After throwing $678 million down the drain for a website which isn’t even fully finished yet, White House officials have finally fired the contractor responsible for disastrous Obamacare site. The administration has terminated its relationship with CGI Federal and signed a one-year, $90 million agreement with Accenture. When all is said and done, the cost of the Obamacare website could potentially hit the billion dollar mark.
The U.S. House of Representative also passed a bill today which will force the Obama administration to notify any American who had their personal information breached on the Obamacare website within two business two days. CGI Federal had neglected to inform the administration’s Department of Health and Human Services about major glitches with the website that included security issues.
However, it seems that Obama was willing to overlook the incompetence of the company and allow them to win a no-bid contract because of his personal relationship with one of their head honchos. Michelle Obama went to Princeton with one of CGI’s top executives and the man shared Chrismas with them in 2010.
Henry Chao, deputy chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testified before Congress six weeks ago that as much as 40 percent of the site had yet to be even built. He said that “we still have to build the financial management aspects of the system, which includes our accounting system and payment system and reconciliation system.”
The ongoing issues and outrageous cost of the Obamacare website were made to look even more foolish when two tech experts told Sean Hannity last month that the project should have cost $10 million at most.