tmc,

“Fifteen levels of managers and five workers at the very bottom. And in many cases unions are added further exacerbating the problems.” Clear, concise thinking. How true, how true.

The so-called “workers” that comprise much of the indolent, unresponsive and bloated monstrosity we call the federal government are a problem that, by their very culture and associated personal goals and interests CAN NOT be part of any genuine solution. And few of us today are yet seriously contemplating the incredible cost to taxpayers of bringing millions and millions of the mentally ill or defective into a health care system already financially unsustainable?

We’re in for a VERY rough ride, people.

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-1008 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:10:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-1008 the government handling “health care” is a catastrophic. anyone who has served in the military can testify to that.
However, we did get an apology and he probably got another Lobby check.

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By: xit007 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-1004 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:28:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-1004 WOW – many of the posts are right on. Anyone who has been in the software development industry knows that this failure has political incompetence written all over it. Now outsourcing has been politically corrupted – with party relationships, it does look dire. People need to be held accountable – and that is not really part of politics. You see the conundrum – our political system cannot execute/create the systems required to support their policies – and their policies don’t take into consideration the poor systems. The answer is to take the purchasing of goods and services away from the interference of politics. Gee – it really looks dire now…

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By: Stephen1231 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-1003 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:11:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-1003 I was wondering when someone in the media would bring this up… In order to manage my health care, I need a computer and it needs to be the network – Its a right in order to secure my Health Care right. This is the ACA II. Affordable Computer Act part II.

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By: RJWagner http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-1002 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:38:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-1002 This article is the metaphorical equivalent of a cheerleader trying to pump up fans whose team is losing 65-0 late in the 4th quarter.

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-1001 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:49:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-1001 Sir, I believe that health care in the US needs to change. I believe that Obamacare is a necessary (though certainly not sufficient or even adequate) first step.

However, you are attempting to defend pure incompetence. Please stop it. Those contracting, designing, implementing, testing, and integrating this software have failed miserably. In industry, people would lose their jobs over this, yet that clearly has not happened. The leadership is clearly lacking.

Are you really wondering why the American public is turning against Obamacare? It has little to do with the law, and everything to do with those we have trusted to implement the law.

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By: SeeAllEvil http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-1000 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:05:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-1000 Can anybody honestly say that Obamacare should even be taken seriously? Our congressmen erroneously passed the legislation without undertaking their responsibility to us by fulling understanding the impact of this law and that in a nutshell is the real failure. Putting lipstick on a pig means we still have a pig and that therein lies the problem – no amount of lipstick will make the transform the pig into a beauty queen. Healthcare.gov was broken before it even started.

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By: Overcast451 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-999 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:05:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-999 “Healthcare.gov is just the beginning”

I hope that’s not supposed to make me cheery or feel better; because it absolutely does not.

This one is the “best” so far:

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/11/02/excl usive-healthcare-gov-users-warn-of-secur ity-risk-breach-of-privacy/

I guess – if you put your information in on the Healthcare site – it’s like a raffle… as to who might get YOUR information back.

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By: Alexaisback http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-998 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 04:12:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-998 .
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.””””””””””””””””””” Administration officials and policy experts say they are increasingly concerned that a significant portion of the population, around 60 million people, is shut off from jobs, government services, health care and education, and that the social and economic effects of that gap are looming larger. ”””””””””””””””””””””

“””””””””””””””” around 60 million people, is shut off from jobs, government services, health care and education,”””””””””””””””””””

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Are not these the very people they say they intend to help ????????????????????????????

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The author appears very naïve.

Very naïve.

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By: Alexaisback http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/11/01/healthcare-gov-is-just-the-beginning/#comment-997 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 04:09:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=364#comment-997 . Again like many posts I have read here
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The Author has no idea what they are talking about.
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Sounds Good, but the TRUTH is far removed from the FAcTS.

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Most of U.S. Is Wired, but Millions Aren’t Plugged In
New York Times

By EDWARD WYATT

Published: August 18, 2013

” roughly 20 percent of American adults who do not use the Internet at home, work and school, or by mobile device, a figure essentially unchanged since Barack Obama took office as president in 2009 and initiated a $7 billion effort to expand access, chiefly through grants to build wired and wireless systems in neglected areas of the country.

Administration officials and policy experts say they are increasingly concerned that a significant portion of the population, around 60 million people, is shut off from jobs, government services, health care and education, and that the social and economic effects of that gap are looming larger. ”

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—————— So the VERY people they intend to assist via the internet, do not participate in the internet. =================================

It really seems a bit silly. Really.

Where do I go wrong ?

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