Friday, October 4, 2013

WaPo: Obamacare’s Web Site Is Really Bad

 Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas write:
[T]he Obama administration doesn't have a basically working product that would be improved by a software update. They have a Web site that almost nobody has been able to successfully use[...]

Part of the problem, according to a number of designers, is that the site is badly coded, which makes the traffic problems more acute. There's a darkly amusing thread on Reddit where web designers are picking through the site's code and mocking it mercilessly. "They're loading 11 CSS files and 62 (wat?) JavaScript files on each page, uncompressed and without expires headers," writes Spektr44. "They have blocks of HTML inexplicably wrapped in script tags. Wtf?"[...]

The early word from insurers is that basically no one was able to sign up during the first two days, though successful applications began to "trickle" in on day three.


  1. It's a government program. What did people expect?

    The scary thing is that the same boobs that designed the web site are the same people calling the shots on your health care decisions. All I can say is: don't get sick.

  2. People that can't make it in the private sector usually go work for government. This is a perfect example.