It has been a rough month for the roll out of the so-called Obamacare website, better known as Healthcare.gov. Although everyone from the administrator, to the Health and Human Services secretary, to the President of the United States has apologized for the chaos, and taken responsibility the failure, the problems still persist.
So far, no one has lost their job - or their pay - over the ordeal and a mad scramble is underway to get it fixed. But even when they do get it working, there's likely to be another digital disaster right behind it.
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"The ineptitude of the government in creating (this wesbite) is truly disturbing," says Zachary Karabell, the founder of River Twice Research and head of global strategy at Envestnet. "But (the problem) is structural. It's not Democrat or Republican," he says, adding that the most public and humiliating reboot in history "is not a symbol of anything other than this is a government that didn't know how to do it."
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