Another Obama Victory! Health Exchange Website Needs Total Overhaul

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

The federal health care exchange was built using 10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system, technology experts told USA TODAY.

The site could be perfect, but if the systems from which it draws data are not up to speed, it doesn’t matter, said John Engates, chief technology officer at Rackspace, a cloud computer service provider.

“It is a core problem in the sense of it’s fundamental to this thing actually working, but it’s not necessarily a problem that the people who wrote can get to,” Engates said. “Even if they had a perfect system, it still won’t work.”

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