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HealthCare.gov team claims victory: 'We have met the goal'
THE HILL ^ | 12/01/2013 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 12/01/2013 7:02:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The Obama administration claimed victory Sunday for making HealthCare.gov workable for the vast majority of users, a standard that will be tested as millions of people flood the site in the next three weeks.

Sunday marked the passage of the administration's self-imposed deadline for fixing the broken ObamaCare enrollment website, which serves consumers in 36 states.

The agency that oversees HealthCare.gov said "we believe we have met the goal" of making the system navigable for most people, but cautioned that more fixes lie ahead.

"Dramatic progress has been made," the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated in a report released Sunday morning. "[But] there is more work to be done to continue to improve and enhance the website."

The mixed message highlights the challenge facing the Obama administration as it seeks to ensure that millions can sign up for individual health plans online by the end of March.

HealthCare.gov debuted with serious technical problems on Oct. 1, plunging President Obama into a political firestorm that engulfed the White House for two months.

The question now is whether the system can handle the high volume of user traffic expected in December. Consumers must complete the sign-up process by Dec. 23 in order to obtain plans that begin Jan. 1.

Administration officials also acknowledge that some problems with HealthCare.gov have yet to be fixed. The severity of these issues is unknown, but it is possible that some errors have not yet been discovered.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: healthcaregov; huaca; husseins; obamacare; obamacarewebsite; obamacarewebsitefix; obamacarewebsitenot; unaffordablecareact; youcankeepitgate
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1 posted on 12/01/2013 7:02:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Mission Accomplished

LOL.


2 posted on 12/01/2013 7:04:48 AM PST by proudpapa (A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The question now is whether the system can handle the high volume of user traffic expected in December.

Sure. That's the problem.

3 posted on 12/01/2013 7:06:43 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As predicted. Success even before the actual ‘numbers’ come in again. We can expect ‘glowing’ reports by all concerned (government, media and sycophants) except from the ‘users’.


4 posted on 12/01/2013 7:09:05 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Obamacare Team:

“Winning!”


5 posted on 12/01/2013 7:09:24 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Drango
The question now is whether the system can handle the high volume of user traffic expected in December. Sure. That's the problem.

The problem is not the web site its the PRODUCT!

6 posted on 12/01/2013 7:09:50 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Who signed up on Saturday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday?


7 posted on 12/01/2013 7:10:10 AM PST by paudio (Liberals teach Whites about guilt and shame much better than Christian churches do...)
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To: Gaffer

Kind of like the announcement they’d capped the Deepwater Horizon well.


8 posted on 12/01/2013 7:10:46 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: SeekAndFind

I shall sleep better tonight knowing its fixed...do i really need a sarcasm tag here? LOL
Freegards
LEX


9 posted on 12/01/2013 7:11:03 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Drango
The question now is whether the system can handle the high volume of user traffic expected in December.

Yep. Millions upon millions are just excitedly chomping at the bit to log on. How can we expect any website to handle that type of demand?

10 posted on 12/01/2013 7:13:21 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: SeekAndFind

” For example, the Ministry of Plenty’s forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at one-hundred-and-forty-five million pairs. The actual output was given as sixty-two millions. Winston, however, in rewriting the forecast, marked the figure down to fifty-seven millions, so as to allow for the usual claim that the quota had been overfulfilled. In any case, sixty-two millions was no nearer the truth than fifty-seven millions, or than one-hundred-and-forty-five millions. Very likely no boots had been produced at all. Likelier still, nobody knew how many had been produced, much less cared. All one knew was that every quarter astronomical numbers of boots were produced on paper, while perhaps half the population of Oceania went barefoot.”

1984


11 posted on 12/01/2013 7:13:53 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeekAndFind

“most people” is defined as one person greater than 50%?


12 posted on 12/01/2013 7:15:45 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

BooBoo is stoked!

13 posted on 12/01/2013 7:16:43 AM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, us government, I don’t believe anything you say about anything at all.

And I’m never going to visit your website or anything else associated with you no matter what you say or do.


14 posted on 12/01/2013 7:17:10 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks to our brave “conservatives” in the House. What a load of crap.


15 posted on 12/01/2013 7:17:24 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

well of course.....

So how much did it cost us for you to hire decent coders tp fix your low bid site???


16 posted on 12/01/2013 7:17:49 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: proudpapa

Pass this email on — Good analogy of Obamacare called ObamaFlowers.

Obama Flowers - Have you ordered yours yet?

(Receptionist) Hello, Welcome to ObamaFlowers, My name is Trina. How can I help you?

(Customer) Hello, I received an email from Professional Flowers stating that my flower order has been canceled and I should go to your exchange to reorder it. I tried your website, but it seems like it is not working. So I am calling the 800 number.

(Receptionist) Yes, I am sorry about the website. It should be fixed by the end of November – or maybe December. But I can help you.

(Customer) Thanks, I ordered a “Spring Bouquet” for our anniversary, and wanted it delivered to my wife.

(Receptionist Interrupting) Sir, “Spring Bouquets” do not meet our minimum standards, I will be happy to provide you with Red Roses.

(Customer) But I have always ordered “Spring Bouquets”, done it for years, my wife likes them.

(Receptionist) Roses are better, sir. I am sure your wife will love them.

(Customer) Well, how much are they?

(Receptionist) It depends sir, do you want our Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum package.

(Customer) What’s the difference?

(Receptionist) 6, 12,18 or 24 Red Roses.

(Customer) The Silver package may be okay, how much is it?

(Receptionist) It depends sir, what is you monthly income?

(Customer) What does that have to do with anything?

(Receptionist) I need that to determine your government flower subsidy, then I can determine how much your out of pocket cost will be. But if your income is below our minimums for a subsidy, then I can refer you to our FlowerAid department.

(Customer) FlowerAid?

(Receptionist) Yes, Flowers are a Right, everyone has a right to flowers. So, if you can’t afford them, then the government will supply them free of charge.

(Customer) Who said they were a Right?

(Receptionist) Congress passed it, the President signed it and the Supreme Court found it Constitutional.

(Customer) Whoa.....I don’t remember seeing anything in the Constitution regarding Flowers as a Right.

(Receptionist) It is not really a Right in the Constitution, but ObamaFlowers is Constitutional because the Supreme Court Ruled it a “Tax”. Taxes are Constitutional. But we feel it is a Right.

(Customer) I don’t believe this...

(Receptionist) It’s the law of the land sir. Now, we anticipated most people would go for the Silver Package, so what is you monthly income sir?

(Customer) Forget it, I think I will forgo the flowers this year.

(Receptionist) In that case sir, I will still need your monthly income.

(Customer) Why?

(Receptionist) To determine what your ‘non-participation’ cost would be.

(Customer) WHAT? Your can’t charge me for NOT buying flowers!

(Receptionist) It’s the law of the land, sir, approved by the Supreme Court. It’s $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income.....

(Customer)interrupting) This is ridiculous, I’ll pay the $9.50..

(Receptionist) Sir, it is the $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income, whichever is greater.

(Customer) ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What a ripoff!!

(Receptionist) Actually sir, it is a good deal. Next year it will be 2%.

(Customer) Look, I’m going to call my Congressman to find out what’s going on here. This is ridiculous. I’m not going to pay it.

(Receptionist) Sorry to hear that sir, that’s why I had the NSA track this call and obtain the make and model of the cell phone your are using.

(Customer) Why does the NSA need to know what kind of CELL PHONE I AM USING?

(Receptionist) So they get your GPS coordinates sir

(Door Bell rings followed immediately by a loud knock on the door)

(Receptionist) That would be the IRS sir. Thanks for calling ObamaFlowers, have a nice day...and God Bless America.


17 posted on 12/01/2013 7:17:49 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SeekAndFind
Today the Ministry of Truth announced that "we have met our goal".
Of course the definition of "goal" is, shall we say" flexible.
It is like a football team defining meeting it's goal as walking on to the field then predicating what the score will be. One may get on the website but there is no score until people buy and pay for insurance. Never the less, let's count the number of Lookie Lous on the web site as points on the board.
18 posted on 12/01/2013 7:18:21 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But I thought it was ready on October 1st.


19 posted on 12/01/2013 7:18:33 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: SeekAndFind

LIAR!


20 posted on 12/01/2013 7:21:59 AM PST by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: chris37; All
My brother told me yesterday that one can “spoof” the https or the “lock” symbol on a website. If this is true, I would still not trust the site to be secure.
21 posted on 12/01/2013 7:22:46 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Farnsworth
fix your low bid site???

The first $600 million went to a no-bid contract.

22 posted on 12/01/2013 7:24:29 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: proudpapa
Mission Accomplished LOL.


23 posted on 12/01/2013 7:24:34 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SeekAndFind

Same phoney crap as the unemployment numbers.


24 posted on 12/01/2013 7:24:42 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: fatnotlazy

Even if the site is “secure”, it’s not secure.

I’m not giving an iota of information to democrat and/ or union workers or political operatives.

Just not doing it.


25 posted on 12/01/2013 7:25:27 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Declare victory, no matter the defeat. LOL


26 posted on 12/01/2013 7:26:38 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

RE: But I thought it was ready on October 1st.

Yes, and it will be even more ‘ready’ (NOTE THE QUOTES) On December 1st, and even “more readier” after that :)


27 posted on 12/01/2013 7:26:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Translation: we successfully duct taped the front bumper back onto the AMC Gremlin.


28 posted on 12/01/2013 7:27:42 AM PST by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

Soviet. Union.


29 posted on 12/01/2013 7:27:52 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another great and “historical” Obama “victory” that people will be telling their grandchildren about for centuries. It’s Miller Time LOL! Clowns. I was brought up to DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!


30 posted on 12/01/2013 7:28:36 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my health insurance policy?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mission accomplished Brownie Barcky. Let the boondoggle commence.
31 posted on 12/01/2013 7:29:26 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Gaffer
We can expect ‘glowing’ reports by all concerned (government, media and sycophants) except from the ‘users’.

They can run but they can't hide. Too many people - those who are actually forced to try to use the thing - know the truth.

32 posted on 12/01/2013 7:29:54 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: Libloather

Really? Must be a friend of Obama company. Laundered that 600 million straight into his account somewhere under one of his many names


33 posted on 12/01/2013 7:30:22 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: duckman
Same phoney crap as the unemployment numbers.

And don't forget the phoney inflation numbers.

34 posted on 12/01/2013 7:30:41 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: SeekAndFind
what is this... Calvin-Ball???
35 posted on 12/01/2013 7:31:45 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SeekAndFind
The mission now is to produce affordable care plans as promised when the law was foisted, foist being the operative term.

So far it's failed from day one and hasn't stopped failing for a second of any minute.

36 posted on 12/01/2013 7:32:22 AM PST by stevem
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To: chris37

You’re right. Too many people and government agencies have authorized access to the site. I’d like to know why Homeland Security is interested in my personal information.


37 posted on 12/01/2013 7:33:38 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind
Just make the field 50 yards and you score a touchdown {and reach your goal} much more often.

The demonRATS use inflatable {and easily moveable goal posts}.


38 posted on 12/01/2013 7:34:45 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Farnsworth

Issa needs to call a committee with teeth and cajones to demand and find out exactly where that 600 million went to. This is outrageous and criminal.


39 posted on 12/01/2013 7:35:46 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Translation: White House memo to media, you better get back on the team now and start reporting what a massive success this is. Put differently, you love Big Brother and always have. Remember, created or saved!!!


40 posted on 12/01/2013 7:36:26 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: SeekAndFind

Banking on the stupidity of Americans has worked wonderfully so far, why not again?


41 posted on 12/01/2013 7:36:28 AM PST by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Can't access the site in Canada.
I can view it via Hola and it looks butt-ugly
Does it look better for you?
42 posted on 12/01/2013 7:36:57 AM PST by kanawa
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To: dblshot

This reminds me of Maoist China during the Great Cultural Revolution. IN order for a province to meet their “goals” of showing vast increases in ag production, all grain would have to be shipped to a central point where there was inadequate means of transporting it and no means of storing it. Consequently, the grain rotted and was wasted and the provincials starved to death with nothing to eat. BUT, the local Reds met the goals that Mao had set for them and Mao could boast that China was self-sufficient in grain, just that millions could not EAT any of it.


43 posted on 12/01/2013 7:36:58 AM PST by laconic
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To: hsalaw

Yes, true.....but they will lie, lie, lie right on up to election eve in 2014. And, they will lie, lie, lie again to minimize the perceived importance of the carnage and devastation that the Democrat Party will undergo then.

All this for One Magic Negro. I hope their sacrifice of all that is good and decent was worth it for the sake of diversity.


44 posted on 12/01/2013 7:37:02 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: tflabo

It’s tough to find “balls” in the Republican party


45 posted on 12/01/2013 7:37:24 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: stevem

“The mission now is to produce affordable care plans as promised when the law was foisted, foist being the operative term.”

The GOP talking points should be, “Where are the affordable plans for the middle class?”

Unfortunately Boehner and McConnell prefer having steaks and drinks at the Capitol Grille with their K street buddies to actually taking advantage of what should be an administration ending crisis. Compare the how the Democrats capitalized on Katrina versus how the Republicans are playing Obamacare.


46 posted on 12/01/2013 7:38:34 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
HealthCare.gov team claims victory: 'We have met the goal'

Another LIE!

In every article I've read in which a knowledgeable person has opined about heathcare.gov, not one has said it can be fixed quickly. The worst opinion I've seen is that it can never be fixed because the underlying structure just doesn't work and the entire project needs to start over. The best opinion I've seen it that it will take three year to fix it.

For what it's worth, one of the goals of HIPAA back in the late nineties was to have everyone's medical records online. It's been 15+ years and that dream still isn't realized, although EHR (Electronic Health Records) are part of nobamacare. Online medical records are a walk in the park compare to the complexity of healthcare.gov. What does that tell you?

47 posted on 12/01/2013 7:40:40 AM PST by upchuck (I can't stand people that don't know the difference between 'your' and 'you're.' Their so stupid...)
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To: SeekAndFind

You didn’t expect them to say they failed did you?


48 posted on 12/01/2013 7:40:53 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: SeekAndFind
...making HealthCare.gov workable for the vast majority of users...

Funny how they omit that "the vast majority of users" is a miniscule minority of what the site should handle/have been able to handle.

Will be interesting to see what numbers they keep feeding the butt-kisserslickers in the MSM, especially with all the penalties on hold and the pressure to sign up being taken away.

49 posted on 12/01/2013 7:41:01 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why am I suddenly thinking about Baghdad Bob?


50 posted on 12/01/2013 7:42:15 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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