Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Train Wreck - Been There, Done That [Updated & Bumped]

In the midst of spin from DC on how there are just a few "glitches", plus the almost 100% media blackout of information on problems individuals are having signing up, it is nice to hear from someone who has real world experience.

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini weighs in.
"We were pretty nervous as we got further along," Bertolini said. "As they started missing deadlines, we were pretty convinced it was going to be a difficult launch."
"It's nothing you ever like to repeat," Bertolini said. "Because it's very difficult. I've been there. It's career-ending in a lot of cases."
Career ending.
In the real world, yes.
But in DC, no.
You get reassigned to a position out of the spotlight in some do-nothing job . . . at the same pay.
"I think the bigger issue is, will enough people sign up to make it work?" 
"I think the attention span of the younger generation in using technology is that if it doesn't work the first time, it's going to be pretty hard to get them back the second time," he said. "If the program blows up because people don't sign up, then the program's not going to move ahead
Short attention span.
That's an understatement.
 it could take three years or so before the marketplace's problems are fully sorted out.
That takes us through of the 2014 and 2016 elections.
UPDATE - Now with video:
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