It’s one thing to hear about the government wasting money on something you know little about, but it’s doubly painful when it’s something you are very familiar with.
Today I learned that the state of California paid Accenture $359 million to build coveredca.com – California’s online health exchange.
The site did not work at all for the first day I tried using it, and it was down about two weeks after, when I tried to use it again.
This is complete bullshit, considering that they only had
987,440 unique visitors
16,311 applications completed
27,305 applications partially completed
I looked at some of the front-end HTML of the site and judging by how bad it is, I can only assume that the back-end is equally terrible.