‘Obama Administration May be Partially to Blame’ for Website Fiasco

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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.

2 Responses to “‘Obama Administration May be Partially to Blame’ for Website Fiasco”

  1. Mashiki on 20/20/13 at 5:19 pm

    Not surprising, not in the least. It’s been a decade and a bit since I’ve done a major deployment but there are ways to test to see if it’s “up to snuff.” One of the biggest ways to screw up everything is to require registration before someone starts, instead of using a virtual host cookie, or machine encrypted cookie to save their data then let them sign up.

    Then again, long gone are the days where /. could bring a site to it’s knees in .003 seconds, but between them, reddit and a few other sites they could have done scaling testing.

  2. Tuerqas on 21/21/13 at 10:03 am

    You have to give your personal information BEFORE you can use it? What a joke on top of this joke started by President Joke.