Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny
I guess the one good thing about being really really bad is any improvement is hailed as success.
Forgive me if you will, but after the three years plus it apparently required to create a broken website (ACA of course), expecting us to believe that after only a month the myriad of problematical issues have been resolved and the ObamaCare website has now achieved the administrations goals is a bit much.
Right. We believed if we liked out healthcare we could keep our health care. Turns out such such was not true. Like I said, forgive me for being the skeptic. Maybe after six months without the site crashing and millions of positive reports have poured, then, and only then, it will be time to become "a believer." Not that I will ever believe ObamaCare is necessarily a good or even adequate healthcare system. Forget about affordable, unless you qualify for the low income government subsidies.
BUSINESS INSIDER - The Obama administration is out with a progress report on HealthCare.gov, the federal health care website that it pledged in late October would be fixed for the "vast majority" of users by Nov. 30.
The report declares that it has "met" that goal, two months after the disastrous launch of the website.
"While we strive to innovate and improve our outreach and systems for reaching consumers, we believe we have met the goal of having a system that will work smoothly for the vast majority of users," the progress report says.
Some key points from the report:
- The site will now be able to support a maximum of 800,000 visitors per day, including a target of 50,000 concurrent visits.
- The site is now online 90% of the time, according to the The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- The "tech surge" that came to the site in late October has helped to fix 400-plus bugs and glitches on a "punch list."
- The average response time of the site is now less than one second, an improvement from about 8 seconds in late October.
View the progress charts.
Truth will be in the report(s) yet to be made down the road a ways. Months, years, and even decades down the road.