Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lamar Alexander on Obamacare Website Costs Exceed $2 Billion, Study Finds.

Bloomburg Businessweek, September 24, 2014 - The construction of involved 60 companies, supervised by employees of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services instead of a lead contractor, according to the inspector general at the Health and Human Services Department. The project was marked by infighting among the contractors, CMS officials and top officials at HHS, the Cabinet-level department that oversees CMS, according to e-mails released Sept. 17 by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. 
Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican who has scrutinized the Obama administration’s construction of as the senior Republican on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said the cost of the site exceeded the combined value of his state’s three professional sports teams. 

Despite the spending, the site “still isn’t secure, doesn’t let people easily compare doctors and medications covered by each plan, and has not processed all of the applications from last year’s open enrollment,” he said in an .....(link)

My Comment:  If they can't even build the website, why would anyone think they could manage the healthcare system. 

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