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As the Congressional hearing, to apportion blame for the farce that Obamacare has already become, gathers steam the overwhelming theme from the four witnesses is "it's not our fault," and as much as the Congressmen dive deeply into the process, the more it is clear that the left hand had no idea what the right hand was doing in yet another government-funded SNAFU.
The entire discussion can be summed up by CGI's comments that "our portion of the application worked as designed." Indeed, all of the contractors point the finger back at the government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as responsible for "end to end testing," and ultimately the #fail.
Via WSJ, According to prepared testimony, CGI Federal, the lead contractor for HealthCare.gov, will say the federal agency in charge of the project was "the ultimate responsible party for the end-to-end performance of the overall" health exchange.
In summation, it seems that the following sums it up all too poerfectly... “If there was a silver bullet to answer that question, I would give it to you,” says CGI’s Campbell. “It’s the end-to-end aspect that is a challenge.”
In other words, whoever was running the overall project was asleep at the wheel.
reply to post by Bassago
It is the GOVERNMENT's FAULT. They are the customer. They give the company specifications and they are the ones responsible for determining if the product meets spec AND is functional. PERIOD.
I just assumed it was the Tea Party's fault. Isn't everything their fault?
reply to post by Bassago
Yes it is their fault but.....whomever made the canoe is out the cost. Do we as taxpayers get back the $620+ MILLION and counting?
Good point but if they hire someone to build a submarine and when it's done they get a canoe the contractors bear some responsibility, no?
Yep, 3 years and plenty of money. The greatest minds and intentions right? They hire a Canadian company whom outsources to India, max out the profit margin, cut the actual costs, and expect great results. This is like modern construction, You hire a load of non english speaking illegals, Installing substandard chinese components,furniture etc,etc, hire the lowest bidder and expect great results???? This ACA nightmare is just getting started and it is already a complete failure, and it couldnt happen to a more anti american administration.... whats next out of these bozos???
The file includes the names "Han Solo," "Chewbacca Wookie," and "Leia Organa" as well as "Optimus Smith" and "Prime Smith."
The file also features coding to upload a "Permanent Resident Card" PDF file for Marvel comic book character Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch) and data for Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America.)
Another part of the code features "Maleficent Insurance" featuring a plan name of "Really Bad."
An address within the code points to a "Laserwash" car wash in Harker Heights, Texas.