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  1. hamilton

    hamilton Guest

    This is a blog about the Software Industry; and the profound effect that
    its failure is having upon our society.

    The Software Industry failed to deliver healthcare.gov. As a result,
    millions of people are being hurt. We did that, folks. It was our
    industry, our failure.

    http://blog.8thlight.com/uncle-bob/2013/11/12/Healthcare-gov.html
     
  2. sms

    sms Guest

    Of course the only problem with his theory is that the reality is that
    no one really got hurt by the healthcare.gov in terms of health care
    being available to them. Coverage doesn't start until January 1, 2014
    whether you sign up on October 1 or December 31. Romneycare, upon which
    ACA is based, saw a rush of signups just before the mandate went into
    effect and no doubt the same will happen with the ACA.

    Part of the reason for the problems with healthcare.gov can be traced
    back to DDOS attacks by right wing groups. The same people complaining
    about the problems with the web site are helping to cause the problems
    with the web site.

    It's all much ado about nothing by opponents of the ACA that were unable
    to succeed at the ballot box or in court, or in public opinion polls.
    They like to complain.
     
  3. hamilton

    hamilton Guest

    Do you have any links to this ?

    Google found over 1M. but these seem to be reporting someone else's report.
     
  4. Guest

    I would hardly call the mindless trash in the "government sector" contracting, software industry, mainly because there is nothing industrious about them. People get the government they deserve, and they also get lots of otherthings they have coming to them.
     
  5. Guest

    Well just don't sit there and shoot you mouth off with generalities of subject about which you know next to nothing. Show us your numerical simulation results, model description, implementation , and insightful development premises.
     
  6. Guest

    About 3 million in the individual market have lost their plans so
    far, and tens of millions are in the works.

    Some of those people are currently sick, relying on those plans
    they paid for. But if those plans didn't include free abortion
    pills, or lactation services for a guy, Obamacare just killed
    'em.

    Obama's cancelling lots of people's plans when they need them
    most, far far more than any insurance company ever did.

    Lots of those people can't handle it--they're sick, they're
    desperate. Here's one:

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304527504579171710423780446

    Obamacare just killed more people than any domestic mass shooting, ever.

    James Arthur
     
  7. Guest

    Wrong. How many man hours were wasted trying to access the Obama Care web site?
    Dan
     
  8. Guest

    Not to worry, the old system had the government headed for
    fiscal collapse[1], but Obamacare's extra bureaucracy, taxes,
    and paperwork cover 10% more people for free, pays for everything,
    costs less, pays for all the drugs and procedures everyone needs,
    subsidizes everyone, and chops the deceit^H^H^H^Hficit. You'll
    save $2,500 a year.

    And you can keep your plan.[2]

    Sweeeet.

    Cheers,
    James Arthur
    ------------
    [1] Obama, 9/9/2009: "Finally, our health care system is placing an unsustainable burden on taxpayers. When health care costs grow at the rate they have, it puts greater pressure on programs like Medicare and Medicaid. If we do nothing to slow these skyrocketing costs, we will eventually be spending more on Medicare and Medicaid than every other government program combined. Put simply, our health care problem is our deficit problem. Nothing else even comes close. Nothing else."

    [2] Obama, 9/9/2009: "Here are the details that every American needs to know about this plan. First, if you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employerto change the coverage or the doctor you have. (Applause.) Let me repeat this: Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have." [...] (Applause.)

    "As soon as I sign this bill, it will be against the law for insurance companies to drop your coverage when you get sick or water it down when you need it the most.[...]"

    (Applause.) "And insurance companies will be required to cover, with no extra charge, routine checkups and preventive care, like mammograms and colonoscopies -- (applause) -- because there's no reason we shouldn't be catching diseases like breast cancer and colon cancer before they get worse.
    That makes sense, it saves money, and it saves lives. (Applause.)"

    "Now, that's what Americans who have health insurance can expect from this plan -- more security and more stability."

    (Unless it leaves out freebies, in which case we'll cancel it for you
    when you need it most.)
     
  9. Guest

    It's failure of government policy in shaping the Software Industry. They could have picked thousands of other companies to do it right.
    It would have been the same with friends of Mr. Republican.
    I would be willing to screw up for free, but charge for fixing the mistakes. That's how government contacting works anyway. The more you screw up, the bigger the fix-up contract.
     
  10. RobertMacy

    RobertMacy Guest

    I assume the $600 million cost came out of...?
     
  11. Guest

    It's over five million, now. That's policies canceled, so it's more
    like 15M people.
    Note that 'em = them. They will be dead BECAUSE of Obamacare.
    But it's for the children!
     
  12. Bill Sloman

    Bill Sloman Guest

    they paid for. But if those plans didn't include free abortion pills, or lactation services for a guy, Obamacare just killed 'em.
    most, far far more than any insurance company ever did.
    There's no evidence that even Edie Littlefield Sundby is dead yet, and if she dies, the Obamacare won't be the leading suspect. As she says, she's lucky to have survived as long as she has and even her familiar cancer care team is going to be very lucky if they can keep her going much longer.

    Clearly, she can get lined up with a different clinical team, but - naturally - doesn't want to. Getting excited about this is something of a waste ofeffort. Statistically speaking she's dead already.

    Extrapolating form one incipient death to "more than any domestic mass shooting ever" is the kind of rhetorical hyperbole we've come to expect from James Arthur, who swift to post statical evidence when it can be construed tosupport his daft points of view, but brazen about posting total nonsense when there isn't something handy for him to misinterpret.
     
  13. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Could it be those Canadian programers well aware of what it's like to
    have government controlled health care, sabotaged the healthcare.gov
    software just to save us. I want to be the first to say, Thank you.

    Mikek (TIC)
     
  14. Greegor

    Greegor Guest

    krw > But it's for the children!

    Another one they use is:

    It's for your own good!
     
  15. Greegor

    Greegor Guest

    Nymbecile puts it more profane and angry
    terms than I would (for now) but I think
    he's essentially got this one right overall.

    Question:
    If this disaster was planned to fail,
    as a deliberate tactic to move
    us to a single payer system (outright socialism)
    will that deception succeed?
     
  16. Bill Sloman

    Bill Sloman Guest

    called a software engineer), eventually becoming a software architect.
    tooling, NRE cost, and complexity. All with the understanding that the customer
    may not really need what they think they need now, and that we are gamblingon
    the projected sucess of their product, which is often wildly optimistic.

    Having to master all that difficult stuff doesn't leave enough of his brainfree to know that you can wind +/-3% inductors on heavily gapped ferrite cores.

    There's an even more obscure point that you can still buy gapped pot cores with a hole in the central - gapped - post and an adjuster to screw into that hole to make an adjustable inductor (not that you need much adjusting when the base inductance is already +/-3%), but John Larkin - the busy executive - is much too busy to get his head around that kind of detail
    It might be less risky if you knew a bit more about the passive components you use.
     
  17. Guest

    Don't forget "glitch" !

    Cheers,
    James Arthur
     
  18. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    Yep, a "software guy" with an axe to grind. Seen plenty of them before.
    Many of them pushing various magic bullets to stop the demons of
    stupidity. Not so impressed. Nor do i like the proposed solution, i have
    seen the effect of the same in engineering; too much lowest common
    denominator individuals becoming the "elect".

    ?-)/
     
  19. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    This is also true. You are beginning to see why i despise both major
    political parties.
     
  20. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    You are right on that. See:

    <http://whistleblowing.us/2012/02/re...-challenger-disaster-whistleblower-1938-2012/>

    ?-)
     
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