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Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned.
Because the contract terms stipulated payment only upon delivery of a satisfactory final product, the province has refused to pay CGI.
CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry.
U.S. government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials refused to say if federal officials knew of its parent company’s IT failure in Canada when awarding the six contracts.
the grand takeaway about the website’s failure is that O and his team made it much worse than it needed to be because they were terrified of transparency. And the reason they were terrified of transparency, both in the case of hiding the cost of the premiums from web users and hiding the site’s architectural problems from contractors who might be hauled before Congress, is because they know they’ve delivered a bad product. Put the premiums on the front page and the public, expecting “affordable care,” would recoil at the truth. Put the contractors at the witness table before Issa’s committee and the public, expecting that the government would “fix” health care, would recoil upon discovering that they can’t even build a website with three years’ lead tim
I honestly don't understand why the Government contracts out everything, anyway. Why was an outside company ever even used for this?
Sometimes Conservatives are so confusing.