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Unrealistic Technology Expectations; Healthcare.gov

From MIT:

Forcing slow and disparate databases run by government and insurance companies to work together in real time…

…the project was doomed by a relatively late decision that required applicants to open an account and let the site verify their identity, residence, and income before they could browse for insurance. That meant the site would have to interface in real-time with databases maintained by the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies.

via Diagnosis for Healthcare.gov: Unrealistic Technology Expectations | MIT Technology Review.

Now they tell us.

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