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Re: [school-discuss] healthcare.gov website

Yes . . . it is a FOSS issue.  I read another article about where it is a procurement issue.  The dudes that made President Obama's reelection web services so successful were independents - doing whatever they thought was best.

I would like to suggest that anyone interested in helping on this list, help develop a working user interface for healthcare.gov.   I could do it myself, but it would be better done by a group.  Then I will call and call and call huffingtonpost.com to get an article about our revisions.

In my opinion, the information required should be submitted in one form, and applicants should also upload their 2012 tax return pdfs.


On 2013-11-13 13:12, Paul McKimmy wrote:

This 9/18/13 interview attributes the failure of healthcare.org to their 
use of closed code - it really is a FOSS issue.


On 11/13/2013 08:46 AM, marilyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxwrote:
We don't usually talk politics here . . . and I don't think we should start . . . but . . Since I quit teaching in 2011 and could not find another job, I have been without health insurance. I am a pretty healthy tough old chick, however . . . I fractured a bone or two in my foot digging in my garden last March. Since I do not have insurance, I have just been toughing it out. If I am off my feet for a day or two, it starts to heal. But when I can't do that, it hurts like h&%ll. It would be so great to go to the doc and get it fixed. I live in the U.S., and so the Affordable Health Care Act is a pretty great thing for me. I don't know how many on this list are in my position and have gone to the site to sign up . . . . but it is the most horrible user interface on a website I have ever seen. Honestly . . . I think someone must be paid dark money to screw it up. I have made many websites over the years and as a teacher, created many forms for tests and quizzes. http://healthcare.gov makes the user "save and continue" after every question. Any web developer with a brain would create a form that all (and there are not that many) questions are answered, and then you hit "submit" at the end. In the current design, the server is sent a save command about 50 more times than necessary. No wonder it is so slow. The user should be able to hit "submit" after the questions, and then upload his/her 2012 tax return pdf too. I think we should make some "fix the form" noise. It could be a big push for FOSS too. I have written every email I can find about this . . . . but the website continues to suck . . . for no logical reason. Marilyn
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