Skip to comments.Canadian firm hired to build troubled Obamacare exchanges
Posted on 10/04/2013 11:21:57 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
A Canadian tech firm that has provided service to that country's single-payer health care system is behind the glitch-ridden United States national health care exchange site healthcare.gov.
CGI Federal is a subsidiary of Montreal-based CGI Group. With offices in Fairfax, Va., the subsidiary has been a darling of the Obama administration, which since 2009 has bestowed it with $1.4 billion in federal contracts, according to USAspending.gov.
The "CGI" in the parent company's name stands for "Conseillers en Gestion et Informatique" in French, which roughly translates to "Information Systems and Management Consultants." However, the firm offers another translation: "Consultants to Government and Industry."
The company is deeply embedded in Canadas single-payer system. CGI has provided IT services to the Canadian Ministries of Health in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Saskatchewan, as well as to the national health provider, Health Canada, according to CGI's Canadian website.
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I wonder what American companies bid on this contract? And I wonder how their pricing compares with CGI's.
The government is foolish if they did not build in milestones and penalties to the contract. (I assume they did not as it is not mentioned in the article.)
Okay now we will try the landline # 1-800-318-2596 listed above or 1-800-318-2596 = 1-800-FAU-CKYO.
Yes, that’s correct. Patients and doctors have no contact with the feds at all, and the “policing” is often more a matter of politics than anything else — if Quebec decides on a broad interpretation of a federal principle, Ottawa has a difficult time doing anything about it. The point I’m really trying to make here is that the very largest health care system in Canada (in the province of Ontario) covers 14 million people. The others are all smaller, they share no software systems in common, and nobody applies for anything through a federal web portal.
Ted Cruz could not have picked a better time to call a halt to this mess.