Technology: the US government's kryptonite

They try. They really do. President Obama has been arguably the most tech-friendly and tech-savvy president the country has ever seen. He cannot, by himself, turn a culture of backwards technological blunders around. Washington DC is destined to always suck at modern technology.

MILLIONS of Americans negotiating America’s health care system know all too well what the waiting room of a doctor’s office looks like. Now, thanks to HealthCare.gov, they know what a “virtual waiting room” looks like, too. Nearly 20 million Americans, in fact, have visited the Web site since it opened three weeks ago, but only about 500,000 managed to complete applications for insurance coverage. And an even smaller subset of those applicants actually obtained coverage.

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