Re: What's your diagnosis of Oracle's role in the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange?
My head is sore from slapping. After, like a lot of folks, I was exposed to his story by John Oliver's show, I fished for a few good articles about the troubles to see what was real and what was babble. I'm stunned to find that the most damning tidbits turn out to be facts. $300 million for a website? Let's just ignore Oregon's population, and the expected user base, and the interfaces that would need to be implemented with Siebel, et al. $300 million? If Oracle's stack really costs that much to implement over the course of 2 years, shame on them. Even $100 million would be utterly outrageous. But for the state to be suckered into this looting? Sounds like we were taken for one of the greatest rides in the history of conswindling.
"Would I have liked to have the Ferrari day one?" [Exec Dir Rocky King] said. "You betcha. Is it a surprise to me? No." Based on other states' experiences, King called Oregon's scaled-down website the right decision.
OMGWTFBBQ. Time to start doomsday prepping.