Obamacare's exchanges appear to be more deeply corrupted and broken than previously known.
The words "meltdown" and "trainwreck" hardly seem adequate to describe the broken ObamaCare website Healthcare.gov.
Above President Barack Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seem to be congratulating themselves prematurely.
Technology experts say the federal health care exchange was built using 10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system.
The site could be perfect, but if the systems from which it draws data are not up to speed, it doesn't matter, said John Engates, chief technology officer at Rackspace, a cloud computer service provider.
"It is a core problem in the sense of it's fundamental to this thing actually working, but it's not necessarily a problem that the people who wrote HealthCare.gov can get to," Engates said. "Even if they had a perfect system, it still won't work."
HHS built a system that will need an expensive overhaul that will cause more headaches for people trying to buy insurance.