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Fool On The Hill » Blog Archive » Obamacare

The disaster that is Obamacare is baffling to me.

Lies, lies, lies (at least the MSM is finally starting to wake up)

  • “If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it.”
  • “What we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.”
  • “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.”
  • “We’ll start by reducing premiums by as much as $2,500 per family.”
  • “It will create 4 million jobs-400,000 jobs almost immediately.”
  • ” Obamacare “pushed back on the undue influence of special interests.”
  • “We are on schedule, and will be ready for the marketplaces to open on October 1.”
  • “Regardless of how the Marketplace is managed, consumers will be able to access the Marketplace with ease.”
  • “We expect to resolve these issues in the coming hours.”
  • “Take away the volume, and it works.” “No, we don’t have that data.”
  • “[We] follow high standards regarding the privacy and security of personal information.”

The Obamacare website has 500 million lines of code, yet just 50 thousand simultaneous users crashes the system.

It has been estimated that only 60% of the entire system has been completed (there is no back-end).

The unfinished Obamacare website codebase is 5x larger than Windows 8 and Facebook combined!

The seminal book on IT productivity The Mythical Man-Month  claims that on average a programmer can create as many as 6 lines of code per day.
How did they get this much code? An Obamacare website programmer would have to write thousands per day.

Here are some other large websites for comparison –

Steam
7 million simultaneous users

Windows 8
80 million lines of code

Facebook
20 million lines of code
727 million daily users
1.2 billion monthly users
10 million concurrent users

Amazon
20 million daily users
55 million unique monthly users

Ebay
85 million unique monthly users

On December 1, 2013 the Obamacare website was declared completed

Update – On January 1 the HHS claimed that there were around 2 million people who signed up for Obamacare. I’ll skip over all of the arguments that these ‘official’ numbers are vastly inflated and just do some simple math. 5 million people were forced out of their existing policies in 2013. 2 million are now insured through Obamacare. This results in a net loss of 3 million insured Americans. Good work!

Moving the Goalpost

goalpost

 

The Empire State Building looks done to me

empire

 

The Hindenberg completed 80% of it’s landing

hindenberg

 The Titanic completed most of it’s voyage

Titanic_sinking

Potemkin Villages all the way down

potemkin

 

Mayor of Toronto always glad to help out

robford

If you water it down enough it will eventually become water.
No doubt this will be claimed to be a miracle - turning wine into water!
Watered-Down-Drinks

One Comment

  1. Alfi says:

    Just a comment on what I beelvie is a “current” result of Obamacare. I have Medicare coverage via an Advantage plan. This year, not only did my “co-pays” increase for specialists and ER services, but the real zinger is that MANY services which once had co-pays that were flat dollar amounts, e.g. $20.00, changed to “percentages.” Whereas last year (and those preceding) I would pay $20.00 on a $400 dollar bill, I now must pay $80. Not so bad you may say, but my only income is Social Security which did increase slightly this year (following two or was it three years of no COLA), but the increase in my income would quickly be devoured by medical expenses should I suddenly develop a serious illness. It is my understanding that several hundreds of millions of dollars were “redirected” from Advantage Plans with the advent of Obamacare, and I suppose these major changes in my plan are intended to recoup those losses. (See next)

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