Category: Idiot bureaucrats

Obamacare and the Small Switcheroo

Obamacare and the Small Switcheroo

January 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

[minor edits and one added section] Ignore the nets for an afternoon and see what happens. The news I woke up to this morning (thanks to an early morning e-mail from John Fund at National Review) is that the Obama Administration will not renew its Healthcare.gov contract with CGI Federal when it expires next month, […]

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Obamacare and the Subversive Masses

Obamacare and the Subversive Masses

January 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

It is clear that with the start of 2014, the Obama Administration — as many (including myself) predicted — wants to declare victory with Obamacare and go home. It is also clear to many of us — but apparently not to the mainstream media — that the Obamacare trainwrecks just keep on coming and are […]

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Obamacare and the Cold Equations

Obamacare and the Cold Equations

December 12, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

There is a famous 1954 short story by Tom Godwin called “The Cold Equations”.[1] In it, a young girl stows away on a rocket ship bringing plague vaccine to a colony world deep in space; her goal is to pay a surprise visit to her brother, who is on that world. Unbeknownst to her, the […]

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Obamacare and the Bifurcated Cusp

Obamacare and the Bifurcated Cusp

December 8, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Decades ago, as a computer science undergrad at BYU, I took a graduate math class in catastrophe theory, taught by Prof. Helaman Rolfe Pratt Ferguson. This wasn’t because of particular skill on my part, but because I was working with one of my professors (Robert P. Burton) to develop 3-D graphics imaging technology to aid […]

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Obamacare and the Fraudulent Turk

Obamacare and the Fraudulent Turk

December 5, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

  Decades ago, while home for the holidays from college, I attended a church-sponsored all-night New Year’s Eve party for college students. The organizers, whom I knew, had cozened me into providing (for a few hours) one of the on-going entertainments. They had crudely decorated a refrigerator box to look like a mainframe computer and […]

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Obamacare and Healthcare.gov: How We Got Here

Obamacare and Healthcare.gov: How We Got Here

December 2, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Stephen Covey was fond of saying, “You teach what you are.” Regardless of what platitudes you speak, all you really teach is what you actually live and practice. It should not be surprising, then, that the same political and philosophical mindset that produced the Affordable Care Act and pushed it through Congress in spite of […]

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Obamacare and the Damp Squib

Obamacare and the Damp Squib

December 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  The national media, having been forced by the sheer bad performance of Healthcare.gov since its launch two months ago, is once again facing a critical decision: will it, in fact, report how incomplete the system is and how poor its performance is compared to private sector standards, or will it take up its job […]

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Obamacare and the Bursting Dam

Obamacare and the Bursting Dam

November 25, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

The media for the past three years has failed to do its job as independent and skeptical investigative journalists with regards to Obamacare in general and the essential technology infrastructure in particular — not just the Healthcare.gov website itself but all the back-end systems and the state exchanges as well. Even when Healthcare.gov launched, most […]

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Post at Ace of Spades: why Obamacare is different

Post at Ace of Spades: why Obamacare is different

November 21, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

I have a new post up over at Ace of Spades about why Obamacare is different from the usual anti-GOP tropes put forward by the Democrats, and why they should be very, very afraid: 1) How many of you know someone who died in Hurricane Katrina? (Just thought I’d get that out of the way.) […]

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Obamacare and the 90% solution

Obamacare and the 90% solution

November 20, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

The first 90% of a software project takes 90% of the schedule. The remaining 10% takes the other 90% of the schedule. — The Metric Law of 90s We’ve had a lot of percentages thrown around about the Healthcare.gov system lately: 30-40% remains to be done, 60-70% is complete, as of December 1st it will […]

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