November 15th, 2013
03:40 PM ET
11 months ago

Engineers: HealthCare.gov better, but initial problems persist

Washington (CNN) - The front end of HealthCare.gov is working better, but many problems identified in the days after its launch persist, according to a team of Web engineers.

Media Temple is a private web-hosting company that analyzed the public-facing side of the site days after its disastrous October 1 launch, and again this week for CNN.

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  1. Donna

    A week after the site went live, a team of Reeder's engineers found a slew of out-of-date Web applications, poorly written code, testing code and unnecessary data transmitted to users at each login that should have been stored on local servers or computers for quicker access through a process called caching.
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    OMG!!!! What bunch of imbeciles did they hire to do this web site??!!! Did they round them all up from some street corner and hand them a keyboard?! This is the work of RANK AMATUERS. And nobody is getting fired over this?

    BTW, has anybody followed the money trail for all this work? I wonder why it is not all over the CNN site that one of the CEOs of the company that did this was a college alumni buddy of Michelle Obama? How about doing some real digging people!

    November 15, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    In other news, the cold spell has passed and we in Minnesota are enjoying calm winds and sunshine.

    Enjoy your weekend folks!

    November 15, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. just saying

    INSURANCE is the PROBLEM
    Insurance is the PROBLEM!!! Insurance wastes 25% of more of your health care dollars for NO VALUE ADDED to your health care. A single payer system is the ONLY system that will allow us, as an entire nation, to negotiate better health care prices (the REAL problem).
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    but we used to have the possibility of a single payer system before obamacare. that single payer was you. if you hate and despise insurance companies so much, why didn't you just pay cash out of pocket for your healthcare? nobody (before obamacare) was forcing you to pay money to a health insurance company. why did you feel the need to? was it because of the value and protection it offered you?

    November 15, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. tom l

    No better way to reach out to people than telling people they're stupid and bought junk plans and don't know what's best for their own individual needs. That's the way to win them over!

    November 15, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    Those imbeciles are from GOP thugs group, USA knows so does the world. I urge senate to reject the bill congress passed today if any thing found in contra to the main provisions of ACA Law. Pres. Obama, please do not incline a bit, be tough on this. Entire this nation is supporting. ACA is a law, USA needs. Three hour stay for simple procedure costs 18,000 dollars of Hospital ROBBERY, INSURANCE THUGS WAYLAYING THIEVERY. KNOW THIS.

    November 15, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. secureman10

    To bad we could not inpeach Obama and take all his beifits.

    November 15, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  7. Denise

    Impeachment, really? lol That worked out well for you with Big Dog Bill. You lost two of your house leaders.......

    November 15, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. Ed St. Andre

    I served in the Army and have always been proud ot that. But between the media and the politicians. I am ashamed that I did. If I had it to do all over again I don't think I would. The media are just as guilty and low life people as the GOP and the Dems who don't have balls enough to stand with their president,

    November 15, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. tom l

    So the GOP are in favor of increase premiums and more cancelled policies after unsuspected illinesses or young adult in an unexpected accident? This does nothing more than award those who are the cause for the need of health care reform in the first place (the insurance company).
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    Yup, you've got it. That pretty much sums it up. Let's regress and go back to the days when insurance companies carried 50% profit margins, denied you coverage, and dropped you when needed major medical coverage because you hit a lifetime cap.

    Yeah, that's it. Repubs are for increased premiums. That makes sense. They also definitely want more cancelled policies. Why wouldn't they? They hate everyone that isn't white, right? All such solid and smart statements. But that's not demagoguery, is it, little Rudy boy and Sniffit?

    Let me give you the definition and you can tell me if that fits the description:

    demagogue: a political leader who tries to get support by making false claims and promises and using arguments based on emotion rather than reason

    November 15, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  10. Data Driven

    @Donna,

    "OMG!!!! What bunch of imbeciles did they hire to do this web site??!!! Did they round them all up from some street corner and hand them a keyboard?! This is the work of RANK AMATUERS."

    Reading your posts exhausts me. It's a rare favorable news cycle for conservatives - calm down. What do you do when it's your birthday? Stroke out?

    I just wish the website issues you're screaming about were worth screaming about.

    November 15, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  11. Data Driven

    @Gurgyl,

    "Those imbeciles are from GOP thugs group,"

    Literally, LOL. NEVER stop posting here, Gurgs. I love your work.

    Also, you happen to be right about the non-necessity of this whole "fix" in the first place. And allowing the junk plans to be renewed after a year is beyond stupid.

    November 15, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  12. Hal

    I'm still waiting for myfamilies health insurance to drop 2500 dollars a year like the obama said. Is that a lie as well?

    November 15, 2013 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  13. Political Slice

    The bill that was passed in the House today is virtually identical to the remarks that President Obama said yesterday. It extends the insurance policies for another year. We have heard from the supporters of the ACA that "It is the law." Well the only way to change a law is through additional legislation. President Obama does not have the authority to unilaterally change a law. So a Republican submits a law to legally chang the ACA in the exact way that the President wants to do and the majority of his own party vote no in the House, they intend to try to vote it down in the Senate, and if that fails President Obama intends to veto his own plan. If the President meant what he said, why are Democrats trying to prevent it from being enacted?

    November 15, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  14. just saying

    Data Driven
    Also, you happen to be right about the non-necessity of this whole "fix" in the first place. And allowing the junk plans to be renewed after a year is beyond stupid.
    -–

    yeah, because screwing over the american people is really what this is all about. they are just too dumb to know what kind of healthcare plan they need and what they can afford to pay for it. it sure is a good thing they have big brother barakie to tell them what they need and how much they can afford to pay.

    can you please make a campaign poster for the democrats next november with your sentiments? thanks!

    November 15, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Donna exclaimed:

    OMG!!!! What bunch of imbeciles did they hire to do this web site??!!! Did they round them all up from some street corner and hand them a keyboard?! This is the work of RANK AMATUERS. And nobody is getting fired over this?
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    Imbeciles from the same company(s) that did many of the smoothly running state exchanges: i.e., Kentucky.

    How can they get it right in one place, and completely botch the same problem in another place?

    November 15, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  16. Thomas

    Just saying
    obama is going to screw up afghanistan the same way he did iraq.
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    We could proved Affordable healthcare to all our citizens free , for ten years for what those two war's cost us.

    Nobody has yet died or lost a limp over the Affordable healthcare act .

    November 15, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "but we used to have the possibility of a single payer system before obamacare. that single payer was you. if you hate and despise insurance companies so much, why didn't you just pay cash out of pocket for your healthcare? nobody (before obamacare) was forcing you to pay money to a health insurance company. why did you feel the need to? was it because of the value and protection it offered you?"

    What a load of disingenuous slop. Insurers force costs to rise. It's that simple. Their practices of excluding the most sick, selling bunk non-insurance plans that lead to bankruptcies...all of it...they contributed greatly to rising costs. Why? Because the more it costs, the more you're stuck trying to get insurance.

    November 15, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  18. just saying

    Political Slice
    The bill that was passed in the House today is virtually identical to the remarks that President Obama said yesterday. It extends the insurance policies for another year. We have heard from the supporters of the ACA that "It is the law." Well the only way to change a law is through additional legislation. President Obama does not have the authority to unilaterally change a law. So a Republican submits a law to legally chang the ACA in the exact way that the President wants to do and the majority of his own party vote no in the House, they intend to try to vote it down in the Senate, and if that fails President Obama intends to veto his own plan. If the President meant what he said, why are Democrats trying to prevent it from being enacted?
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    becasue they are lying to you and the rest of america again. their 'fix' is not an obamacare 'fix'. it is a 2014 election 'fix'. this 'fix' is there merely to lay blame on others (states, insurance companies) and not on obama and the democrats for their lies. smoke and mirrors, endless smoke and mirrors from these decetful lying incompetents.

    November 15, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "Yeah, that's it. Repubs are for increased premiums. That makes sense."

    It doesn't make sense, but it's what many of their proposals have been specifically designed to do. Upton's legislation from today provides a fantastic example in that he went well beyond trying to "fix" the "problem" of people not being able to keep their bunk non-insurance plans and proposed letting insurers offer them to additional customers. Why? Simple: it greatly undermines the cost control mechanisms in the ACA if those plans are allowed to continue to exist, let alone allowed to become more pervasive. They cover almost nothing, are akin to being uninsured, result in people not paying their bills because they can't afford it out of pocket and result in people declaring personal bankruptcies when they suffer catastrophic medical problems. This all leads to higher health care costs for everyone AND greatly damages the economy. Which is to say, of course the GOP/Teatrolls are trying to arrange the continuing existence of those results: they want to turn around and blame it on Obama and the ACA.

    November 15, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    "They also definitely want more cancelled policies. "

    Of course they do. This isn't rocket science. If they can enact legislation that causes adverse results for the ACA and the public, then they can claim it was the ACA's fault. Then the magic of the MSM, just like with the website issue, ignores the GOP/Teatrolls' contributions to the problems, focuses solely on the existence of the problems and broadcasts the GOP/Teatrolls blaming it all on the Dems, Obama and the ACA while ignoring that the GOP/Teatrolls pretty much arranged for the problem to exist.

    November 15, 2013 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. Donna

    Rudy NYC
    Imbeciles from the same company(s) that did many of the smoothly running state exchanges: i.e., Kentucky.
    How can they get it right in one place, and completely botch the same problem in another place?
    -–

    The people in charge. Kentucky competent. Obama adminstration incompetent.

    The Bystander-in-Chief clueless yet again as his signature achievement burst into flames on the launchpad. Underlings that have been warned it isn;t ready, don't tell him? And then blast ahead anyways? And no heads roll for it? Sebelius and at least 3 other higher ups should have been immediately fired and replaced. Instead the very same people that brought the American taxpayers a billion dollar disaster, are now getting paid more to "fix" it two months later and have not succeeded in doing it. And still the same merry band of incompetents remains there, collecting major tax money, for massive failure. ZERO accountability.

    November 15, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "The bill that was passed in the House today is virtually identical to the remarks that President Obama said yesterday."

    No it isn't. It contains significant substantive differences that cannot be glossed over unless you're being dishonest and deliberately trying to hide them.

    November 15, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Lynda/Minnesota

    In other news, the cold spell has passed and we in Minnesota are enjoying calm winds and sunshine.
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    I am gratified to hear it for your sake my friend.
    Meanwhile we're enjoying good ole' pneumonia weather here in in the Mid-Atlantic. You know, 30 in the morning and 60 in the afternoon.
    Be safe babe.

    November 15, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  24. Thomas

    Donna
    A week after the site went live, a team of Reeder's engineers found a slew of out-of-date Web applications, poorly written code, testing code and unnecessary data transmitted to users at each login that should have been stored on local servers or computers for quicker access through a process called caching.
    -––

    OMG!!!! What bunch of imbeciles did they hire to do this web site??!!! Did they round them all up from some street corner and hand them a keyboard?! This is the work of RANK AMATUERS. And nobody is getting fired over this?

    BTW, has anybody followed the money trail for all this work? I wonder why it is not all over the CNN site that one of the CEOs of the company that did this was a college alumni buddy of Michelle Obama? How about doing some real digging people!

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    It's similar to military contracts , The Feds procurement system is so corrupt , every body wants a payoff , yet nobody is held responsible or accountable.

    The same thing has happened time and time again. The billions wasted on the Afghani and Iraqi wars was shameful , and nobody wants to change the procurement process , politicians don't , they get kickbacks for there friends. Ask yourself what reliable government contractor would give Edward Snowden a high security clearance ?

    Furthermore , Big Insurance want the affordable healthcare act to fail , it's not in there finical interest to have it succeed .

    November 15, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  25. Data Driven

    @just,

    "they are just too dumb to know what kind of healthcare plan they need and what they can afford to pay for it. it sure is a good thing they have big brother barakie to tell them what they need and how much they can afford to pay."

    Boy, this whole "we're too dumb to know what's best for us" meme has really taken off with you guys, hasn't it? I've been reading that here from you, Tom L., and some others all week long.

    Well! Maybe I'll just y'all at your collective word. Fine. You're too dumb to know what's best for you. I admit it. Happy?

    Where are you guys getting this stuff from? AM radio?

    November 15, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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