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Administration Begins Search for New Contractors to Run Health Care Site
New York Times ^ | April 29, 2014 | by Robert Pear

Posted on 04/29/2014 1:04:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Obama administration has begun a wide-ranging search for companies to run the online federal health insurance exchange, seeking new talent to prevent a repeat of problems that immobilized the website last fall.

Federal officials said Monday that they intended to hold a new competition before awarding a contract and that they were particularly interested in responses from small businesses owned by women, disabled veterans and “socially and economically disadvantaged individuals,” including blacks and Hispanic Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; obamacare; rinocare; socialism
FORWARD COMRADES!!
1 posted on 04/29/2014 1:04:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This sounds like a job for...
Bernard L. Madoff.
Only he can get anyone to believe they will get anything back for their money.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 1:09:05 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

None of that realistic.

The only way to achieve your goal of including minorities is to stipulate a 5% workload to MBE/WBE’s.

There are no firms under you Boo Chit news release that have the size to do your project, under your pretend requirements...


3 posted on 04/29/2014 1:09:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yup, a consortium of Merle’s Software and Bait, Millie’s Code Cabana, and assorted (read: diverse) small companies. That’s the ticket!


4 posted on 04/29/2014 1:09:42 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
and that they were particularly interested in responses from small businesses owned by women, disabled veterans and “socially and economically disadvantaged individuals,” including blacks and Hispanic Americans.

They omit "competence" as a qualification.

5 posted on 04/29/2014 1:09:54 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What? You mean that Michelle's old roommate, who you idiots gave the contract to in a no-bid process, took over a half-billion dollars and gets to walk away free without finishing the job? I want our money back!
6 posted on 04/29/2014 1:10:24 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Me! Me! I could screw the thing up for well under $100 million!!


7 posted on 04/29/2014 1:11:03 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wonder if you will have to use Internet Explorer to access the new sites?


8 posted on 04/29/2014 1:13:29 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Planning for failure.

I’m sure Google, Adobe, Amazon et al would love to get into that business and would probably do a great job. However, the administration can only pick ‘pay to play players’. Meaning kickbacks and political donations, back doors for US LE agencies the whole 9 yards.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: All

Sen Reid and family are setting up shell companies as we speak to meet the stringent minority owned requirement.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 1:15:33 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Remember. It wasn’t screwed up, it was only minor glitches.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 1:18:14 PM PDT by mothball
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

An affirmative action hire.

Well isn’t that just ducky !!!!!!

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12 posted on 04/29/2014 1:20:36 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, I really want the economically disadvantaged running my healthcare exchange.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 1:20:58 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mothball

"We fixed the glitch."

14 posted on 04/29/2014 1:21:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why would a given firm, operating on something of free enterprise, accede to an assignment that guarantees their freedom will be reduced consistent with their eventual absorption into the federal government?

It’s communism.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 1:22:12 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is not the website that is broken you stupid Obama people. It is the freakin law!


16 posted on 04/29/2014 1:22:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Turn it over to a Walking Dead of Affirmative Action hires.

Yeah, THAT’LL fix it! /SARCsarcsarcsarcsarcsarc


17 posted on 04/29/2014 1:26:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Jesse Jackson Jr is taking a course in programming while in prison... I think he would be perfect for the job, and is due to be released soon.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: mothball

Minor glitches, I would have to up my bid to about $225 million. Flaming failure, that’s cheap!


19 posted on 04/29/2014 1:37:17 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who’s next on the kickback list after Moo’s old college friend?


20 posted on 04/29/2014 3:25:39 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

This is the most criminal administration in history. Commie criminals.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 3:38:27 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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