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The principal contractors responsible for the federal government's troubled health insurance website say the Obama administration shares much of the responsibility for snags that have crippled the system.
Executives of CGI Federal, which built the federal HealthCare.gov website serving 36 states, and QSSI, which designed the part that verifies applicants' income and other personal details, testified Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Meanwhile, figures released Thursday say the total cost of the deeply flawed website and healthcare exchange has topped $1 billion, according to a devastating new report by a widely respected government analyst.
How? A surge in government spending on the Obamacare exchanges before they went live pushed the price paid to top government contractors over the $1 billion mark, The Hill reported, quoting the new study.
The report released Thursday by Bloomberg Government analyst Peter Gosselin says that federal spending ramped up in the months leading up to Oct. 1, with $352 million of the $1 billion in federal contracts to the top 10 Obamacare contractors awarded during this time.
reminds me of moneypit:
LOL, could have just given the billion, to the people that needed the healthcare.
Would have been put to much better use.
That cost simply doesnt make sense... 0.o
Are the servers made from gold and the admins chairs anti gravity?
Being in IT sales, this makes zero sense. There is no reason why a website should cost anywhere near that amount of money. 1 of 2 things is happening. 1. The US Govt. doesn't know how to run a competitive bid and are being ripped off by whichever vendor they're using or 2. Someone is pocketing some money somewhere...