A little unknown background on healthcare.gov

Posted by: DLC

A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/27/13 04:48 PM

I have a good friend at the CDC that works in IT.

I got some info about the current healthcare.gov cyber mess.

It appears that when he came on board CDC the head of ITSO at CDC was a man named Loontz (spelling might be incorrect). He was ITSO director for many years, and left to take a head job at HHS as their IT director... He was there for about 7 years before leaving and taking an executive position with CGI-Federal. CGI-Federal was under the umbrella of CGI-International which had been contracted to set up the Canadian healthcare computer system. CGI-International did a poor job and was fired. CGI-Federal somehow got a no-bid award to set up our healthcare.gov. I'm sure Loontz had something to do with it since he had numerous contacts at his old job at HHS. Maybe they thought he'd manage differently. BUT it does make one shake their heads and wonder if CGI-International loused up the Canadian rollout, WTF was CGI-Federal hired to do ours ?? NOT saying it's BO's fault - contract awarding is done at the AGENCY level, but something doesn't smell right !! sick

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Posted by: Celandine

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/27/13 06:00 PM


Rachel Maddow had an interesting take on it:

GOP accidentally helps improve Obamacare
Posted by: DLC

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/27/13 07:54 PM

Isn't she one of the smartest ladies around !!

How about the 2016 Democratic ticket- Clinton/ Maddow wink
But she's probably too smart to get into politics !
But wouldn't that be a hoot... the GOTP would dirty their pants every time their names were mentioned !! Worth it in MY book !!! laugh
Posted by: steveg

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 02:26 AM

I have a hard and fast rule for contractors: If I get even the slightest negative intel on a vendor I'm considering sending an RFP for a client's project, they're off the list immediately. Or if I've worked with them in the past, their performance has everything to to with their being considered a second time. Even the tiniest screw-up or mis-step is a deal-breaker because If I hire them as a subcontractor and they don't deliver, it's my responsibility as far as my client is concerned. They don't want excuses or blame. They want a successful outcome. Period.

But then, I'm not the Federal Gov't. grin
Posted by: DLC

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 05:13 AM

Great rule!! I wish they operated like you! grin
Posted by: Celandine

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 07:07 AM


I forget who pointed it out but...

"...it seems pretty disingenuous to vote to block
something over forty times...then feign outrage
when it doesn't meet expectations."


prolly the Right Rev. Al
Posted by: DLC

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 07:12 AM

Yep, sure does!

That's the dishonesty with their appeared "outrage",--- they wanted failure to start with! mad
Posted by: Celandine

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 07:33 AM

Originally Posted By: DLC
Isn't she one of the smartest ladies around !!

How about the 2016 Democratic ticket- Clinton/ Maddow wink
But she's probably too smart to get into politics !
But wouldn't that be a hoot... the GOTP would dirty their pants every time their names were mentioned !! Worth it in MY book !!! laugh



FUNNY: Back in the "Air America" Radio Daze...
Rachel Maddow started every broadcast with the
UNMISTAKABLE Hoarse voice of Rush yelling,
"WHO THE HELL IS RACHEL MADDOW?" laugh

LOL I dare say he's long-since found out...!

Anyway...
Naw, Rush needs to stay out of politics...
...and so should Rachel...

But Clinton/Warren is a ticket I can stand behind.

although I suppose they'll never consider it since
Elizabeth Warren don't got the chops ...yet...
Posted by: DLC

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 07:38 AM

Yep Warren would be good ! grin

I think Hillary could mentor her up to speed during the campaign !
Posted by: Celandine

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 08:48 AM

Originally Posted By: DLC
Yep Warren would be good ! grin

I think Hillary could mentor her up to speed during the campaign !



Whatever they do
they'd better get "on-it"
in time to beat **Gov. wink wink Chris Christie

The bastid's doing EXACTLY what I predicted 2 years ago! mad

I realized when all the programs came to a screeching halt
and not a pot-hole got filled in 3 YEARS...
that the S.O.B. would run on his RECORD of
"Balancing the Budget, & Never Raising Taxes"

knowing full well that people who'd never realize
The TRUE COST Of Austerity would think, "It's A GOOD Thing!"

**and anyone not seeing how running for a 2nd term as Governor
isn't a calculated short step to The Presidency needs to open their
eyes and Google 'how many Governors have become PotUS'?
Posted by: DLC

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 09:20 AM

Yes too many very short sighted.
BUT I don't think the GOTP will nominate him... too moderate and not wacko (Cruz -Paul) enough ! grin
Plus he embraced BO after Sandy ! (Big TP Sin)
I really believe the GOTP will nominate someone much more radical than McCain or Romney next time. They lost twice with "old school moderates" (in their eyes only). IF the House goes back Dem in 2014, they'll really be incensed !!

Praying for a Cruz/Bachmann ticket !! grin

Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 06:50 PM

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I recall that Rachel Maddow has never been a Hillary Clinton fan.

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Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 07:00 PM

.
David,

Google

CGI-Federal Michelle Obama

Interesting reading will follow.

May mean nothing.

Looks fishy in a way.

Maybe not.

.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/28/13 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
Yes too many very short sighted.
BUT I don't think the GOTP will nominate him... too moderate and not wacko (Cruz-Paul) enough ! grin
Plus he embraced BO after Sandy ! (Big TP Sin)
I really believe the GOTP will nominate someone much more radical than McCain or Romney next time. They lost twice with "old school moderates" (in their eyes only). IF the House goes back Dem in 2014, they'll really be incensed !!

Praying for a Cruz/Bachmann ticket !! grin


Click to reveal..
Originally Posted By: Celandine

Going on 3 years ago I was In UMDNJ Hospital in Newark
during a HUGE Nor'Easter that dumped 2 feet of Snow
overnight, virtually crippling 3/4s of New Jersey.

It was very memorable... as the entire hospital staff
consisted solely of the over-nite skeleton crew who'd
been trapped in the Hospital with us .. for TWO DAYS!
(NO FOOD OR LINEN DELIVERIES, NO Fresh Produce and
NO HOT MEALS) ((having a banana At Every Meal was
essential to my diet as a Rx because I required a
steady diet of potassium, but couldn't tolerate it orally
or by injection)) ooooooooo... ickie... sick ...
hundreds of very sick peeps wallowing in dirty sheets
and hospital gowns... being served Cold Cereal (sans
Bananas =p ) and Tuna Fish Sandwiches.

Why do I bring this up?

Well, we had NOTHING (not even therapy) to do for 2 days
but to Stare At the TV watching images of MAYOR BOOKER
Literally Shoveling Snow for his elderly neighbors...
...while NJ Governor Chris Cristie (and family) were
living-it-up @ Disney World, FLORIDA...
...uncomfortably reminiscent of the images of GDUBYA
during "Katrina"

...anyway... it was a Herculean feat to clear that much
snow from a densely populated inner-city like Newark...
but once the Emergency Vehicles got dug out everything
eventually came back on line (much to the "RELIEF" of
of the over-worked hospital staff...)

...but like I said... Not Something I'll Soon Forget. smirk

Ah....Yes....
"The HUG SEEN 'ROUND The WORLD"


Christie has had his "Eyes On the Prize" all along!

After that snow storm (see spoiler) he knew it was
slipping from his grasp since he was painfully
aware of what it did to Bush's Approval Rating...

As much as it pains me to be so cynical......

"Super-Storm Sandy" was a Lucky Break for Christie
(or as we say in 'Jersey... "He Stepped In Shyte!")
It gave him the (Photo-)OPportunity to vindicate himself
by Pulling Another Chris Christie OVER-THE-TOP SHOW
((We're used to his Showmanship here :rolleyes:))

Obama showing up (right on cue) was a BONUS...
...that he was savvy enough to recognize how the
MEDIA Hyped It...and just Quik Enough to see what
APPEARING To Be Seen As BI-PARTISAN could
Potentially DO FOR HIS RUN IN 2016 <----------> laugh


Likewise... I reckon the GOP recognize how the TP
has been pulling them down, and their time is up.
The only function they have left to serve is to
BE SO GD EXTREME That Most Right-Wingers, Some
of the "Undecided"(fence-sitters), and enough of the
Same Haters that Hated a Black PotUS will also vote
against ANY WOMAN, will Jump Straight Into the ARMS
of The NEW MODERATE 2X Governor Chris Christie.


. . . .
. . . .It don't take Carnac to see it comin'. frown
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/29/13 04:38 AM

Originally Posted By: KateSorensen
.
David,

Google

CGI-Federal Michelle Obama

Interesting reading will follow.

May mean nothing.

Looks fishy in a way.

Maybe not.

.



Read this for the other side of the coin.

http://crooksandliars.com/jamie/daily-callers-failed-attempt-tying-obama-cg
Posted by: DLC

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/29/13 04:44 AM

Yes, DAMM those Crooks and Liars and also Factcheck.org for throwing FACTS in our faces !! mad

See if they get invited to our TEA Party !!

laugh Thanks!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/29/13 04:54 AM

So... according to some people... this company donated $1,000 and the Obamas slipped them a $94,000,000,000 contract as a Thank You note.
W/e.
Posted by: DLC

Re: A little unknown background on healthcare.gov - 10/29/13 04:59 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
So... according to some people... this company donated $1,000 and the Obamas slipped them a $94,000,000,000 contract as a Thank You note.
W/e.

Well over at Fox they're saying "It could happen ! . . . . . . .It could happen ! " whistle