On October 1st, the federal government has finally opened an insurance exchange website HealthCare.gov, where people who did not have health insurance could finally buy affordable health insurance. However, the website roll out has been plagued with technical glitches and problems, and many people who tried to use the website have complained that it takes forever to load and keeps losing the connection. Unlike the developers of the HealthCare.gov, I was able to fix the glitches in my previous post, so here are finally 10 reasons why the HealthCare.gov doesn’t work properly:
1) Considering that Republicans have voted over 40 times to repeal Obamacare, the website developers were waiting to see if the law actually gets repealed, and therefore did not start coding until the last possible minute.
2) Department of Health and Human Services insisted that the website is written in plain English so that ordinary people could understand it, and not in some fancy HTML or Java.
3) As the developers worked on listing all the possible covered pre-existing conditions, they kept getting sidetracked into checking their own symptoms on WebMD.
4) It’s important to set the expectations bar for Obamacare really low, so that Americans could be pleasantly surprised by it.
5) The faulty website code is a pre-existing condition for the website, which should get addressed by ObamaCare, once the developers can get website to work, which will happen once they can address the faulty code… (Apparently, it is possible to code Catch-22 in HTML.)
6) As a part of 2012 ObamaCare decision, Supreme Court struck down a key part of the website code as unconstitutional.
7) The website developers already have health insurance, so they did not see any reason for the urgency of this project.
8) The HealthCare.gov website can’t possibly load quickly because it takes a long time to upload all the tracking software from NSA, CIA, FBI, DIA, DHS and others onto your computer.
9) Long wait times on the website ensure that only people who really need health insurance would be able to get the attention, rather than some right-wing talk show hosts who troll the phone helpline just for fun.
10) All the website bugs and glitches were intentional and are a part of a deviously sneaky ploy by Obama Administration to sign up more people: just think, how else could Obama get Fox News to keep talking incessantly about the website where people could sign up for ObamaCare, if the website weren’t “malfunctioning”?