When healthcare.gov was launched in October of 2013 the site initially saw some technical issues that could have been avoided. President Barack Obama took to the media to note that he should have caught these issues. Upon further design and research the president and his IT developers think they have found a way to make sure that the problem doesn’t happen again. The president sat down with Fast Company and published his statement online. He noted that the traditional way of purchasing IT services, programs, and software did not work for the 2013 healthcare.gov website. He has noted that this misstep in this site’s existence has led to the IT team working much harder to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. The President and his administration have taken numerous steps to make sure that the IT crisis doesn’t affect citizens who live their lives primarily through technology.
It is this reason that Obama has put forth such an effort to fix the problem. Even though Obama has promised to make sure that this doesn’t happen again, many of his opponents are criticizing him for it anyway. Handy is hoping that he figures it out quickly. Obama was credited with running the most tech savvy campaigns in 2008 and 2012. The first president to run tech savvy campaigns consecutively is the same president who oversaw the most high profile IT failure in recent American history. Despite the critics, Obama’s main goal is to get healthcare.gov back on track for the sake of American citizens.