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Implementing ObamaCare: Price tag higher than earlier estimates (CGI Alone 290 million)
Washington Post ^ | 24 Oct 13, 1159 am | Juliet Epstein

Posted on 10/24/2013 10:05:34 AM PDT by xzins

Edited on 10/24/2013 10:06:38 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

But under questioning Thursday, Campbell said her company, CGI’s, total contract was “about $290 million,” $112 million of which has already been paid.

Slavitt said QSSI received “just under $85 million” for the data hub, which covers much — but not all — of the firm’s work for CMS.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fiasco; healthgov; obamacare; website
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1 posted on 10/24/2013 10:05:34 AM PDT by xzins
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Talked to a friend last night who retired very well off as a software guru. Said that his rule to his people was always: have you tested it. Yep. Have you tested it. yep.

Come to me when you're ready to launch.

Here it is, boss. "Have you tested it?" Yep.

Go test it one more time.

2 posted on 10/24/2013 10:07:37 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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Hmmmm...from WaCommiePost...this should help this debacle/#trainwreck sink.


3 posted on 10/24/2013 10:08:02 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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Remember the Government Spending rule of 10: Every project or program will cost 10 times as much as originally projected.

Obamacare was advertised to cost $1Trillion. $10Trillion seems much more likely


4 posted on 10/24/2013 10:08:21 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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They don’t have a clue what ObamaCare will cost. What’s the cost of knocking millions out of their health coverage?

What’s the cost of taking the most excellent health care in human history and ruining it?


5 posted on 10/24/2013 10:11:46 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/24/Hidden-In-ObamaCare-Applicants-Give-Up-Right-To-Privacy


6 posted on 10/24/2013 10:12:13 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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not to worry The Regime has hired the Best and the Brightest to FIx these scrambled eggs.

No One at the HOUSE HEARING on Obamascare...could of course tell us who the Best and the Brightest Might BE...but thats a small point I guess.


7 posted on 10/24/2013 10:12:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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PRICELESS.

I doubt that anyone on earth could make such a calculation.


8 posted on 10/24/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: xzins

What that sort of money I’m surprised that any of these contractors are still around. I’d be enjoying life on a yacht somewhere in the Caribbean with no way to reach me.


9 posted on 10/24/2013 10:14:35 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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SO much cheaper to do this like Priceline or Ebay


10 posted on 10/24/2013 10:15:46 AM PDT by GeronL
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Imagine a website that matches your needs and wants to a product - where companies compete for your business....

Something like priceline, travelocity, hotels.com and what-not.

Of course, they did nothing like that.


11 posted on 10/24/2013 10:17:18 AM PDT by GeronL
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utter and complete failure is indeed incalculably expensive.

never worry Bronco Bama has hired the fixers....




12 posted on 10/24/2013 10:18:07 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: GeronL

this was designed to be hideously disfunctional.....aka a train wreck.

as the No Reasonable Expectation to privacy stated in CODE...was exposed during the house hearings this morning...things are bound to get interesting if THAT is followed up on...


13 posted on 10/24/2013 10:20:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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14 posted on 10/24/2013 10:21:20 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MeshugeMikey

bump!

was this a no-bid contract?

unforgiveable

Then again, as you said it was supposed to fail


15 posted on 10/24/2013 10:21:56 AM PDT by GeronL
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I can go on Travelocity or some other travel site, and I can find for any given date air, car rental, hotel, and even incidentals with a few short clicks and in about a minute. I’ll get all the airlines, all the flights, all the departures times from every connection, for every possible flight from where I’m at to where I want to go, and even doing legs of a journey to that destination.


16 posted on 10/24/2013 10:22:03 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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17 posted on 10/24/2013 10:25:00 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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I’m working on a real estate software system I wrote over the last 5 years. Very sophisticated. Well over 50,000 lines of code if you include everything. It’s 99% complete.

But damn, that last 1% verification is a bitch. Keeps me from selling the system.

Magnify my problems times 100 and you have Obamacare.

Good luck buckos fixing that spaghetti code!


18 posted on 10/24/2013 10:26:23 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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Yep.

Someone at one of these companies should create a mock-up of what a real health insurance marketplace site would look like.


19 posted on 10/24/2013 10:26:44 AM PDT by GeronL
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I’m betting Travelocity didn’t spend half a billion dollars on just its software.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 10:35:38 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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