The government shutdown has ended, the debt ceiling catastrophe narrowly avoided, and the can firmly kicked down the road by about three months.
Yet the woes of the Healthcare.gov website continue on.
The government has dropped over $400 million on the website and associated processes.
And yet a relatively small percentage of people have been able to sign up. Those that have signed up have had their information sent to the wrong insurance company or had to have their policies manually adjusted (which eliminates the benefit of the website).
To top it off… despite having spent $400 million on the mostly non-functional website, the government is going to be sued for licensing infringement. The site uses a script that requires copyright information to be used which was subsequently removed at the code level.
Another amazing project by the federal government.
Looking to avoid burning through all your cash excessively (hopefully not $400 million!)? Yea, these reads can help you do that:
Art of Manliness | How Not to Make Your Parents’ Money Mistakes
Hull Financial Planning | When Diversification Isn’t the Right Strategy
The Financial Blogger | Leaving Everything Aside to Focus on One Thing
CNN Money | Should Real Estate Investors Incorporate?
Evolving Personal Finance | What is the Purpose of an Emergency Fund?
Bloomberg | Push Against Obamacare Leaves 5 Million Without Coverage
Narrow Bridge Finance | Create a Basic Retirement Plan
Buck Inspire | The US Debt Ceiling
NPR | Business Leaders Decry the Economic Cost of Uncertainty
Prairie Eco-Thrifter | Should You Take a Job That Requires You to Travel?
Budgets Are Sexy | Baby Costs Update: 15 Months and $20,000 Later