Obama Administration Was Warned HealthCare.Gov Wasn’t Ready To Launch

View this image ‘ President Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the White House Rose Garden on Oct. 1, 2013. Reuters The Obama administration was warned one month before the launch of HealthCare.gov that the website where millions are expected to sign up for health care plans was not

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Obama Administration Was Warned HealthCare.Gov Wasn’t Ready To Launch

Obama Administration Was Warned HealthCare.Gov Wasn’t Ready To Launch

President Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the White House Rose Garden on Oct. 1, 2013. Reuters

The Obama administration was warned one month before the launch of HealthCare.gov that the website where millions are expected to sign up for health care plans was not ready to go live, despite the White House’s insistence to launch on Oct. 1.

According to a confidential document obtained by CNN, a private contractor tasked with building the Affordable Care Act site warned of a number of serious problems plaguing the exchange.

The document, submitted in response to a request by the House Oversight Committee, said the testing timeframes for the site were not adequate to complete full functional, system, and integration testing activities and described the impact of the problems as significant.

The report stated there was not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and was given the highest priority. The contractor also warned, we don’t have access to monitoring tools and hub services are intermittently unavailable, meaning the site’s not working sometimes.

The news comes amid another outage at the federal healthcare site Tuesday evening – the second time in three days online enrollment has been halted.

The Federal Data Services Hub is currently experiencing an outage, a statement from the Conn. state exchange said about the Obamacare site.

The federal official who oversees the exchanges apologized publicly Tuesday for the troubled launch of the site, but insisted the issues are fixable and promised that the site would soon work as promised.

I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said. She declined to say how many Americans have successfully signed up for health plans on the site and acknowledged the administration expects the initial registrations to be small.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday and plans to tell lawmakers that the contractors who built the site are at fault for its many problems.

The initial consumer experience of HealthCare.gov has not lived up to the expectations of the American people and is not acceptable. We are committed to fixing these problems as soon as possible, Sebelius plans to say, according to her prepared remarks.

To build the Marketplace, CMS [the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] used private sector contractors, just as it does to administer aspects of Medicare, Sebelius says. CMS has a track record of successfully overseeing the many contractors our programs depend on to function. Unfortunately, a subset of those contracts for HealthCare.gov have not met expectations.

The Affordable Care Act website HealthCare.gov is seen. Reuters

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There Are Finally Condoms For Men Who Claim They’re ‘Too Big’ For All The Others

A UK-based company has maximized pleasure during protected sex by way of custom condoms for a vast range of penis sizes, big and small. TheyFit sells 95 different sizes of condoms with 14 different lengths and 12 widths. Customer support agent Thomas Newman cites research taken over

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There Are Finally Condoms For Men Who Claim They’re ‘Too Big’ For All The Others

There Are Finally Condoms For Men Who Claim They’re ‘Too Big’ For All The Others

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A UK-based company has maximized pleasure during protected sex by way of custom condoms for a vast range of penis sizes, big and small.

TheyFit sells 95 different sizes of condomswith 14 different lengths and 12 widths.

Customer support agent Thomas Newman cites research taken over two-and-a-half years proving that, for many men, it’s the size of the condoms, not lubrication or thinness, that is stopping them from using protection.

If a guy says, for example, that he can’t feel anything during sex, it’s usually because the condom is too small.

To order the right size condom, a customer can simply go on TheyFit’s website and enter the length and circumference of an erect penis.

Accurate measurements are easy to produce thanks to the company’s FitKit, which can be printed on the website.

Once the information is entered, a condom that fits best is presented.

Dissatisfied customers can get their money back, but Newman told VICE that this almost never happens.

TheyFit’s products aren’t available in the US, however, as the company has not obtained approval from medical regulators but is actively pursuing this goal.

The Food and Drug Administration only allows the sale of condoms that are at least 6.29 inches long and up to 2.13 inches wide, according to VICE.

This is why even the biggest condoms in the US are just slightly larger than the standard size.

Newmantold VICE,

The real issue there is that if you’re a guy who genuinely needs a larger condom, you might go and try [Magnum], thinking it’s a larger condom, and have a bad time, and then just think that condoms are no good and that you can’t use them.

Here’s a short video explaining why TheyFit is essential for men everywhere.

via VICE,Photo Courtesy: TheyFit

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/world/customized-condoms-giant-penises-video/788813/

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There Are Finally Condoms For Men Who Claim They’re ‘Too Big’ For All The Others