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Why the Googlification of Obamacare Really Matters

The website
The websitePhotograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Internet is piling yet more vitriol on the shoddy Obamacare rollout in response to a report, by Bloomberg’s Alex Wayne, that the administration has recruited technology experts from Google, Oracle, and Red Hat to help fix the bug-infested website. “Bringing in the Silicon Valley cavalry isn’t a bad idea, but it’s hardly a silver bullet,” cautioned Gizmodo’s Adam Clark Estes. “Throwing more cooks in an already crowded kitchen—even if they’re great cooks—might not be the best way to save dinner.”

A healthy level of skepticism is justified given the website’s troubled launch. But, even if we are in for more drama surrounding, this is great news for the White House, because: