Monday, October 21, 2013

The health insurance exchange on 35 floppy disks

We can rely on The Onion to make us laugh out loud, even as we cringe a bit because of the underlying truth.  Here's an excerpt of their version of how the Administration is solving the health insurance exchange problem:

WASHINGTON—Responding to widespread criticism regarding its health care website, the federal government today unveiled its new, improved Obamacare program, which allows Americans to purchase health insurance after installing a software bundle contained on 35 floppy disks. “I have heard the complaints about the existing website, and I can assure you that with this revised system, finding the right health care option for you and your family is as easy as loading 35 floppy disks sequentially into your disk drive and following the onscreen prompts,” President Obama told reporters this morning . . .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Onion scores again - but in today's WaPo is an article about how colleges have had to push back their application deadlines due to computer problems with the Common Application. Horribly expensive computer disasters in many arenas are becoming a routine occurrence (not to even mention Windows) - how long is the industry going to escape accountability for its unreliable products and terrible customer service? It's the same voodoo mentality which allowed health care to seem to be above criticism for so long.

nonlocal MD