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Facts you need to know about disastrous launch of healthcare.gov

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WaPo, Forbes, and CBS explain in gruesome detail how the White House, for political reasons, rushed the launch of healthcare.gov long before it was ready. Yes, Republicans were trying to torpedo it. White House paranoia made things worse, to the point where they would not let developers write down what the specs were, for fear it would fall into enemy hands. Healthcare.gov essentially is the biggest startup in history yet every step of the way, politics intruded upon the process of developing the website.

1) Testing of healthcare.gov started a mere 5 days before launch.
2) Some hoped the testing would fail because they knew it wasn’t ready
3) Testing was done with a ‘simplified demonstration application”. They weren’t even testing the actual website.

Sebelius says Healthcare.gov needed six years of development, instead of two.

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