In my day job, I’m an IT project manager. It’s unheard of in the professional circles I’m in to launch any application without extensive testing. You test the components individually, you test them together, and then you test it from end to end. An example would be:
1. The manufacturer of an aluminum wheel tests it for all applicable specifications
2. The tire manufacturer tests the rubber and steel used in making tires. Then they make the tires and test them
3. SOMEONE puts the tire on the wheel and tests them together
4. SOMEONE puts the tires and wheels on a vehicle and tests them together
You don’t want to buy untested wheels or tires. So why would anyone want a Healthcare System that hasn’t been properly tested? Shame on Kathleen Sebelius for letting HHS go forward with the system as they did.
Worse still, for this to be the President’s key initiative, how could HE not have been monitoring the launch? It’s difficult to fathom that after the fracas with the House, he would simply let Oct 1st come and go without once asking for a status update! Yet Secretary Sebelius says, and wants us to believe, that Obama didn’t know about the issues for days.
It is incompetent that she would let her boss, the President, be blindsided on this program!
It is incompetent that no-one in the White House said “Mr President, there’s an issue”. Even in the TV shows, the President (actor) is portrayed getting news from CNN or similar new sources throughout the day. Is the President that shielded?
If so, we no longer have a president—we have an emperor! And he has no clothes!
But he has many loyal fools in his court who dare not tell him!
Not adequately tested…