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How he wound up with this job...His road to this job was a long one. It began in July -- about 12 weeks before the launch of healthcare.gov -- when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a massive reorganization (their loss, our gain).
DelBene’s process is collaborative and open, his colleagues say -- which is important in his new role. “You can see him evolve his positions as he gets more data. It’s not like he’s established his positions and [listening] is just a formality -- just Kabuki ritual theatre,” says U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.
After finishing up his part of the presentation, he felt a “tingle” at the back of his throat, as though he was going to start coughing. He didn’t want to disturb anyone, so he headed for the door to the hallway -- or so he thought. “I started opening the door to the closet!” he recalls, and there was laughter all around.
“Oh! The new guy!” the president said.
The Health Benefit Exchange is a product of how government works. DelBene would never have released a product from Microsoft without assurances it did not have many "bugs. Perhaps part of our government should be 'privatized' and failures should be penalized........just as it is in the real world.
How long will voters and taxpayers tolerate incompetence while paying the bill ?