Partially to blame? Huh?
The Obamacare website – HealthCare.gov – has largely been dysfunctional since launching on October 1.
Technology experts are now explaining why the website isn’t working, and they largely blame the site’s manufacturers.
Lev Lesokin advises 250 businesses around the world on website efficiency and told CBS News that the problem with the Obamacare website is ‘largely structural’.
‘What we’re seeing is way more burdensome than what you would expect with a typical consumer facing e-commerce website,’ Mr Lesokin said.
He says that the website is transmitting 10 times more code than necessary severely slowing things down.
The Obama Administration may be partially to blame. Sources told CBS that at the last minute, the administration decided to add a feature that would make applicants set up an account before they were able to look at insurance.
This is backwards to how most ‘consumer-facing’ websites operate – allowing buyers to shop around before selecting their purchases and setting up an account on checkout.
This way if you don’t sign up they at least have your personal information to wreak havoc with. Comforting to know. Meanwhile, Obama flunkies are now busy taunting people left without insurance. Classy stuff.