The right comparison to healthcare.gov

Rosslyn Smith
People are using the wrong private sector systems to compare with healthcare.gov.  The complexity, the security issues, as well as an interface with government data bases, are routine issues for the Tax Preparation Software companies.  Amazon doesn't need your Social Security number and your date of birth.  Nor does Amazon have to interface with other federal government data bases.  Turbo Tax does.  All the consumer tax prep software programs do because they all offer e-filing. HealthCare.gov has two difficult issues. One is the very complexity of the law itself.  The other is that the site needs to interface with more than one existing federal government data base.  The federal government's electronic data systems define terms like  klutzy and klunky.  The Social Security Administration and the IRS were among the first large scale users of computerized data retention.  The problem is that as computer hardware and programming...(Read Full Post)

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