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Oracle helping to fix Obama's healthcare site

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 01:45 p.m. HST, Oct 31, 2013



SAN FRANCISCO » Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says the business software maker is helping the Obama administration fix the technological problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance.

Ellison told shareholders at Oracle's annual meeting today that the Redwood Shores, Calif. company is pitching in with other government contractors in an effort to make Healthcare.gov more reliable and secure. He didn't say how many Oracle engineers are addressing the issues that have crippled the website during its first month of operation.

"Most of us want to see our government operating efficiently and effectively and it is incumbent upon us to help them do that," Ellison said.

Exasperation with the buggy computers has been compounded by concerns that the website lacks the security measures needed to protect the sensitive information of people looking for insurance.

The Obama administration has pledged the website will be running smoothly by Nov. 30.

The U.S. government has long been one of Oracle Corp.'s biggest customers. Ellison cited that relationship as one of the reasons Oracle is getting involved with the troubleshooting at Healthcare.gov.






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serious wrote:
They should have been the prime contractor, but Barry decided to give it to a foreign country and outsource the jobs!!! sound familiar??? To a black contractor who spent $47M on his campaign and a friend of Michelle. If this were China he's be shot.
on October 31,2013 | 01:56PM
thepartyfirst wrote:
The Democrat Party mantra: It's not what's right or what's wrong, it's not what's good for the Country but what's best for the Democrat Party. Screw the Country.
on October 31,2013 | 03:56PM
hawaiikone wrote:
Amazing, although I couldn't verify the 47 million, what's happened to date warrants a congressional investigation. Especially when CGI's track record is considered.
on November 1,2013 | 06:27AM
pcman wrote:
IRT serious on ACA fraud and incompetence. There should be a law to prevent political payback, nepotism and cronyism as a manner of hiring government contractors. This is prevalent in every administration at all levels of government. Stop already. I feel abused and cheated by the politicians. If our reps do not do something, we need to elect others who will try to fix all of the fraud, waste and abuse that goes on in politics.
on November 1,2013 | 06:49AM
kiheilocal wrote:
yes!
on October 31,2013 | 01:59PM
cojef wrote:
ditto. it's all about moey, you scratch by back, I scratch your back, you scratch mine, and we all run to the bank happy except the taxpayer who foots the bill for the debacle.
on October 31,2013 | 02:10PM
Usagi336 wrote:
It only makes sense that this same company was hired by the State of Hawaii. I do believe we still have contracts with CGI.
on October 31,2013 | 03:20PM
thepartyfirst wrote:
SA would not post my comments that put down the Democrat Party. Why?
on October 31,2013 | 03:57PM
serious wrote:
thepartyfirst, what you have to do is what the US Congress did when they passed their pay raise. They put in a double negative so they all voted against it. Is this a great country or not???
on October 31,2013 | 05:23PM
iwanaknow wrote:
It's in Larry's best interest to get the bugs out of the website......................he'll be looking for future contracts (and bigger paydays) if he pulls this chestnut out of the fire...........................American know how to the rescue!!!...................get those computer wizards in India on this and it would have been fixed overnight for pennies on the dollar!!!
on October 31,2013 | 04:05PM
Cipher wrote:
Good Better Oracle then some scrubs working on it
on October 31,2013 | 08:26PM
jussayin wrote:
Obamacare forced my out of pocket deductible to go up by 4 times the previous amount. Ugh.
on October 31,2013 | 10:11PM
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