Key part of passed test, but Anonymous Shopper shelved anyway
November 22nd, 2013
07:20 AM ET
7 years ago

Key part of passed test, but Anonymous Shopper shelved anyway

Washington (CNN) - When the troubled federal health care website came online, the key "Anonymous Shopper" function was nowhere to be found - even though it passed a key test almost two weeks before launched.

That successful test, noted in documents obtained by CNN and confirmed by a source close to the project, contradicts testimony from an Obama administration official overseeing, who told lawmakers earlier this month the function was scrapped because it "failed miserably" before the October 1 launch.


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  1. smith

    ACA=The true american nightmare. Only the wealthy will survive this debacle. If you have kids encourage them a term of service in the military, then they will be exempt from this debacle. Its the only thing saving my butt right now.

    November 22, 2013 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Everything about this regime, has failed America.

    November 22, 2013 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  3. current state of the union

    Donna, saying, allow me to frame a scenario for your Thanksgiving prayer, the first female president coming in three years, a Democrat controlled senate, and house, and your Koch brothers red faced mad at the world, aahhh, now that's soothing

    November 22, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    One would think that if an "anonymous shopper" did't work, then none of it could work. I said on Oct. 2 that what they probably needed was a serious "do over." Scrap it all, and rebuild it from scratch. But that would mean taking the site down for an extended period of time, which would be a lot better than what is going on now.

    November 22, 2013 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  5. Data Driven


    Only 12 defects instead of the 20 claimed by Chao. So ... what, uh, it's a gigantic scandal that AnonymousShopper isn't up and running?

    Wouldn't it have been cool if CNN had spent this much effort investigating claims of WMD back in 2002? This whole article is just a big squirrel trying to get a nut.

    November 22, 2013 09:46 am at 9:46 am |