Another $90 MILLION

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Well the $635 million wasn't enough for the no bid contract for CGI to do the answer take another $90 million tax dollars and give it go a new company.  This administration and its plans are joke!

The Obama administration has decided to jettison from the IT contractor, CGI Federal, that has been mainly responsible for building the defect-ridden online health insurance marketplace and has been immersed in the work of repairing it.

Federal health officials are preparing to sign early next week a 12-month contract worth roughly $90 million with a different company, Accenture, after concluding that CGI has not been effective enough in fixing the intricate computer system underpinning the federal Web site, according to a person familiar with the decision who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss private negotiations.

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  • Silly homer, nothing is free. Those subsidies are paid by the taxpayers...that's folks like me.  

  • ihate, but you already have an employer provided Cadillac plan healthcare, don't you?  You had better get back in your bubble, the sun is shining brightly today!

  • The funny thing about that 24 billion dollar price tag over the government shut down that you are placing solely on the republicans the democrats had a hand in that too. And I bet the democrats now wish they hadn't been so grounded in helping with the shut down by fighting to stop the republicans from preventing the roll out of the ACA.

    By lock stepping with Obama the up for re-election demorcats are not facing a loss all because of party loyality and pi$$ poor handling of the web site. Heck even in my basic web design class we are taught to test, re-test and test some more to make sure our pages could run in all platforms that access the Internet and handle the generated traffic associated with.

    Any time you can put a plus in front of a persons health care is great. But when you mandate regulations to include coverages as a "one size fits all" that's more of I know what's good for you and you don't kind of health care. Why in the world would a man need maternity coverage? We got plumbing to create not have babies. I'm just surprised that the feminists aren't raising he!! over this coverage. Or do they even know lol.

  • Divide $677 million by 314 million people see what you come up with.----then divide 1.5 Trillion by 314 million....add those together and do your liberal math.... Multiply that by 4 ( my family ) and I guarantee I could by a healthcare plan and provide for my famiy better than this government EVER could.  But you see if they did that then democrats would no longer have power because people would not need them to survive.---------KY a raving healthcare success?  tee hee tee hee; funny.-----HS time for education....before the ACA those without "paying" as you say had the costs passed onto "us" taxpyers.  Guess what?  Who do you think is funding the ACA?  TAXPYAYERS.  The SAME people who were paying it before.  Odumma and the Bummocrats just rewired it to make it look a different way.  The outcome is still the same.-----as for Republicans and how they run individual states.  The 5 states with the worst economy Hawaii, RI, WV, CA,NV all controlled by hhhmm democrats.  The 5 states with the best economy SD,TX,ND,NB,UT hhmm all controlled by Republicans  go figure!!!

  • Yeah, the launch of the web site was a little rough, since 27 states run by Repugnicans opted out of their opportunity to assert their state's rights and set up their own exchanges, just like KY did...which was a raving success!  

    All of this extra load on the federal exchange sites amounted to a deliberate attempt to sabotage the new law...but it did not work!  These Repug bastids even shut down the government to try to extort the President to scuttle the whole thing or essential parts, costing us $25,000,000,000! So what is $90 million compared to $25 BILLION (a billion is 1,000 million!)? We got nothing for the $25 Billion and at least we are getting beneficial services for the $90 million.

    Meanwhile, besides providing millions of folks with affordable health care that were using the ER's for free and passing those $$ on to the rest of us, we ALL are enjoying the benefits of Obamacare even if we already have insurance provided by our employers.  ObamaCare offers many new benefits, rights and protections. Many of the Benefits of ObamaCare are all ready here, with more ObamaCare benefits coming in 2014 and beyond. Let's take a look at some of the advantages of our new health care reform law and how its new benefits, rights and protections affect you, your family and your business.

    Here is a quick overview of the different benefits, rights and protections which are all covered in detail below and discussed in-depth on the site.

    • New Health Insurance Marketplaces (AKA Exchanges) allow shoppers to compare Health Plans that include all new benefits, rights and protections.
    • Cost assistance to individuals, families and small businesses through the marketplace.
    • No annual or lifetime limits on healthcare.
    • Insurance companies can't drop you when you are sick or for making a mistake on your application.
    • You can't be denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. Learn More About Healthcare and Pre-existing Conditions.
    • You have the right to quickly appeal any health insurance company decision.
    • You have the right to get an easy-to-understand summary about a health plan’s benefits and coverage.
    • Young Adults can stay on their parent's plan until 26.
    • A large improvement to women's health services.
    • Reforms to the healthcare industry to cut wasteful spending.
    • Better care and protections for seniors.
    • New preventative Services at no-out-of pocket costs.
    • Essential health benefits like emergency care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, and maternity and newborn care must be included on all non-grandfathered plans at no out-of-pocket limit.
    • You can't be charged more based on health status or gender.
    • Plus many more benefits, rights and protections.

    Now maybe pitchfork and ihate could take a moment from their blustering and bellowing to explain to us which of these benefits are a bad thing to have.

  • December 12, 2013- In testimony on Capitol Hill, Sebelius provided updated figures. She said that HHS had spent $319 million on the website through the end of October, though a total of $677 million has been obligated, meaning the amount could get that high if bills are submitted. 

    Whether all of that money will be spent is another question, but clearly money is being burned now to fix the problems that have emerged. So, when all is said and done, the cost of the Web site could end up above $600 million. If you add in other costs, it could be potentially higher. << Washington Post>>

    So let's just for ghits and siggles say the cost stops above the $600 million mark but won't know the exact figure until after March 2014. That $677 million is to cover ALL expenses for the site-ALL of it. The $90 million that is now going to Accenture will push the total cost well above the $677 million in the next 12 months. CGI's contract doesn't end till February 28, 2014 that is correct, but all of the bills are not submitted yet.

    It's safe to say that additional costs to tax payers is a sure bet. To many variables against this administration for it not to be a 95% probability to increase the cost above $700 million. Realism is better than guesstamations!





  • They have appropriated $677 million for the project. They haven't paid out that much yet. It's not $90 million more. CGI contract would be up Feb. 28 of this year. Yes they brought in someone else. Did you want them to keep them especially after all the fussing from the right about how incompetent they were?? 

  • One failure after another, one lie after another.....obamas solution keep dumping taxpayer $'s into it