From the WSJ report on the ObamaCare exchange rollout:
The website is troubled by coding problems and flaws in the architecture of the system, according to insurance-industry advisers, technical experts and people close to the development of the marketplace.
Among the technical problems thwarting consumers, according to some of those people, is the system to confirm the identities of enrollees. Troubles in the system are causing crashes as users try to create accounts, the first step before they can apply for coverage.
Experian PLC, an information-services firm, holds a federal subcontract to support that system. The company declined to comment.
Information technology experts who examined the healthcare.gov website at the request of The Wall Street Journal said the site appeared to be built on a sloppy software foundation. Such a hastily constructed website may not have been able to withstand the online demand last week, they said.
They had three years.
We’re cautioned not to attribute to malice that which can be attributed to incompetence — but what about malicious incompetence?