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Obamacare website fix will cost feds $121 million
The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.

Posted on 04/29/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT by jazusamo

Fixing the Obamacare website and improving it so it’s 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 Obama’s signature domestic law on track. The price is also about $30 million more than the reported value of CGI’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare; website
Another $121 Million down the drain for this abomination with much more waste to come.
1 posted on 04/29/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Cost feds?


2 posted on 04/29/2014 5:04:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo
Obamacare website fix will cost feds YOU AND I $121 million
3 posted on 04/29/2014 5:05:46 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: jazusamo

This is on top of the 850 million that Michelle Obama’s college roommate’s company got for the first iteration?

No indictments yet?


4 posted on 04/29/2014 5:05:52 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: jazusamo

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.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 5:06:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: cripplecreek

The feds have a stash,


6 posted on 04/29/2014 5:06:58 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: cripplecreek

Yep, and we know where the feds get it.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 5:07:07 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Agreed...However a LOT of people should go to jail.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 5:09:05 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: cripplecreek
"Obamacare website fix will cost feds U.S. citizens $121 million"

There...fixed it.

9 posted on 04/29/2014 5:10:40 PM PDT by moovova
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To: jazusamo

I could fix it for twice that much. They should think about calling me.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 5:11:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: jazusamo

It won’t be wasted, it’ll go to another of Moochelle’s friends.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 5:11:21 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jazusamo

Actually it won’t cost the feds a penny.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 5:19:20 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

13 posted on 04/29/2014 5:20:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

It won’t cost the feds a penny.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: cripplecreek

Cost taxpayers! Why should taxpayers pay more to fix while the first
contractor walks away with hundreds millions of taxpayer dollars?


15 posted on 04/29/2014 5:30:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: jazusamo
Fixing the Obamacare website and improving it so it’s ready to handle a second round of enrollments will cost the federal government $121 million...

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.

16 posted on 04/29/2014 5:38:24 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: tennmountainman
Why shouldn't CGI pay for the cost of the new and improved version of Obamacare? You mean they get to keep the money for the bogus software?

Unbelievable!!!

17 posted on 04/29/2014 5:38:31 PM PDT by Know et al (No one has ever choked to death on a raw oyster.)
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To: jazusamo

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.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 5:56:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Know et al

Exactly!


19 posted on 04/29/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: jazusamo

What a waste for something that WILL be repealed.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 6:05:01 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 6:08:06 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

This country is run by TRAITORS.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 6:10:47 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: jazusamo

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.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 6:14:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jazusamo
I've posted this several times and every time something about the cost and time consumed on the ACA sites I re post:

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.

24 posted on 04/29/2014 6:29:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: SkyDancer

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.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 6:40:41 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Obamacare website fix will cost feds $121 million

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!'

26 posted on 04/29/2014 7:13:42 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: publius911

Well said.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 7:17:58 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: SoFloFreeper
What a waste for something that WILL be repealed [implode all on its own!]

Bullshit can never trump math.

28 posted on 04/29/2014 7:18:12 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: jazusamo

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.


29 posted on 04/30/2014 5:18:45 AM PDT by chiefqc
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