FNC interviewed Principal Security Consultant founder David Kennedy today who said the website is not yet secure; he said his firm was not authorized to hack into healthcare.gov but rather examine its security from the web and they found information "open on the internet." It took Kennedy 4 minutes to find people's information through healthcare.gov.
Earlier today (3 a.m.) healthcare.gov was down; they've changed the front page to read that they've had a lot of visitors this morning and that's why it's not functioning correctly. Also they've discovered another "bug."
Then there's the fact that the back end hasn't been built yet and the appeals process to correct mistakes is pretty much non-existent.
From the WaPo early February:
Roughly 22,000 Americans have filed appeals with the government to try to get mistakes corrected, according to internal government data obtained by The Washington Post. They contend that the computer system for the new federal online marketplace charged them too much for health insurance, steered them into the wrong insurance program or denied them coverage entirely.
For now, the appeals are sitting, untouched, inside a government computer. And an unknown number of consumers who are trying to get help through less formal means — by calling the health-care marketplace directly — are told that HealthCare.gov’s computer system is not yet allowing federal workers to go into enrollment records and change them, according to individuals inside and outside the government who are familiar with the situation.Add to this mess the charge that Dr/Senator Barrasso makes that the White House is "cooking the books" on the numbers and it's hard to see how this monstrosity survives.
UPDATE: Yeah, it's going well over there, software bug and all:
"We've been overwhelmed," Ms. Anderson said. She told the crowd: "Go home. We'll call you back."
Federal officials said HealthCare.gov had two million visitors over the weekend. On Friday, the site had blocked people trying to log in for about two hours starting at 4 p.m. Eastern, and they were told to wait until the site had fewer users, said a person familiar with the site's operations. On Sunday, the site was holding up well, the person said, handling some 50,000 simultaneous users, up from a previous peak of 40,000.
Long waits to reach a federal call center for help also frustrated some applicants. Federal officials said the center received about 270,000 calls Saturday from people trying to apply by phone or resolve problems with their online application.