Oct
22
2013

Washington Post: #obamacare exchange flunked pre-launch testing. *Grotesquely*.

So, if the story’s from the Washington Post, then why am I picking Talking Points Memo as the go-to link for this story?

Federal health officials went ahead with the Oct. 1 launch of Obamacare’s online health insurance marketplace despite a failed test days before, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Government officials and contractors ran a test to see whether the web portal could handle traffic from tens of thousands of users simultaneously, and the site crashed after a simulation in which only a few hundred tried to log on at the same time, according to the Post.

Because I am not yet a Buddha.  Particularly since the comments section is promising to be remarkably bitter about the whole thing, too.  Mind you, if I was faced with a story like the above – reportedly, the site went pear-shaped on October 1st under the titanic onslaught of 2,000 users applying at once – I’d be bitter, too.  I’d stew in silence over it (the Internet is for agitprop, not free therapy*), but I’d be bitter.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: I particularly enjoyed the bad math in the aforementioned comments section.  Please, by all means: use New York’s awful state exchange performance to claim that 2 million have signed up for Obamacare nationwide.  That will solve the problem, ya, you betcha.

*People ask me sometimes – inexplicably, but I guess that it’s because I’m there and I like to talk – about how to do what I do. It’s smarter to ask about I don’t do. And at the top of the list is I don’t give the Other Side free ammo.  I can’t stop them from trying to use my stuff against me and mine, but I try not to give them anything for free.

4 Comments

  • Catseyes says:

    Leftist Magical thinking it will work because it has too. When the facts don’t agree with what you want ignore the facts.

    • johnv2 says:

      Speaking of magical thinking, this from the guy who got the asbestos out of Altgeld Gardens: “No one is madder about the Web site than I am, which means it’s going to get fixed.”

  • earlgrey says:

    If it flunked so badly they should have taken the lifeline the GOP gave them and done a delay, but maybe too arrogant for that.

    Either way, any liberal will tell you the Obamacare issues are NOTHING compared to the havoc caused by the shutdown, because who can sleep at night knowing there are fewer bureaucrats working to run their lives?

  • Herp McDerp says:

    I read the comments at TPM. Here’s the executive summary of what they said:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDAmPIq29ro

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