Skip to comments.Obamacare website fix will cost feds $121 million
Posted on 04/29/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT by jazusamo
Fixing the Obamacare website and improving it so its ready to handle a second round of enrollments will cost the federal government $121 million, according to Accenture, the contractor hired to repair the glitchy website after the original contractor, CGI Federal, was fired.
That cost is roughly $30 million more than initially projected, underscoring the price of trying to keep President Obamas signature domestic law on track. The price is also about $30 million more than the reported value of CGIs initial Obamacare contract, signed in 2011.
Accenture announced the deal in a press release on its website, saying the contract includes enhancing the back-end capabilities to improve issuer payments, adding fuel to recent suggestions there is plenty of work left on the so-called back-office functions of the exchange that make sure subsidy and premium payments are calculated correctly.
Government officials said the new contract requirements include functions that were not included in the initial launch.
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This is on top of the 850 million that Michelle Obama’s college roommate’s company got for the first iteration?
No indictments yet?
I remember when Nazi Pelosi and Hopalong Harry Reid were looking for 1 million bucks to keep the CBO from saying ObammyCare was going to cost more than a billion dollars. Now we’re looking at spending 121 million on ObamaCare computers like it’s chump change. Somebody needs to go to jail.
The feds have a stash,
Yep, and we know where the feds get it.
Agreed...However a LOT of people should go to jail.
I could fix it for twice that much. They should think about calling me.
It won’t be wasted, it’ll go to another of Moochelle’s friends.
Actually it won’t cost the feds a penny.
It won’t cost the feds a penny.
Cost taxpayers! Why should taxpayers pay more to fix while the first
contractor walks away with hundreds millions of taxpayer dollars?
Yeah, sure...and when I see "the federal government" submit a damned tax form, I'll then believe that it ain't costing you and me a damned bundle for this atrocious, racist, ill-thought and hastily conceived bundle of scam.
Up yours, obama.
if bush had done such a spectacular failure and pissed away so much money - count the states and state portals paid with fedgov funds - the dems would be screaming to end it every time they had a chance to speak in front of a microphone. it would be nonstop full court press every chance they got.
our guys say we can’t do anything about it, and we better embrace amnesty.
we have traitors in our midst running things.
What a waste for something that WILL be repealed.
I couldn’t agree more. The inaction by Republicans is pathetic, not just on this but on many things the 0bama administration has done since the turkey was elected.
This country is run by TRAITORS.
the sad fact is they are colluding with obama and the socialists. the upper level gop-e and rinos. cruz is the only one not tainted.
During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, jeep carriers. 141 carriers of all types.8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.
It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.
I'd like to add that the Empire State building took 18 months to complete but the Freedom Tower after ten years still is not ready for occupancy.
Excellent post...It puts the abysmal progress now in perspective with what our country has accomplished working together in the past, due to the politics today it’s not even close.
Obummercare is unfixable.
$121 million is what the original job should have cost.
This supposedly fixes the foundation of the web site, the ability to access many existing databases, determine the qualiications of the applicant, recommend the choies that correspond, and allow the applicant to make a choice.
That represents 15% of the original task, without which the website isn't worth a bucketful of spit.
Even after this fix, Obummercare will forever remain a monument to cluelessness, arrogance and incompetence.
And it still won't deliver on the original 'promise!'
Bullshit can never trump math.
Why do they keep saying it will cost the Fed’s money?
The only way the Fed’s generate money is through taxing American people.