Trainwreck: Snappy New Website to Answer Obamacare Questions Crashes on First Day

Posted by on Aug 01, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Smarter, more efficient government!

Thursday morning, the White House announced a new website to answer questions from businesses about Obamacare.  Valerie Jarrett wrote about the launch in a blog post titled, “A One-Stop-Shop on the Health Care Law for Businesses Big and Small.” However, within two hours, the website had crashed, giving users the following error screen:

Incompetence is a feature, not a bug. The geniuses somehow managed to get it back online. Probably celebrating it as a victory. Meanwhile, another PR coup for ObamaCare:


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13 Responses to “Trainwreck: Snappy New Website to Answer Obamacare Questions Crashes on First Day”

  1. Misinforminimal on 1/01/13 at 3:08 pm

    Well it’s back up. But its real problem isn’t bandwidth. That’s crappier than I would expect from our state health department. Designed by someone without skills or actual, you know, information.

  2. Rod D on 1/01/13 at 3:08 pm

    Don’t worry, handling the nation’s healthcare is much easier than creating a working website.

  3. Michael on 1/01/13 at 3:08 pm

    Why the hell is the front page of a website dependent on an Excel spreadsheet? No wonder it crashed, if that’s reflective of the mindset of the folks that designed it.


  4. Kevin on 1/01/13 at 3:18 pm

    Doh! It’s down again.

    I’m sure it’ll be super awesome once they get the Excel bit figured out.

  5. Gary on 1/01/13 at 3:23 pm

    It’s even better on other parts of the website, including
    “Determining Your Entrepreneurial Potencial”

    Great proof reading!

  6. ebola131 on 1/01/13 at 4:06 pm

    I’m from the government and I’m here to screw you.
    Shut up and Give us your screwdrivers.

  7. Cosmo on 1/01/13 at 4:29 pm

    They probably built the website using Wix or GoogleSites. Nice work, megaminds.

    As for Mr. Werful: see the first comment from Mike K. SPOT. ON.

    The difference for me, however, is that I’m satisfied with my coverage, too. But, since that coverage is mine through the private sector, I have to do all the hoop-jumping regardless. #TalkingPointFAIL

  8. JoyO on 1/01/13 at 6:54 pm

    Well, the Democrats insisted on passing it when 80-85% of Americans indicated in a poll that they were satisfied with their health care. If they wanted to provide healthcare for uninsured, why didn’t they just do that. The answer clearly is that improving healthcare was never the Progressives’ objective. The objective was to put the government in control of 1/6 of the USA economy. And, as Ronald Reagan once pointed out, healthcare is the fastest mechanism for assuming control of a people — that’s the first step of Communists.

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