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1 billion dollars and counting for "healthcare"

And what do we get. Not healthcare. Not insurance. All we get is a failed computer system to help you sign up for insurance that for many is more expensive than what has been taken from them. Why would anyone want to give these clowns control over our healthcare?

 

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A surge in government spending in the six months before the ObamaCare  exchanges went live pushed federal spending to top government contractors over  the $1 billion mark, a new study finds.

According to the  report released Thursday by Bloomberg Government analyst Peter Gosselin, federal  spending ramped up in the months leading up to Oct. 1, with $352 million of the  $1 billion in federal contracts to the top 10 ObamaCare contractors awarded  during this time.
“In a typical IT project, spending ramps up to a peak,  then trails off during the final phase,” Gosselin wrote.
The price tag  usually associated the Affordable Care Act rollout is $394 million, based on a  Government Accountability Office report. Gosselin argued that study was too  narrowly focused, so he expanded his search of a federal contractor databases to  include all awards where the acronym “ACA” or other related words and phrases  appeared.
“In looking at the full range of ACA-related contracts for just  10 firms, the BGOV analysis found more than $1 billion worth of contract  awards,” he wrote.
Gosselin also concluded that the “tech surge” the  administration has coordinated to fix the myriad problems that plague the  ObamaCare website will result in subsequent rounds of spending.
“Given  the seriousness of the IT problems and the fact that most of the contracts are  on a cost-plus basis, the companies almost certainly are in line for another  burst of spending aimed at quickly making repairs,” he said.
Some of the  top contractors responsible for setting up the online exchanges are testifying  Thursday on Capitol Hill about the problems with the  rollout.
Representatives from CGI Federal, the company that was primarily  responsible for developing the HealthCare.gov website, are among those giving  testimony. The Gosselin analysis found that $149.9 million, or 35 percent, of  the $421.8 million in federal contracts the company received came in the final  six months of the project.


Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/330335-report-obamacare-spending-t...

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Senior Contributor

Re: 1 billion dollars and counting for "healthcare"

Bush gave 800 billion bucks to the health funds prior to his departure to assist them to provide cheaper health care. It was swallowed by his cronies when they left the government to jump on the gravy train

Now you are worrying about one billion on a computer glich. Either you don't read or just plain ignorant

Have another go comrade. I love it.
Senior Advisor

Re: 1 billion dollars and counting for "healthcare"

What the H! You guys just blew 24 billion trying to get your way by shutting the gov't down. You had no possibility ofwinning any concessions at all for the president and the democrats but you shut it down anyway and cost the economy $24 billion. What a joke!

Senior Contributor

Re: 1 billion dollars and counting for "healthcare"

Correction shifty,  it was the DimRATs who shut the govt. down.    Had the Golfer In Chief gotten down from his high horse, and Dirty Harry Reid recognized that negotiations would be for the good of the nation,  the so-called shut down of 17% of the govt would have been avoided. 

 

oBozo spent more trying to Barrycade open Memorial spaces than if he'd done nothing.   Your little boy prince is a very petty little man.

 

 

Senior Contributor

Re: 1 billion dollars and counting for "healthcare"

Jput. It is you who is wrong. The pigs attached an extortion note to their reply to which Obama called their bluff and emphatically defeated them to which 3020 acknowledged. You are a pathetic loser.