Well, especially when you have so many things done to the software because of politics, not the actual law, or the requirements.
No bid contract? Can’t have any Republicans weigh in on who is selected, or have anyone not properly vetted to handle it.
No load testing, or insufficient testing in general. Can’t have early testing failures used as ammunition by opponents to the bill.
Having to log in and create an account on the front end. Done to prevent reporters and political opponents from skimming gross costs out and publishing them.
There are no teeth in the Fine/Tax provisions. There is no penalty for not paying the penalty, the income checks are substandard, young healthy people are staying away in droves, Obamacare is going to collapse under it’s own weight at any point now. Even if the website works.
And for all of this I pay an additional $63(x4) a year, plus another 10%, on my insurance every year. Thankfully my premiums have been going down because we manage our health costs well here, since it’s what we do and all, but they would be even lower without Obamacare. $63 a year doesn’t sound like much until you look at a school district where that adds up to a quarter of a million, out of a fixed budget. Hello teacher lay-offs.
It would have been cheaper to take the 25 million or so people that didn’t have, but needed, insurance and give them cash to pay their bills. As it is, we’re going to end up with more people without insurance after PPACA than before. And none of this should be a surprise to anyone. It’s all in the way the law was written, and it’s what people who read it have been saying for years said would happen.
Here at my office we terminated the insurance of tens of thousands of people by the end of the first year of PPACA. Insurance for small day cares, hairdressers, small businesses, etc… all terminated due to PPACA calling the coverage illegal. And I would bet those people still don’t have coverage. We now have a new product that meets the law’s requirements, that frankly sucks. It’s like car insurance that covers oil changes, but not collision damage. But people are lining up for it, because they have to have something.