It is no secret that the Republicans have wanted the repeal or even outright demise of the Federal Health Care Act. They have wanted the law to go down in flames. Even opposition to Obamacare sparked the government shutdown in October of this year. Sen.Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called Obamacare a “disaster” and a “trainwreck” that violates the Constitution. “We must stop it. We must defund it. We cannot accept it,” said Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). Senator McCain, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lindsey Graham insisted in October that the Republican party’s fight against President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform would go on.
So would it be to far fetched that the American people should start questioning the real reason why the HealthCare.gov website has been such an epic failure from the moment that it went live? Any networking company, project manager, network administrator, programmer worth their salt would have the most detailed project management outline whereas certain milestones or criteria have to be completed before the next phase is implemented especially when it came to this one particular website.
No security was built in so hackers would have no problem mining data. When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. The privacy and security of consumers’ personal information should have been a top priority for the Project Manager assigned to this website, if there was one.
A crucial system for making payments to insurers for those enrolling in the federal Obamacare marketplace has yet to be built a senior government IT official admitted recently.
The American public also has to remember that the President himself is no stranger to technology. When he came into office there was concern about his usage of a Black Berry and its security for the President’s communications. That was worked out fairly quick.
Did the Republicans find a way to embarrass the President and the Democrats by ensuring that the building and implementation of the Healthcare.gov website would end up being such a disaster? Once all the smoke clears will we learn that very dirty hands were at work all along? The answer is in the details. All eyes and fingers need to be looking and pointing at every Republican in the Senate right now and asking the toughest of questions.