Report: Final Cost of Obamacare Website Tops $1 Billion

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posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:32 AM
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So...Healthcare.gov (aka Obamacare.crap)...is now going to become the most expensive website ever created.

This, sadly, doesn't surprise me...considering this administration's propensity for throwing taxpayer dollars after anything it wants...regardless of whether or not it actually turns out to be a good thing for the American people it purports to serve.



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.


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posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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you spelt "fine all" wrong
just sayin



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:36 AM
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Its never going to end.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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That cost simply doesnt make sense... 0.o

Are the servers made from gold and the admins chairs anti gravity?

Seriously.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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Good points. There IS no 'Final'...where the cost of this thing is concerned.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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It wouldn't be bad if the site actually worked
It is obsolete before it even got used.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:52 AM
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I'm sure it will eventually more than pay for itself...in the bounty of confidential data of American citizens it collects for this corrupt administration.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:53 AM
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reminds me of moneypit:





posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:55 AM
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And Obama had NO IDEA that there were any problems with the website until the day before he gave the Rose Garden speech.


They had the failed test runs.... but the word never got to him that his baby.... his legacy.... was starting off as a complete FAILURE?

Ok, I believe that.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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UnifiedSerenity
reminds me of moneypit:




That clip made my day!! Thank you so much!!



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:04 AM
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this,
Did White House delay Obamacare rules ahead of election?
www.cbsnews.com...



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:09 AM
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This is mind boggling, especially since the backdoor link to the table of plans only took me 2 minutes to locate all of the plans offered in my area. How much did the page with the table cost to make?? They should have stopped right there, everyone could type their county in the search box at the upper right corner and narrow down all possible plans, then pick out a plan they can afford and go to the provider's website to find out more details on the plan.

Edit:
Link to my ACA plans
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posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:11 AM
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Certainly not the "final" cost LOL. Democrats are crying for more money to be spent to "fix" it.

Government IT has a fine tradition of blowing millions and billions (now, trillions) the largest well publicized ones prior being in the FBI and the FAA.

All Government spending includes large percentages stolen, and is always absent accountability.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:16 AM
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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...



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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LOL, could have just given the billion, to the people that needed the healthcare.
Would have been put to much better use.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:20 AM
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Maybe if they spent less money on it, it would work better. Let's try that out for size, eh?

"CONSPIRACY THEORIST SOLVES ECONOMY CRISIS: LESS SPENDING CORRELATED WITH GREATER PRODUCTIVITY"

I would die of laughter.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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chiefsmom
LOL, could have just given the billion, to the people that needed the healthcare.
Would have been put to much better use.

I thought the same thing...but Barry gets what Barry wants.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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Biigs
That cost simply doesnt make sense... 0.o

Are the servers made from gold and the admins chairs anti gravity?

Seriously.



That is exactly what I was thinking! What the hell is going on there?!



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:28 AM
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A billion dollar website
now it should have some serious eye candy, plus cook you a snack and do the dishes while you wait. Sounds like they went whole hog on it...sorry...they went with the whole pig farm. And you say the website doesn't work!!! Where can I sign up to produce a website that costs a billion dollars and it doesn't work, this deal sounds too good to be true.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:28 AM
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jhn7537

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...


It's government. Both of those things happened. They always happen. $400 hammers for everyone.

Bureaucracy never shops around and somebody along the line (usually more than one person) pockets a little for themselves. It's such a constant that being ripped off is often factored into budget proposals at all levels of municipal bureaucracy.

I've purchased for towns and states alike and as soon as the service or product holder has you are with a municipality they up the price. That's assuming you even get that far. Most of the time some selectmans cousin or brother owns a shop or company you have to use because of contracts.

I actually got let go from one town for saving it money by not blindly following the contracts. Thanks to my actions they couldnt pass a higher budget the next fiscal year and it upset all the bureaucratic lifers.

Number 1 rule in bureaucracy is grow grow grow. Save a buck for the taxpayer and you're fired.
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