A layman’s explanation for the Obamacare rollout debacle
The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, goes into “full effect” on January 1, 2014. Neutered, truncated and complicated as it is, its time has arrived.
No doubt, you’ve heard a thing or two about the nature and quality of the program’s birth. The Obamacare rollout has been labeled a disaster by every side. Deadlines have been blown. Deadlines have been moved — surreptitiously. Requirements have been changed. Every update on the program’s rollout exposes more ineptitude. Health care reform in America is supposed to be a great equalizer for members of every generation. In time, it may be. For now, <heavy sigh>.
Having spent some time in my career working on the inside of a governmental agency with deep-rooted dependency on Internet, networking and Web technology, I have some insights on just how a “disaster” like the Obamacare rollout can come about.