Another Example of Government Planning

Covered California FAIL
Covered California FAIL (10/1/2013 8:45 am PDT)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, has rolled out the health exchanges officially today. But the websites aren’t working. My confidence in government isn’t high to begin with, but this poor planning and execution is miserable and reflects poorly regardless of your thoughts on PPACA.

If the websites aren’t working, how are the millions of uninsured supposed to signup for subsidized health insurance? Performance planning in technology is widespread in the private sector. The state and federal governments ( is experiencing outages this morning as well) are apparently not aware of these best practices while rushing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on websites.

Does this change your view regarding the success of ObamaCare?

3 thoughts on “Another Example of Government Planning

  1. Hi Ethan,

    I have had the pleasure of listening to your show as time permits. I have lived in Santa Cruz for approx 5 years. Like you, I am well traveled …..and a background in technology.

    I am a business owner/investor here in Santa Cruz and growing very concerned with what is happening at the grass roots level. I would like to extend an open invitation to join me for an exchange of ideas over coffee in Capitola when you have some time. My office is located in the village.

    Continued Success !

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